REcOgNITION

  • MidAtlantic PGA "Teacher of the Year," 2017
  • "Best Young Teacher in America," Top 40 under 40, Golf Digest 2012-present
  • Ranked #3, "Top Teachers in State of Maryland," Golf Digest, 2015-2016
  • "Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional," Golf Range Association of America  2014, 2015
  • "US Kids Master Teacher," 2013
  • Ranked #11, "Top Teachers in State of Maryland," Golf Digest, 2013-2014
  • "US Kids Top 50 Teacher," 2010, 2012, 2013
  • "President's Council on Growing the Game," PGA of America, 2009, 2010
  • "Jackie Burke Award," Jim McLean Golf School, 2009

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS

  • LPGA, class A
  • PGA, Certified Teaching Professional (Class A)
  • M.A. Motor Learning and Control, Columbia University, Teachers’ College 
  • Proponent Group Member (since 2007)
  • TPI Certified, Level 1
  • TPI Certified, Level 2 - Coach
  • Jim McLean Master Instructor
  • Titleist Staff Member
  • US Kids Certified Instructor
  • Flightscope Certified
  • Titleist Certified Clubfitter

Service

  • National PGA Coaching and Player Development Committee (2016-present)
  • PGA Adjunct Faculty, PGM Education Program (2016-present)
  • National LPGA Education Committee (2016-present)
  • National LPGA Advisory Committee | Research, Education & Testing (RET) (2015-present)
  • Proponent Group Advisory Committee (2012-2013)
  • Volunteer Instructor - First Tee, Paul Berry Program, Wounded Warriors, SMGA, Disabled Sport USA

PRINT & Media

  • Golf Digest Online, featured instructor, "12 Days to Better Golf" video series to air Summer 2017
  • SiriusXM Radio, "Maginnis On Tap," hosted by John Maginnes, special guest, January 2017
  • Golf Digest Online, "Don't choke on your next big wedge shot. Hit it like Justin Rose instead," with Matthew Rudy, Aug. 2016
  • Golf WRX, “3 Essentials to Breaking a Habit”, July 2016
  • Golf Digest Online, "No One Wants To See You Blading Chips," with Keely Levins, June 2016
  • 18Strong Podcast Interview, "A Purpose Driven Practice", May 2016  (#3 most downloaded episode)
  • CBS Sports Radio, "19th Hole Weekend Edition 1140" with Dennis Silver, September 2016, special guest
  • SiriusXM Radio, "A New Breed of Golf!" with Michael Breed, May 2016, special guest
  • SiriusXM Radio, "Rinker's Golf Tips" with Larry Rinker, April 2016, special guest
  • Golf Digest, "Fitness Friday", August, 2015, How to Train to Hit a Draw
  • Golf Range Magazine, "Player Development: Focusing on the Core", July, 2015, page 34,  interviewed
  • Golf Channel Academy Tip, "Practice for Pressure", aired July 2015
  • The MindSide Podcast by Dr. Bhrett McCabe, April 2015, "10,000 hours or One Right Way?", special guest
  • International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, Nov, 2014, “Professionalism, Golf Coaching and a Master of Science Degree: A Commentary”, 2 pages
  • SiriusXM Radio, "Golf School" with Jim McLean & Jeff Warne, August 2014, special guest on motor learning
  • Golf Digest, Nov. 2014, “Short Game Drill for Better Movement”, 1 page
  • PGA Magazine, June 2014, “Teaching Teachers” with Don Jowalski, 3 pages
  • Golf Digest, Jan. 2014, "Your Go-To Greenside shot", video
  • MAPGA Newsletter, Jan.2013, “Task Presentation”, 1 page
  • Golf Digest, Jan. 2013, “Short Game Go-To”, with Ron Kaspriske, 1 page
  • The Turn, DC/Maryland Edition, July 2012, “Sharper Practice,” 2 page
  • SiriusXM Radio, 2012, "Making the Turn" with Peter Kessler, special guest on long-term athletic development
  • Golf Infuzion Magazine, Jan. 2011, “It’s not the hours but how you spend them,” 1 page
  • Radio Co-Host of 105.9 The Fan, "Making the Rounds," 2010, with special guests, Bill Murray, Peter Kessler, Dr. Rob Neal, and Jim McLean
  • SiriusXM Radio, "Making the Turn" with Peter Kessler, September 2009, special guest

PRESENTATIONS

  • DC Golf Show, Feb. 2017, presenter the Celebrity Stage,  "Making the Most of your Time"
  • PGA Show, Open Forum 5, Jan. 2017, guest moderator for the "Mental Game Panel," with Brad Faxon, Grant Waite, Dr. Fran Pirozzolo, Dr. Bhrett McCabe, Mark Blackburn, and Garret Kramer
  • Hosted PGA Teacher of the Year, Michael Breed, for a one day special clinic at Woodmont CC, May 2016
  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers Summit, Jan. 2016, "Motor Learning in Everyday Teaching", presenter
  • PGA Show, FIT to Win Lectures, hosted by TPI, Jan. 2016, "Motor Learning: The Cliff Notes", presenter
  • PGA Show, Open Forum 4, Jan. 2016, guest moderator with Chris Como and Michael Michaelides
  • Motor Learning Lab Virtual Summit, Nov. 2015, presenter on motor learning
  • MAPGA Education Seminar, Woodmont CC,  August 2, 2015, hosted Dr. Rob Neal, Golf Biodynamics
  • East Coast Junior Summit, Baltimore Country Club, Maryland, Nov. 2015, "Junior Development & Play," presenter
  • MidAtlantic Section Teaching Summit, Nov. 2015, "Motor Learning for Everyday Teaching", presenter
  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Movement (ICHP),Gold Canyon Ranch, Arizona,  March, 2014, "From the Golf Course to the Classroom," presenter
  • MidAtlantic PGA Fall MSR Monday Education Seminar, Feb. 2, 2015, "The Myth in Learning", presenter
  • PGA Show, Open Forum 3, Jan. 2015, "Biofeedback and Motor Learning Panel", panelist
  • PGA Show, Jan. 2015, “Being Uncomfortable: The challenge in learning”, presenter
  • East Coast Junior Summit, CC of Fairfax, Virginia, Nov. 2014, presenter on Motor Development
  • National LPGA Webinar, Sept. 2014, “Motor Learning for Golf”, presenter
  • MidAtlantic PGA Spring Teaching Summit, Caves Valley, Maryland, April 2014, “Motor Learning”, presenter
  • PGA Show, Proponent Group, Jan 2014 Masters Thesis, “Motor Learning for Golf”, presenter
  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) World Conference, Jan. 2012, “Growing the Game," presenter