Top ten most expensive golf coaches

Is spending thousands of dollars on a top coach really worth it? Let us know your thoughts

Ed Greenland's picture
Mon, 11 Nov 2013

At my local golf club, Huntswood, a lesson with club pro Graeme Davies never exceeds £35 / hour and yet keen golfers are still seeing great signs of improvement. So why are some golfers spending thousands of dollars on a top US coach? Is it really worth it?

Let us know your thoughts in the forum at the end of the article or tweet us @Golfmagic.

Here are the ten most expensive coaches available in the United States...

10. Peter Kostis

Lesson rate: £312 / hour
Facility: Grayhawk Learning Center (Grayhawk G.C.), Scottsdale
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 31

9. Michael Breed

Lesson rate: £312 / hour
Facility: Michael Breed Golf Academy at Manhattan Woods G.C., West Nyack, N.Y. Host of "The Golf Fix" on the Golf Channel
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 13

8. Jim Hardy

Lesson rate: £312 / hour
Facility: Jim Hardy Golf, Houston
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 7

7. Stan Utley

Lesson rate: £936 / 3 hours
Facility: Grayhawk G.C., Scottsdale
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 14

6. Dave Stockton

Lesson rate: £375 / hour
Facility: Stockton Golf, Redlands, Calif
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 16

5. Jim McLean

Lesson rate: £1,562 / half day
Facility: Jim McLean Golf School at Trump National Doral, Miami
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 3


4. Butch Harmon

Lesson rate: £625 / hour
Facility: Butch Harmon School of Golf (Rio Secco G.C.), Henderson, Nev.
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 1


3. David Leadbetter

Lesson rate: £2,186 / 3 hours
Facility: David Leadbetter Golf Academy at ChampionsGate, Orlando
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 5

2. Hank Haney

Lesson rate: £9,370 / day
Facility: Hank Haney Golf Lewisville, Texas
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 11

1. Dave Pelz

Lesson rate: £12,493 / day
Facility: Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools, Austin
Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers 2013/14 ranking: 24

Golfmagic's Andy Roberts was fortunate enough to spend time with Dave Pelz at The Grove last year.

Click this link for our Dave Pelz interview and click here for our Dave Pelz instruction on mastering the chip and run.

 

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