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.
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.