David Armitage - Lead Master Instructor
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 MASTER PGA PROFESSIONAL “Class A”
- 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
Michael Hunt - Lead Master Instructor
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
▪ Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher
▪ 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
Brando Tommasi, US born but raised in the United Kingdom and Italy. Member of the Italian PGA since 2005 has taught some
of the best 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.
Brando also produces instructional videos in partnership with Revolution Golf. Has observed and has 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 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
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 Methodist 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.
Jon Schoepf - Certified Instructor
Originally from central Pennsylvania, Jon attended the Pennsylvania State University and completed the PGA Golf Management Program. By the time he was 24, Jon had been trained by 3 Golf Digest Top 50 Instructors,
3 Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructors, a Golf Digest Top 50 Club Fitter, and worked directly with 12 of the 40 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers. He has also worked at some of the country's premier golf resorts such as Reynolds Plantation and The French Lick Resort.
Jon has also performed extensive research about the golf swing with a variety of 3D Motion Capture Systems such as Gears, Golf BioDynamics, and Qualisys. In addition to being a PGA Class A Professional, Jon is also a TrackMan Certified Instructor, TPI Certified Fitness Instructor, Swing Catalyst Certified Instructor, and a US Kids Certified Coach.
With regards to club fitting, Jon was trained by Golf Digest's only Top 50 Teacher and Club Fitter, James Leitz. That, combined with being a Certified Callaway Club Fitting Specialist and doing extensive club shaft testing on the Gears 3D system, makes him the perfect choice to check to see if you're playing clubs that fit your swing.
Jon has experience teaching all levels of players and is especially passionate about coaching elite juniors. He has assisted Jim McLean with numerous lessons that include tour professionals such as Gary Woodland, Keegan Bradley, and Lexi Thompson.