2021-2022 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America
When Colby began teaching in 2008, most of his students were asking for him to fix their swing so they could hit the ball farther and hit more greens. But he knew that wasn’t what they really wanted. What they really wanted was to shoot lower scores! As most pro’s know, the key to scoring well isn’t hitting the long ball. It’s learning the REAL game of golf with one simple idea…get the ball in the hole in less strokes than the other players. Colby took a group of players on the golf course, observed each player’s game, developed a specific improvement plan for them and taught them how to practice. The results were phenomenal! His players drop an average of 10 strokes in 12 weeks. As a result, Colby is now Ranked by Golf Digest as of one of the Best Young Teachers in America and rated as the Teacher of the Year in 2021 for the Kentucky PGA.
2016 Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award Recipient
U.S. Open Local Qualifier Medalist
Winner of multiple Sectional PGA events
2012 PGA Professional National Championship Participant
Colby is a member of the PGA of America and is certified in Teaching and Coaching. Since turning professional, has won multiple Sectional PGA events, was medalist in a U.S. Open Local Qualifier, and competed in the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship. He believes that there is no perfect golf swing, only a series of acceptable positions that WILL change from player to player. Most of these positions are based on the students body type, and many swing flaws are caused by poor set-up. He also believes that a student must learn how to transfer what they practice to the golf course. He believes in establishing a consistent process/routine as well as a game plan based on a players dispersions and tendencies. Colby uses Trackman data from his players to create personalized course maps for them prior to tournament rounds. In 2016 and 2017 Colby was awarded the Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award.