August 11, 2010

Top-20 Teachers Under 40

America's 50 Greatest Teachers

The 50 Greatest Teachers list is tough to crack, but the instructors to watch are recognized in Golf Digest's Best Teachers in Your State. Here are the best under age 40.

STEVE ATHERTON, 34

GolfTec, Denver

COREY BADGER, 34

Golf Lab, Salt Lake City

__MARK BLACKBURN

__, 34

The Gunter's Landing C.C., Guntersville, Ala.

DEBBIE DONIGER, 39

GlenArbor G.C., Bedford, N.Y.

SEAN FOLEY, 35

Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.

JEFF GSCHWIND, 38

Deepdale G.C., Manhassett, N.Y.

JASON GUSS, 30

Rick Smith Golf Academy at Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Mich.

ZACH HEUSSER, 37

Crystal Springs G. Cse., Burlingame, Calif.

ANDY HILTS, 35

GolfTec, Denver

KEVIN HINTON, 31

Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, N.Y.

SEAN HOGAN, 39

David Leadbetter Golf Academy at ChampionsGate, Orlando

MARK IMMELMAN, 39

Bull Creek G. Cse., Columbus, Ga.

SAM KERN, 34

Ridgeway C.C., Memphis

__MATT KILLEN

__, 24

The C. at Olde Stone, Alvaton, Ky.

BRYAN LEBEDEVITCH, 36

Jim McLean Golf School at PGA West, La Quinta, Calif.

KEVIN SMELTZ, 38

David Leadbetter Golf Academy at ChampionsGate, Orlando

TOM STICKNEY, 38

The Club at Cordillera, Edwards, Colo.

V.J. TROLIO, 34

Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss.

TRENT WEARNER, 36

Meridian Golf Learning Center, Englewood, Colo.

JARED ZAK, 32

Sea Island G.C., St. Simons Island, Ga.