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  • Jon Bullas, Golf Academy Instructor
    • Golf Academy Instructor

      Phone: (941) 961-9329

      Email: jon@jonbullas.com

      Jon brings over 20 years of worldwide experience in the game of golf to you. Through gaining knowledge of playing the game at every level, Jon has created a holistic approach to coaching. Studying every area of the game with some of the world’s leading instructors has helped Jon develop his proven teaching system. Jon mentored under Jim Hardy and Plane Truth Golf, he uses Mr. Hardy’s +/- system when evaluating a new student. This allows Jon to prescribe the best fix for the student and see immediate improvements in technique and consequently the ball flight. Players of all ages and abilities can learn all aspects of the game. Students learn using state of the art teaching studio including TrackMan launch monitor, Swing Catalyst balance plate with high speed video, K-Vest 3D and SAM PuttLab.

      Golf Coaching Experience
      • Awarded PGA Advanced Professional status
      • Plane Truth Golf Level 2 Certified
      • TrackMan Level 2 Certified
      • K-Vest 3D Level 2 Certified
      • SAM PuttLab Level 2 Certified
      • TPI Golf Fitness Certified
      • US Kids Certified Coach and Top 50 Honorable Mention
      • Master Club-Maker and Fitter
      • Titleist Staff member
      • Nike Staff Athlete

      Notable Students
      European Tour – James Heath
      LPGA / Symetra Tour – Jodi Ewart-Shadoff, Anya Alvarez, Rachel Connor, Caroline Powers and Ericka Schneider
      Web Dot Com – Joey Lameille
      Other Professionals – Chris Kennedy, Sam Osborne,
      2009 US Amateur Champion – Byeong-Hun An (assistant coach)
      World Long Drive – Kevin Shook
      AJGA winners
      2017 China U-13 National Girls Champion
      2014 & 2015 Florida State 13-15 Boys Team Champions
      Playing Experience
      Following a decorated junior career competing at national level, Jon moved to Florida to attend Florida Atlantic University on a golf scholarship. After turning Professional in October 2000 he played PGA Tour LatinoAmerica, Golden Bear Tour, PGA Europro Tour, Challenge Tour and PGA South Region. Jon won numerous times in his PGA Region before switching his sole focus to coaching in 2005.


       
       
           

  • Nathan Bertsch, Certified Golf Instructor
    • Certified Golf Instructor

      Nathan teaches a holistic approach to the game which gives equal care in helping his students understand the physical, mental, nutritional, and technical aspects of becoming a great golfer. He understands that there are many ways to swing the club, everyone comes from a different genetic makeup, and therefore no one can have the same exact swing. He uses a set of fundamental parameters to simply guide each player to being the best they can be. Nathan defines a good golf swing as “one that has maximum time to make minimal compensations” and a bad swing as “one that has minimal time to make maximum compensations”.

      GOLF COACHING EXPERIENCE
      Nathan had been an IMG Academy golf instructor for the past 8 years and earned the title of a Senior Certified Golf Instructor. Other Certifications and Technology experience includes being 6 year Leadbetter Certified, Trackman Certified, Trained in using the SAM Putting Lab System, and V1 Software. He has worked with top level junior golfers, amateurs, and professionals from around the world. Notable students Nathan has worked with include:
      • Ginger Howard (LPGA/Symetra Tour)- 2 Time Medalist at 2nd Stage of LPGA Q-School , AJGA All-American, Junior Ryder Cup Team, 7 Victories on the Suncoast Women’s Tour. 2 Time Medalist at 2nd Stage of LPGA Q-School
      • Scott Harvey (Top Ranked Mid-Amateur in the World 2014-Present)-2015 Walker Cup Team Member, Played in 2015 Masters, 2014 US Mid-Amateur Champion, 2015 South American Amateur Champion, 2014 Cardinal Amateur Champion, 2011-2015 Carolina’s Amateur Player of the Year Honors, Only player to be 3 time stroke play medalist at the US Mid-Amateur Championship, 2014 & 2016 Concession Cup Team Member, 3 Time Carolina’s Mid-Amateur Champion.
      • James Yoon- AJGA All-American and ranked top 10 on Jr Golf Scoreboard prior to graduating. Played college for University of California, Berkeley

      PLAYING EXPERIENCE
      Nathan was a AJGA All-American in 1995. He was ranked top 20 in Golf Week as a junior prior to being recruited to play college golf for Florida State University. Nathan was an ACC All-American in 1997 & 1998 and played on the winning team of the 1998 US Collegiate. Turned Professional in December of 2000 and played on various mini-tours such as the NGA Hooters Tour and the eTour. Competed in PGA Tour Q-school in 2001, 2004, and 2005. Lowest score in a professional event is a 61.


          "Through the seven years I have worked with Nate, I feel that I have grown with my golf and character. He is not only my coach, but is my friend. Through his teaching he shows that he cares"  -  Ginger Howard, LPGA
      Ginger Howard at The Junior Ryder Cup. Winning team with Jordan Speith and Justin Thomas                                           

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