Bernie Najar, PGA


2016 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 director of instruction at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland.  Since his start in the business in 1994, he has dedicated his career to helping golfers improve, regardless of ability.  To do this, he offers a year-round, comprehensive instruction program to his students. Bernie is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor and has been Golf Digest’s Top Ranked Instructor in Maryland since 2012.  In the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, he has been recognized by his peers with with multiple special awards that include Teacher of the Year honors in 2004 and 2104, and the Horton Smith Award in 2011 and 2012.

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