Golf Channel Academy Begins to Roll-Out Nationwide Next Week

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Golf Channel Academy, a dedicated network of teaching facilities and a hands-on extension of Golf Channel’s Golf Channel Academy primetime instruction programming, will begin to roll out next week with an initial 57 locations in 26 states and Canada.

“Golf Channel Academy is a natural brand extension of our popular, high-quality instructional programming,” said Mike McCarley, president, Golf Channel.

Golf Channel Academy, a dedicated network of teaching facilities and a hands-on extension of Golf Channel’s Golf Channel Academy primetime instruction programming, will begin to roll out next week with an initial 57 locations in 26 states and Canada.

Golf Channel Academy offers golfers the opportunity to receive personalized instruction from some of the game’s finest coaches, including 46 lead teaching professionals at launch. The primary mission of Golf Channel Academy is to bring these top teachers together, and make it easier for avid amateur golfers to experience the benefits of high-quality instruction. Each location’s teaching philosophy will be based on that coach’s proven methods that elevated him or her to the top of the golf teaching profession. A directory of all Golf Channel Academy locations and additional information on the facilities, programs, PGA of America and LPGA teaching credentials, and the inaugural group of more than 190 lead and staff coaches can be found at GolfChannelAcademy.com.

“Golf Channel Academy is a natural brand extension of our popular, high-quality instructional programming,” said Mike McCarley, president, Golf Channel. “Our viewers will have the opportunity to interact with Golf Channel’s brand beyond traditional media platforms as Golf Channel Academy facilities open in markets across North America. Golf Channel works closely with PGA of America and LPGA teaching professionals and values their ability to enhance golfer’s enjoyment of the game, which ultimately encourages their students to play more golf. With this goal in mind, Golf Channel Academy coaches are committed to engaging golfers through instruction to make the game more accessible, inviting and fun.”

Golf Channel Academy coaches all share the philosophy that good coaching takes place over a period of time, and that the relationship between coach and student is an on-going one devoted to long-lasting improvement. The inaugural group of Golf Channel Academy lead coaches includes:

Arizona
Jeff Fisher    Fisher Bryan Golf Academy, Longbow G.C., Mesa
Lynn Marriott    VISION54, Talking Stick G.C., Scottsdale
Pia Nilsson    VISION54, Talking Stick G.C., Scottsdale
Mark Polich    Mark Polich Golf, Tucson
Craig Renshaw    Legacy Golf Performance Center, Phoenix

Canada
Henry Brunton    Henry Brunton Golf at Eagles Nest G.C., Maple, Ontario

California
Henry Brunton    Strawberry Farms G.C., Irvine
Don Parsons    Don Parsons Golf Instruction at Twin Lakes GC, Santa Barbara
Kip Puterbaugh    Kip Puterbaugh’s Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
Jeff Ritter    MTT Performance at Poppy Hills GC, Pebble Beach

Colorado
Trent Wearner    Trent Wearner Golf Academy, Meridian G.C., Englewood

Connecticut
Paul Ramee, Jr.    Bull’s Bridge G.C., South Kent

Florida
Ed Bowe    Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island
Fred Griffin    Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, Orlando
Martin Hall    Martin Hall Golf, Ibis G&CC, West Palm Beach
Kenny Nairn    Celebration Golf Academy, Celebration G.C., Celebration
Kellie Stenzel    Kellie Stenzel Golf Academy at Palm Beach Par 3, Palm Beach

Georgia
Charlie King    Reynolds Golf Academy, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro
Chad Phillips    Blue Giraffe Golf Institute, Alpharetta

Hawaii
Claude Brousseau    Ko Olina G.C., Kapolei (Oahu)

Illinois
Todd Sones    Todd Sones Impact Golf at White Deer Run Golf Club, Vernon
Hills
Kevin Weeks    Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont

Kansas
Chuck Evans    Chuck Evans Golf at Canyon Farms G.C., Lenexa

Kentucky
Ralph Landrum    World of Golf, Florence
Larry Ward    High Performance Golf Academy, Lexington

Louisiana
Rob Noel    Rob Noel Golf Academy at Money Hill G&CC, Abita Springs
Rob Noel Golf Academy at Big Easy Sportsplex, Jefferson
Rob Noel Golf Academy at Carter Plantation, Springfield

Maryland
Rick Krebs    Waverly Woods G.C., Marriottsville
Mitchell Spearman    Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy at Oak Creek Club, Upper
Marlboro

Massachusetts
Jane Frost    Jane Frost Golf Performance Center, East Sandwich
Skip Guss    GolfRite, Southborough Golf Practice & Learning Center,
Southborough
Cathy MacPherson    Cathy MacPherson Golf at Ferncroft CC, Middleton

Michigan
Dave Kendall     Kendall Academy at Miles of Golf, Ypsilanti
Gull Lake View G.C. & Resort, Augusta

Minnesota
Rod Lidenberg    Halla Greens Executive GC and Training Center, Chanhassen

Missouri
Chuck Evans    Chuck Evans Golf at Tiffany Greens G.C., Kansas City
Chuck Evans Golf at Staley Farms G.C., Kansas City
Chuck Evans Golf at Drumm Farm G.C., Independence

Nevada
Mike Davis    Royal Links G.C., Las Vegas

New Hampshire
Jason Sedan    Lake Winnipesaukee G.C., New Durham

New Jersey
Jason Birnbaum    New Jersey Golf Academy, Roseland

New York
Kelley Brooke    The Golf Academy of Randall’s Island, New York City
Anders Mattson    Saratoga National G.C., Saratoga Springs
Mitchell Spearman     Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy at Doral Arrowwood, Rye
Brook

North Carolina
Dana Rader    Dana Rader Golf School at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte

Pennsylvania
Dom DiJulia    DiJulia Golf, Jericho National G.C., New Hope

Tennessee
Virgil Herring    Higher Performance Golf Academy at Westhaven G.C., Franklin

Texas
Chris O’Connell    The Plane Truth at The Courses at Watters Creek, Plano
Jon Sinclair    Sinclair’s Golf Training Center, Euless
Brech Spradley    Barton Creek Golf Academy, Austin

Virginia
Chris George    Golf Academy at Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg
Erika Larkin    Larkin Golf Learning Community at Virginia Oaks G.C.,
Gainesville
Mitchell Spearman    Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy at Belmont CC, Ashburn
Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy at Dominion Valley CC, Haymarket                                    

Washington
Gregg Rogers    Gregg Rogers Golf Performance Center, Bellevue
Gregg Rogers Golf Performance Center, Willows Run G.C., Redmond
Gregg Rogers Golf Performance Center, Safeco Field, Seattle

ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Serving the most-affluent audience in all of television, Golf Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of the NBC Sports Group – is available in more than 120 homes in 83 countries and 12 languages around the world. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s highest-quality news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Live Extra and select programming is simulcast via SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital services including Golf Channel Mobile; GolfNow, the world’s largest online booking platform; GolfAdvisor.com, a golf course ratings and review portal; the interactive Golf Channel Academy instructional app; and the Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.

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