Brian is a passionate Golf Professional with over 10 years of teaching experience. Over that time Brian, has taught many different skill levels and age groups how to play better, and have more fun while doing it.
Brian's swing philosophy of focusing on the needs and experience of the student and molding a swing and program to help best benefit them began to take shape at the Golf Academy of America (Phoenix, AZ). There Brian was instructed by 5 PGA members, including 2 PGA Master Professionals Pete Huber, a golf digest best teacher in America, and Tim Eberlein, 3 time Southwest PGA section Horton Smith award winner, and 3 Quarter Century PGA members. There he learned not only the principles of the golf swing, but how to teach and grow this great game. In addition, Brian interned under John Stahlschmidt at TPC Scottsdale’s PGA tour Academy for a year. After school, Brian moved back east ending up at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club in Rising Sun, MD learning more about the business and swing from Andy Barbin the 2010 PGA National presidents Plaque award winner and Finalist for National PGA Golf Professional of the year in 2011.
Brian enjoys explaining the mechanics of the golf swing, as well as the values of the game. During his career, he has taught 1,000’s of golfers of all ages, including four years as the Head Golf Coach for the North East High School team where several golfers went to the state tournament during his tenure. He also was Head Golf Coach at Cecil College where his team competed in the NJCAA for three years.
Brian has had the opportunity to volunteer at several event and organizations including caddying for the LPGA, working the famed 16th hole at Scottsdale and member of the Philadelphia PGA PAO Committee for Junior Golf, Finance and Charity.
Brian looks forward to helping you learn to play or learn to play better. Give him a call to get started today.
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Jim Parella, PGA Professional
Director of Instruction - Malvern
With over 15 years of teaching experience as a PGA Professional Jim continues to excel as one of the area’s top Junior Golf Instructors.
Jim comes to us from Blue Bell Country Club where he oversaw and instructed their entire Junior Golf Program. Prior to that he has worked at other clubs such as Squires Golf Club, White Manor Country Club, Bala Golf Club, Lu Lu Country Club, and Valley Forge Golf Club. His Instruction has not been limited to kids as he has designed and instructed many developmental programs, women’s and corporate clinics in addition to giving thousands of hours of private instruction for all ages.
As a proud member of the PGA, Jim is also a Certified US Kids Golf Coach as well as being AimPoint Certified, a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified Fitness Expert, and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified.
Jim has been a member of the Philadelphia PGA Junior Golf Committee for the past four years as well as a member of the Philadelphia PGA PAO (Philadelphia Assistant’s Organization) Committee for Junior Golf, Finance and Charity.
He has been recognized by US Kids Golf Top 50 Teachers in 2012, 2015, and 2016 and has most recently been nominated for the 2017 Philadelphia PGA Youth Development Award.
Throughout his career Jim has spent a great deal of time learning to improve his own game while sharpening his teaching skills. He has spent time with Mike Adams (2017 Golf Digest Top 50 Instructors – Ranked #2), James Sieckmann (2017 Golf Digest Top 50 Instructors – Ranked #16), Marc Durland (2017 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers), Ron Cerrudo (2 Time PGA Tour Winner), and Bud Lewis (Philadelphia PGA Legend and Hall of Fame). Jim has also completed Ken Venturi’s Golf Academy in Rio Pinar Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.
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