Steve Whidden, PGA


2014 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Steve Whidden, PGA

Whidden Golf Academy/Rosedale G & C.C.

8100 87th St. East

Sarasota , FL 34232

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Steve has been named 2013 Edwin Watts Top Instructors in America, 2013 North Florida PGA Section’s Teacher of the Year, Southwest Chapter Teacher of the Year. Steve is the founder and chair of the Instruction Division of the North Florida PGA Section, and the Southwest Chapter.

Facility type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Chapter Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Section Horton Smith Award
  • PGA Chapter Horton Smith Award
  • Edwin Watts Top Instructor

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1 Pro
  • Trackman
  • SwingByte
  • SKLZ Golf
  • EyeLine Putting
  • TOMI Putting Lab
  • ES12 launch monitor
  • Explanar

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” or lessons given per year: 100+

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Give Golf A Go
  • Get Back In The Swing
  • Tee It Forward
  • Margarita Manicures