TOP JUNIOR COACH, PGA PROFESSIONAL NOAH HORSTMAN JOINS GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY NETWORK OF INSTRUCTORS
Noah Horstman, one of Golf Digest’s “Best Teachers” in the state of Ohio for 2017-‘18, was recently named a lead coach for GOLF Channel Academy.
Horstman joins a group of the most distinguished and influential coaches and facilities in the game today, all operating with the active support of GOLF Channel, the game’s leading global multimedia and golf entertainment source. With 88 locations canvassing 30 states, Canada and one European country, GOLF Channel Academy is among the most expansive golf instruction networks in the world today.
“I’m very excited to be among the leading coaches in the country associated with GOLF Channel Academy,” said Horstman, co-owner and Director of Instruction at the Southern Oregon Golf Academy, located at Centennial Golf Club and Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford, Ore. “This is a great opportunity for our academy and our professional staff, which includes four coaches, one athletic trainer and a physical therapist. We also recently opened up our global golf academy in partnership with St. Mary’s School. It is the goal of all of our coaches to help our students accomplish their golfing goals.”
A Class “A” PGA member, Horstman recently returned to Oregon after spending six seasons as Director of Instruction at Beechmont Country Club outside of Cleveland, Ohio. During that time, he twice earned Northern Ohio Section PGA Teacher of the Year honors (2014, 2016), an award he was also nominated for on two other occasions. Additionally, he was nominated for 2015 PGA National Teacher of the Year and was twice named a Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional by the Golf Range Association of America.
While helping to grow the game among juniors in Northern Ohio, Horstman introduced more than 150 new player development programs, including the Noah Horstman Junior Golf Academy, and also led Gilmour Academy to the state high school playoffs in just his second season as head coach. He was the captain of the Pacific University men’s golf team from 2005-’06 and started working as an assistant golf professional at Centennial Golf Club just three days after graduating from college. In 2009, he became the Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Willamette University in Salem. There, he coached four seasons and took both teams from last place in their conference to a top 25 ranking nationwide.
Among Horstman’s most notable students are two-time PGA Championship qualifier Jaysen Hansen and 2011 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion Terri Frohnmayer. Besides his Class A PGA Membership, Horstman also holds certifications with U.S. Kids Golf, FlightScope, K-Vest and Boditrak as a Certified Instructor, Callaway Golf (Master Fitting Specialist), Titleist Performance Institute (Level I Golf) and Nike Golf 360 (golf specific fitness instructor).
For more information about the Southern Oregon Golf Academy or to book a lesson, visit www.sogolfacademy.com or call 971-285-6600.
For more about GOLF Channel Academy and to find a coach near you, go to www.GolfChannelAcademy.com.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP’S GOLF DIVISION
NBC Sports Group’s GOLF division delivers multimedia golf content, technology and services. Anchored by GOLF Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 – GOLF content is available to nearly 500 million viewers in nine languages across more than 70 countries around the world. GOLF features more live coverage of the sport than all other U.S. networks combined, including global tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, NCAA, THE PLAYERS, The Open, Olympics, Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Delivering unmatched coverage from the world of golf via GOLF Digital, fans can access 24/7 live streaming through the NBC Sports App, as well as complementary coverage via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. In addition to these all-encompassing media platforms, NBC Sports connects the world to golf through a wide array of technology and lifestyle services, including: GOLFNOW, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform; GOLF Business Solutions, solving business needs through leading technology, marketing and services; GOLFPASS, an all-in-one digital membership delivering comprehensive benefits tailored to the modern golfer’s lifestyle; Revolution GOLF, the world’s largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf, offering best-in-class video instruction and game improvement products; GOLF Advisor, the ultimate digital destination for the traveling golfer, featuring the largest number of user-generated golf course ratings and reviews in the industry; GOLF Channel Academy, a North American network of instructional facilities; and GOLF Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour. GOLF’s global reach originates from its world headquarters in Orlando, Fla., and extends to its international office in Belfast, Northern Ireland; regional offices across North America, Europe and Australia; and also includes collaborations with Sky Sports and serving as the Official Media Partner of St Andrews Links.