Hank Johnson, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Hank Johnson, PGA

Hank Johnson School of Golf at Greystone Golf and Country Club

4100 Greystone Drive

Birmingham, AL 35242



Hank Johnson was born in in Birmingham, Ala. He is the founder and master instructor of the Hank Johnson School of Golf at Greystone G. & C.C. where he has been the director of instruction since 1991. Hank is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, as well as a Top 50 Golf Digest Teacher. He was named PGA Teacher of the Year in 2004, and he is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. His many students include players from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, in addition to top collegiate, junior and amateur players.

Facility Type: Private

Past awards/recognitions:

  • GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA National Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Four PGA Section Horton Smith Awards
  • Golf Magazine Top 100
  • Golf Digest Top 20
  • 2013 Edwin Watts Top Golf Instructor
  • Athlon Sports Magazine Elite 8 World’s Best Golf Teachers

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1 Pro
  • MAT-T Camera System in the TaylorMade Performance Lab
  • Ernest Sports ES-12 Portable Launch Monitor
  • Trackman
  • Sony HDR-AS15
  • ShotByShot
  • My Golf Game Plan (Eyeline Golf)

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 50

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • TPI Junior Golf Development Program
  • Long-term athletic development program
  • Winter Junior Performance Series
  • Fall ladies clinic