Instructor

Chris O'Connell, PGA Tour Instructor/Director of Instruction for The Plane Truth

214.707.1325
chris@planetruthgolf.com

 
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Programs Offered
  • Private and playing lessons for adults and juniors
  • Plane Truth junior programs
Lesson Pricing
$150 45-minutes

Pro Bio

  • Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America 2013-2014.
  • Current PGA TOUR students include Matt Kuchar and Scott Piercy.
  • Authored numerous articles in Golf Digest and Golfweek.
  • Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013.
  • Mentored under Jim Hardy since 1998, ranked #8 2011-2012 America’s 50 Greatest Teachers by Golf Digest.  Named 2007 PGA of America Teacher of the Year and authored the #1 bestseller golf book The Plane Truth for Golfers.
  • Vice President and Co-Founder of The Plane Truth Golf Institute, a business dedicated to training golf instructors and providing instruction to golfers worldwide through innovative teaching tools.
  • Competed in 4 PGA TOUR events.
  • University of Notre Dame graduate 1995.


Jake Sandusky
Lead Instructor for The Plane Truth
Junior Development Specialist

224.343.6801
jake@planetruthgolf.com

 
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  • 10 years teaching experience
  • Level 2 Plane Truth Instructor
  • Certified U.S. Kids Golf Coach
  • Aimpoint Green Reading Coach
  • Worked with PGA Tour and mini tour players on green reading and putting
  • Mentored under Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Chris O'Connell and Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor Jim Hardy
  • PGA Member since 2004
  • Teaching Professional at Chicago Golf Club 2005-2006, Wheaton, IL
  • Observed Top 100 Instructors: Mike Adams, Bob Toski, Dr. Jim Suttie, Dr. Gary Wiren, Rick Martino, Tom Patri and Laird Small
  • Graduated from Methodist University PGA/PGM 2004

Teaching Philosophy

An instructor’s job is to leave every student better than they showed up. One of the biggest misconceptions in golf instruction today is that when taking a lesson you should expect to get worse before you get better. 
 
3 things to you should expect when taking a lesson:
 
1. You should experience a better ballflight and impact.
2. The information presented should be easy to understand and the number of changes you are asked to make should be minimal.
3. The instructor should provide honest feedback.
 

Services

Junior 18 and under 
• $80/45 minutes
• Package of five (5) - $320
Plane Truth Junior Team 
• $175/month
• February-November
• Weekly Group Practices
• Under Armour Team Gear
• Coach observation at individual tournaments
• Yearly evaluations 
• Participation in NTPGA Team tournaments
 

Adult Private Lesson

• $110/45 minutes
• Packages upon request
 
Online lessons worldwide at www.planetruthgolf.com
 

Current High School and Middle School Players 

Plano Senior Girls Varisty
Lonestar Girls Varsity
McKinney Boyd Boys JV
Erickson Middle School

Student reviews

A message on Junior Golf

For young players golf starts as pure fun and develops into a passion. Some find they prefer golf as a recreational sport; others end up taking the game more seriously. No matter which end of the spectrum someone ends up on it is the instructors job to tailor the instruction to fit each student’s desire and ability level. 
 
Teaching golf to young players is fun and endlessly challenging. Every junior is like a new project. Some struggle with technique, some with attitude, some lack confidence, and some are simply new to the game. There is no one perfect blueprint to get the most out of every junior. My passion lies in helping each one of them realize their potential.

Andy Traynor
Lead Instructor for The Plane Truth
Junior Development Specialist

469.999.1191
andytraynor@planetruthgolf.com

 
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BIO

  • Level 3 Plane Truth Certified Instructor
  • Trackman Master Professional-only one in Texas
  • TPI Level 3 Junior Coach
  • TPI Biomechanics Coach
  • TPI Power, Golf, & Fitness Coach
  • U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach
  • SAM Puttlab Level 2 Instructor
  • Swing Catalyst Level 2 Instructor
  • PGA Coach Tutor Great Britain & Ireland
  • Guest Speaker Plane Truth Instructor Summit 2015
  • Guest Speaker Trackman University 2015
  • Guest Speaker Great Britain & Ireland Coaching Conference 2014
  • Head PGA Professional Chingford G.C. 2000-2016

Lessons

Private Lessons

  • $150 (45 minutes)
  • Package of 5 $625
  • Monthly Program $550

Junior 18 & under Private Lessons

  • $60/45 minutes
  • Package of 5 – $275

Plane Truth Junior Team

  • $175/month

Weekly Clinics

  • From $35

Trackman Combine

  • $95
  • 3 for $200

Joe Brown
Golf Instructor for The Plane Truth

906.298.1458
joebrown@planetruthgolf.com

 
 
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Programs Offered

  • Private Lessons
  • Plane Truth Junior Team
  • Ladies Clinics
  • Junior Clinics

Lesson Pricing

  • Adult Private Lessons $75/45 minutes
  • Junior Private Lessons $50/45 minutes (5 Lessons for $200)
  • Plane Truth Junior Team $125-$175 per month
  • Clinic prices vary

Pro Bio

  • Plane Truth Level 1 Instructor
  • PGA Member
  • U.S. Kids Certified Coach
  • Teaching Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club 2012-2015
  • Teaching Professional at Boyne Golf Academy 2011 Harbor Springs, MI
  • Finished 2nd in 2014 Colorado PGA Assistants Championship
  • Participated in 2014 National PGA Assistants Championship
  • Member of the Ferris State University Golf Team
  • Played in 2010 NCAA National Championship
  • Ferris State University PGA/PGM graduate 2011
 

 

Jon Roth
Golf Instructor/
Certified Club Fitter

214.551.2384
jroth4golf@gmail.com

 

 
 
   
Programs Offered Lesson Pricing
  • Club Fitting/Titleist, Adams, Taylor Made, Ping, Cobra, Callaway
  • Private lesson for adults and juniors
  • Group Lessons and Golf Clinics
  • Junior Development Program
$35    Juniors    35-minutes
$175  Juniors      5 Lessons (35 min.)
$60    Adults     45-minutes
$300  Adults       5 Lessons (45 min.)
$100  FITTING per Driver/Fairway & Hybrids/Irons/Wedges/Putter

**Fitting  Fee  50% off when clubs are purchased through The Courses at Watters Creek.
*** Matching Low Price Guaranteed!

 

Pro Bio

  • 15 Years Experience as a Teaching Professional
  • Adjunct Instructor:  The Golf Academy of America
  • Teaching experience  has come through:  Private Lessons, Junior Academy Program, Player Development Clinics, Summer Clinics and Advanced Clinics for Juniors, After school Programs and Get Golf Ready in 5 Days.
  • Teaching focus is with a diversity of ages and cultures
  • Certified Fitter with Titleist and Golfsmith International
  • Certified Club Builder
  • Jon spent 25 years in the Food & Beverage industry with two major corporations.  Jon  and Jeanie live in McKinney and call Texas and the Metroplex home
 
 

 

Tony LaBella
Golf Instructor

469.569.7931
tplabel@msn.com

 

 
 
   
Programs Offered Lesson Pricing:
  • Club Fitting/Titleist, Adams, Taylor Made, Pilng, Cobra, Callaway
  • Private lesson s for adults and juniors
  • Group Lessons and Golf Clinics
  • Junior Development Programs

Adult                      Junior

60 Min                           $95                         $65
45 Min                           $75                         $55
30 Min                            $60                        $45
5 Pack                       $350  (45 min)       $200 (30 Min)
10 Pack                     $600 (45 min)        $350 (30 Min)
9-Hole Playing Lesson $200                    $150

Pro Bio

  • Teaching and Coaching the full swing and short game skills over 10 years
  • Head Golf Instructor at Bogart Golf Teaching Center
  • Written a detailed curriculum of the full swing
  • Produced audio CD’s of the full swing, short game, and mental focus techniques
  • All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced
  • Participate in Corporate Outings and Junior Clinics.
  • 2002 and 2003 Winner of the Wylie Moore Memorial
  • 2003 Winner of the Tenison  Park Championship
 
 

David Sherman, Golf Instructor/
Certified Club Fitter

972.510.7072
dshermanpga@me.com

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Programs Offered Lesson Pricing
  • Private lesson for adults and juniors
  • Group Lessons and Golf Clinics
  • Junior Development Program
  • Women's Clinics
$35  Juniors   30-minutes
$40  Juniors  45-minutes
$50  Juniors  60-minutes
$200  Juniors   4 Lessons (60 min.)
$50  Adults   30-minutes
$70  Adults  45-minutes
$90  Adults  60-minutes

$200  Juniors   4 - one hour  lessons
$250  Juniors  6 - one hours lessons
$300  Juniors  8- one hours lessons

**Fitting  Fee  50% off when clubs are purchased through The Courses at Watters Creek.
*** Matching Low Price Guaranteed!

Pro Bio

•Certified Teaching Professional with over 25 years of teaching experience
•Get Golf Ready Certified
•Offers priveate lessons to all skill levels  as well as group lessons for ladies and juniors
•Co-Instructor for Teach the Teacher Seminar
•Instructor for Most Improved male and female at Canyon Creek CC – 2013
•Instructor of Most Improved student from Golf Academy of America - 2013
•Teaching Professional at Abilene CC for 16 years
•2-Time NCAA Coach of the Year
         •Taught many Juniors that have gone on to play collegiate golf


 

Matthew Vahala, Golf Instructor/
Certified Club Fitter

214.223.8773
mvahala@yahoo.com

 

 
 
   
Programs Offered Lesson Pricing:
  • Private lesson for adults and juniors
  • Group Lessons and Golf Clinics
  • Junior Development Program
  • Saturday Junior Clinics
  • Women's Clinics
$50  Adults   30-minutes
$70  Adults  45-minutes
$85  Adults  60-minutes

$50  Juniors  45-minutes
$200  Juniors   5 –45 minute lessons
$350  Juniors  10-45 minute lessons

Saturday Clinics:
$35 per Clinic
All levels welcome (Ages 6-13)

**Fitting  Fee  50% off when clubs are purchased through The Courses at Watters Creek.
*** Matching Low Price Guaranteed!

Pro Bio

         •Teaching Professional with over 25 years of teaching experience
•Lead and Assistant Instructor in NTPGA Junior Camps
•Expertise in golf merchandise and club fitting
•Former Director of Instruction – Lake Park Golf Course – Lewisville, TX
•Specializes in full swing, short game and putting
•Loves to work with all levels and abilities.


 

Clint Avara
Golf Instructor and Certified Club Fitter

972.569.0601
ClintAvara@PGA.com

 
 
 
 
 





 
  • PGA Member since 2010
  • Expert in Video Swing Analysis
  • Certified fitting expert with Mizuno, Ping, Titleist and Taylormade
  • Over fifteen years of teaching experience (adults, juniors, beginner and competitive)
  • Competitor in 2011, 2013 and 2014 PGA Professionals National Championship

Teaching Philosophy

"I believe in teaching my students the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Every player is different and making a personal connection to your golf swing ensures comfort and confidence in your game. My goal is for players to take what they learn in our lessons and transfer it to the golf course."

Services

• Private coaching for adults and juniors
• Junior fundamental, intermediate and competitive programs
• NTPGA Junior Team Golf/TGA Premier Junior Golf League
• Golf 101 - beginner clinics
•  Ladies only clinics
• Short game clinics
• Corporate events/clinics
• Custom fittings (putter, driver and wedge)

Adult Private Lesson

• $55/30 minutes
• $75/45 minutes
• $90/60 minutes
• $335/(5) 45 minutes
• $600/(10) 45 minutes

Juniors Private Lesson

• $40/30 minutes
• $55/45 minutes
• $250/(5) 45 minutes
• $450/(10) 45 minutes