BRIAN O'NEILL, PGA, DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION
As a disciple of the renowned Hall of Fame instructor, Mr. Jim Flick, Brian has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the "Top Ten Teachers in Michigan" and has received the Teacher of the Year award by the Michigan PGA Northern Section. Brian has been the Michigan PGA Junior Golf Leader award winner in 2002, 2007 and 2013 and has coached some of the highest ranked junior players who continued to compete for Division 1 college and university teams.
Brian has worked alongside teaching legends Jim Flick and Mike Malaska gaining knowledge and experience from several of the games finest instructors who have a history of working with Mr. Nicklaus. This experience enables Brian to work with golfers of all ages and abilities from beginners to elite players.
Brian's passion for promoting the game of golf, and helping all golfers improve with a simple and effective approach, has proven successful for players of any age and ability level.
Porter Metcalf, PGA
Porter brings a wealth of experience as an accomplished player, Class A PGA Member, successful instructor, golf writer, volunteer, and a 20-year US Marine Corp veteran to the Academy. His passion for the game spills over to his students of all ages and abilities. Porter has coached players that have excelled at the local level and continue all the way to AJGA champions, collegiate All-Americans, USGA champions, and at the professional level including a 7-time Major LPGA winner and a US Women’s Open champion.
“My husband and I took a series of 7 lessons together with Porter. He prepared a detailed lesson program that he shared with us in advance of our visit. He methodically progressed the swing from putting to chipping, pitching, bunkers, wedges, full swing and a playing lesson. He incorporated drills and teaching videos that reinforced concepts. He was patient and clean in explaining the techniques and answering our questions. We are both hitting the ball much better and are already seeing improvements in our scores. We would recommend Porter to anyone who wants to improve their game.” Wendy, Student
Jeremy Scott, PGA Instructor
Jeremy Scott is a Class A PGA professional from Gaylord, Michigan. After graduating from Ferris State University’s Professional Golf Management program, he began working as an assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School in Miami, Florida. Working alongside top teachings professionals, he gained experience with various technologies including Trackman, BodiTrak, K-Vest, and SAM Putt Lab. He maintains active certification with the Titleist Performance Institute, and is a Callaway Certified Master Fitter. Jeremy spends his summer months as a teaching professional at Butler Country Club in Butler, Pennsylvania.
“I recently had the opportunity to meet Jeremy Scott at the Hawks Landing golf course in the Marriott World Center, Orlando. I decided I wanted to get back into the game after over 20 years of not stepping on the turf. Needless to say my abilities were nonexistent at that point. Through Jeremy‘s amazing coaching abilities, I was able to get back on a very impressive swing in just one lesson. I was quite impressed on how he was able to get me back at that level in less than an hour. Not only was he very detailed in taking notes about my past golf experience in my current goals but he was also able to achieve the goals in a very simple and enjoyable process. He never did try to impose to me any technical details that he may know, on the contrary he allowed me to get my full potential within me through real coaching. I am very appreciative of Jeremy‘s efforts to get me there and I look forward to my next visit to Orlando when I’m planning to come and spend some more time with this amazing golf trainer.” Art, Student