Monday, June 6, 2011

3rd Annual 3Jack Top 50 Instructor List - Part I

After much deliberation, here is the 3rd Annual 3Jack Top 50 Instructor list (Part I). I've listed them alphabetically. Part II will be tomorrow and then my 1st annual Top 20 Short Game/Putting Instructor List will be on Wednesday.

The list is hardly scientific, but the main theme is finding instructors who help their students improve regardless of their level of play. The wider the range of students improved, the better. There are some other factors involved as well.

I logged in quite a bit of hours watching video sent from instructors and their students who wanted to nominate them for the Top 50 List and I thank you for doing that as it makes me more confident in the final list. And just because you're not on the list does not mean that I don't think highly of you as an instructor. Sometimes I just never came across your name or never saw video of your work. There were probably another 20 candidates that I strongly considered putting into the list, but couldn't because I had not seen enough video of their work.

This year we'll be handing out 3Jack Golf Blog Top 50 Instructor 'badges.' If you are an instructor in the list, feel free to take the badge below to put on your own Web site or whatever. I only ask that you add a link back to my blog at

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at

Denny Alberts
Tuscon, AZ

Mike Bennett

Mark Blackburn
Guntersville, AL

Lynn Blake
Eatonton, GA

Billy Bondaruk
South Dennis, MA

Dan Carraher
Winter Garden, FL

Martin Chuck
Bend, OR

Ian Clark
Surrey, UK

Nick Clearwater
Chicago, IL or Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Pete Cowen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dana Dahlquist
Long Beach, CA

John Dal Corobbo
Carmel, IN

John Dochety
Tullahoma, TN

Gary Edwin
Queensland, Australia

Chuck Evans
Mesa, AZ

Jeff Evans
Macon, GA

Mark Evershed
Toronto, ON

Sean Foley
Orlando, FL

Ted Fort
Marietta, GA

John Furze
Sandringham, Australia

Ron Gring
Mobile, AL

Keith Handler
Rye, NY!

Paul Hart

Bryan Hepler
Scottsdale, AZ

Spencer Huggins
Buies Creek, NC

PART II - tomorrow



NYC Lagster said...

Great Choices, good Job!

Martin Chuck, PGA said...

Richie, thanks for the inclusion! Nice group to be among. Cheers.

golfforgeniuses said...

Appreciate the recognition Richie. I am fortunate to get to do what I love and be surrounded by people with such passion for the game. Mark Evershed

chuck evans said...

Thanks Richie!