Modern technology has never made it easier to improve your golf game, with online courses there are thousands of hours of incredible content available from some of the best coaches on the planet - and you don’t even have to leave your house!
Still, with so many online courses available, how do you know which coach is the right one for you? Below, we have put together an extensive list of some of the best online golf coaches teaching right now.
Located in California and providing clinics throughout the U.S., Monte Scheinblum is a no-nonsense coach that will teach you how to build a simple, solid, and repeatable swing, while helping you cure your shanks and prevent early extension.
Monte is a former world long-drive champion and started posting golfing tips on the GolfWRX form (something he is still doing to this day), before regularly posting to Youtube.
Nowadays, Monte provides in-person and online golf lessons free through his Youtube channel and has made several professional video series including ‘The Efficient Swing,’ which you can find on his site rebelliongolf.com.
He mainly specializes in Low Handicapper to Mid Handicappers who are not benefiting from traditional golf instruction and want to approach the swing from a different angle without all the traditional golf speak.
He is also more movement-based, creating drills that help you develop your motion.
He also played in a tournament on the Be Better Golf Youtube channel and also a one-on-one match versus another excellent golfer which is available on Youtube.
It’s very refreshing for a coach to put himself out there like this, proving that we all have struggles in our swings or other areas of your games.
With over 31,000 Youtube subscribers, you may have also seen Mike with Be Better Golf’s Brendon DeVore, helping Brendon improve his game, giving great advice, and also playing a great game in the process.
Based in Arizona, Mike has free content via his Youtube channel but also has a membership site that is $14 a month, or $186 a year.
There are also additional features available if you pay for the entire year upfront, and an annual subscription will give you access to Mike’s ebook.
Mike specializes in low handicappers who get stuck, as well as those with too many swing thoughts and those who struggle through pain when golfing.
He is movement-based and has excellent knowledge of movements. Not only that he explains them well, and many people appreciate his common-sense approach, as well as his pain-free approach.
In fact, the two major thoughts or moves that Mike promotes are now referred to as the ‘Malaska Move.’ This helps prevent golfers from getting stuck and being forced to flip over and is more focused on a feeling rather than something that happens in the golf swing.
Mike also promotes the highly effective golf swing ‘directing the momentum.’ It is natural for people to get into certain positions that lose the natural motion of directing the momentum that is the club-head. However, when you are relaxed and you simply direct the momentum you get better results.
Mike also focuses on the mindset and how you walk into every shot, as well as what to do post-golf shot to improve the next one. Mike is providing an incredible resource and goes to show how accessible online golf tutorials can be.
Dan Whittaker does the impressive job of making golf seem simpler. He focuses on teaching the pivot and the motion of the golf swing in simple terms. +
He produces high-quality videos, many that involve working with his students. His website explains his philosophy as the following:
“The pivot is the key to the golf swing; the body moves the arms, the arms move the club and the club moves the ball. Dan’s aim is to find the root cause of the problem within a players swing, using this as a catalyst to address all other faults that exist as a result. Goal setting is key to long term success and creating a unique route map to fit the individuals needs, wants and desires is vital. Finding the route cause, and setting goals, allows a player to make the necessary changes and to take ownership of their swing, eventually becoming the best version of themselves.”
Dan is based in Europe and offers free content via Youtube. He is an excellent communicator, and he specializes in Mid to Low Handicappers eager to improve. He focuses on Pivot Based golf swings centered around the body moving the arms, the arms moving the club, and the club moving the ball.
With 31,000 followers on Youtube, Dan comes across as extremely relatable. He makes great use of training aids and analysis from data and video highlights that maximize the moves of the body, and his opinion is that this is what ultimately drives the club and the ball.
A particularly useful video of Dan’s is ‘Hit the Ball with the Right Side.’ Viewers have noticed more consistency in their swings following taking the advice in this video.
Now that we’ve looked at the best of the best, let’s look at some honorable mentions.
Chuck Quinton (Rotary Swing)
Chuck Quinton is the founder of rotaryswing.com and has been teaching golf online since the mid-200s.
Rotary Swing has gone through a few changes over the years, but Chuck has stuck to teaching based on creating a repeatable, bio-mechanically safe golf swing. He explores how different parts of your body should move in the swing and why.
If you are looking to learn new moves and build your swing from the ground up, then Chuck could be the coach for you.
Piers Ward and Andy Proudman (Me and my Golf)
Me and my Golf has become one of the biggest golf channels on Youtube, with 750,000 subscribers and racking up millions of views.
Piers Ward and Andy Proudman are the coaches, and their straightforward, simple instruction has helped thousands of golfers improve their swing. With a motto of “take charge of your game,” they’ve now branched out from Youtube to create their own membership site to help golfers do just that.
The site caters to golfers of all skill levels, providing tailored, step-by-step, week-by-week instruction plans.
If you’re a low handicapper looking to improve your short game, or a total beginner, Piers and Andy are bound to have a course to suit you.
Shawn Clement was one of the first golf coaches to start teaching on Youtube and has racked up millions of views over the years.
Shawn is unique in that he gives your brain a task, like ‘cut the dandelion stem’ or ‘throw your club to the target,’ emphasizing you shouldn’t worry about what individual parts of your body are doing.
He believes that the swing should be a fluid, athletic motion free of tension. Some of his best videos focus on the swing as a whole, rather than focusing on individual parts of the swing like the takeaway. That being said, Shawn is sure to have a great video on the takeaway if that’s what you’re looking for.
George Gankas is undoubtedly one of the most famous online golf coaches. His ‘pivot and turn’ swing’ philosophy lit up golf forums a few years ago, and he has since tweaked his system to accommodate different swing styles.
However, he has still retained the core elements of using the ground effectively, shallowing, and turning hard.
With George, you’re sure to end up with a powerful, rotational swing with plenty of width, and impact conditions you usually see at tour level - meaning you’ll hit the ball further.
With over 850,000 subscribers on Youtube and tens of millions of views, Rick Shiels is one of Youtube’s most popular online golf coaches.
Rick has been a qualified PGA professional since the age of 21 and has taught at the Trafford Golf Centre in Manchester in the UK, before setting up his own Quest Golf Academy with fellow Youtuber Peter Finch.
Rick has a genial and engaging teaching style, and though we believe that golfers at any level can benefit from his videos, we would recommend his videos to beginners.
But Rick’s channel isn’t just great for tips on your game. His club reviews are also useful if you’re looking for new equipment, and his course vlogs are always entertaining.
Robin Matthew Williams
Robin Matthew Williams will not be to everyone’s taste and is a pretty divisive figure. If you’re easily offended, then his channel may not be for you. But if you don’t mind a bit of colorful language and are bored with technical swing thoughts, his golf instruction may be refreshing and give you a new perspective.
Most of his videos espouse the philosophy of forgetting about positions and even the ball itself, and just swinging the golf club with the primary focus being on your feet.
Danny has been posting instructional videos to YouTube for over 5 years but it is only recently that he’s catching people’s attention, quickly becoming one of the go-to golf coaches on the internet. He is best known for his ‘catapult’ driver swing method.
As head golf coach at the world-famous Belfry, it’s not an exaggeration to say that Chris Ryan knows a thing or two about the golf swing.
His instructional videos are fairly broad and cover a wide range of topics. He covers all aspects of the full swing and short game and presents it all in a very clear and focused way.