Why Take Lessons?
Simple. Golf's hard, and without at least some instruction most golfers will spend their time frustrated. As I tell all my students, "The golf ball is really dumb, it only knows what the club face tells it, and without some reasonable fundamentals we're certainly going to give the club bad information."
What instruction is right for you?
If you're a beginner consider Get Golf Ready, a beginner golf school designed to teach you the fundamentals you need to enjoy the game. The school is comprised of four 90 minute sessions meeting once per week. To make sure you improve, we make you a range member for the duration of the school. We even provide you with a glove, and clubs necessary to take the class.
Got some time this winter? Winter Get Golf Ready is the same great beginners golf school, but we compress it into 3 weeks meeting Saturdays from 1-3PM. With our covered patio and 2 indoor video bays we can teach even in foul weather.
Private lessons are always an option for all skill levels. We offer hour and half hour private and semi-private lessons, as well as, lesson packages of 3, 5, and 7 hours for those who want to get serious about improvement.
For those wanting an inexpensive way to improve their game try our Academy Clinics. They're hour long, small group instruction offered up to 21 times per month. We cover full swing and short game topics to fill in the missing pieces of your game.
Get Golf Ready $179
Academy Clinics $35
Private Lessons from $85/hour
Get Golf Ready start dates 2018:
Saturday - Mar. 3rd, Apr. 14th
May 12th, Jun. 9th, JuL. 7th
Aug. 4th, Sep. 8th, Oct. 6th
Monday - Feb. 19th, Mar. 19th,
Apr. 16th, May 14th, Jun. 18th,
Jul. 16th, Aug. 13th, Sep 10th
Ladies Only, Wednesday - Apr. 4th,
May 2nd, May 30th, Jul. 11th,
Aug 8th, Sep. 5th
Winter Get Golf Ready Saturday
Nov. 4th, 2017 and Feb. 3rd, 2018
Mark Maness - Director of Instruction
Mark was the 2004 Northern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year. He has helped numerous players reach the US Amateur, Women's US Open, US Junior Amateur and one student was the NTPGA Senior Associate Tour Player of the Year 7 straight years.
Mark's teaching has been influenced by many of the games top instructors who he has taught with, for, or by, including Jim Flick, Chuck Cook, Hank Haney, Martin Hall, Mike Molaska, Mike Adams, and Phil Rogers. He believes there isn't one right swing, that the players abilities and limitations must be taken into consideration to determine what is best for them. "A swing shouldn't need to be rebuilt for the player to improve."
Mark is an accomplished player having been a member of The PGA Tour in 1988. He Graduated from The University of Nebraska where he was twice an All Big 8 selection. He has won several NTPGA section events over the past 25 years.
Go to Mark's Youtube channel to see his instructional philosophy. Try this one first:
Billy Beverley - Head Instructor
Billy has been playing golf for over 30 years and teaching at The Golf Center since 1999. He earned his PGA Membership in February 2005.
AJGA All-American in 1979, played on Hooters and Nike Tours, three-year letterman on the University of Oklahoma golf team. His last year the Oklahoma Golf team was ranked third nationally.
Early on; Ben Doyle, and Paul Runyan. Recent studies include the teaching methods of Jim Flick, Jim McLean, Rick Smith, and Jimmy Ballard. Billy has an enthusiasm to learn and teach which shows in every lesson he gives.
Wesley Francis – Junior Golf Specialist
Wesley is a PGA member and has been teaching golf to juniors for over 10 years. He has coached numerous highy ranked junior golfers as young as four years old. He has successfully coached his daughter who is now number one in her age group in the U.S. and has been top 10 in the world since age 6. He also has coached 9 other juniors who are currently ranked in the world of junior golf
Wesley’s teaching influences include Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Dave Pelz, and Tiger Woods. His goal is to continue teaching solid fundamentals to juniors 4 years of age and up, and to get them prepared for a long career of tournament golf.
Sutipat Siewsurut - Junior Instructor
Head instructor of the First Tee at The Golf Center. Winner of the Thailand Interstate Championship 2011. Participant in the Texas State Open and Byron Nelson Qualifiers
Club Repair Specialist and Fitter. Certified Mizuno Club Fitter.
Student of Mark Maness, Billy Beverley, Eldridge Miles, and Tom Morehart. Studied the teaching of Jim Flick. Advocate of teaching Juniors 4 and older the game of golf. Focus on teaching the fundamental techniques of the golf swing. Available to teach on-course management.
Eldridge Miles - Senior Instructor
Eldridge, affectionately known as "Big E",is a Texas Golf Hall of Fame member, inducted in 2013. The original head golf professional at both Bent Tree CC, and Glen Eagles CC. He Played on The PGA Tour in 1968 and Senior PGA Tour in 1984.
In 1978 he was the first recipient of the PGA /Sports Illustrated Merchandiser of the Year.
Over the years, he's had the pleasure to teach many celebrities including, Alan Shepard, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Don Meredith, Roger Staubach, Walt Garrison, Lee Roy Jordan, Evel Knievel, Darrell Royal, Tom Landry, Dan Reeves, and Mike Ditka. All have enjoyed learning under his teaching philosophy of developing "Effortless Power".
Richard Noon – Teaching Professional
Richard is a PGA “Class A” Member and was recently named one of the Best Teachers in DFW, 2006 by Texas Golfer Magazine. Originally from Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in England, he attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX. After graduation, he worked at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh, PA for five years. Some of his notable experiences include winning the 1995 NAIA National Championship at TWU and caddying for Tiger Woods in the 1996 British Open.
He has over 20 years of playing experience and has been teaching the game for over nine years. Richard works with players of all ages and abilities by simplifying the game, focusing on solid fundamentals, and customizing a teaching program for the student. He has over 6 years of club fitting experience and is a Mizuno Certified Club Fitter.
Brian Coe - Instructor
Brian has been a PGA Class A member since 2014. Originally from Chicago, Brian played his college golf at UW-Parkside in Kenosha, WI. After graduation he worked as an assistant at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, IL for 10 seasons. He then moved to Kansas City, MO and worked at The Kansas City Country Club for 2 years before settling in Dallas.
Brian has been teaching for over 13 years. Through the years he has spent time observing and working with the following instructors: Mike Bender, Hank Haney and Michael Breed. He has a simple approach to the game and develops specific plans to serve the individual golfer's needs.
Tom Morehart - General Manager/Senior Instructor
Tom is native of Columbus, Ohio and he attended Ohio State University. He turned professional in 1975 at Worthington Hills C.C., Worthington, Ohio. He has since been the Head Teaching Professional at Westlake C.C. in Augusta, Georgia and Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth, Texas. Tom was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 1978 while at Westlake C.C. He was Regional Manager for Golden Bear Golf Centers in Ohio, Michigan, and Florida in the mid 90’s.
Tom has worked with nationally known teachers, Davis Love Sr., Bob Toski, Jack Lumpkin and John Elliott, all members of the Golf Digest Schools at the time. Tom has over 27 years teaching experience working with golfers of all ages and levels. He is a certified club fitter for all the major manufacturers.