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Meet the Coaches at JPGA

Chris Tremblay

Chris Tremblay is a member of the PGA's Quarter Century Club and is originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Chris is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in kinesiology. Chris also holds the rare distinction of being a Certified Level 3 TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Instructor in two categories: Junior Coach and Golf Instructor. While at Maryland, Chris was captain of the golf team that was coached by PGA tour member Fred Funk. Chris was the 2004 Northeast New York section PGA Teacher of the Year, a top 50 instructor in North America as listed by the Golf Range Association of America, and a top Teacher-in-State as listed by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. He is also the co-host of "Golf Center", the weekly golf show on WHHI-TV on Hilton Head Island. As a player, Chris is a two time qualifier for the PGA National Professional Championship as well as the qualifying medalist for both the 1982 US Amateur and the 1995 Canon Greater Hartford Open on the PGA Tour.

Clive McCann

Clive McCann follows in the footsteps of his mother Rina Ritson and step-father Phil Ritson, both lifetime legendary golf instructors; Clive McCann has a rich family tradition in golf. So it's no surprise the South African has followed in these familial footsteps. After Phil and Rina Ritson moved to Orlando in the late '70s, Clive joined his family and often assisted in giving lessons and clinics at his parents' respective schools. For example, from 1985-90, McCann was one of the original instructors at the Rina Ritson Golf School at highly acclaimed Falcon's Fire Golf Club near Disney World. Clive began his professional playing career in 1985 by playing in the high-profile Florida Space Coast, TC Jordan, Tear Drop and Tommy Armour Tours. After a year on the junior circuit, Clive joined golf's big leagues in '89, playing the European PGA Tour, South African PGA Tour and South American PGA Tour. Clive realized his passion and true calling was in teaching. Then Clive worked with Phil Ritson's well-known Golf Your Way Schools in Orlando, earning Master Instructor status for the Phil Ritson Golf Institute in 2009. During his tenure with Phil Ritson, Clive also directed the international expansion of Ritson's company for Samsung in South Korea and was the director of the opening for the Japan Tour Players Academy in Tokyo. Clive joined the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy as the elite team coach in 2009 to March 2011, thereafter joining Heidi Han as Director/Head Coach for PGSA in Korea and the USA until March 2013. 2013 to date, Clive is a Coach for Junior Players Golf Academy in Hilton Head, SC. Clive has also assisted numerous tour players on the USPGA, LPGA, KPGA, KLPGA, EPGA, JPGA and SAPGA tours.

Adam Rushin

Adam Rushin, a native of Portsmouth, England, has played all levels of competitive golf. This includes a decade of professional golf playing on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and many other professional tours. Adam won over twenty professional events during that time. His lowest round as an amateur was 59 at age 17, shooting a nine-hole total of 9 under par 27; as a professional, Adam's low is 61. In 2009, Adam decided to join the JPGA team and use his vast playing experience to help junior golfers become better players. He incorporates this background in his teaching by helping students understand their own game on and off the course and to know their own tendencies. Adam believes that a great short-game and good course management are a must to shoot the lowest possible score on any given day. "I believe junior golfers get too wrapped up in trying to find the perfect swing instead of learning how to play golf."

RJ Schebel

RJ Schebel studied Sports Management and joined the golf team at Bethel University in his hometown of South Bend, IN. In 2009, RJ moved to Hilton Head Island, SC where he attended the Professional Golfers Career College. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in Professional Golf Management and joined the JPGA immediately after graduation. RJ brings his college golf playing experience, a younger personality, and passion for golf to help junior golfers achieve their goals."If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf" (Bob Hope).

Brett Toon

Brett Toon brings 22 years of coaching experience to the JPGA. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Brett excelled in basketball and baseball and began playing golf with his grandfather at twelve years of age. Even while playing basketball at Benedictine College, Brett still enjoyed golf at the club level. Brett moved to Hilton Head Island in the early 1990's and began working at The Island Golf School at its inception. As Director of Instruction for multi-day golf programs for groups from across the globe, Brett developed his teaching through a patient and caring set of skills. This is where Brett and Keith Bach first became friends and colleagues. Brett served as Director of Instruction for the United States Schools of Golf at The Admiral Lehigh Golf resort in Ft. Myers, Florida in the winters while spending the summers as Head Teaching Professional at Lake St. Catherine Country Club in New England. Over the last ten years, Brett has been on the staff of the Future Collegians World Tour working as a rules official and assistant tournament director. Brett has played golf in both the New England and Carolinas PGA section events. "I enjoy working with the JPGA; it's awesome to see the kids grow both on and off the golf course."

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