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Having played since age 8, Tom’s passion of teaching brings his vast knowledge of the swing, the game and the equipment to the lesson tee to share with all golfers. Tom believes in teaching not only the physics behind the club and the swing, action/reaction, cause & effect, but also the mental aspects of the game, and how to play and think in golf. He specializes in teaching his students that……what you SEE, what you FEEL and what you actually DO can be and are different and one needs to learn and understand all three for continued success. With great success teaching beginners, experts and champions for over 37 years, Tom believes Everyone has the ability to improve at anything they truly love, desire and commit too.
The Jacksonville native turned pro in 1978 and played mini tours while working at Wekiva Golf Club, Dubsdread Golf Course and Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando. A Teaching Professional at Lima Golf Club, Lima Peru 1988-1993, he played the South American Tour during the same time period. Brown returned to Jacksonville in 1993 and was the teaching professional at the Jacksonville Golf & Learning Center 1994-1999. Head Professional at Mill Cove Golf Club 1999-2001. Head Professional at Baymeadows Golf Club 2002-2004. Currently working at Edwin Watts Golf repairing golf clubs and fittings. Also Tech Rep for Callaway Golf doing fittings of Callaway equipment all over N.E. Florida.
Helping people improve at the game of golf by working on the fundamentals, swing shape and impact. The fundamentals start a chain reaction of good positions, which influence the shape of your swing that makes for better impact position and ball compression. Small changes in positioning can have the most benefits. Golf is a hard game, it takes practice, patience and perseverance to improve. Golf is a journey, just like life. Enjoy it!
Boots Farley offers Golf Instruction at Jacksonville's beautiful University of North Florida's (UNF) Golf Complex. He has been teaching golf since 1978 and is a Class A life member of the PGA. He offers both individual lessons and clinics. Boots will customize packages for families, couples and friends.
Boots has served as the Executive Director for First Tee North Florida and has been the Head Golf Professional at several prestigious golf clubs in the area. Boots' North Florida PGA Section awards include: 2001 and 2015 Junior Golf Leader for outstanding contributions in the promotion and development of junior golf and for reflecting the ideals of those who work with youth. Boots was also honored with the 2005 Bill Strausbaugh Award for Distinguished Service in mentoring other PGA Professionals, Integrity, and Character reflecting positively upon the profession, and outstanding involvement in Charitable and Community Activities. Boots was honored by being named to the 2013 North Florida Section Hall of Fame for A Lifetime of dedication to their profession and the game of golf in The North Florida Section.
Steve Luckhardt is a Golf Performance Coach who focuses on the 5 player controlled imperatives on Trackman. With multiple camera angles and data collection he improves the geometry of the swing along with the biomechanical function for improved speed and consistency. He has studied extensively with the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California. Through multiple visits and online training he has amassed certifications in Golf, Golf Fitness, Power, Junior Golf, and Medical assessments. With over 10 years of Coaching experience from beginners to Professional players he has the skill set to take your game to the next level.
Steve relies on a deep background and understanding of human anatomy and joint function from TPI along with mentorship from PGA Tour Players and Coaches. He believes each player has a specific combination of joint locations that create the most consistent and repeatable strike, based on what their body can do. Balancing and understanding the contributions of each piece lets him design a swing to optimize a player’s potential and allow them to play their best golf.
John is a Player Development Professional and Performance Coach who has obtained his Class A PGA Professional designation as well as completing a secondary PGA certification in Teaching and Coaching. Over fifteen years of dedicated coaching, John has helped golfers at every skill level from beginners, to juniors, and professionals achieve their goals. A primary focus of John’s coaching is understanding how the body can influence the golf swing. A favorite expression is, “We don’t WANT to swing the way that we do, we HAVE to swing the way that we do”, is a great way to illustrate how potential physical limitations can contribute to swing characteristics. John has completed four designations with the Titleist Performance Institute including; Body-Swing Connection, Power, Golf Coaching, and Juniors. By beginning a series of lessons with a physical screen, we can create a concise understanding of how the body is influencing the golf swing and develop an efficient program for improvement. In addition to John’s teaching experience, he is also a Master Fitter and Staff Professional with Callaway Golf. Custom Fittings and understanding how equipment plays a role in performance has helped John’s students optimize their distance and accuracy ranging from beginners to professionals. John supports his Custom Fittings with launch monitor data generated from Trackman 4 and video feedback V1 sports software.
Throughout John’s career he has also accumulated extensive experience promoting Junior Golf as a PGA Junior League Coach where his teams have won Division Championships and made several trips to the playoffs. Training Juniors as athletes has been the focus of John’s junior programming placing an emphasis on more dynamic movement first, followed by golf specific instruction. While the ultimate goal may be creating a competitive golfer, Juniors want to have fun first and other athletic patterns and sports are more accessible.
John lives in St. Augustine with his wife Morgan and their dogs Lainey Bee and Emmylou. When John is not on the Lesson Tee, he enjoys playing and collecting musical instruments and attending concerts at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre. A graduate of Michigan State, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University.
Dan Olsen began playing golf at an early age on a 9 hole golf course across from his home in East Lansing, Michigan and has never stopped. After four years on the golf team at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, he turned pro in 1990. He competed on the Hooter Tour and earned exempt status on the PGA tour in 2004. He has been a head golf club professional and teacher, a PGA Tour player and coach from 2008 to the present. Dan joined the European Senior Tour and played in events during their 2020/2021 season before Covid closed down opportunities.
His welcoming personality will immediately put any student at ease and his insightful evaluation will prove invaluable to students from every age group.
Cindy brings a wealth of experience when it comes to playing golf and teaching golf. She is a former LPGA Tour player playing for 3 years and has attained the status of LPGA Class A Teaching Professional, teaching professionally since 1990. She has been fortunate enough to study with the famous teachers Davis Love, Jr. and Jack Lumpkin.
Cindy's lessons are tailored to the individual's abilities and goals. Her goal as an instructor is to be as effective as possible by learning the student's perception of the swing and in using the student’s past experiences to relate to his or her current lessons. Students love the Hudl Technique/Onform video analysis she uses.
Cindy can help you become more consistent by repeating good fundamentals, hit it straight by learning the correct plane and club face positions, and hit the ball farther by eliminating "power leaks" in your swing. Her specialty is the short game which covers the techniques of chipping, pitching, lob and sand shots and when to use each shot. Putting fundamentals with alternative grips will reduce your scores quickly. Don't forget to learn how manage your game on the course.