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.
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.