Joy Bonhurst Golf

Joy Bonhurst Golf

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Joy Bonhurst was selected as 2017's inaugural LPGA Top 50 Best Teachers from among 1,700 LPGA Teaching Professionals worldwide. Joy is a 3 time LPGA Northeast Section Teacher of the Year and 2 time Middle Atlantic PGA Women Player of the Year. Joy's teaching program is geared toward developing a well-rounded golfer no matter what the desired skill level & ability.

Key to Joy's success is her ability to identify how students best learn (i.e. Watching, hearing, doing) & then adapts her teaching to best serve the student. Joy is constantly learning through working with other professionals, seminars & teaching & coaching summits, & has integrated state of the art golf teaching technologies (i.e. Trackman 4, K-Vest) into her programs.


Joy epitomizes the LPGA values of Leadership, Passion, Giving & Approachability & has dedicated herself to being an incredible role model for the LPGA & PGA. Joy has worked extensively with individuals of all playing levels - from beginners to accomplished players (Amateur & Professional) & with all levels of physical ability - from athletes to golfers with disabilities. Her students have elevated their game & Joy encourages & celebrates each of their accomplishments & achievement of goals.

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Gaithersburg, MD 20882
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I start working with a new student, I will ask a series of questions in order to best determine goals and physical limitations. Key to my success as a nationally recognized teacher is my ability to identify how my students best learn (watching, doing, hearing, or any combination) and then I adapt my teaching to best serve my student. I will work with my student to establish goals, manage expectations and develop a game plan.

I customize a teaching program for each student that includes teaching indoors using a combination of teaching tools to target specific areas of focus, outdoor range time with the same training tools and playing lessons.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a PGA/LPGA Class A Teaching Professional with 25+ years experience teaching. I am a 3 time LPGA Northeast Section Teacher of the Year and 2 time Middle Atlantic PGA Women Player of the year. Please see my for additional information on my teaching & playing accomplishments.

My passion for the game of golf grows stronger and stronger every day! Having been influenced by many great teaching professionals, I am constantly learning through working with other professionals, seminars, and teaching & coaching summits. I keep up with the latest technologies to enhance the learning experience. (i.e. Trackman 4 and K-Vest)

I have a Bachelor's of Science with a concentration in Professional Golf Management.

My certifications include:

K-Vest Pro I,II,II and TPI golf fitness Level I

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Please check out my standard pricing on my website:

Also, please contact me for current specials and custom packages.

How did you get started teaching?

My mother is an avid golfer and she introduced me to the game of golf over 34 years ago by taking me to a schoolyard where we would practice hitting and then shagging our own golf balls. I figured out a way to make our practice sessions more fun by training my dog Pepper to shag the golf balls for us! These were some of the happiest days and really why I fell in love with the game of golf.

While at Methodist College, me and my team won Methodist's first four NCAA Division III National Championships.

After graduating from Methodist College, I persued my dream of being a professional golfer and my dream of playing on the Futures Tour. After 6 months of traveling and playing, I realized my biggest contribution to the game would be as a teaching professional. Becoming a LPGA & PGA member was paramont. My passion for teaching grows stronger and stronger every year!

What types of students have you worked with?

I have extensively worked with individuals of all playing levels - from beginners to accomplished players (Amateur & Professional) and with all levels of physical ability - from athletes to golfers with disabilities.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I take great pride in my student's accomplishments - whether it is shooting a score they have been working towards, playing in their first tournament, or winning their tournaments. Each accomplishment is equally important to me. A beginner student in a practice session swinging in balance for every swing, a student won her 8th club championship, a student with a physical disability shot their lowest score during a tournament, an acommplished student has qualified for the USGA Women's Amateur tournament, other students play on the Golf Channel Am Tour, and my junior players played in club and Junior PGA tournaments. Every accomplishment is important and I look at each student's achievements with pride and fondness.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for a teacher who will work with you to identify how you best learn ( through doing, watching, hearing, combination of any/all of these) and then tailor their teaching style to best meet your needs.

A successful teacher and coach should be a good communicator, problem solver, an advocate and your cheerleader. Learning should be fun!

I am a big believer in swing drills and exercises, so look for a teacher that can help you with a golf fitness program that identifies and strengthens any weaknesses in your swing. I would also ask the teacher what training tools/aides do they use to compliment the lesson.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should think about what are their goals, why do they want to play golf - for recreation, competition, etc. and how much time are they able to commit to practicing and playing this game of a life time.

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