Bernie Najar, PGA


2015 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Bernie Najar, PGA

Caves Valley Golf Club

2910 Blendon Road

Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

(410) 336-4979

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 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Teacher of the Year and a two-time Section Horton Smith Award recipient. He is also now a three-time GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, a 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
  • SAM Putt Lab
  • Swing Gyde
  • The Putting Arc
  • The Perfect Putter

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 20

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • First Tee
  • the SMGA
  • the University of Maryland Eastern Shore PGM Program