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ROB KRIEGER - PGA Director of Instruction
Rob is a native of Cleveland, OH and has 29 years of golf instruction experience and is a Class “A” Member of the PGA of America. He started playing golf at the age of 6 and began assisting with instruction when he was just 16 years old.
He has played competitively in high school, on the Florida mini tours in Orlando and in local PGA Section events.
He is a very accomplished teacher and has taught the game of golf to thousands of students over the years. He has trained the spectrum from beginners to professionals and from juniors to seniors. There has not been anybody he has not been able to teach. He has taught community recreation golf classes and has worked with local community colleges and a variety of municipalities since 1985. He was also the golf coach for Lake Erie College in Ohio and worked under Gregor Jamieson – “Top 100 Teacher” at Lake Nona in Orlando, FL, for 3 winters which was also the headquarters for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
In December 2012, he will become Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified for fitness and nutrition.
He has been very fortunate to work at some of best facilities in country and they include: Kirtland CC – Top 20 Courses in Ohio - Kirtland, OH, Sand Ridge GC - #55 Best Courses in America – Cleveland, OH, Lake Nona GC - #30 Best in Florida – Orlando, FL, Forest Oaks CC – Hosted PGA Tour for 30 years – Greensboro, NC, Conestoga GC - #5 Best in Nevada – Mesquite, NV. Rob also worked for the largest golf management company in the world, Troon Golf as the Director of Golf at two of their facilities after receiving his MBA degree.
JOHN LAGANT - PGA Teaching Professional
John is a native of Murray, UT and spent a great deal of time in Utah growing up in Salt Lake. He has 37 years of golf instruction experience and is a Class “A” Member of the PGA of America. He started playing golf at the age of 12 and began his PGA career at the age of 22.
He is a very accomplished teacher and has experience in all facet of the golf business. In 1968, John was hired in St. George as the Head Professional of Dixie Red Hills Golf Course. In 1971, he designed and built here in town the Lava Hills Golf Course now known as the Southgate Golf Course. In 1987, John left the area to be the Head Professional at Kendrick Municipal Golf Course in Sheridan, WY. But missing the great climate and people of St. George he returned in 1997, to focus solely on being a full time teaching professional. In 1998, he was asked by Allen Coombs, owner of Green Valley Spa to help in the development of the Green Valley Golf Learning Center and be his Director of Instruction. He has graciously agreed to stay on as we revamp the GVGLC to the new Golf Performance Studio as we add the latest in teaching technology to better assist in a player’s development and performance.
John’s knowledge and expertise in the game of golf, Utah and St. George is invaluable. He not only has shared his successful teaching methods with many students over the years but has trained other professionals in the golf business including PGA Champions Tour Player Jay Don Blake.