Bernie Najar, PGA


2012 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 21208

(410) 356-1319

Bernie won the 2011 and 2012 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Horton Smith Award for his contributions in education. Since 2000, Bernie was been recognized as one of Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in State as well as Golf Magazine’s listings since 2007. He has certifications in Fitness Instruction via Greg Rose’s Advantage Golf Programs Level 1 and 2. In the past, Bernie has been a speaker at the Middle Atlantic PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit on Advanced Teaching Techniques.

Facility Type: Private

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • Trackman
  • JC Video
  • K-Vest
  • Analyzer Software
  • TOMI Putting System
  • iMovie

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

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Wedge course
  • Uneven lie stations
  • Elite junior training program