MIKE SHANNON, PGA
Mike Shannon, a PGA Professional since 1982, began at Augusta National Golf Club as an Assistant Golf Professional. It was at Houston Country Club where Mike developed a niche for instruction under the tutelage of Claude Harmon and Charlie Epps. In 1992, Mike invented the Laser Optics putting system, which is used by countless professionals today. To date, Mike has worked with over 150 TOUR players and is regarded as one of the best putting instructors in the world. It is that expertise he can share with you to improve your putting! He is a GOLF Magazine “Top 100 Teacher” and has been one of Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Greatest Teachers.”
ALANA SWAIN, PGA
Alana Swain’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 as well as the state of New York where she taught recently. She specializes on the full swing. She is recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best young instructors in the country. She played collegiately at Methodist University and helped her team win an NCAA Championship. Alana has years of experience and thousands of hours coaching golfers of all ages and abilities.
JORDAN DEMPSEY, PGA
Jordan Dempsey’s golfing career took off as an NCAA All-American golfer at the University of Mississippi. He played professionally for five years after college before becoming a PGA Professional instructor. Jordan has been mentored by Todd Anderson for more than 12 years, both as a player and as an instructor, and enjoys developing players of all levels.
ANDREW LANAHAN, PGA
Andrew Lanahan, PGA Professional, began his golf instruction journey at The University Club in Baton Rouge in 2010 as an instructor with The Chuck Winstead Golf Academy. Andrew, a short game specialist, believes that the short game is the foundation of a successful golfer. His experience playing as a collegiate golfer for Louisiana State University will benefit those golfers looking to play at a higher level.
Fitness Specialist, Alex Bennett, found a love for fitness and injury prevention after suffering various injuries throughout his college and professional golf 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. His goal is to help students get fit to perform their best on and off the golf course. Alex is a certified Athletics and Fitness Association of America Personal Fitness Trainer with a degree in Corrective Exercise Specialization from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is a TPI Certified Fitness Level 3 and Junior Level 2 instructor.
Josh Gumlia started out in the golf industry as a product specialist/fitter with PING. After 3 years with PING, he operated a Golf Center for 13 years where he fit thousands of golfers for new equipment, as well as built clubs and conducted every type of club repair. Josh is recognized regionally and nationally for his work as a club fitter by Golf Manufacturer OEM’s. Josh has been named to the “Top 100 Fitter” lists with all of the top brands 13 times and most recently was added to the Golf Digest “America Top 100 Fitter” list. He can custom fit you for any major brand of equipment on the market today.