Bob Burns, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Bob Burns, PGA

Bob Burns Golf Company and Learning Center

428 W. Edgewood Drive

Appleton, WI 54914

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Bob is a PGA Master Professional and 2007 Wisconsin Section PGA Teacher of the Year. Bob founded Bob Burns Golf & Learning Center in 1975. His company designs and manufactures its own line of custom golf equipment and training aids, including the famous No Bananas Anti-Slice. Some of the company’s products have been featured in Golf Digest and the CBS show, The Price is Right. Bob works with students to develop an individualized instructional program to each golfer. Bob has been recognized for his work with golfers with disabilities and wounded warriors. He also writes a quarterly piece for Palaestra Magazine called “Accessible Golf.”

Facility type: Stand Alone Range

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Master Professional
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • Golf Range Magazine Top 50 Instructor

Technology used in instruction:

  • Zelocity
  • P3 Pro
  • Tomi
  • JC Video
  • Training aides
  • V1
  • Swing Vision 360

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 200+

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Free program for wounded warriors
  • Junior clinics
  • Free after school programs
  • Women’s clinics
  • Boy and Girl Scout programs
  • Autism clinic
  • High school PE classes
  • Rawhide Boys Ranch clinic