Steve Whidden, PGA


2012 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Steve Whidden, PGA

Steve Whidden Golf Academy

5100 87th St. E,

Bradenton, FL 34211

(941) 756-0004

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Steve is a PGA master professional and Southwest Florida Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year. Steve is the owner/director of the Steve Whidden Golf Academy and the director and founder of the Southwest Florida PGA Chapter’s Instructor Division. Steve has been a featured instructor on Golf Channel’s “Swing Fix” and is a contributing editor of Golf Channel’s

Facility type: Public

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1 Pro
  • Swingbyte
  • SeeMore Putting
  • SKLZ Golf Trainers

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

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Welcome to Golf Month
  • Free clubfitting day
  • Discount range day
  • Women’s Golf Month free clinics
  • Demo day
  • To-the-course sessions
  • Family Golf Month clinics
  • Take Your Daughter to the Course Week
  • Free family clinics
  • Discounted junior rates
  • Free junior golf