Selected by Jim McLean as the Director of Instruction for the school at Red Ledges in April 2010, Jon joins an elite team of the finest golf instructors in the world. Jon has worked with golfers of every skill level, from the best players in the world to first-timers and juniors. He has developed training programs that maximize the enjoyment of men, women, and junior golfers while enhancing their understanding of their game.
Jon began his golfing career at Eastern Michigan University, where he qualified for the 1995 US Amateur (Tiger Woods - Newport CC) and 1998 British Amateur (Sergio Garcia - Muirfield). After turning professional and playing on several tours, Jon spent eight years as a Teaching Professional at Jack Nicklaus' private golf course, The Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida. With his extensive knowledge of the golf swing and the Jim McLean system, Jon currently works with former LPGA Tour Champion Kelli Kuehne, and has previously worked with PGA Tour Veteran Briny Baird, as well as several other top professionals on the European Tour and Ladies European Tour.
In 2011, Jon was named one of the
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Derek joined the Jim McLean Golf School at Red Ledges in May 2011 after finishing the Jim McLean Instructor Certification in Doral, Florida. Derek started his golf career by competing in the U.S. Junior Amateur and competing collegiately at Drake University alongside Former Masters Champion Zach Johnson. Upon graduation he turned professional and qualified for various mini-tours, including the Dakota Tour, Golden Bear Tour and Gateway Tour for three years. After that he worked at Jack Nicklaus' private golf course, The Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida, where he worked as a teaching professional and assistant golf professional.
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