SwingU Ambassadors Blackburn & Baile Skyrocket Up the Golf Digest Top Teacher List

SwingU, the sports technology and media company, would like to congratulate the 23 SwingU Coach Clients and Ambassadors who were included on Golf Digest’s 2024-25 50 Best Teachers In America list and The Best Teachers In Your State list.

Mark Blackburn, the award-winning CEO of Blackburn Golf Academy and the Director of Instruction at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., was named Golf Digest’s No. 1 teacher in America in their most recent rankings as well as the top teacher in Alabama. Mark has been a SwingU client since 2019 and a brand ambassador since 2022.

Jason Baile, the award-winning Director of Instruction at Jupiter Hills Club in Jupiter, Fla., was ranked No. 26 on the most recent Best Teachers In America list as well as a top teacher in Florida. Jason has been a SwingU client since 2020 and a brand ambassador since 2022.

Joe Hallett, the award-winning Director of Instruction at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Academy, Franklin, Tenn., was ranked No. 45 on the most recent Best Teachers In America list as well as a top teacher in Tennessee. Joe has been a SwingU client since 2019.

Aside from the three named to the Top 50 Best Teachers List, the following 20 instructors were named to The Best In Your State List:

  • Ben Pellicani (Westhaven GC, Franklin, TN)
  • Bobby Brown (Tashua Knolls GC, Trumbull, CT)
  • Brian Speakman (Blackburn Golf Academy at Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, AL)
  • Bryan Jackson (Hermitage CC, Richmond, VA)
  • Chad Phillips (Pinetree CC, Kennesaw, GA)
  • Craig Bocking (Bocking Golf Academy, Huntsville, AL)
  • Dom DiJuli (DiJulia Golf at Jericho National, New Hope, PA)
  • Derek Hooper (Royal Oaks CC, Houston, TX)
  • George Connor (Connor Golf, Avon, CT)
  • Jackson Koert (Atlantic Beach CC, Atlantic Beach, FL)
  • Jeff Isler (Jeff Isler Golf, Southlake, TX)
  • Joanna Coe (Merion GC, Ardmore, PA)
  • Maureen Farrell (Oakwood CC Kansas City, MO)
  • Mike Perpich (RiverPines Golf, Johns Creek, GA)
  • Monique Thoresz (Quaker Ridge GC, Scarsdale, NY)
  • Nick Bova (Hamilton Farm GC, Gladstone, NJ)
  • Ryan Hager (Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ)
  • Jon Tattersall (Tattersall Golf, Atlanta, GA)
  • Rea Schuessler (CC of Mobile, Mobile, AL)
  • Steven DeBoer (Steven DeBoer Golf Academy, Cullman, AL)

Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers and Best Teachers in Your State is the game’s only ranking of instructors done entirely by peer voting. More than 2,000 teachers across the United States weighed in on their colleagues both locally and nationwide to create the list.

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About SwingU
Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, SwingU is a sports technology and media company focused on golf game improvement. The company owns and operates the top-rated golf game-improvement app across GPS, scorecard, statistics and instruction. SwingU Clubhouse publishes an email newsletter reaching hundreds of thousands of golfers daily. Lastly, SwingU Coach offers the ultimate coaching & statistics platform for both golf teams and academies. For more company information, please visit www.swingu.com.

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