ANDREW LANAHAN, PGA
- Member of the Louisiana State University Golf Team 2004-2006
- Academic All-SEC, 2005
- Professional player on the NGA and Adams Tour from 2006-2010
Andrew Lanahan, PGA Professional, began his golf instruction journey at The University Club in Baton Rouge as an instructor with The Chuck Winstead Golf Academy in December 2010. Lanahan has a strong desire to grow the game of golf amongst players of all skill levels. Andrew is passionate about a player’s short game, believing that it is the foundation of a successful golfer, allowing them to compete at their highest level. His experience playing as a collegiate golfer for LSU has helped to pass along his knowledge and experience in golf competition.
JORDAN DEMPSEY, PGA
- Current PGA TOUR Players: Chris Stroud
- NCAA All-American & All SEC 1st Team 2005
- Louisiana Chapter Assistant of The Year 2012
- Gulf States Assistant Player of The Year 2012
- Gulf States Section Assistant Champion 2010 & 2012
- Played professionally, 2005-2009
Jordan Dempsey joined the PGA TOUR’s Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass as an instructor in April 2017. The University of Mississippi and NCAA All-American golfer played professionally for five years before becoming a PGA Professional instructor. Dempsey has been mentored by the current Director of Instruction, Todd Anderson, for over twelve years, both as a player and as an instructor. Dempsey enjoys developing players of all levels. He is passionate about passing on his knowledge of college and tournament play to some of the top junior and college players in the nation.
ALANA SWAIN, PGA
Alana Swain is originally from Chicago, Illinois where she started playing golf at the age of fifteen. With only a few years to prepare for her goal of being a collegiate golfer, she joined a junior development program that changed her life. Alana saw first-hand that great coaching not only lowers scores, but has the ability to impact and shape lives. After playing four years of collegiate golf at Methodist University, and helping her team win a NCAA Championship, Alana decided to follow in her coach’s footsteps and committed herself to being the best coach she could be.
Alana’s years of studying the golf swing and building a knowledge of the best training techniques has helped her become one of the best young instructors in the country. Alana has years of experience teaching golf full time as well as thousands of hours coaching golfers of all ages and abilities. Since 2010, Alana has been a teaching professional at Atlantic Golf Club in New York. A Director of Instruction as Scarsdale Golf Club, and a Master Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School in Miami. In 2016, Alana was recognized by Golf digest as one of the best young instructors in the country and in 2015, selected as one of the best instructors in the state of New York. Alana’s passion for the game is evident every day on the lesson tee and she is excited to join the PGA TOUR’s Performance Center team.
Josh’s introduction to golf came from his father who played on the PGA TOUR from 1967-1972 and later worked for 25 years as a sales rep for PING GOLF. After graduating from the University of Maryland Josh worked as a product specialist and fitting rep for PING in Delaware, Maryland, & New jersey for 3 years. He next ran a golf center in Maryland where over the course of the next 13 years he fit thousands of golfers for new equipment, built clubs, and conducted every type of club repair.
Along the way Josh was recognized regionally and nationally by Golf Manufacturer OEM’s for his work as a club fitter. In May 2015, he was named to Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Best Fitter” list. Josh is an expert club fitting specialist and explains the fitting process in a way everyone can understand, he values making customers for life and understands what it takes to do that.
- Certified Athletics and Fitness Association of America – Personal Fitness Trainer
- National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialization
- TPI Certification – Junior Level 2 and Fitness Level 2
- Flagler College Golf Team Member 2009 – 2013
- Played Professionally on various mini tours from 2013 to 2016
Alex found a love for fitness and injury prevention after suffering various injuries over the course of his college and professional career. Growing up in Michigan playing hockey, baseball, and golf in high school he quickly learned the importance of fitness specific to one’s sport. He found a passion for golf specific fitness when he started working out with Randy Meyers in 2013.
Alex believes that improving your swing mechanics is largely based on improving your bodies functionality. Alex’s goal is to help students perform their best and prevent potential injury.
Mike Shannon joined the PGA TOUR’s Performance Center team in February 2018. A PGA professional since 1982, Shannon’s career began at Augusta National as an assistant golf professional. It was Houston Country Club where Shannon developed a niche for instruction under the tutelage of Claude Harmon. In 1992, Shannon invented the Laser Optics putting system which is used by countless professionals today.
To date, Shannon has worked with over 150 TOUR Players, and is regarded as one of the best putting instructors in the industry. He is a three-time PGA of America Section Teacher of the Year, as well as the Golf Magazine Innovative Teacher of the Year in 2008. He has been ranked a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher for the past thirteen years and has been named one of Golf Digest Top 50 Greatest Teachers from 2010-2017.