Performance Golf Coaches
Sir Nick Faldo
6-Time Major Champion
Tiger Woods’ Former Coach for 6 Years
“The Most Innovative Golf
Instructor in the World”
“The Peoples’ Coach”
Golf Digest’s Best In-State
Teacher in Pennsylvania
Golf Magazine Top 100
Instructor For 17 Years Running
50-Year Hall of Fame Career
Coach To Seven Former World #1s
10-Time Tour Winner
Legendary Golf Personality
Golf Digest’s #1 Short Game
Coach in the World
Dr. Deborah Graham
Golf Digest Top 10 Ranked Golf Psychologist, Working With Over 400 Tour Pros
Golf Digest’s Top 50 Teacher award 10 years in a row
Regarded as the #1 ranked backspin instructor in the world
Iconic Golf Instructor
Former Coach to Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and 80+ More Tour Winners
Sir Nick Faldo
Six time Major champion
Lead golf analyst for CBS for 16 years
Former number one in the world for 98 weeks
41 professional wins
His meteoric rise in the golf world began at just 20 years old when he qualified for the Ryder Cup, etching his name as the youngest player ever to achieve this feat. From there, his Hall of Fame career soared to new heights, marked by three Masters Tournaments, three Open Championships, and a host of other Tour titles.
Faldo’s brilliance on the course was a result of unwavering dedication to meticulous practice routines and an intense focus on his game. He was a true master of course management, seamlessly adapting his strategy to various conditions, showcasing a versatile and formidable skillset.
Beyond his illustrious playing career, Sir Nick Faldo’s influence extends to golf education and broadcasting. He founded the renowned Faldo Series, dedicated to nurturing young, talented amateur golfers around the globe. Simultaneously, the Faldo Golf Institute caters to golfers of all skill levels, fostering a love for the sport at every level.
As a respected lead analyst for CBS’s pro golf coverage from 2006 to 2022, Faldo brought his wealth of knowledge and insight to millions of viewers, further solidifying his place as a true ambassador of the sport.
A beacon of inspiration to golfers of all ages, Sir Nick Faldo epitomizes the power of passion, talent, and unyielding drive. He has shown that greatness is attainable through relentless dedication, leaving an indelible mark on the golfing world that will endure for generations to come.
PGA Teacher of the Year 1993
Gulf Coast PGA Chapter “Teacher of the Year” 1984
Golf Digest Top 25 Teacher, 1984-1992
Golf Digest Top 10 Teacher, 1993-1999
Golf Digest Number Four Teacher, 2000, 2002
Haney’s journey began with humility, but it was catapulted to legendary status when he guided Mark O’Meara to victory in both the Masters and the British Open in 1998. This milestone set the stage for a momentous six-year partnership with Tiger Woods, during which Haney’s expertise played a pivotal role in Woods’ 13 major championship victories.
At the core of his coaching philosophy lies simplicity and efficiency. Haney firmly believes in refining the swing by focusing on fundamentals and eliminating unnecessary motion. Emphasizing that golf is a sport for all, regardless of age, gender, or skill level, he exudes an inclusive and encouraging approach.
Beyond his illustrious coaching career, Hank Haney wears multiple hats as an accomplished author and successful businessman. His books on golf instruction have garnered acclaim, and he founded the award-winning Hank Haney Golf Inc. Presently, he owns and coaches at four top-tier golf facilities spread across the United States.
A true master of the swing, Hank Haney possesses an innate ability to unlock your full potential. Regardless of your skill level, he is dedicated to elevating your game and ensuring a more enjoyable experience on the course. With Haney in your corner, the possibilities for improvement and success are limitless.
“The most innovative instructor in the world” according to Golf Digest
Regularly featured on The Golf Channel
Dubbed “the bright new teaching star” by Butch Harmon
2-time best selling author, selling 130,000+ books in five different languages
Taking a bold leap in 2005, Bradley crossed the Atlantic from his native England to the United States, where he would ultimately establish himself as one of the most renowned and respected instructors on a global scale.
His illustrious client list reads like a who’s who of golfing legends, including Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, and Phil Mickelson. With a coaching resume boasting over 400 professional golfers, such as Justin Rose, Sir Nick Faldo, Captain Paul McGinley, and Seamus Power, Bradley is celebrated for transforming Rose’s career, propelling him from a modest ranking of 125 in the world to an impressive 5th.
Beyond the fairways, Nick Bradley boasts an impressive track record as a two-time best-selling author, serving as a global authority on golf education for esteemed organizations like the Golf Union of Ireland, the PGA of Great Britain, The English Golf Union, and the Russian Golf Federation.
Not limiting his expertise to professionals, Bradley extends his instruction to golfers of all levels and ages, driven by an ardent passion for helping people improve their game. Always willing to share his wealth of knowledge and experience, he stands as an approachable mentor for all who seek his guidance.
A true trailblazer in the realm of golf instruction, Nick Bradley’s innovative methods have nurtured some of the finest golfers in the world. His legacy as a pioneering figure in the field is securely etched, with his techniques set to inspire golfers of all levels for generations to come.
Coached over 50,000 in-person lessons
Directly helped over 164,000 golfers improve and shoot lower scores
Taught 1,000+ golf academies in his 34-year career
Named Top 50 Coach in America by Golf Digest for 3 years
Creator of Tour Striker Golf Academy, one of America’s top golf schools
Former Canadian Tour player
Notable students include PGA Tour Major winners Darren Clarke and Mike Weir
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Martin’s profound love for golf blossomed at a young age, drawing inspiration from legendary ball strikers like Moe Norman and George Knudson. His teaching journey began in the early 1990s, and his exceptional skills soon made him one of the most sought-after instructors in Canada.
In 2000, he embarked on a new chapter, making a significant move to the United States, where he started teaching at Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Since then, he has coached over 50,000 in-person lessons, with students ranging from PGA Tour players to celebrities and business executives.
At the core of Martin’s teaching philosophy lies a belief in simplifying and demystifying the golf swing, embracing it as a natural movement that can be made effortless. By emphasizing sound fundamentals and nurturing a strong mental approach to the game, he empowers golfers to enhance their skills and elevate their performance.
A fervent advocate for golf education, Martin has pioneered innovative teaching tools and resources, showcasing his passion in the book “The Tour Striker: Your Guide to Better Golf.” Moreover, he is the visionary behind the transformative Tour Striker Golf School, where countless golfers have experienced game-changing improvements.
Respected and influential, Martin Chuck stands as a tireless champion for golf education, passionately devoted to guiding golfers of all levels toward reaching their full potential. His dedication to the sport and unwavering commitment to fostering growth have left an indelible mark on the golfing community.
Taught over 35,000 golf lessons in person and 200,000 players online
One of Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers in 2023
Featured in Forbes
Pioneer behind the Reverse Slice Sequence and many other training programs
Golf Digest’s Best In-State Teacher in Pennsylvania
By the time he turned eighteen, Eric found himself at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he simultaneously pursued his studies while working at a local golf course. Serendipity intervened when a professional instructor shared that he’d just earned $50 from a single 30-minute golf lesson. This fateful encounter launched Eric’s coaching career at the Bethlehem golf club, where he climbed the ranks, eventually becoming an assistant pro.
As an in-person instructor, Eric refined his expertise, delivering over 35,000 lessons and honing his teaching acumen. However, his thirst to reach a wider audience led him to embrace the online community. In 2017, he boldly ventured into the digital realm with “Eric Cogorno Golf,” an online training platform featuring invaluable how-to videos tailored to golfers seeking to enhance their swings and improve their mechanics.
Since its inception, Eric’s groundbreaking approach has resonated with over 200,000 subscribers, elevating him to the status of a revered online instructor. The impact of his revolutionary teaching methods has garnered recognition from esteemed publications like Forbes and Golf Digest. With innovative programs such as the Reverse Slice Sequence, Closed Coil System, and Lethal Lag, Eric has undoubtedly transformed the way golfers approach their game.
What sets Eric apart, beyond his expertise, is his amiable and relatable nature. Performance Golf Members find him not only highly likeable but also effortlessly relatable, making his instruction all the more effective and enjoyable.
In the world of golf instruction, Eric Cogorno stands as a confident and modern trailblazer, bridging the gap between traditional coaching and cutting-edge digital training to empower golfers of all levels.
Over 50,000 lessons under his belt
Active competitor on The Champion’s Tour
Repeat Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher
Repeat Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor
30+ tour wins amongst his students
Owns five worldwide golf academies
In 1993, an auspicious moment arrived when Brian’s instructor, David Leadbetter, recognized his talent and offered him a role at the prestigious Leadbetter Academy. This marked the beginning of his coaching career, and after a fruitful nine-year tenure, he ventured out on his own to establish the acclaimed Brian Mogg Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. From its humble origins, the academy has blossomed into a network of five locations across the country, producing an impressive array of tour winners – a testament to Brian’s exceptional coaching prowess.
Even with his coaching success, Brian remains an active competitor on the Champions Tour, defying age and gaining distance off the tee with each passing year. His active playing experience sets him apart as a coach, offering a rare 360-degree perspective on the sport.
Throughout his illustrious career, Brian has honed his craft by working with some of the world’s finest golfers, including John Cook, Brad Faxon, Bart Bryant, Skip Kendall, and DA Points. Notably, in 2009, his guidance propelled Y.E. Yang to an unforgettable victory over the legendary Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship. However, one of his most exceptional achievements lies in transforming Bart Bryant’s fortunes, elevating his earnings from $200,000 to a staggering $14 million in his later years.
At the heart of Brian’s coaching lies a unique approach, leveraging his more than two decades of experience competing at the highest level. This profound insight empowers him to revolutionize older golfers’ swings through his groundbreaking Distance Quadrant method, helping them gain distance even as they age gracefully.
Beyond accolades, Brian Mogg embodies an unwavering passion for the sport and a relentless commitment to his students’ improvement. His influence on the golfing world is immeasurable, leaving an indelible mark that will inspire golfers for generations to come.
Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher and Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor
Inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 2007
Coached seven former world #1 players to 26 Major Championship titles
Given over 100,000 amateur lessons
Founder of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, boasting 34 locations across the globe
One of the best-selling golf instruction authors in the world
Initially carving his path as a player, David turned professional in 1974 before transitioning into teaching in the early 1980s. Collaborating with the esteemed Sir Nick Faldo, his dedicated coaching proved transformative, guiding Sir Nick to rebuild his swing and ascend to the pinnacle of golfing dominance.
Not content with his extraordinary work at the world-famous David Leadbetter Academy, David’s commitment to sharing his knowledge with the world led him to pen several bestselling golf instruction books and produce instructional videos. Through these innovative mediums, he empowers a global audience with the wisdom he has accumulated over the years. The accolades he has earned, including being named a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher, a Golf Magazine Hall of Fame Instructor, and the 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year, further underscore his immense impact on golf instruction.
Beyond shaping the careers of professional players, David’s passion extends to elevating the game for amateurs and enthusiasts. His boundless experience and forward-thinking teaching tools strive to make golf accessible and enjoyable for all who embrace the sport.
As his coaching career continues to soar, David Leadbetter remains a stalwart force in the golfing world, pushing the boundaries of golf instruction and inspiring countless individuals to pursue their dreams. His indelible impact on the game is undeniable, securing his place as one of the most influential coaches in golf history, whose legacy will undoubtedly endure.
2018 National Teacher of the Year
2019 Golf Digest #1 Ranked Teacher in the World
Worked with over 150 tour pros
His coaching career took off when he joined various golf academies in the United States, where he helped amateur golfers enhance their skills. In 1994, an opportunity to instruct at the Omaha Shadow Ridge Country Club presented itself, and James seized it. While still caddying for his brother and other professionals, he avidly studied top players like Seve Ballesteros, gaining unique insights into their exceptional short game techniques.
By thoroughly analyzing these players’ techniques, he realized that much of what he had learned in college was insufficient. Determined to master their methods, he developed an impeccable short game system that would later revolutionize the careers of numerous PGA Tour pros and amateur golfers worldwide.
James’s reputation as a short-game guru spread rapidly, and through his brother’s network of tour-level golfers, he began coaching and sharing the knowledge he gained from Pelz and Ballesteros. His influence in the golfing community continued to grow, leading him to receive accolades such as being named National Teacher of the Year in 2018 and Golf Digest’s #1 Short Game Teacher of the Year in 2019.
Throughout his thirty-year career, James has coached over 150 tour pros, including notable names like Tom Pernice, Charlie Wi, Brad Faxon, Matt Harmon, and Kenny Perry. His world-renowned coaching prowess attracts players from all corners of the globe, with some flying in specifically for a few hours of practice with him.
Today, James Sieckmann’s dedication to helping players improve their short games remains as strong as ever. He continues to run the Shadow Ridge Golf Academy and trains PGA Tour pros to elevate their skills and take their game to the next level. His impact on the sport is immeasurable, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of golf coaching and instruction.
Dr. Deborah Graham
Golf Digest’s Top 10 Golf Psychologists in the World
Founder of the GolfPsych Mental Game Training System
Psychologist to over 400 PGA Tour Pros
Her research yielded remarkable results, leading not only to the attainment of her doctorate degree but also to a highly successful career as a golf psychologist and published author. Dr. Graham identified eight crucial personality traits that strongly predicted success in golf. These findings became the foundation for her book, “The Eight Traits of Champion Golfers,” which she published in 1999.
Together with her husband, she translated her research into the development of the Mental Game Coaching system, which has had a transformative impact on the mental aspect of golf. Unlike many other sports, golf involves a stationary ball and considerable intervals between shots, making mental fortitude a critical factor in achieving success.
Over the years, Dr. Graham’s expertise in golf psychology has significantly benefited more than 400 tour professionals, including renowned players like Freddie Couples and Lee Janzen, who have collectively amassed an impressive 400 tour victories and thirty-one major championships.
Inarguably, Dr. Deborah Graham has unlocked the code to mastering the mental side of golf, and her teachings have had an extraordinary influence on the entire golfing community. Her confident understanding of the link between personality traits and golfing success has solidified her position as a respected authority in the field of golf psychology.
Top 3 putting instructor in the world
Put in 40,000 hours of scientific research on putting
Worked with 100 PGA Tour players
Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher 10 years in a row
Studied the putting stroke from 27 different camera angles at 8,640 frames per second in his Cog Hill Putting Lab
This dedication led him to establish his world-class “putting lab,” where he invested over 40,000 hours studying putting, meticulously examining the stroke from twenty-seven different camera angles at an astonishing 8,640 frames per second.
The results of his painstaking efforts were remarkable, with his professional clients reaping hundreds of thousands in tournament winnings and Kevin earning a solid reputation as one of the nation’s premier putting coaches. His illustrious coaching career in golf spanned from working with numerous professionals and junior golfers to conducting in-depth research into the intricacies of the sport.
Not only has Kevin Weeks provided game-changing instruction to players at all levels, from amateurs to tour-level pros, but he has also pioneered cutting-edge putting devices to further enhance his clients’ performances on the green.
Among these innovations is the Dynamic Impact Indicator, utilizing a laser to precisely track the putter’s face-to-ball contact, offering real-time directional data. His studio houses state-of-the-art equipment, including a force plate and a 3D motion capture system, allowing him to scrutinize every nuance in his students’ putting strokes.
Through his comprehensive understanding of swing mechanics and unique coaching ability developed over three decades of teaching golfers of all ages, Kevin Weeks students have achieved impressive results, including ten pro tournament victories, twelve All-American golfers, and multiple high school national championships. His evidence-backed breakthroughs, such as the revelation that “path doesn’t matter,” challenge conventional wisdom and contribute to his esteemed status in the golfing community.
2022 Southwest PGA Teacher of the Year
2017 Southern Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year
Director of Instruction at The Forty Niner Country Club in Tucson, AZ
Deciding to turn professional, Derek moved to Phoenix, Arizona, attending the Golf Academy, where he accumulated several tournament victories. However, when he witnessed the remarkable improvement of his first student, cutting thirty-one strokes from their scorecard in less than a year, his true passion for teaching emerged.
Returning to Minnesota, Derek honed his teaching skills under the mentorship of PGA pro Steve Fessler, preparing himself for an outstanding teaching career. Affectionately known as the “Spin Doctor” of golf, Derek’s expertise in the short game earned him recognition in the golfing community.
In 2008, he returned to Arizona and joined the Forty Niner Country Club in Tucson, where he experienced teaching success and rapid advancement. Eventually, he ventured out on his own and established Golf Better Tucson in 2011, a membership platform providing both online and in-person lessons to golfers seeking to enhance their performance.
From amateur players to seasoned PGA Tour winners like Don Pooley, Derek’s positive teaching style and ability to simplify technical aspects have earned him widespread acclaim. The Southern Chapter PGA acknowledged his dedication to the field, crowning him Teacher of the Year in 2017.
With a growing community of satisfied students, Derek’s reputation as a top-notch instructor is extending nationwide, making him a beloved figure in the world of golf coaching.
Coached Major Champions like Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Lee Janzen, Paul Azinger, Vijay Singh, and Greg Norman
Ranked second-best golf instructor globally by PGA Tour players in 2009
Named a Golf Digest top ten golf instructor in the world every year since 2000
And Rick’s drive to help amateurs play great golf, while while spreading this great game to a wider audience, is maybe even more impressive. He’s been named a Golf Digest top ten golf instructor in the world every year since 2000. He’s a prolific author and media personality, and author of the book “How to Find Your Perfect Golf Swing”. And he’s hosted numerous instructional TV shows aired on ESPN International, TSN, and Fox Sports Net. And he also is a member of the “Dream Team of Instructors” on the Golf Channel.
This exceptional career has garnered Smith an array of accolades, from being named Michigan’s “Golf Ambassador” by Governor John Engler to his recurrent inclusion in Golf Magazine’s roster of America’s “Top 100 Teachers.” His legacy is not confined to the United States, as he has designed acclaimed golf courses both domestically and internationally, collaborating notably with Phil Mickelson in Canada, Bali, and China. Notably inducted into the State of Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2012, Rick Smith remains an indomitable force, shaping the landscape of golf through his expertise, creativity, and unwavering commitment to the sport.
10–Time Tour Winner
6 PGA Tour wins, 4 Champions Tour wins, including one Senior Major Championship
38-year PGA tour vet
Engaged in a legendary 18-hole playoff against Tiger Woods at the 2008 U.S. Open, an iconic moment in golf history that demonstrated his resilience and sportsmanship
SiriusXM host of The Rocco Hour
Continued contribution to the sport as a television commentator and golf analyst, providing insightful commentary and analysis to viewers
After bursting onto the PGA Tour in 1985, Rocco quickly made a name for himself with his on-course grit and “never-give-up” attitude. Throughout his career, he garnered six PGA Tour victories and four Champions Tour wins, including one senior Major Championship. His most iconic moment came in 2008, when he engaged in a legendary 18-hole playoff against none other than Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open. Rocco’s tenacity and sportsmanship during this electrifying battle earned him widespread admiration, even in defeat.
Beyond his accomplishments on the course, Rocco’s impact extends to his role as a beloved figure in the golf community. His approachable demeanor and genuine interactions with fans have earned him a special place in the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide. Rocco’s authenticity and willingness to share his experiences, both triumphant and challenging, have made him an inspirational figure for aspiring golfers and those facing obstacles in their own lives. Rocco often says, “There’s only one thing I know better than Air Jordans and cigars — GOLF.”
In addition to his playing career, Rocco has continued to contribute to the sport as a television commentator and golf analyst, providing keen insights and expert analysis to viewers. His deep understanding of the game and his ability to articulate complex aspects in a relatable manner have further solidified his role as a respected voice within the golfing community.
Rocco Mediate’s journey through the ranks of professional golf embodies perseverance, sportsmanship, and a genuine passion for the game. His legacy serves as a reminder that success is not solely measured in trophies but also in the hearts and minds of those he has inspired on and off the fairways.