Alan J. Nelson
PGA Certified Instructor
TEACHING Class A PGA member of the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America (MAPGA) Masters Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park Graduate of the PGA sponsored Professional Golf Management Program Currently instructs junior and amateur golfers out of Chantilly National Golf & Country Club in Centreville, VA Has served in the golf industry for fifteen years and has taught over 800 lessons Founder of Swing Essentials.com, an online instructional platform designed to teach lessons to golfers looking to improve their games Monthly contributor to the Swing Essentials.com blog “The 19th Hole"
Master Golf Teaching Professional
TEACHING Master Teaching Professional and Field Examiner, Certified ball fitter with Bridgestone, Callaway, Srixon, TaylorMade and Titleist. Certified club fitter with Callaway, Cleveland, Mizuno, Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist. Specializes in Swing Optimization based on Swing Dynamics and kinetic Motion Sequencing. Certified course Rater with the Texas Golf Association and USGA. Certified in Mastering Golf Psychology with Dr. Greg Steinberg. Master Teaching Professional with the American Golf Association. Global Pass Holder in the Greater Houston area volunteering with 110 varsity high school golf teams. Volunteer with the Houston Golf Association. Teaches clinics, on course, and private lessons with Golf Teachers Academy of America both domestic and internationally. Works with special needs children and wounded warriors. Authored the book “Golf Swing From The Ground Up” which was released in June 2014. Was selected by the American Express Centurions as their exclusive Teaching Professional for their elite members, and travels internationally teaching VIP golf clinics for them. Was featured in Golf Digest (Mexico) in April 2016 at the Paraiso' Country Club in Cuernavaca, Mexico, filmed by the Golf Channel, and appeared in the Centurion quarterly magazine as the preferred golf teacher. Nominated as Top-100 Teachers in the world every year since 2012. Radio Talk Show Host. Recipient of the Harvey Penick Award 2014. Has taught tens of thousands of students throughout his career. Mission: to reach every person he can and share this great game, making it possible for every human being to experience the joy that golf has to offer. Chris maintains the highest standards of professionalism, so the integrity of the title “Teaching Professional” can be preserved and people will respect all that it exemplifies.