Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Meet the Team

Don Law and his staff have been recognized by their peers, U.S. Kids Golf, Golf Range of America and the PGA of America for their teaching and work with juniors. Our PGA and LPGA teaching professional staff have played college golf, professional tour events and have been recognized by the PGA with numerous awards.

DLGA’s core teaching staff is comprised of more than one dozen Class “A” PGA and LPGA golf professionals and apprentices with more than 300 combined years of golf operations, management, and teaching experience. In addition to their extensive competitive experience, DLGA’s professional staff members have worked as head professionals and directors of golf, and have won numerous awards at the PGA Chapter, Section and National level. They are dedicated teaching professionals and golf instruction authors whose objective is to help each student achieve their dreams.

 

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“People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”

Don Law

CO-OWNER

Don Law, PGA

Director of Instruction

TrackMan Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $150.00
Hour Rate Jrs. $125.00

U.S. Kids Golf Coach Don Law

Bio

Don Law has dedicated his entire professional career to educating and developing the next generation of golfers.  A PGA member since 1993, Law rapidly became the face of junior golf and is considered by many as the pioneer of “Game Based Learning”.

Law co-founded ParKit Golf which has had an immeasurable impact in junior golf and how we teach juniors.  U.S. Kids Golf licensed the ParKit “Book of Games” and have used them as part of their “Teacher Certification” clinics.  They have certified thousands of teachers with his games and innovative ideas on game based learning.  Today these games are known worldwide.

Don Law is the Director of Instruction at the Don Law Golf Academy at Osprey Point Golf Course.  He is a U.S. Kids Master Instructor, GRAA Top 50 Teacher, Golf Digest 2013-2016 Top 50 Teachers in Florida and Future Champions Top 25 Elite Coach in USA.  He has been honored with several awards from the PGA including:

  • 2012 National PGA Junior Leader     
  • South Florida PGA Section Hall of Fame
  • South Florida PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year
  • South Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year (2 times)
  • South Florida PGA Section Junior Leader of the Year (4 times)
  • South Florida PGA Section Bill Strausbaugh Award

donlaw@donlawgolfacademy.com

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Rick Heard, PGA

Golf MasterMind Coach

Hour Rate Adults $130.00
Hour Rate Jrs. $110.00

Bio

Rick is a holistic golf coach, blending technical swing instruction, playing strategy, and emotional/mental game management. Rick is a published author, with seven books on Amazon.com, including “Daddy Caddy on the Bag,”, “Daddy Caddy Off the Bag,” and “The Golf MasterMind.” He is a Top 50 Master U.S. Kids Teacher, a U.S. Kids Certified Instructor, and a Certified HeartMath Coach/Mentor.

Rick has been awarded the Southeast Chapter Junior Golf Leader award (2002), the Southeast Chapter PGA Horton Smith (education) award for both 2008 and 2009, and the Southeast Chapter Golf Professional of the Year for 2010.

Prior to turning professional, Rick enjoyed a successful competitive amateur golf career, including winning numerous junior tournaments, winning the Florida Junior PGA Championship, playing on the University of Florida Golf Team, and winning three Palm Beach County Amateur Golf Association titles.

rick@donlawgolfacademy.com

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Bill Scott, PGA

Lead Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $130.00
Hour Rate Jrs. $110.00

Bio

Bill Scott has been teaching the game of golf since 1991 and became certified in club fitting in 1995.  He achieved his membership in the PGA of America in 1997; placing in the top 5% of his class. He began teaching for the Don Law Golf Academy in 2004.  Bill teaches golfers of all abilities and has been instrumental in the creation of beginner ladies clinics, corporate golf schools and clinics and has also taught several club champions, junior champions and professionals’.  His passion for the game is reflected in his exceptional ability to effectively communicate the technical information of the golf swing to his students.  Bill uses video swing analysis technology and on course playing lessons to sharpen his students golfing skill sets.

Certifications

  • Certified Club Fitting Specialist since 1995
  • 2012 Certified Level One Instructor First Tee
  • 2012 Certified Instructor US Kids Golf

Awards

  • South Florida SEC  PGA Junior Golf Leader (3 times)
  • South Florida SEC PGA Teacher of the Year
  • South Florida PGA Section Junior Golf Leader  (3 times)
  • PGA Play Golf America Top 100 Performer
  • Top 50 Golf Instructor US Kids Golf (3 times)
  • Nominated National PGA Youth Golf Development (2 times)
  • South Florida PGA Section Player Development  (2 times)
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Golf Teaching Professional (2 times)
  • Master Instructor US Kids Golf

bill@donlawgolfacademy.com


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Bobby Ruzzi, PGA

Head Golf Professional and Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $125.00
Hour Rate Jrs. $100.00

Bio

Bobby Ruzzi was born in Oyster Bay, New York and has been living in Florida for the past 11 years. He has been teaching with the Don Law Golf Academy since 2007. He is the Head Golf Professional at Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton. He was Junior Golf Chairman from 2010-2011 for the SECPGA and Assistant Golf Coach for North Broward Preparatory School. He is a PGA Member. He teaches golfers of all ages in both group and private instruction settings. Club fitting and video analysis are available.

Bobby Ruzzi is great with all ages and skill levels.  His positive approach and creativity in teaching makes him one of our most popular instructors.  With juniors he is more than an instructor he is their coach.

bobby@donlawgolfacademy.com

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Stan Moore, PGA

Sam Putt Lab Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $125.00
Hour Rate Jrs. $100.00

Bio

Stan Moore, PGA, South Florida’s #1 Putting and Short Game coach, currently operates out of the beautiful Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton, Florida. Recognized as a Top Golf Instructor by Golf Tips Magazine, US Kids Instructor, Authorized S&T Instructor.and one of only eighty Level II SAM Putt Lab instructors in the world.  Stan has worked with students from 3 to 93 to improve their game.

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 of South Florida’s Putting & Short Game Coach, is to offer the highest level of coaching to players of all levels. My committment is providing my clients customized coaching programs that will help them play and enjoy golf more. I am happy to help you design a custom coaching program for your game, help you identify your targeted goals, and show you how to execute,

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George Nichols, PGA

Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $110.00
Hour Rate Jr.s $90.00

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Marc O’Neal, PGA

Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $110.00
Hour Rate Jr.s $90.00

Bio

A south Florida native Marc received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1994 from Florida Atlantic University.  As an avid youth golfer he developed his love for game, quickly became a scratch golfer and shot his career best 63 at his home course in Boca Raton Florida.

Marc is a PGA of America member and has been instructing students of all ages and levels since 2004.  While teaching solid fundamentals, Marc will keep golf instruction simple and fun while exploring the mental side of the game.  Whether a student is a verbal, kinesthetic or visual learner Marc will always find a way to effectively communicate the technical and physical information necessary to raise the students’ level to their peak performance.

Currently working for Don Law Golf Academy Marc has reached out to the community by instructing the youth in the Boca Raton, Delray and Boynton Beach areas.  With over 18 years in the business and numerous accolades and tournament victories, Marc continues to advance his knowledge of the game and is ready bring you to your ultimate skill level.  His passion and reputation for instruction has generated a buzz of followers throughout the South Florida area to date.

marc@donlawgolfacademy.com

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Kenny Leech, PGA Apprentice

TrackMan Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $110.00
Hour Rate Jr.s $90.00

Bio

Kenny was one of the first juniors to be taught in the Don Law Golf Academy at the age of 5. Kenny was raised in the Don Law Golf Academy teaching environment throughout his junior golf career. Kenny had a very successful junior career winning over 150 junior tournaments and was featured as one of South Florida’s elite juniors.

Kenny played 4 years of Division I Collegiate golf at Longwood University. While in college, Kenny was a 4 year starter featuring his best years as a freshman and a senior. While a senior, Kenny was the 2nd ranked putter in Division I in Putts per round and ranked 13th in birdie putts per GIR. Kenny capped off his collegiate career having four runner up finishes and recording over 10 top 10 finishes throughout his four years.

Since turning pro in 2013, Kenny has been an instructor with the Don Law Golf Academy. While teaching part-time he also pursued a chance at the PGA Tour by playing local mini tours and traveling for Monday qualifiers. Kenny has recorded 5 professional wins since turning professional.

While Kenny really enjoyed his time playing and traveling he has learned a lot over the years from some of the worlds premiere instructors including Jim Suttie, Mike Adams, Mike Shannon, Warren Bottke and Don Law. Kenny is a PGA teaching apprentice and is seeking to achieve his class A status.

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David Alpeter, PGA

Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $110.00
Hour Rate Jr.s $90.00

Bio

Dave Alpeter is a Class A PGA Professional and master club repair and fitting specialist originally from Ohio.  Dave was the Head Golf Professional for two public facilities in Fargo, N.D. and has served as Club Professional and Teaching Professional at private and public courses and resorts in Florida.  He is active in the area tournament scene, and has 18 holes in one on record.

Dave is a graduate of GolfTech University where he was trained in using motion analysis to help improve student’s golf swing.  Teaching the game of golf has been a career passion; Dave’s philosophy centers around getting to know his students, their skill level and devotion to the game and catering the teaching program to their ability.  Above all, Dave enjoys helping others to reach their maximum potential on the golf course while keeping it simple and having fun.  Dave also has extensive skills and 30 years of experience in providing his golfers with expert club repair and fitting services. 

Dave enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Elise, and their two-year-old son, Emerson, and the family dog, London.

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Brian Herring, PGA Apprentice

Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $110.00
Hour Rate Jr.s $90.00

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Alex Saunders, Europe PGA

Instructor

Hour Rate Adults $110.00
Hour Rate Jr.s $90.00

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Marco Fratini

Fitness Golf Instructor

Starting June 1

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Chase Vande Zande

Head Golf Professional

Hour Rate $110.00

Bio

Chase was born and raised on a dairy farm in Waupun, Wisconsin. He grew up hitting golf balls out into the cow pasture and enjoyed playing golf with his father and older brother growing up. Chase decided to pursue a career in golf and entered into the PGA Golf Management Program at Florida Gulf Coast University.

In the fall of 2014, Chase graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Golf Management Program and Resort and Hospitality Management.

Chase was elected as a PGA Class A member in January 2015.

– U.S. Kids Certified Coach

– Certified Assistant Coach for The First Tee.

– Top 50 Kids Teachers, Honorable Mention by U.S. Kids Golf in 2015.

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Roger Maas, PGA

Instructor

Hour Rate $110.00

Bio

Roger Maas has been a Golf professional teaching golf for over 30 years.  He is a Life Member of the PGA and has served as a Head Golf Professional in the South Florida Section for over 15 years.  He has received National recognition for PGA President’s Council on growing the game  5 straight years.  Roger is also an accomplished player winning several tournaments in the Minnesota and South Florida sections.

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