Rick Grayson, PGA


2012 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Rick Grayson, PGA

Rivercut Golf Course

2846 W Farm Road 190

Springfield, MO 65810

(417) 891-1645

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Rick has been a PGA member for 30 years and was named the PGA Junior Golf Leader in 2011. He also has won the Midwest Section’s PGA Professional of the Year in 2005, Teacher of the Year five times, and Junior Golf Leader four times. Rick has written many articles for USA Today, PGA Magazine, Senior Golf, Springfield News Leader, Sports Illustrated, and Golf Magazine, co-authored “Super Golf”, and was the author of “Inspire Junior Golf.” Rick was the swing coach for actor Lucas Black for the movie “Seven Days in Utopia” and was the lead instructor at the PGA Junior Ruder Cup.

Facility Type: Public

Past awards/recognitions: 

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Range Magazine Top 50 Instructor
  • Golf Magazine Top 100
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • Swingview Pro
  • Cassio camera
  • Tomi Putting System

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 150

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Raised $1.6 million for junior golf
  • SNAG school program (9,000 juniors get PE as a requirement, six weeks per year for eight years)
  • High school golf coaches clinic
  • USGA/LPGA girls golf program
  • Donated over 150 sets of new clubs to those without