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
Lead Master Instructor
Brando Tommasi is currently a Lead Master Instructor for the Jim McLean Golf School and is on the Miura Advisory Board. He is US born but was raised in the United Kingdom and Italy. Member of the Italian PGA since 2005, he has taught golf at the highest level such as LPGA Tour, European Tour, and LET. In 2015, he 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 to pursue excellence in this field doing what he does best, watching his clients develop into exceptional golfers.
Brando is 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. Lead Instructor at the headquarters of the Blue Team Golf Academy (#1 Italian Golf Academy) for 9 years in Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & Country Club, Milan. Has has taught over 20,000 thousand hours with players of all abilities. Aimpoint, Trackman, TPI, Swing Catalyst, SamPuttlab Level 2, and Quintic are only some of the skills/certifications 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's 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.
Master InstructorMary is currently the Junior Golf Coordinator and Master 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 Bachelor's Degree in English and Literature in 2011.
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.
Director of Instruction/Master 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, Sam PuttLab Level 2 Instructor, and a US Kids Top 50 Honoroble Mention. He has also been a 2-time nominee for Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers.
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.
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.
Drew’s mission is simple: Help people of all ages and abilities play better golf and have more fun. The satisfaction he gets working with someone to enjoy the game more and improve their skills is incredibly rewarding. Drew’s spent years observing some of golf’s best instructors and educating himself on not only the swing and how to play the game, but how to educate people to make their best golf swings and shoot lower scores while having a great time.
He believes in a journey of self discovery of the game and people are much more likely to retain changes and enhance their skills if they are the ones to realize what those changes are. The relationship Drew aims to develop with golfers is a coach/player partnership. His intention is not merely to direct your movements. You will work together to find the best solution for you and your game. Drew uses his knowledge and experience to assist you toward creating the moves that will help you achieve your golfing goals.
Using the systems for improvement pioneered by Jim McLean and other top instructors, together you will understand your current game, where you want to go and how you will get there. While working with Drew, you will enjoy an environment that educates you, relaxes you, encourages you and motivates you toward your desires as a golfer. Let’s get you to play your best golf.
Top 100 Instructors and Golf Magazine Contributors Observed:
Dr. Jim Suttie, Tom Patri, Gary Weir, Adam Bazalgette, Rob Labritz, Mark Durland, Jim McLean other McLean Instructors.
PGA Class "A" Member
2017 Top 50 U.S. Kids Golf Coach - Honorable Mention