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Grayson Zacker

I am the Director of Instruction for the Jim McLean Golf Schools as well as a Lead Master Instructor at the Biltmore Hotel Miami location in Coral Gables.  Also, I'm a Class-A PGA Professional, one of Golf Digest's "Best Young Teachers in America", a top 40 instructor under the age of 40 in the US, "Best in State" (Florida) by Golf Digest, and recipient of the 2015 "Teacher of the Year" award in the South Florida PGA Southern Chapter.

I started working at the Jim McLean golf school as an assistant in 2008 at Doral. Since then I have moved up the instructor ranks to top Lead Master and Director of Instruction. Along with teaching, I also oversee the other instructors and assistants at the Jim McLean Golf School. Prior to the Jim McLean Golf School, I attended Penn State University, graduating with honors from the Professional Golf Management program, a major designed specifically for the golf industry. I have worked at some great golf clubs in the northeast including: 

  • Lehigh Country Club, Allentown PA 

  • Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem PA 

  • The Penn State Golf Courses, State College PA 

  • Baltimore Country Club, Baltimore MD 

  • Kilmarlic Golf Club, Outer Banks NC

I grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was one of the top junior golfers in the region (low tournament round 67). I have been playing golf since I was 5 years old and working in the golf industry since the age 14. Needless to say, golf is my lifelong passion.

Notable Students
  • Donald Trump - President of the United States​

  • Will Smith - Legendary Actor

  • Ken Chenault - CEO of American Express

  • Maurice Jones Drew - NFL Running Back

  • Penny Hardaway - NBA Hall of Fame

  • Alonzo Mourning - NBA Hall of Fame

  • Richard Schaps - CEO Van Wagner Communications

  • Scott Greenstein - CEO Sirius XM Radio

  • Jamie Freedman - Qualified 2017 US Women Am

  • Ray Rodriguez - Former President of Univision

Student Testimonials

"Grayson, you will be happy to hear that I shot a 77 today. It was all yesterday's lesson. I am thrilled and thankful to you for your keen eye and instruction." -Ray from Miami

"I had a great round of 82 today, on a tough, long course I had never played before. My short game is unbelievable sharp right now. I am getting some confidence in my ball striking and thanks to you I am hitting the ball more solid and driving it more consistently. I heard you  again this morning on XM Radio. Great Stuff!!!" -Tony from New Jersey

"My swing is much better, significantly longer off the tee, and full club longer across the irons. Control has improved too. I shot in the 80's for the first time in my life! Your wise teachings have definitely helped markedly. Thank you again for a truly great lesson - it is making a very big difference!" -Jim from Pennsylvania

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