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Randy Smith

27. Randy Smith (15)

VOTES: 226 | LESSON RATE: 150/hour
FACILITY: Royal Oaks C.C., Dallas
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Jimmy Ballard

T-28. Jimmy Ballard (21)

VOTES: 220 | LESSON RATE: $1,250/4 hours
FACILITY: Ballard Swing Connection (Ocean Reef C.), Key Largo, Fla.
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Michael Hebron

T-28. Michael Hebron (T-30)

VOTES: 220 | LESSON RATE: $150/hour
FACILITY: Smithtown Landing C.C., Smithtown Landing, N.Y.
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Jack Lumpkin

30. Jack Lumpkin (T-25)

VOTES: 208 | LESSON RATE: $335/hour
FACILITY: Sea Island G.C., St. Simons Island, Ga.
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Peter Kostis

31. Peter Kostis (28)

VOTES: 198 | LESSON RATE: $500/hour
FACILITY: Grayhawk Learning Center (Grayhawk G.C.), Scottsdale
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32. Gary Gilchrist (T-49)

32. Gary Gilchrist (T-49)

VOTES: 196 | LESSON RATE: $500/hour
FACILITY: Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
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Dave Phillips

33. Dave Phillips (34)

VOTES: 183 | LESSON RATE: $375/3 hours (group)
FACILITY: Titleist Performance Institute Oceanside, Calif.
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Claude Harmon III

→ 34. Claude Harmon III

VOTES: 182 | LESSON RATE: $375/hour
FACILITY: Butch Harmon Floridian Palm City, Fla.
Son of Butch Harmon, works with Ernie Els, Gary Woodland, Trevor Immelman, Brooks Koepka
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Mike LaBauve

35. Mike LaBauve (39)

VOTES: 178 | LESSON RATE: $275/hour
FACILITY: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale
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Brian Mogg

36. Brian Mogg (33)

VOTES: 174 | LESSON RATE: $200/hour
FACILITY: Brian Mogg Golf Academy (Waldorf Learning Center), Orlando
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Mike Shannon

37. Mike Shannon (40)

VOTES: 170 | LESSON RATE: $265/hour
FACILITY: Sea Island G.C., St. Simons Island, Ga.
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Mike McGetrick

38. Mike McGetrick (T-36)

VOTES: 169 | LESSON RATE: $250/hour
FACILITY: McGetrick Golf, Charlotte
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Andy Plummer

→ 39. Andy Plummer (39)

VOTES: 161 | LESSON RATE: $250/hour
FACILITY: Stack & Tilt Academy, Mount Holly, N.J.
Co-developer of Stack & Tilt, teaches Charlie Wi, J.J. Henry, Brad Faxon, Tommy Armour
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Brian Manzella

→ 40. Brian Manzella

VOTES: 156 | LESSON RATE: $150/hour
FACILITY: Brian Manzella Golf Academy at English Turn G. & C.C., New Orleans
TrackMan-savvy instructor, works with David Toms and LSU standout Lindsay Gahm
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Mike Bennett

→ T-41 Mike Bennett

VOTES: 149 | LESSON RATE: $300/hour
FACILITY: Stack & Tilt Academy, Palm City, Fla.
Co-developer of Stack & Tilt, teaches Charlie Wi, J.J. Henry, Brad Faxon, Tommy Armour III
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Ben Doyle

T-41. Ben Doyle (38)

VOTES: 149 | LESSON RATE: $100/hour
FACILITY: Quail Lodge & G.C., Carmel, Calif.
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Darrell Kestner

43. Darrell Kestner (T-44)

VOTES: 146 | LESSON RATE: $500/90 minutes
FACILITY: Deepdale G.C., Manhasset, N.Y.
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Todd Sones

44. Todd Sones (41)

VOTES: 139 | LESSON RATE: $200/45 minutes
FACILITY: Todd Sones Impact Golf (White Deer Run G.C.),
Vernon Hills, Ill.
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Kevin Weeks

45. Kevin Weeks (T-44)

VOTES: 138 | LESSON RATE: $150/hour
FACILITY: Cog Hill G. & C.C., Lemont, Ill.
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Charlie King

→ T-46 Charlie King

VOTES: 135 | LESSON RATE: $200/hour
FACILITY: Reynolds Golf Academy, Greensboro, Ga.
A teacher of teachers, wrote the groundbreaking book, The New Rules of Golf Instruction
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Laird Small

T-46. Laird Small (T-49)

VOTES: 135 | LESSON RATE: $200/hour
FACILITY: Pebble Beach Golf Academy, Pebble Beach
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Suzy Whaley

48. Suzy Whaley (T-44)

VOTES: 134 | LESSON RATE: $150/hour
FACILITY: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.
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Phil Rodgers

49. Phil Rodgers (T-36)

VOTES: 122 | LESSON RATE: $300/hour
FACILITY: The Grand Del Mar, San Diego
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Dana Rader

T-50. Dana Rader (47)

VOTES: 118 | LESSON RATE: $175/hour
FACILITY: Dana Rader Golf School Charlotte
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Grant Waite

T-50. Grant Waite

VOTES: 118 | LESSON RATE: $250/hour
FACILITY: Waite Mayo Golf, Orlando
PGA Tour winner (1993 Kemper Open), works with Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Brian Gay
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