Mark Francis O'Meara (born January 13, 1957) is an American professional golfer who was a prolific tournament
winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. He spent nearly 200 weeks in
the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from their debut in 1986 to 2000.
O'Meara was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, but grew up in Southern California in Mission Viejo, and took up
golf at age 13, sneaking on to the nearby Mission Viejo Country Club. He later became an employee of the club and
played on his high school golf team. He was an All-American at Long Beach State, and won the U.S. Amateur in 1979,
defeating John Cook. After graduating with a degree in marketing in 1980, O'Meara turned professional and would win
16 events on the PGA Tour, starting with the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1984. He won the AT&T Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am four times, but he passed his 41st birthday in January 1998 without having won a major championship as a professional.
In a late finale to his PGA Tour winning career, O'Meara won two majors in 1998, The Masters and the British Open. O'Meara
attributed the resurgence partly to the inspiration of working with Tiger Woods, the new superstar of the game at the time,
with whom O'Meara had become good friends. In the same year he won the Cisco World Match Play Championship and he reached
a career best of second in the Official World Golf Rankings.
O'Meara is known for competing outside the United States more often than most leading American golfers, and has won
tournaments in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. A man with a genial demeanor, he is one of the most popular
figures in international golf. In the new millennium his form took a downturn and he began to struggle with injuries,
but in 2004 he won an official tour event for the first time since 1998, taking the Dubai Desert Classic title, which
despite being played in Asia is a European Tour event.
In 2007, O'Meara entered his first season on the Champions Tour.
Hank Haney developed his desire to teach while majoring in education at Tulsa University, where he graduated in 1977.
In the years since, Hank has enthusiastically set out to be a great instructor of the golf swing. He has steadily built
a reputation as an instructor, not only to the club level player, but to touring pros as well.
Hank has taught more than 100 touring professionals from the PGA, LPGA, and European, Japanese, and Asian tours. His pupils
have included 1998 Masters and British Open Champion Mark O'Meara, two-time U.S. Open Amateur and one-time British Open Amateur
Kelli Kuehne who is currently playing in the LPGA, and former NCAA Champion and two-time LPGA winner, Emilee Klein and
1998 U.S. Amateur Champion Hank Kuehne.
Hank Haney works with his students to develop an accurate plan to improve the flight of their golf ball. By giving cause
and effect analogies, coupled with physical hands on examples, the student and instructor can create a relationship that will
produce positive results. The correct swing plane is the basis of Hank's philosophy.
"My philosophy as a teacher is to teach my students to become their own best teacher by getting them to understand the flight
of the golf ball and how it relates to the swing, with emphasis on swinging the golf club on their own correct swing plane."
Dean Wilson was born on December 17, 1969, he is an American professional golfer. Dean Wilson was born in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
He turned professional in 1992 after graduating from Brigham Young University and has won six times on the Japan Golf Tour
and once on the PGA Tour.
Dean Wilson got his first PGA win on August 13, 2006 at the International. "Finally got my Tour card here just four years ago
at age 32," Wilson said. "So it was quite a battle. It was just really satisfying to be here holding the trophy."
Eric Axley was born on April 22, 1974, he is an American professional golfer. Axley was born in Athens, Tennessee.
He turned professional in 1997.
In 2006, Eric Axley won the Valero Texas Open, claiming his first PGA Tour win. His 67 first round score at the EDS
Byron Nelson Championship made Eric Axley one of the highest-scoring first-round leaders at the Nelson since 1984.
Charlie Wi was born in Seoul. He attended the University of California, Berkeley in the United States and had
a successful amateur career.
Charlie Wi turned professional in 1995. He has played all over the world, competing on the European, Asian and Japanese
tours. He played on the PGA Tour in 2005 after successfully navigating through all three stages of 2004 National Qualifying
Tournament, but didn't do well enough to retain his card. In 2006, he was a member of the Nationwide Tour. The most notable
win of his career came in February 2006, when he won the Maybank Malaysian Open, a co-sanctioned European Tour and Asian
Tour event. He currently plays on the PGA Tour.
Scherrer was born July 20, 1970 in Syracuse, New York. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He played
for the American team in the 1991 Walker Cup. He lost to Justin Leonard in the finals of the 1992 U.S. Amateur.
Tom Scherrer has one PGA Tour victory, the 2000 Kemper Insurance Open. He also has three Nationwide Tour wins; the 1995 NIKE
Knoxville Open, the 1998 NIKE Upstate Classic and the 2007 Price Cutter Charity Championship.
Armour was born October 8, 1959 in Denver, Colorado. Armour turned Pro in 1981 at the age of 21. He has two career PGA Tour victories,
winning the 1990 Phoenix Open and the 2003 Valero Texas Open. Armour is the grandson of three-time major champion Tommy Armour.
Tommy Armour III currently holds the scoring record for best overall score on 72 holes (254), which he set during his Valero
Texas Open victory in 2003.
Fleisher was born in Union City, Tennessee. He attended Miami-Dade Junior College and Furman University. He won the U.S. Amateur
in 1968 and turned professional in 1969. As a club professional, he won the PGA Club Professional Championship once. His regular
tournament career was modest, with one win on the PGA Tour, namely the 1991 New England Classic, and a few wins in minor tournaments.
He has been much more successful on the Champions Tour with 18 wins as of May 2005, including one senior major, the 2001 U.S. Senior Open.
He also has one win on the European Seniors Tour, which came in 2000 at the Irish Seniors Open.
The 1995 PGA Teacher of the Year, Jack is currently instructing PGA Tour Professional Davis Love III, LPGA Tour Professional Donna
Andrews (3rd on LPGA Money List in 1998) and PGA Tour Professional Loren Roberts. He teaches many young and inspiring Tour Professionals
as well as Amateurs of all handicap levels.
Jack played on the PGA Tour in the late 50's, including three U.S. Opens and the PGA Championship. He was Player of the Year as a club
professional in New York in 1970-1971 and was named Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Section PGA in 1993. He is listed among the 1999
Top 100 Teachers by GOLF Magazine.
During the past three years Jack has presented golf clinics at business and charity events with Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Lee Janzen,
Brad Faxon, Fred Couples, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman and Davis Love III.
He served on the committee for the Professional Golf Association Teaching Manual and is featured in "Hit It Longer and Straighter" an
instructional video and "When The Chips Are Down," part of the GOLF DIGEST Magazine including "Playing the Utility Wood" in the October
1998 issue, "Swing Plan," part of your Cure Your Slice special section of the May 1998 issue and, with Davis Love II, "How You Can Hit
Every Green": in June 1998.
Jack and his wife Sherry have a golfing family. Their son Jay won the 1987 National PGA Club Professional Championship. Their daughter
Sandy is a teaching professional in Scottsdale, Arizona and is married to Mike LaBauve, also a Golf Digest School instructor. Their
daughter Susie is married to Eric Smith, the teaching professional at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond.
Executive Director of Instruction - Medicus Golf Institute
Nominated numerous times for Golf Digest's Top 50 Teachers and recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of America's Top 100 Teachers, Chuck
Evans is one of the only 31 Teachers in the world to hold the designation of "Doctorate in Golf Stroke Engineering." He is one of the
most highly sought after instructors in the world not only by players but other teachers as well and is known as the "Teacher of Teachers"!
Executive Director of Instruction for the Medicus Golf Institute he also held the positions of Director of Schools for the PGA Tour Golf
Academy and the Director of Instruction for the U.S. Golf Institute.
Kip, head of instruction at the Aviara Golf Academy (Top 25 Golf School in America) is one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers. He works
with numerous PGA Tour Players including Scott Simpson, Dennis Paulson and Larry Mize. Kip has a passion for working with and developing
top junior players.
After playing 12 years on the LPGA Tour (posting eight course records), Debbie decided to focus on golf instruction and was selected
by Golf for Women Magazine as a "Top 50" instructor. She currently teaches at The Palms Country Club in La Quinta, California. Debbie
is the founder and CEO of Venus Golf and the author of Venus on the Fairway.
- Birthdate: 2/17/62
- Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
- Residence: Agoura, CA
- College: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Degree: Economics
- Turned Professional: 1985
- PGA Class "A" Professional: 1995
- Special Interest: The Outdoors, Family
- San Diego County Open Champion, (19 under par for 3-rounds): 1988
- Pensacola Open, 2nd Place: 1992
- Greater Greenville Open, 5th Place: 1992
- Portuguese Open, 8th Place: 1986
- Yuma Open, 63
- San Diego County Open, 63
- Candlewood Classic, 64
- Golden State Angel Park Classic, 64