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Operation 36 Top 50 Coaches

2019
The Operation 36 Top 50 Golf Coach list is the only one of its kind that uses quantitative measures to determine who is making the biggest impact on golf through their program. An essential component of Operation 36 Golf Program is the ability to measure progress for the golfer’s journey, so it is essential to evaluate the coaches who were nominated by a measurable standard. Golf Coaches are evaluated by their use of formal golf matches throughout the year, application of the Operation 36 curriculum, assessing golfer’s progress throughout the season, and the use of online social tools to encourage more practice and play.

Aaron Fusiek

Tampa, FL
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I try not to stick to one style, every student and golf swing is different. If you focus on the fundamentals and the golfers natural athleticism you can build a repeatable swing they can enjoy for the rest of their lives."
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Ackzel Donaldson

Ackzel Donaldson Golf | Joondalup Resort - Connolly WA, Australia
How would you describe your teaching style?
"A young and fun jokester that the junior golfers can relate to."
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Adam Burkett

Vestavia Country Club - Vestavia Hills, AL
How would you describe your teaching style?
"My teaching style would include being high energy, hands on, and having an athletic foundation including spacial awareness."
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Ashley Knoll

Ashley Knoll Golf Instruction - Willow Park, TX
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I teach a variety of ages and skills. I take a flexible approach to my coaching. Everyone is different so I find the best solution given the circumstances."
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Brandon Mauch

Heal My Swing | RTJ Magnolia - Mobile, AL
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Golf swings are like signatures, they are original and sometimes abstract, sometimes sloppy, and sometimes beautiful, yet each conveys a particular motion conducive to the subject’s natural ability. This ability, although somewhat pre-destined, is also subjective to change, thus resulting in improvement in one’s game. Therefore, golf should be condensed to practical applications of one’s overall ability."
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Carlton Dove

Wichita Country Club - Wichita, KS
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I am committed to being a coach that creates an environment wherein students are empowered to choose their own intentions and commitments. I am a stand for their learning and supporting their creation of a future open to possibility."
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Christopher Westerdahl

Sterling Country Club - Houston, TX
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I believe that my role in the development of these young athletes goes well beyond just teaching them the game of golf. I take full advantage of my opportunity to be able to instill the values that create championship character and shape the future leaders of tomorrow."
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Cody Carter

The Club at Savannah Quarters - Pooler, GA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I would describe my teaching style as modern holistic coaching."
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Conor Hibbard

Highfields Golf & Country Club - Grafton, MA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"After developing sound fundamentals when I teach a new movement or tweak a swing I always give a reason why I taught it and how it makes the shot better at the same time making sure it's easy to understand. I also make sure I give my kids a fun game to play because no kids "love" to practice. My kids will stay for an hour after the academy class just playing a putting game they just learned. That much practice really makes a difference."
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Daniel Blackwell

Blackwell Golf | Kooyonga Golf Club - Lockleys SA, Australia
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I focus on the student. My style certainly revolves around periodizing skill acquisition and transfer to the course to help my students achieve their performance goals quickly on the golf course. I use modern-day coaching principles and practice task designs to produce long-lasting results via a constraints-led approach."
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David La Pour

Colleton River Club - Bluffton, SC
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I am a physics and fitness coach who uses the student's abilities and time to help them play contented golf. My teaching philosophy is to help them "Manage Your Game"."
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Dean Kingsbeer

Hutt Valley Golf Course - Lower Hutt, New Zealand
How would you describe your teaching style?
​I create a fun and relaxed environment where students learn what has to happen, and how to practice in an efficient manner. I'm not just a swing guru, either. I work on the total package – full swing, short game, mental game, club analysis, course management, and even physical fitness. I specialize in Junior golf and use the Operation 36 program aimed at getting players to shoot par or better for 9 holes!
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Derek Baker

Windermere Golf & Country Club - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Edmonton Country Club - Edmonton, AB, Canada
How would you describe your teaching style?
"My number one priority is making sure that the juniors fall in love with the game. Once they develop the passion for the game and improving, then my goals switch to motivating them and providing the direction that they need to meet their goals."
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Derek Hooper

Royal Oaks Country Club - Houston, TX
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I like to assess a students entire game, then design a plan together with the student that will help them reach their goals. We track progress using statistics, and will implement new techniques on the range before moving to the golf course to help them transfer the new skills into their play."
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Derek Siesser

Indian Canyon Golf Academy - Spokane, WA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Personal, Passionate and Precise. I take much pride in creating programs and instruction tailored to my students, actively engaging their needs and desires during the improvement process and go to great lengths to accurately diagnosis player needs and track progress using quantifiable information."
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Frank Hesson

InClub Golf - Newtown, PA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Hands on, I love making complex swing thoughts simple."
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Gabriel Jaime

Greencastle Golf Club - Greencastle, PA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Energetic, if I am not having fun teaching, the players do not have fun learning."
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Jake Martin

Big Spring Country Club - Louisville, KY
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Fun and energetic would be a start. Since I spend a lot time with juniors and beginners, I work hard to create a fun and relaxed environment for my students to learn. I explain to them that I will ultimately be their biggest cheerleader. We consider ourselves as teammates and work together to achieve their set goals."
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Jameson Wallace

Chambersburg Country Club - Chambersburg, PA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I would describe my teaching style as a player's coach, less of an instructor. We are providing environments for our players to learn and grow organically as we believe those lessons learned intrinsically have better long term results."
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Janean Murphy

Janean Murphy Golf Academy | Oakhurst Golf Club - Porter, TX
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Encouraging. I focus on the positive."
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Jeff Frasier

Reunion Golf Club - Hoschton, GA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"A good foundation is the key to success. Try to help each golfer understand the basic principles and systematic approach to better mechanics." 
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Jill Finlan Scally

Golf Channel Academy with Chuck Scally & Jill Finlan Scally - Moon, PA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I really stress solid fundamentals with all of my students. I like to give my students thorough descriptions, so they understand the what and why of what we are working on for every aspect of their games."
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Joey Esh

Canyon River Golf - Missoula, MT
The Ranch Club - Missoula, MT
How would you describe your teaching style?
"My teaching style demands high levels of energy, enthusiasm, and integrity. I believe that students get better through feedback and constant evaluation. Setting age attainable goals, working hard to achieve those goals, and then rewarding the achievement of those goals."
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Kevin Britt

Country Club of Spartanburg - Spartanburg, SC
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Helping to make golfers better in their own style and to be a positive influence as a lifetime coach."
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Kevin Story

Eagle Crest Golf Club - Redmond, OR
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Easy to understand instructional style with a relaxed approach focusing on the fundamentals within the golf swing. I also take an aggressive approach on short game skills using drills that produce results. Creating excitement for the golfer is a passion and watching the student achieve their goals is gratifying."
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Kyle Voska

Kyle Voska Golf | The Links Golf Course - Littleton, CO
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Overall, I would say I'm more of a facilitator. My goal is teach my students how to teach themselves through self-awareness and self-discovery. How I do this can be completely different with adults and juniors, but I hope to inspire them to practice while having an idea of how to improve themselves."
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Luc McCaw

Essex Golf & Country Club - Windsor, ON, Canada
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I am a coach with a keen focus on junior golf development in our community. I always strive to make the learning environment welcoming, engaging, and fun whether that's in private lessons or group sessions. Students can expect to be challenged to prioritize the development of their skills over achieving technical positions. My approach is analytical and detailed, using quantifiable feedback whenever possible in our practice and play. Above all else I highly value the importance of play and play-based training environments."
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Luke Donah

Cedar Rapids Country Club - Cedar Rapids, IA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Assess thoroughly, educate to produce desired outcome, train in game like conditions, and compete to measure growth"
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Maggie Simons

The Oregon Golf Club - West Linn, OR
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Individualized to make the process of learning the game fun!"
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Marc Lapointe

Marc Lapointe Golf - Fort Mill, SC
How would you describe your teaching style?
"My teaching style can be describe as hands-on approach. I like to physically move the juniors and repeatedly correct their grips. I believe in giving the new golfers the best possible chance at success with neutral fundamentals. I also believe in adapting to their swing as they get older and better."
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Mark Ingalls

Chapel Hill Country Club - Chapel Hill, NC
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Adaptive." 
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Meredith Lobeck

Granite Bay Golf Club - Granite Bay, CA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"When I think about my teaching style the first thing that comes into my mind is engaging. I have always found that if my students are having fun the learning sticks with them. I engage my students with a play based learning through games and challenges. I am truly blessed to share my knowledge with others in this way."
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Michael LaBella

Jeff Isler Golf - Southlake, TX
How would you describe your teaching style?
"No matter who I am working with, I will make all of my lessons fun and interactive. While some technique is important, I like to focus on developing highly skilled players through measurable challenges. My three most important characteristics for every golfer include: course management, a strong short game, and placing an emphasis on skill rather than picture perfect technique."
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Noah Horstman

SOGA at Centennial Golf Club - Medford, OR
How would you describe your teaching style?
"As co-owner of Southern Oregon Golf Academy it has been my dream to offer a holistic approach to my coaching. That is why we offer a range of specialists on our coaching staff including; On Course and Situational, Short Game, Full Swing, Club Fitting, Mental Performance, Strength and Conditioning to name a few. Personally I love to teach all elements of the game."
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Peter Weisel

Trent Wearner Golf Academy at Meridian - Englewood, CO
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I look at golfers as human beings, not golf swings."
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Robbie Fritz

Greensboro Country Club - Greensboro, NC
How would you describe your teaching style?
""Total game" teacher using a student-centered approach that is customized to the individual. Find the right challenge point for the student to practice and play in order to improve skills. Use fun and creative games/drills to help guide the student to making the smallest changes that have the biggest influence on their ability to create solid contact and predictable ball flights."
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Ryne Burnett

Kenwood Country Club - Cincinnati, OH
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Make it exciting and show that I care. If my students are aware that their success and improvement is important to me, that will drive them to want to continue to come back and improve their game with me every week."
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Sam Giallombardo

Keith Hills Golf Club - Lillington, NC
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I try to have a differentiated teaching style. Knowing myself, I understand that I do not learn the same way as others, and as such, cannot expect that all of my students can learn in the exact same way as others. So I try to tailor the things I teach for each individual."  
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Sara Griffin

Griffin Golf | High Cedars Golf Club - Orting, WA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"My teaching style is student/individual based and always looking for what is going well in their game and what's possible. I do my best to create awareness in all my students about who they are when they play their best and focus on their strengths and what they love about golf. I enjoy sharing the Operation 36 framework with all my students and making sure they have a great foundation of the technical aspects of the game!"
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Sarah Bidney

Wakonda Club - Des Moines, IA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"My teaching style is easy to understand, motivating, never intimidating, and most importantly: effective. I pride myself on providing the best learning and training environments for my golfers and believe on-course coaching is fundamental to improving. I truly care about my golfers and love to help them improve."
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Scott Erdmann

Oswego Lake Country Club - Lake Oswego, OR
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Fun and engaging!"
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Steve Holmes

Westlake Golf Course - Westlake Village, CA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Systematic."
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Steve Sieracki

Steve Sieracki Golf | Woodcrest Country Club - Cherry Hill, NJ
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Starting with where the student is most deficient and building from there first. The fact that I can explain what the problem is, show it on the camera and also demonstrate it for the student really helps makes my student improve faster. I can teach to any individual learning style."
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Taylor Porter

Avondale Golf Academy - Hayden, ID
How would you describe your teaching style?
"My teaching style is always evolving and adapting to different styles of golfers, athletic abilities and learning behaviors. I believe that no two golf swings are the same and that they must be treated that way to get the most out of our students. When teaching I always try and instill a positive mentality into my students because so much of this game is just being in the right mind frame."
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Tony Allen

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Academy - Katy, TX
How would you describe your teaching style?
"I teach each student with passion and enthusiasm to help each student understand themselves and their own strengths and weaknesses."
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Troy Raybon

Inverness Country Club - Birmingham, AL
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Effective communicator. My goal is to "remove the clutter" that most golfers have in their minds and offer them something they can understand and repeat under pressure."
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Ty Gosnell

RiverTowne Country Club - Mount Pleasant, SC
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Game and drill based instruction with an emphasis on having fun."
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Tyler Heath

Grayson Valley Country Club - Birmingham, AL
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Students learn and comprehend things in different ways, so being open-minded and flexible is how I would describe my teaching style. I do try to keep things simple and fun. I like to end lessons and classes with something positive."
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Wendi Wiese

Texas Team Junior Golf | Pebble Creek - College Station, TX
How would you describe your teaching style?
"Blended... We blend people skills, and performance skills (learned from Vision 54 and Mental Management Systems) with golf skills and technology by relying heavily on the OP 36 App."
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Zachary Gower

Medal of Honor Golf Course - Triangle, VA
How would you describe your teaching style?
"As a coach, I approach my teaching philosophies with simplicity by understanding a students limits, expectations, and desires. Then, building a step by step teaching curriculum with goals specific to their golf game. With that being said, Operation 36 coincides with my instruction and assists me with delivering a high level of instruction as a coach."
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