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IMG Academy Coaches

The IMG Academy golf program offers expertly trained coaches universally known for their ability to teach a technically sound swing, while helping golfers learn how to manage any golf course to play better and post lower scores.

Coaching Staff
David Whelan
David Whelan
Director of Instruction
Practice like you play and play like you practice - Simple yet poignant words from IMG Academy Director of Instruction David Whelan, who has coached in over...
Neil Coulson
Director of Golf
British PGA member and former touring pro Neil Coulson joins our golf program from Singapore where he was a senior executive of IMG Golf in Asia. During his...

Golf Coaching Staff

  • Neil Coulson
    Director of Golf
    British PGA member and former touring pro Neil Coulson joins our golf program from...
  • Scott Bettger Golf Coach
    Scott Bettger
    Senior Certified Instructor
    For over 20 years, Scott Bettger has been coaching and motivating students of all...
  • Stuart Clayton Golf Coach
    Stuart Clayton
    Senior Certified Instructor
    Since 1999, Stuart Clayton has played an integral part of our IMG Academy golf...
  • Malcolm Joseph Golf Coach
    Malcolm Joseph
    Senior Certified Instructor
    Since 2005, Malcolm Joseph has utilized his professional playing experience and...
  • Grant Price Golf Coach
    Grant Price
    Senior Certified Instructor
    Grant Price joined the IMG Academy Golf Program in 2004. Prior to joining IMG...
  • Scott Davies Golf Coach
    Scott Davies
    Senior Certified Instructor
    Having received the PGA Trainee of the Year award from H.R.H. the Duke of York,...
  • Gary Scheid Golf Coach
    Gary Scheid
    Senior Certified Instructor
    From winning state and district championships with his high school in New York, to...
  • Nathan Bertsch Golf Coach
    Nathan Bertsch
    Senior Certified Coach
    Nathan Bertsch joined IMG Academy in 2008 and has worked with some of golf’s top...
  • Kevin Collins Golf Coach
    Kevin Collins
    Senior Certified Instructor
    Collins has been at IMG Academy since 2000 and has worked with many professional,...
  • Gary Parrett
    Gary Parrett
    Senior Certified Instructor
    After a very successful career with Kodak as a financial analyst in the private...
  • Duncan Smith GOld Coach
    Duncan Smith
    Certified Instructor
    For the last 23 years, Duncan Smith has been actively involved in the game of golf...
  • Jay Denton Golf Coach
    Jay Denton
    Senior Certified Instructor
    IMG Academy coach Jay Denton was exposed to the game of golf in its purest form...
  • Andrew Oliphant Golf Coach
    Andrew Oliphant
    Senior Certified Instructor
    Oliphant is an established golf coach in the industry who has been with IMG Academy...
  • Mike McClellan Golf Coach
    Mike McClellan
    Certified Instructor
    Mike McClellan joined the IMG Academy golf coaching staff in early 2013 and brings...
  • Heather Nolan Golf Coach
    Heather Nolan
    Certified Instructor
    IMG Academy coach Heather Nolan has experienced every level of the game, from...
  • Naree Song
    Golf Coach
    Naree, an IMG Academy Alumni, brings over 21 years of experience as an accomplished...
  • Andres Quintero - Golf Coach
    Andres Quintero
    Golf Coach
    Andres Quintero is originally from Barquisimeto Venezuela. Upon graduating from IMG...

Golf Administration

  • Ashley Gillespie
    Ashley Gillespie
    Program Manager
    Ashley's IMG Academy journey began as a student-athlete in 1999 when she began a...
  • Martina Knezevic - Golf School
    Martina Knezevic
    Sport Advisor
    Martina was born and raised in Germany. After completing formal education in Munich...
  • Aaron Westlake
    Tournament Coordinator
    Prior to joining our campus, Aaron graduated with both a B.S. and an M.S. in Sports...
  • Tracy Reiser
    Tracy Reiser
    Assistant Director
    IMG Academy Assistant Director, Tracy Reiser’s golf journey started at a young age...
  • Shane Reiser - Golf Teacher
    Shane Reiser
    Student-Athlete Advisor
    Shane Reiser has been a part of IMG Academy golf program since 1998. Reiser is...
  • Matt Schneider
    Matt Schneider
    Student-Athlete Advisor
    Having both a golf course management and golf club manufacturing background in his...

Golf Support Staff

  • Patrick Tanner
    Patrick Tanner
    Head Athletic Trainer
    Prior to working at IMG Academy Patrick was with the Baltimore Orioles Organization...
  • Christian Smith
    Christian Smith
    Mental Conditioning Coach
    Christian brings an abundance of experience with him from both the academic and...
  • DJ Andreoli
    DJ Andreoli
    Mental Conditioning Coach
    DJ Andreoli has been with the IMG Academy Athletic and Personal Development program...

College Planning and Placement Staff

  • Mark Blaweiss
    Mark Blaweiss
    Director of College Placement and Planning
    Mark Blaweiss has worked and held leadership roles in the fields of higher...
  • Heather Von Seggern
    Heather Von Seggern
    College Advisor
    Heather Von Seggern has been with IMG Academy since 2010 and works with soccer,...
  • Mark Riddell
    Mark Riddell
    Director of College Entrance Exam Preparation
    Mark Riddell is the Director of College Entrance Exam Preparation (SAT & ACT)...
  • Scott Treibly
    Scott Treibly
    Recruiting Coordinator & College Advisor
    Scott Treibly has been with IMG Academy since 2001 and is currently the College...
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