By Lorin Anderson, AMF Golf Management

Golf instructors usually love me or hate me, depending upon whether or not they are one of the “chosen ones”. You know, the teachers who appear on the best teacher lists that are now published by just about every major golf publication, teaching organization and even some golf club manufacturers. The lists can be for “Best in America”, Best Women Teachers”, “Best Junior Instructors” “Best Teachers in New York” or “Best in Europe.” You name it and there is probably a list of top teachers for that niche or region.

Whether you think the lists are valuable or not, I’m happy to take full responsibility for the instructor list boom as I was the Managing Editor for Instruction at GOLF Magazine when I approached the magazine’s editor at a dinner in New Orleans during the 1994 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit to recommend that we start a Top 100 Teachers list…

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