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Chez Reavie and Eric Meierdierks
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  • Chez Reavie and Eric Meierdierks

2012 South West Section PGA Teacher Of The Year!

About Mark Winkley

Since joining the Golf Digest Schools in 1986,  Mark Winkley has taught not only in the United States, but also in Thailand, Australia, Europe and Singapore. He has established a reputation for teaching sound mechanics with an emphasis on growing the game of golf.

During Mark’s 26 years of teaching, he has worked under the tutelage of renowned teachers such as Davis Love Jr., Bob Toski, Chuck Cook and Tom Ness. While on staff with Golf Digest, Mark has authored numerous articles including: "The Lob: A Tough Shot Made Simple" in October 1996, “Breaking 100, 90 and 80”, and “Center your Pivot”. In March of 1997 Mark was featured on the cover of Golf Digest for the "What Every Golfer Needs to Know" special section.

Mark is presently the Director of Instruction at The Estancia Club in Scottsdale, AZ. in the winter months. During the summer, Mark is Director of Instruction at Pine Meadow golf Club in Mundelein, IL.  He has also taught at Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod, the Linkside Golf Center in Birmingham (AL), and the Northcrest Academy of Golf in Atlanta (GA)

Mark currently works with Pat Perez, Chez Reavie and Eric Meirdierks on the PGA Tour. He has worked with Ted Purdy (PGA Tour), and Dale Douglass (Senior PGA Tour). He also works with a number of Mini Tour players including Trevor Murphy, Jonathan Krick, Matt Miller and Josh Esler.

I have worked with Mark over the past two years. I am at a point where I can trust my swing and that it is repeatable. Mark's understanding of the swing and communication of how to implement it to my game has helped both my full swing and short game. My consistency, accuracy and distance have all improved. I have full trust in his teaching and coaching.
I highly recommend golfers of all levels to seek his help.

Pat Perez
PGA Tour Player

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Congratulations to Eric Meierdierks for earning his 2013 PGA Tour card! Eric has been a student of Mark's for the past 5 years. 

Mark's Teaching Method

"Method is a dangerous word for me because no two people are alike nor do people all learn the same way,"says Mark. "However, my goals basically are for the student to have a square face and be on plane with an effective radius."
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