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Instructors

Michael Hunt - Lead Master InstructorMike Hunt face

                
Michael Hunt has been with Jim since 1996. He spent 1997 training under Jim McLean assisting every lesson, school and clinic. He has been a Lead Master Instructor since 2000. Michael specializes in creating game plans for his clients to improve at all levels.

▪ Currently works with PGA and LPGA tour winners Len Mattiace and Heather Bowie and LPGA player and two time US Women’s Amateur champ Vicki Goetze-Ackerman

▪ Spent 8 years instructing LPGA champion Cristie Kerr spanning 3 tour wins and 2 Solheim Cup victories

▪ Given lessons to PGA and LPGA tour players: Bernhard Langer, Hal Sutton, Doug Barron, Rosie Jones and Jane Geddes

▪ Voted one of the Top Teachers in the state of Florida in 2005

▪ Nominated by Golf Magazine’s Top 100 instructors in 2003 and 2005

▪ Studied and received lessons from Golf Legends Jackie Burke Jr. and Bob Toski and top instructors Carl Welty and Dr. Joseph Parent   (Zen Golf)

▪ Started teaching program at Friar’s Head as Director of Instruction from 2002-2005

▪ Director of Instruction – Glen Oaks 2001



David Armitage - Lead Master InstructorDavid face 2

David Armitage, recently relocated to the United States from Scotland or, “the home of golf.”  He brings with him a wealth of unique experience, as he is one of the world’s youngest professionals to achieve a PGA Class A status in both Europe and the United States.  Awarded by Golf Digest in November 2016 as one of the “BEST YOUNG TEACHERS IN AMERICA 2016-17.”  Notably, he was selected by Golf World as Top 25 Instructor in the UK. 

David embraced golf fervently for its tradition and history to become an accomplished, focused, and ambitious Lead Master Instructor.  He currently has over thirteen years of experience in golf instruction and coaching of PGA professionals at some of the world’s most renowned golf clubs including: St. Andrews Links Golf Academy, Whistling Straits, Isleworth Country Club, The Renaissance Club, Trump National Organization in DC as Director of Golf.   David instructs over 1500 hours per year from juniors to tour professional.  At the Jim Mclean Golf School he offers private lessons, clinics, and golf schools.

He also travels the world to instruct in Shanghai and in the UK at one of the most reputable clubs in London where numerous PGA tour players reside for their summer training.

David also contributes actively to the “growth of the game” initiative by volunteering to the creation of the Junior Golf League South Florida Chapter.  He is one of the youngest PGA Master Professionals with a strength in combining instructional lessons through an abundance of different channels: social media, SIRIUS XM with the weekly radio show, “In your bag,” in addition to radio coverage of major golfing events e.g. PGA Championship 2015, The British Open 2015, and the Ryder Cup 2016, and produces instructional videos in partnership with –REVOLUTION GOLF.

  • 2013 2nd NJPGA Trump Bedminster Pro-Am
  • 2011 Won the Saint Tropez International Pro-Am
  • 2005 Won the Wisconsin John Deere Pro Am
  • 2004 Coached the Open Championship Royal Troon in the R&A/PGA Junior Coaching Center
  • 2004 The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Full European Tour Event
  • August 2000 – Won first professional event ever entered
  • 1997 – 1999 – Represented North Wales, Wales Boys and Cheshire County

AMERICAN PGA CERTIFIED “Class A”

“IN PROGRESS” MASTER PGA CERTIFICATION

  • Jim McLean Lead Master Instructor
  • Nicklaus/Flick Certified Instructor
  • JI Kim Impact Golf Certified Instructor

Advanced Certification – General Management / Teaching& Coaching

BRITISH PGA CERTIFIED “CLASS AAT” Merit- diploma birmingham university

Marcos Zuazu - Master Instructor   

Marcos Zuazu began his teaching career at the Houston Country Club under top 100 teacher Paul March, whose students include Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie.  After spending six years at the Jim McLean Golf School as a Master Instructor, Marcos became the national junior coach for the Mexican Golf Federation.  With the national team, Marcos coached over ten #1 ranked juniors in addition to many players on the Canadian and PGA Latin American Tour.  Marcos was also the Director of Instruction at the Jim McLean Golf School at Mayakoba, home of the PGA Tour event Mayakoba Classic.  With certifications from the Titleist Performance Institute, Marcos specializes in TrackMan and video analysis; tailoring his lessons to the individuality of each student and their natural swings to improve their game.

Brando Tommasi - Master Instructor   

Brando Tommasi, US born but raised in the United Kingdom and Italy. Member of the Italian PGA since 2005 has taught some of the bestIMG 0887 Italian golfers (tour pros, teaching professional and amateurs) even world ranked.  Recently relocated in Florida to join the team of the Jim McLean Golf School in Trump National Doral  and Miami Beach Golf Club.  He Teaches golf just not to make a living out of it but to pursue excellence in this field doing what he  does best watching his clients develop into exceptional golfers.  One of the youngest pros in Italy to achieve so much success in terms of victories and studying  background.  Master in Golf Management and Marketing.  Head Professional at the headquarters of the Blue Team Golf Academy (n.1 Italian Golf Academy) for 9  years in Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & Country Club, Milan. Has had thousands of hours of teaching with  players of all abilities.  Aimpoint, Trackman, TPI certified, Swing Catalyst Certified, also specialized in SamPuttlab are only some of the skills he developed  throughout the years investing to enrich his knowledge traveling worldwide. Produces Instructional videos in partnership with Revolution Golf.  Has observed and taken lessons from many Top 100 instructors including: Jim McLean, David Leadbetter, Hank Haney, Sean Foley, Dennis Pugh, Mike Hebron, Kevin Smeltz and James Leitz.  Some of the titles his players won: Italian Open Amateur Ladies Championship, Italian Open Men Mid-Amateur Championship, Italian Open Men Senior Championship, Swiss International Amateur
Championship, Regional Championship and State Championship.  Captain of the mens team of his club for the National Team Championships for two years in a row ranking always in the Top 8 Best Italian Clubs.  Speaks Italian English and French.  Played numerous events on Alps Tour and Italian ProTour.  Lowest tournament round of 64
 
Mary Hashagen - Certified Instructor                
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Mary is currently the Junior Golf Corrdinator and Certified Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School at Miami Beach Golf Club.  She grew up living in New York, North Carolina, and finally Manassas, Virginia. She competed collegiately at the Division I level at Longwood University where she graduated with a Bachalor's Degree in English and Literature.  Mary is currently a Class A PGA Professional, Certified US Kids Golf Coach and is level one TPI Certifed.  
 
She has observed top teaching professionals including Jim McLean, Trillium Sellers Rose, Mariano Bartolome, Bobby Cole, David Armitage, Mark Costaregni, Julio Nutt, Patricia Gomez, Chad Middlaugh, Joe Compitello, Bobby Cole, Tommie Marino, Grayson Zacker, Marius Filmalter, and Dr. Robert Neal. Mary has worked at multiple private clubs including Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland, Army Navy Country Club in Fairfax, Virgina, while also serving as teaching assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School at Trump National Doral.
 
Mary is extremely passionate about working with students of all playing abilities and instilling a love of golf in future golfers.
 

Brian Hunzeker - Certified Instructor

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Brian is currently a Certified Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School at Miami Beach Golf Club.  He is from Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania and graduated from Mehodist University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  Brian competed collegiately while attending Methodist University. During his time on the team, Brian helped his team place fourth in the NCAA National Championship while also receiving the USA South All Conference award individually.  Brian worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland and as the Lead Teaching Assistant at The Jim McLean Golf School at Trump National Doral. He has observed top teaching professionals including Jim McLean, Trillium Sellers Rose, Mariano Bartolome, Bobby Cole, Wayne DeFrancesco, David Armitage, Marius Filmalter, and Dr. Rob Neal.  His lowest tournament round is 66 and lowest round is 63.  He is currently Jim McLean Certified, and US Kids Golf Coach Certified.

Brian enjoys working with players of all abilities. He delivers simple and effective instruction to improve student performance while adapting to indivual learning styles.