About
Golf Fanatics

Golf Fanatics is created to help everyday golfers like you, become the best you can be.

At Golf Fanatics, our world-class team of expert golf coaches and guest contributors are here to make golf instruction simple, fun, and applicable for you, The Everyday Golfer.

Good golf instruction can be hard to find and you may not have access to the quality of instruction that you need to really take your game to another level. Which is why we want to provide a platform where you can interact with, learn from, and build relationships with elite golf coaches.

Golf Fanatics is the #1 way to level up your golf game guaranteed! You get coaching provided by some of the top coaches in the United States! These coaches include:

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Andrew Rice

Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America and #1 Coach in Georgia

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Erika Larkin

Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America and #1 Coach in
Virginia

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Adam Bazalgette

3 Time SWFL PGA Teacher of the Year and Director of Instruction at Mediterra

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Jeff Ritter

Golf Digest’s #1 Coach in Oregon and Director of Instruction at
Pronghorn Resort

At Golf Fanatics, you get DAILY video lessons focused on the full swing, short game, putting and more to help you turn your weaknesses into strengths. PLUS, world-class guest expert coaching on a variety of golf performance topics such as fitness, clubfitting, mental game, and more to level-up your overall performance on the course.

You will also find exclusive, in-depth video programs that dig into specific topics on how you can improve your game. Not only can you learn from these top-tier coaches daily, you also have a chance to work with them in person! Golf Fanatics hosts prestigious VIP Golf Schools around the United States at luxury destinations with pristine courses. You receive personal instruction from our Golf Fanatics team, meet and greet dinners, accommodations at luxury resorts, and deluxe gift bags from the Golf Fanatics team!

Most online instruction ends once the video ends. Here at Golf Fanatics you have the chance to personally interact with our coaches through comments, lessons, and golf schools. You’ll be able to learn from some of the best coaches in the game and play better, more consistent golf!

ANDREW RICE

Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America and #1 Coach in Georgia

GOLF BACKGROUND

Originally from South Africa, Andrew Rice began playing golf with his father at an early age. After a successful junior career, he received a golf scholarship to the University of Central Florida at the age of 17.

At UCF, he went on to win three collegiate events and led his team to the NCAA Nationals his last two years. He was named a Second Team All-American and a two-time Academic All-American.

Following college, Andrew went on to play at the professional level, competing on mini-tours throughout the US, and also had a brief career on the South African Sunshine Tour.

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Watch the videos above to learn more about why Andrew joined Golf Fanatics and how everyday golfers can improve their skills through clear communication and teaching.

COACHING CAREER

With a keen interest in the golf swing and through his own work with coaching guru David Leadbetter, Rice turned his focus to teaching where he worked for Leadbetter for over five years.

Heading out on his own, Rice worked as the Director of Instruction at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, SC, for fifteen years. He now serves as the Director of Instruction at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

Rice coaches The Everyday Golfer and prides himself on the fact that there is not just one swing philosophy. He works with golfers of every caliber in his Three-Day Golf Schools, off-site schools, corporate events and also works with several college and junior players.

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MEDIA & ACCOLADES

With a very strong presence in the golf media world, Rice has been featured on The Golf Channel,
PGA Tour Radio, Golf.com, Golf Digest, and countless podcasts.

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One of the largest social media followings in the coaching business

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Golf Digest’s Top 50 Teachers

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Golf.com’s Top 100 Teachers

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#1 ranked coach in Georgia

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Owns and operates Coach Camp, one of the industry’s leading coaching seminars

Andrew resides in Bluffton, SC with his wife Terri. They have two sons, Justin who works for Andrew Rice Golf,
and Jameson who attends the University of Georgia.

ERIKA LARKIN

Golf Digest’s #1 Coach in Virginia

GOLF BACKGROUND

Erika Larkin played D-1 Golf at James Madison University. She found her passion for coaching and became a PGA Class A Professional in 2006. She was named Middle Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year 2012, and one of America’s “Best Young Teachers” by Golf Digest (’12-’19).

She has been ranked as Number 1 of “Best Teachers in Virginia” by Golf Digest ’14-present and can be found on the lesson tee full-time as the Director of Instruction at The Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia.

WHY ERIKA JOINED
GOLF FANATICS

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ERIKA

Watch the videos above to learn more about why Erika joined Golf Fanatics and how everyday golfers can improve their skills through clear communication and teaching.

COACHING CAREER

Erika worked for American Golf Corporation in golf sales for two years until she realized her passion for teaching golf.

In 2006 Erika became a PGA Professional while growing instruction programs at International CC in Fairfax, Virginia.

In 2010 Erika founded the Larkin Golf Learning Community at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, VA and enjoyed 6 seasons there before moving her teaching operation to The Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia.

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MEDIA & ACCOLADES

Erika authored her first book in 2017 (“A True Swing”) and has grown a large following on social media
creating unique content on YouTube and IG.

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One of the largest social media followings in the coaching business

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Golf Digest’s Top 50 Teachers

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Golf.com’s Top 100 Teachers

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#1 ranked coach in Georgia

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Middle Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year 2012

When not on the lesson tee she enjoys family time with her husband and 2 children.

ADAM BAZALGETTE

3 Time SWFL PGA Teacher of the Year & Director of Instruction at The Club at Mediterra

GOLF BACKGROUND

Adam Bazalgette was born in London, England and started playing golf at 10 years of age. A year later, he moved with his family to Scotland (not too far from St. Andrews) where his love affair with golf really began. He was hooked for life.

As a teenager, he moved to the United States in order to finish school and continue honing his golf skills. After making his way to Florida, he began working at a golf club in Orlando and taking lessons from a then-relatively unknown golf instructor; David Leadbetter.

At the age of 18, Adam turned professional and started competing on mini-tours around Florida.

WHY ADAM JOINED
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COACHING CAREER

Over the next several years Adam transitioned into coaching and spent time teaching in New York and South Carolina. However, he always had a strong desire to move back to Florida, his “home away from home.”

An opportunity presented itself, and shortly after he relocated back to Orlando and began working at the original David Leadbetter Golf Academy. During his tenure there, he was able to observe some of the best players in the world practice, up close and personal, on a daily basis.

At the time David’s top students included Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Charles Howell III, Justin Rose, and many other top PGA Tour players and college standouts. A few years later, Leadbetter opened a second Academy in Naples, Florida, and chose Adam to become the Director of Instruction at the new David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

During this 13-year period, he traveled extensively for corporate outings and oversaw countless summer golf schools and clinics throughout the United States.

With a desire to stay closer to home and spend time with his wife and daughter, Adam accepted a position as the Director of Instruction at the prestigious Club at Mediterra in Naples, FL.

During the last 13 years Adam has taught at golf schools alongside the likes of David Leadbetter, Bennett & Plummer (founders of Stack & Tilt), Fred Shoemaker (Author of Extraordinary Golf, and Extraordinary Putting), Todd Sones (noted short game instructor, and Golf Digest Top 50), Mike Shannon (Putting coach to the pros, Golf Digest Top 50), Steven Yellin, Founder of Fluid Motion Factor, and mental coach to two Olympic teams, as well as numerous other coaches & instructors.

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MEDIA & ACCOLADES

Adam’s vast playing and instruction background has allowed him to develop unique teaching methods
that are proven to work for golfers of all levels.

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Over 400,000 avid followers on various social media platforms

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Teacher of the Year in Florida (1998, 2008, 2018) by SWFL PGA

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Top 25 Teachers in America by Golf Tips magazine

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Received the 100k subscribers award from Youtube (now over 400k)

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Over 400,000 avid followers on various social media platforms

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Founder of the popular golf instruction website Scratch Golf Academy

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Teacher of the Year in Florida (1998, 2008, 2018) by SWFL PGA

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Top 25 Teachers in America by Golf Tips magazine

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Received the 100k subscribers award from Youtube (now over 400k)

When Adam is not on the lesson tee at The Club at Mediterra, he enjoys traveling, reading, watching football, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

JEFF RITTER

Golf Digest’s #1 Coach in Oregon

GOLF BACKGROUND

The son of a PGA Professional, Jeff Ritter started playing golf at the age of three in Lancaster, PA. A passionate and competitive junior golfer, Jeff knew he had to find a way to make golf part of his everyday life.

Jeff decided to start his golf career by pursuing a Professional Golf Management & Marketing Degree at New Mexico State University, which set him on the path of helping golfers improve on a daily basis.

WHY JEFF JOINED
GOLF FANATICS

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JEFF

Watch the videos above to learn more about why Jeff joined Golf Fanatics and how everyday golfers can improve their skills through clear communication and teaching.

COACHING CAREER

Jeff Ritter is the Founder and Director of MAKE THE TURN Performance at Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon (Golf Digest Editor’s Choice as “Best Academies in the West,”).

Before that, Ritter served as Director of Instruction at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach, CA. Ritter is an expert communicator with an impressive pedigree working with top amateurs, elite juniors, collegiate standouts as well as players on the professional tours.

An accomplished coach, author, and speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well but living well.

His inspiring perspective on game and lifestyle development has Jeff traveling internationally to share the MAKE THE TURN message of living more powerfully through the game of golf.

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MEDIA & ACCOLADES

Ritter is also ranked as the #1 Coach in Oregon by Golf Digest. A former Lead Coach for Golf Channel Academy,
and currently ranked among the Top 25 Teachers in America by Golf Tips magazine.

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#1 Coach in Oregon by
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Former Lead Coach for
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Top 25 Teachers in America by Golf Tips magazine

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National Director for Junior Golf Camps.

A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff has been a regularly featured guest on Golf Channel appearing on programs such as Morning Drive. In 2016 he was the studio host of PGA National Instruction Day on Golf Channel, the most-watched golf instruction event in history.

In 2014 he created the MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series for Golf Digest TV. The program was the most successful series on the Golf Digest platform, garnering 20 million viewers.