Bernie Najar, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Bernie Najar, PGA

Caves Valley Golf Club/Caves Valley Performance Center

2910 Blendon Road

Owings Mills, MD 21117

(410) 356-1319

Bernie Najar is the PGA director of instruction at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md.  Since his start in the business in 1994, he has dedicated his career to helping golfers improve their games.  Bernie has been recognized by his peers in the Middle Atlantic PGA Section as Teacher of the Year in 2004 and 2014, the Horton Smith Award winner in 2011 and 2012, and has been Golf Digest’s No. 1 ranked Teacher in Maryland since 2011.

Facility Type: Private

Past awards/recognitions:

  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • Trackman
  • Swing Catalyst
  • JC Video
  • K-Vest
  • MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment
  • Casio high-speed camera
  • Swing Gyde
  • Swing Extender
  • Orange Whip
  • TPI 3D Software
  • TOMI Putting System

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 12

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Middle Atlantic PGA Section Education Seminars
  • TrackMan University Seminar