It’s midwinter, you’ve just watched Spain’s swashbuckling Jon Rahm win the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open with a spectacular, final hole, 61-foot eagle putt at Torrey Pines — and in all the excitement, you make a no-club, “It’s in the hole!” practice swing.
Big mistake, right? Because now you know how much rust has settled into your golf game.
Not to worry. Relief is just a few hours away in sunny Scottsdale, where truly exceptional golf academies retool swings gone sour. Here are five that have earned celebrity and distinction:
1. LaBauve Golf is directed by two of the profession’s more respected instructors, Mike and Sandy LaBauve. Located at Kierland Golf Club, the husband and wife team has taught golf for more than 30 years, professing a method designed to instill confidence, success and real game enjoyment. Both have earned Southwest Section Teacher of the Year honors and are regularly listed among America’s top 50 teachers by Golf Digest. BONUS: Watch Mike LaBauve show you how to add power to your pivot.