Nicklaus Academy Orlando Welcomes New PGA Instructors to its Staff
The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf, located at the Orlando World Center Marriott, announces the addition of two new staff members at the Nicklaus Academy. Porter Metcalf, Jr. and Jeremy Scott have joined Brian O’Neill, Director of Instruction, in delivering the proven Nicklaus Academies philosophy and the highest customer service to its students.
Mr. Metcalf, Jr, a PGA Class A professional since 2003, brings a wealth of experience as an accomplished player, successful instructor, golf writer, volunteer, and a 20-year US Marine Corp veteran to the Academy. His passion for the game spills over to his students of all ages and abilities. Porter has coached players that have excelled at the local level and continue all the way to AJGA Champions, collegiate All-Americans, USGA Champions, and at the professional level including a 7-time Major LPGA winner and a US Open Women’s Champion.
Mr. Scott, also a PGA Class A professional, is from Gaylord, Michigan. After graduating from Ferris State University’s Professional Golf Management program, he began working as an Assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School in Miami, Florida. Working alongside top teaching professionals, including Brian O’Neill, he gained experience with various technologies including Trackman, BodiTrak, K-Vest, and SAM Putt Lab. He maintains his active certification with the TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) and is a Callaway Certified Master Fitter.
“We are excited to have Porter and Jeremy join our staff,” stated Brian O’Neill. “Porter has a great track record and reputation in the greater Central Florida market for developing players to compete, and win, at the highest level. And without losing sight of the importance of academics as a number of his players have received academic scholarships to top universities. He gives back to the community through his volunteer efforts which matches up well with the Nicklaus philosophy of life.”
“I have worked with Jeremy in the past and feel he is a great addition to what we are building here at this Academy. He brings the hands-on experience with all of the latest technologies that we have at the Nicklaus Academy at Hawk’s Landing,” according to O’Neill. “With Jeremy’s club fitting expertise we can better maximize our students’ performance from the driver all the way to their wedges”.
The Nicklaus Academy Orlando offers custom instruction programs and packages for locals, Marriott guests and convention visitors, visitors to the Orlando area, as well as private and corporate golf schools.
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About Nicklaus Academies
Nicklaus Academies is the world-wide licensee for golf instruction for Nicklaus Companies, the global company founded and directed by Mr. Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus Academies are in operation in the US, Mexico, Hong Kong, Brazil, Spain, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and Jakarta. Each Nicklaus Academy location and facility are unique based on the individual market, however, each Academy and their Certified Instructors teach the same proven Nicklaus Academy philosophy. www.nicklausacademies.com
About Orlando World Center Marriott
The Orlando World Center Marriott spans over 200 acres of lush grounds, which includes Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, an Audubon Certified Robert Cupp, Jr. 18-hole Championship Golf Course that delivers the perfect setting for challenging golf with a scenic blend of native Florida wildlife and tropical vegetation.
The Orlando World Center Marriott offers over 2000 rooms and suites, amazing on-site amenities and shuttle service to Walt Disney World®. After a day of golf instruction, students can dine at any of the ten restaurants and lounges or make an appointment for a massage or facial at the full-service spa. Resort guests can experience Falls Pool Oasis featuring two 200-foot waterslides, a 90-foot speed slide, kid’s splash park and nightly laser light show. An ideal choice for “Learn, Stay & Play” golf packages, professional events or social celebrations, the resort boasts over 400,000 square feet of flexible space for meetings, receptions and charity soirees. www.worldcentermarriott.com