David Glenz - PGA Professional
David graduated from the University of Oregon in 1971, after having his best college playing year and being voted to 2nd Team All-American. In the fall of 1971, he qualified for the PGA Tour and embarked on a 6-year career on the PGA Tour. After his stint on the PGA Tour, he turned his energy toward teaching golf, starting as the teaching professional at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. For the next three years David gave over 1000 lessons each year. In 1981, David became the head golf professional at Morris County Golf Club in Convent Station, New Jersey. During his 10 years at Morris County he again gave over 1000 lessons per year, developing many young players including Karen Noble who represented the USA in the Curtis Cup and the World Cup. He also maintained a phenomenal playing career in New Jersey golf by winning 4 New Jersey State Opens, the New York Metropolitan Open, 2 Nissan Classics, the Dodge Open, 2 New Jersey PGA Championships, and 4 New Jersey PGA Match Play Championships. Based on his playing achievements, he was voted “Player of the Decade” in the 1980’s and was voted into the New Jersey PGA Hall of Fame.
In 1991, David opened The David Glenz Golf Academy offering golf schools and private golf lessons at The Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey. In 2010, David realized a lifetime goal of designing and building a golf course, which is Black Oak Golf Club – home of the David Glenz Academy.
Because of his dedication to teaching golf, David was voted Teacher of the Year 8 times by the New Jersey PGA. In 1998, the PGA of America honored him by being voted “National PGA Teacher of the Year”. He has been honored by Golf Magazine as a Top 100 Teacher and by Golf Digest as a Top 50 Teacher.
David has given golf lessons to over 100 PGA, LPGA, and PGA Senior Tour players as well as hundreds of mini-tour players and club professionals. The real strength of the academy lies in the development of golf schools in New Jersey for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced player. With the proven golf school concepts, all ability levels have shown unparalleled improvement. The real benefit of the golf schools proximity to New York City and the population of New Jersey is the student’s accessibility to follow-up with individual golf lessons.
Teaching Philosophy: “Our Mission is simple... We want to make you a better player. You bring the desire... We bring the information. Together we will succeed. With us you'll Learn it! Train it! Trust it! I have avoided teaching a method, but I have created a simple understanding of the golf swing with my students so that improvement is ongoing. If it's going to be successful on the golf course, the golf motion needs to be both physically and mentally a simple task to perform."
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Bryan Jones – Sr. Director of Instruction DGGA
During the past 16 years as a teacher and Senior Director of the DGGA, Bryan has built an outstanding reputation for helping students on all levels understand the golf swing, build a plan for growth and achieve their goals in golf. His student's success greatly contributed to Bryan being named New Jersey PGA Teacher of the Year in 2000, along with yearly recognition by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the Region's premier instructors. In 2004 & 2006 Bryan was nominated for consideration to Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and has been nominated 10 times for NJPGA Teacher of the Year. Additionally, Bryan is a member of the National PGA Rules of Golf Committee actively officiating golf tournaments nationally, including The Masters and PGA Championship and instructing workshops on the Rules of Golf. Bryan also serves on the Instruction Committee of the PGA of America. Here in NJ, Bryan is the current Secretary of the New Jersey PGA and along with his fellow officers is very active in the governance of the PGA of America.
In addition to officiating at the Masters, British Open, PGA Championship and Ryder Cup, Bryan was named the 2016 PGA of America’s National Horton Smith Award winner. This is an incredible honor and a testament to his dedication and talent. Bryan was celebrated at the 2016 PGA of America’s Annual Meeting in New York City. Click here to watch his video.
Teaching Philosophy: "Every player has the potential to move the club and control the club face in a way that produces consistent, target bound shots. I feel my job is to help my students find their way to achieve this, understand what went wrong when they miss, make the necessary corrections and go on to enjoy this great game for their lifetime."
Wendy Ferrara – LPGA Class A Teaching Professional
Since the age of 7, Wendy has enjoyed competitive amateur golf at local and state levels. She pursued collegiate golf while earning her BS with honors in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1989. She has specialized in Sports and Orthopedic rehabilitation for the past 20 years with concentration in golf biomechanics and performance programs. Wendy is an active member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division and has attended & instructed golf enhancement programs nationally. Her combination of therapeutic skills and teaching expertise is invaluable to golfers of all ages and ability levels. Wendy is a certified FlexorSwing Instructor; a certified Titleist Performance Provider; and a certified SpiderTech Taping Practitioner.
Teaching Philosophy: "Learn, Train, & Trust... golf swings come in all shapes and sizes. With proper knowledge of club movement, and true awareness of body movement, an efficient motion should emerge. Thought precedes motion... what's your thought?"