Joe DeBock, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Joe DeBock, PGA

Torrey Pines Golf Course / Torrey Pines Golf School

11480 N Torrey Pines Golf Course

La Jolla, CA 92037

Joe DeBock is a 26-year veteran professional at Torrey Pines. He has appeared over a dozen of times on the Golf Channel and has been interviewed hundreds of times through the media and many different publications for his instructional expertise. He is a past recipient of San Diego PGA Chapter Golf Professional of the Year. Joe has given over 30,000 golf lessons, and is also responsible for training and teaching his staff of over 50 professionals during his tenure. Many of those he has taught are now PGA and LPGA teaching professionals, directors of instruction and head professionals spread throughout the United States.

Facility type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Junior Golf Leader
  • PGA Chapter Golf Professional of the Year
  • Pro-Kids Golf Academy Role Model of the Year
  • The First Tee of San Diego City Council Special Commendation

Technology used in instruction:

  • JC Video
  • iMac Pro
  • Titleist and Ping Clubfitting carts

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 240

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Pro-Kids Golf Academy
  • The First Tee
  • San Diego Junior Golf Association
  • Junior World Golf Championship
  • San Diego City Amateur Golf Championships
  • Torrey Pines Junior Club
  • Torrey Pines Summer Junior Golf Camps
  • Monthly adult clinics
  • Full and half-day schools
  • Junior resident ID cards