Education Speakers

PGA Education Speakers

Learn more about the top speakers and instructors presenting best-in-class knowledge at the 2013 PGA Education Programs.

  • Eric Alpenfels
  • Judith A. Alvarez
  • Leigh Bader
  • Bob Baldassari
  • Jeff Beaudry
  • Sheryl Bindelglass
  • Warren Bottke
  • Dick Bradow
  • Richard C. Brasser
  • Michael Breed
  • Cary Cavitt
  • Dr. Bob Christina
  • Kevin Compare
  • James Cronk
  • Gary Dee
  • Henry B. DeLozier
  • David Donatucci
  • Dana Garmany
  • Gene Garrote
  • Lance Gill
  • Hank Haney
  • Peter Hill
  • Jim Hinckley
  • Bill Hughes
  • Brent Krause
  • Mark Konchan
  • Jon Last
  • Mike Leemhuis
  • Mike Malaska
  • Dawes M. Marlatt, Jr.
  • Lynn Marriott
  • Paul Metzler
  • Greg Nathan
  • Tracy Moffatt
  • Pia Nilsson
  • Dave Normand
  • Donna Orender
  • Dave Phillips
  • Jim A. Riscigno
  • Larry Ross
  • Dr. Paul Schempp
  • Rick J. Sessinghaus
  • Dale Smigelsky
  • Suzy M. Whaley
  • Becky Wilkins
  • Dr. Gary Wiren
Eric Alpenfels

Eric Alpenfels

Eric Alpenfels is the Director of the Pinehurst Golf Academy and Golf Instruction at Pinehurst Resort. He is a Class "A" Member of the PGA of America and has been part of the Pinehurst family since 1985. His expertise has earned him recognition from Golf Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Teachers in America," Golf Digest as one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" and U.S. Kids Golf as one of the "Top 50 Teachers for Kids." Eric's activities beyond the fairways of Pinehurst are extensive, and include speaking engagements, contributions to industry publications and participation as an Adjunct Facility of the PGA of America Education Department. In partnership with Dr. Bob Christina, The Golf Academy is conducting research to pioneer the development of new practice techniques and innovative drills. He recently coauthored "Instinct Putting" with Dr. Bob Christina and Dr. Cary Heath.


  • Director of Pinehurst Golf Academy and Golf Instruction 1993 – Present
  • Head Instructor – Pinehurst Golf Academy 1987 – 1993
  • Instructor - Pinehurst Golf Academy 1985 – 1987


  • Golf Magazine's Innovator of the Year Award 2008
  • Outstanding Research Award from the World Scientific 2008
    Congress of Golf
  • National Magazine Award presented to Golf Magazine 2006
    by the American Society of Magazine Editors
  • Teacher of the Year / Carolina Section 1995


  • PGA of America

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