Laird Small, PGA


2016 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Laird Small, PGA

Pebble Beach Golf Academy

3260 Stevenson Road

Pebble Beach, California 93953

(831) 622-8650

Laird has been the director of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy since 1996 and was named the PGA Teacher of the Year in 2003. Small is also a PGA Master Professional, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America and has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best teachers in the state of California since 2003.

Facility Type: Resort

Past awards/recognitions:

  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA National Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Section Horton Smith Award
  • Golf Magazine Top 100
  • Golf Digest Top 50
  • Golf Digest Top 20
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1 Pro
  • iPad
  • AMM 3D
  • SAM Balance Lab
  • SAM Putt Lab
  • Dynamic Balance System
  • Quintic Ball roll monitor
  • About Golf Simulator
  • RoboGolfPro a swing robotic trainer

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 75

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Learn to Play program
  • Get Golf Ready for Ladies