Bernie Najar, PGA


2014 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Bernie Najar, PGA

Caves Valley Golf Club

2910 Blendon Road

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Bernie Najar is the PGA Director of Instruction at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland where he offers a comprehensive, year-round instruction program. Bernie is a two-time Mid-Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year and a two-time Horton Smith Award recipient. He is also a three-time GRAA Top-50 Instructor, Golf Magazine Top-100 Teacher and the number one ranked Golf Digest Teacher in Maryland.

Facility Type: Private

Past awards/recognitions:

  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Magazine Top-100
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • AimPoint Green Reading
  • Trackman
  • Swing Catalyst
  • JC Video
  • K-Vest
  • MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment
  • 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
  • The First Tee