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Clearwater Golf Lessons

Daniel Maestre Golf Academy

Daniel Maestre Golf Academy

5.0 14 Reviews
I am a mobile PGA "Class A" instructor with access to multiple courses in the Tampa Bay Area. I have taught over 15,000 lessons over the past 13 years. I teach all levels and ages however juniors are my favorite because I have competed at a very high level as a junior golfer and then graduated from FSU through the Professional Golf Management program where I earned my class A PGA Member status. I also was number 1 on my high school team and played on the FSU golf team for 4 years during college. If you're looking for a passionate experienced golf instructor then look no further! Please refer to all of my recent reviews from current clients of ... View Profile
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James Kyle Golf Academy

James Kyle Golf Academy

4.8 11 Reviews
I began learning golf from my dad at age 2 and competed in my first 9 hole junior golf tournament when I was 8. I shot 52 from the Red Tees and won 1st Place. After winning that first event, golf became my life.  Some awards I have acquired are: * 2017 Nomination for Golf Digest Magazine Best Teachers in America List * 2014 West Central Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year * 2012 West Central Chapter PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year * 2011 US KIDS Top 50 Teacher-Honorable Mention * AimPoint Express Certified Instructor and Elite Putting Coach Visit my website to know more! ... View Profile
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Al Beck Golf Lessons

Al Beck Golf Lessons

5.0 10 Reviews
I taught myself to play golf when I was a teenager....I worked hard every chance I could get, becoming a 1 handicap and club champion when I was 16 years old.  As for teaching, there is not a single swing, shot, or style I have not seen or worked with....give me a chance to help your game.  I have given over 4,000 lessons to all levels of players from professionals to juniors.  The majority of students I have taught was during the years I worked in Italy, Germany & Guam managing golf facilities for the USAF.  For 18 years I worked as a Golf Manager / PGA Professional with an advanced certification in instruction. ... View Profile
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The Wright Way To Play Golf

The Wright Way To Play Golf

4.8 10 Reviews
I provide the finest in Golf Instruction to beginners, high handicap, mid and low handicap golfers. I provide quality golf instruction to professional golfers also. If you have been playing for a long time, you already have "Your" swing. I just tweak the edges to get you to hit more fairways, greens, and have FUN!!! I have provided over 20,000 lessons to some great players. I am a PGA Member and Certified in Instruction.  I have a passion for teaching and wanting golfers to enjoy the game and have FUN. My website is: www.thewrightwaytoplaygolf.com ... View Profile
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Mike Riso Golf

Mike Riso Golf

4.8 9 Reviews
"I'm a passionate golf professional who loves helping golfers of all skill levels quickly get better, from the ripe young age of 5, to seasoned golfers 88 years young!" If you're looking for more solid shots, longer drives, less tension on the course, added confidence golfing, and want more enjoyment with your game, Mike Riso Golf can help! Whether you need help with your full swing, short game, putting, sand shots, or the mental game - we offer private and semi-private lessons, 'On-Course' playing lessons, short game clinics, and long-term Player Development Programs. As a golf professional teaching for over 28 years, I have a passion for he ... View Profile
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Chris Ardolina Golf Instruction

Chris Ardolina Golf Instruction

5.0 8 Reviews
Chris has over a decade of experience teaching golfers of all levels.  He believes that there is more than one way to swing the golf club correctly.  Each individual is unique and has acquired different skill sets depending on their athletic backgrounds, flexibility, body types and life experiences; therefore, each student can not fit into the same mold.Lessons Include:    Slow Motion Video Analysis    Personalized Swing Video With Online Locker    Improvement plan ... View Profile
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Tim Gray, PGA

Tim Gray, PGA

5.0 8 Reviews
I am a golf instructor who focuses mainly on teaching beginners and golfers in the first couple of years with struggles to their game.  I am a PGA Member for over 25 years.  I am currently teaching my 7 year old twin grandkids in Auburn, AL.  Also, I focus in playing lessons to help the player see the results on the course.  I have a total different approach especially for the BabyBoomers to enjoy and have fun being outdoors. ... View Profile
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Infinite Golf And Inspiration

Infinite Golf And Inspiration

5.0 4 Reviews
PGA golf professional with 30 years of teaching experience....work with individuals of all skill levels and abilities
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Scott Schulte Golf

Scott Schulte Golf

5.0 2 Reviews
With close to 20 years experience at teaching golf, PGA Professional Scott Schulte, has taught golf to complete beginners, juniors and players of all handicap level for a more enjoyable golf game. Scott uses video software , custom club fitting, and on course instruction, as well as the fundamentals of golf to improve all his students. Group and lesson packages available !
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David Greenwood Golf Lessons

David Greenwood Golf Lessons

5.0 1 Review
Communication is very important in teaching anything. Golf can be very complicated if not thaught properly. Keeping it simple is the key while having fun.  Being that I've participated in multiple sports I understand motion/range of motion. Everyone has thier own range of motion and I'm very good at identifying it which is key.
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Cestone Golf Academy

Cestone Golf Academy

5.0 1 Review
We at Cestone Golf Academy are here to help you Play Better Golf.  Our Mission - "To Provide golfers of all abilities the necessary lessons and coaching to achieve their goals." Michael G Cestone is a USGTF Level III Certified Golf Teaching Professional, a WGCA Certified Professional Golf Coach, K-Motion certified and a TrackMan Pro Certified Professional.  Michael G Cestone is also a PGA Apprentice Level 1.If you are looking to improve and enjoy your game please contact Michael. ... View Profile
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Rick Stevens' Golf Instruction

Rick Stevens' Golf Instruction

5.0 1 Review
I'm willing to devote as much time, for what i would charge, to have a student feel comfortable in a particular aspect of the golf swing or golf in general, whether it's in feeling comfortable playing golf with strangers, putting, chipping, or the full swing.
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Perfection Golf Lessons

Perfection Golf Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I have collegiate golf experience and several years of coaching experience. I've coached anywhere from brand new beginners to experienced competitors. I am very patient and have an approach that is outside the box-allowing for more fun and success on and off the course!
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Penland Golf

Penland Golf

5.0 1 Review
I use a unique and simple approach. My rates are very reasonable and I know you'll enjoy the process of getting better. I've been helping golfers for over 10 years. 
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Instruction

Instruction

5.0 1 Review
I am passionate about equiping people to discover and pursue their passions. I have been working with children professionally for 5+ years and am passionate about helping them aquire the neccesary skills to discover and explore their passions.  
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Play ⛳ Guru

Play ⛳ Guru

5.0 1 Review
My instruction is focused on having fun and getting the most out of each student's unique skills and abilities.  I believe in growing the game and paying it forward, therefore my fees are reasonable and low. Playing lessons are my specialty and I am connected to the local golf community. We can play on my course or I can come to you and yours.  I am an equipment and buying expert. I can provide recommendations and assist with any necessary purchases. 20 years of experience and a background in sports, fitness, and nutrition. Guaranteed Results. ... View Profile
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John Hayes Golf

John Hayes Golf

PGA Award-winning golf instructor for over 25 years. JOHN HAYES, www.johnhayesgolf.com, award-winning PGA Teaching Pro at Chi Chi's Golf Range, has learned to teach from the legendary PGA Hall of Famer, Manuel de la Torre, who helps the student understand the motion of the club and what must be done to produce good shots. Practice putting your intent on the correct action with the club so you are not under the spell of the golf ball (future results) that will only give you "ball-concern" (fear and anxiety about those future results) instead of experiencing the freedom and joy of the swinging of the golf club. Don't waste your valuable practic ... View Profile
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Golf Made Simple.

Golf Made Simple.

History: Member of the PGA of America since 1982. National Senior Club Professional Champion 1996. Lesson Philosophy: Most swing faults are the product of poor set-ups and balance. Putting the golfer in a better posture and balance will sometimes eliminate those faults. I stress the basics: grip, aim and posture. For the player whose skills are advanced, the stress is on the mental approach to the game.
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Tampa Ladies Golf

Tampa Ladies Golf

I am an LPGA teaching professional. I am an expert teaching the short game with mental strategies. I am a certified putting instructor. Teaching children and seeing how they develop into great golfers and respectful young adults is rewarding. The student and their safety is of utmost importance. Warm up exercises and drills are incorporated in all lessons. I enjoy performing clinics prior to outings as a benefit to the new golfer. I like to make the game fun, social and competitive. Eileen Zilvetti is a Member of The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Division. The LPGA T&CP was founded in 1959 and boasts the largest membersh ... View Profile
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Rick's Golf Instruction

Rick's Golf Instruction

My name is Rick Ellis and I am from Cincinnati, OH. I recently moved down to Clearwater, Florida to pursue my passion for the game of golf. I have been playing the game since I was 5 years old. I played High School Golf for Colerain High School in Cincinnati. I have played in multiple golf tournaments since I was 15 years old. Notable ones consist of multiple U.S. Open Qualifiers, U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, Public Links Qualifiers, and Metropolitan Amateur Championships throughout Cincinnati. I played on the Golf Channel Amateur Tour and Golfweek Amateur tour. I have maintained a scratch handicap over the past 10 years. I want to be able to s ... View Profile
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Livingstones Golf Instruction

Livingstones Golf Instruction

I have been a PGA member for 23 years. I have taught thousands of individual and group lessons. I teach beginners to advanced players. I have a lot of patience when I teach and know learning something new can be hard. I have taught juniors who have ended up playing on mini tours and the PGA tour. I have played competitively myself in State Opens and State PGA Championships and the Greater Milwaukee Open PGA Tour event. I will work on fundamentals from posture to grip and alignment. I also do series of lessons at a reduced price. I look forward to helping your golf game. ... View Profile
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Kory's Golf Lessons

Kory's Golf Lessons

Involved with 6 years of college golf as both player and coach. I was a teacher of a Jr. Golf program which included kids aged 6-14 meeting every Wednesday during the summer weeks for a few hours. I have personally taken lessons by professionals. I know the game of golf extremely well and have full confidence in helping anyone.
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Fore Seasons Indoor Golf

Fore Seasons Indoor Golf

As a LGPA Class A instructor, I have a passion for helping her students improve their game. As a Titleist Performance Institute Instructor (Level 1), she is able to help her students learn how to make their swing as efficient as possible. The philosophy is that the best swing for every golfer is not the same. Instead the most efficient swing is unique for each golfer.
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LPGA Teaching Professional

LPGA Teaching Professional

I have played golf for nearly 35 years on a non professional level and joined the LPGA in 2007 where I am still on a continuing education. I worked at Pasadena Yacht and Golf Club for 5 years teaching children from 4 years old and up. For older more experienced players I do not mind 9 hole playing lessons while video taping swing or video on range lesson also. Good putting is a must so putting lessons are also available.
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Ivan Perdomo Golf Lessons

Ivan Perdomo Golf Lessons

With over 20 years in the Golf Industry I have learned many different methods of teaching for all types of ages, swings, and levels. My main method on teaching is not on trying to change swings but on how to develop methods to improve the swing you may already have. I feel all swings are different and sometimes one swing method may not work for others. I do teach all ages and levels, but do enjoy teaching to Junior's because the excitement they express on the outcomes they make are unmeasurable to any other age group. ... View Profile
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Roger White PGA Master Professional

Roger White PGA Master Professional

A college player at Michigan State in the 1970's. A college golf coach for over 10 years. I coached 2 touring professionals. I earned a Masters Degree from Michigan State in 1996. I became PGA Master Professional in 1996 - There are only 200 PGA Master *Professionals of 28,000 total.
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Frank Ganley PGA Golf Lessons

Frank Ganley PGA Golf Lessons

I teach golf to students of all ages for several years now. I want to share with you my passion. I want to be able to help you be good at it. Please give me a call for inquiries and reservations. Thank you!
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PGA Golf Coach Paul Sylvester

PGA Golf Coach Paul Sylvester

I am a PGA teaching professional with 36years of experience. Was selected by the PGA of America as the junior leader of the year for 2013 and 2005. I have a junior of mine playing on the PGA Tour Lee McCoy. I love to help my students understand and learn about there golf games. 
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Roger Van Golf Lessons

Roger Van Golf Lessons

I am a Quarter Century Member PGA of America. With my experience, I will help you learn how to play golf. Contact me to know more.
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Eileen Zilvetti Golf Academy

Eileen Zilvetti Golf Academy

Golf is a wonderful sport and exercise that can be enjoyed at any age. It is fun. It can be competitive or social. Golf teaches us manners, good sportsmanship, honor, commitment, respect, responsibility, perseverance, confidence, emotional control, sincerity and humility. Golf develops positive character core values. As we mature these values will help us adjust to the adversities in life. Individual Lessons Are offered for any skill level and area of interest to the student -- From Introduction to Golf, Swing Mechanics, Short Game Strategies, Mental Prepardness, or any area you feel a need for improvement. Junior Programs Are tailored to J ... View Profile
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Clearwater Golf Lessons

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Golf Instruction That’s Good for the Soul

Mike Riso · Clearwater, FL


Golf professional, Michael Riso has been helping students learn to love the game of golf for over 28 years. He’s one of the teaching professionals at Clearwater Country Club, in Clearwater, Florida.

Michael spent most of his first 40 years living in Buffalo, New York. He owned and operated Swing In Time Golf Shop from 1989 to 1998. After 10 years operating Swing in Time, Michael relocated to the West Coast of Florida, taking with him his expertise in golf, and love of the game.

His current company, Mike Riso Golf, is located by beautiful Clearwater Beach. The company focuses on Professional Golf Instruction, Business Golf training programs, teaching golfers how to relax and reduce stress, and also teaches people how to live healthier lives. His intuitive teaching approach facilitates rapid learning, lasting improvement and greater enjoyment golfing!

In 2003, Michael and his wife Nancy started Relax and Golf by combining their passions for golf and yoga.

The ‘Relax’ aspect of the company, emanates from Nancy’s background in yoga and meditation. Using golf-specific stretches, derived from yoga, Mike is able to help golfers reach a level of flexibility that enhances their body to hit better shots, and also aids their physical well-being at the same time.

By combining golf swing tension release techniques with stretches, players quickly relax, creating the opportunity for better shots, lower scores, and more enjoyment golfing.

Nancy’s formal education in Naturopathic medicine, helped her discover the life enhancing benefits of a holistic lifestyle, a vegetarian diet based on living foods, and energy psychology. Michael passes along these benefits to his students who want more than just a great golf game.

What or who inspired you to start teaching?

My deep love of the game, and the challenges of getting that little ball into a small hole, were the real catalysts in becoming a professional golf teacher. As I continued to teach, it was the sheer joy of watching golfers improve and enjoy golfing that has kept me a teacher for nearly 30 years.

Tell us about your passion for teaching?

To say I’m passionate about teaching would be a huge understatement. I love watching students ‘Understand, apply, and get excited about information I share with them, at the learning level they’re at!’

Here are a few examples: A 6-year-old hits the ball 20 yards for the first time. A four-year-old makes a 1-foot putt. A 45-year-old woman hits a 60 yard drive straight down the middle for the first time. A 4-handicap golfer decreases his hook by 3 yards. A novice finally breaks 100. A player shooting in the 80’s finally shoots in the 70’s.

It’s remarkably gratifying to make one subtle grip change for a student in a few minutes, and watch 20 years of slicing the ball, and the frustration that went with it- disappear!

What do you love most about your job?

Most golfers come to their lesson unsure of what to work on. They don’t know what to focus on, and what information is unimportant to improving. I love simplifying and clarifying the core principles for people in a way that is customized to them.

I feel my ability to teach from a completely intuitive place creates a level of receptivity with my students that wouldn’t be available if I only taught the fundamentals from mind to mind. People need to feel the changes if they are going to retain and apply the information long-term.

What types of students have you worked with?

I’ve worked with golfers who are 4 years old, to golfers in their late 80’s, and every personality type imaginable. The students with the fewest questions tend to learn more rapidly, because we don’t have the mind interfering. The trust factor is extremely important in moving students ahead more quickly.

What was your most memorable golf lesson, and why?

A woman in her mid-twenties who was just starting golf, came into my golf shop looking for clubs. I began giving her some light instruction as I prepared for her club fitting. I positioned her so she was bent slightly more forward at the waist when she addressed the ball. Within a few seconds she stood up almost straight, so once again I repositioned her so she was in correct posture. For the second time she stood straight up again before ever swinging the club. I patiently repositioned her for a third time, and once again a few seconds later she stood almost straight up.

I gently asked her: “Why do you keep standing up, when I place you in proper posture before you swing.” She hesitated a few seconds then meekly said: “Because I think I look ridiculous.” She felt as if she was bent forward an extreme amount, and didn’t want to look foolish.

That was the first of hundreds of women I’ve taught with the same misperception. It became by far the most valuable lesson I’ve ever given, since we can now address this concern without wasting valuable lesson time.

What advice would you give aspiring students?

Find a golf teacher you connect with. How they communicate is as important as what they teach you.

Learn the basics before anything else. The core of a consistent swing is: Correct posture, Grip, Alignment, Swingpath, Proper Weight Shift, and Timing.

  • Ask your teacher to supply testimonials, so you can see how students feel about their lessons.
  • Have fun during your lessons, and when you play on the course.
  • Always try to feel the changes you’re learning, instead of trying to think about them.
  • Play with golfers whose company you enjoy being around.

Lastly, enjoy being in nature, feeling the wind and the sun, breathe in the fresh air, and appreciate that you’re playing possibly the greatest, most satisfying game ever invented.

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