Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Texas' Best Teaching Pros

At least according to Golf Digest. The magazine has released its biennial ranking of the Top 50 instructors in America, and in addition to that list also has its lists of top instructors in each state. These rankings were voted on by instructors themselves, so here, according to the poll results, are the top golf instructors in Texas (number in parentheses represents that instuctor's ranking on the overall Top 50):

1. Hank Haney (3)
Hank Haney Golf, Lewisville
800-642-5528

2. Chuck Cook (6)
Chuck Cook Golf Academy at Barton Creek Resort & Club, Austin
800-336-6158

3. Jim Hardy (7)
Jacobsen Hardy Group, Houston
281-807-4176

4. Dave Pelz (13)
Pelz Scoring Game Schools, Spicewood
800-833-7370

5. Randy Smith (16)
Royal Oaks Country Club, Dallas
214-691-0339

6. Paul Marchand (44)
Shadow Hawk Golf Club, Richmond
281-340-7205

7. Bill Moretti (50)
Academy of Golf Dynamics, The Hills, Austin
512-261-3300

8. Jim Phenicie
WindRose Golf Club, Spring
281-370-8900

9. Shawn Humphries
Cowboys Golf Club, Grapevine
817-329-6024

10. Kevin Kirk
Cypresswood Golf Club, Spring
281-821-6300

11. Mark Pelletier
El Paso Country Club
915-584-1111

12. Tom Relf
Briggs Ranch Golf Club, San Antonio
210-887-5934

13. Mark Steinbauer
The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands
281-863-5800

14. Cameron Doan
Preston Trail Golf Club, Dallas
972-380-0669

15. Kyle Jerome
Academy of Golf Dynamics, Austin
512-261-3300

16. Mickey Piersall
Keeton Park Golf Course, Dallas
214-670-8784

17. Michael Vardeman
The Academy at La Cantera, San Antonio
210-558-5503

18. Charlie Epps
The Houstonian Golf & Country Club, Richmond
281-340-7240

19. Roy Pace
Alpine Target Golf Center, Longview
903-753-1415

20. Steve Johnson
Hank Haney Golf, Lewisville
800-642-5528

21. Marius Filmalter
D.A.’s Spring Creek Golf, Plano
972-378-6631

22. Matt Swanson
Matt Swanson’s School of Golf, Houston
713-413-4484

23. Jim Murphy
Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land
281-494-9135

You can read more about Golf Digest's 50 Greatest Teachers here.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:40 PM

    interesting that bryan gathright always shows up on golf magazine's top 100 list in america, but in golf digest he can't even crack the best-in-texas list

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  2. Anonymous11:57 AM

    What about Sammy Hanson? He's the Director of Instruction at Oakhurst Golf Club in Kingwood. An elite instructor, who is now coaching alot of golfers who have worked with many of these top rated teachers.

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