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Todd Casabella, PGA

A native of Cleveland, Todd has taught at various clubs in northern Ohio and is currently the Director of Instruction at Barrington Golf Club in Aurora, Ohio.   In 2018, Todd opened his indoor teaching facility to help student’s build a competitive advantage on the summer.  Featuring TrackMan Simulators, his Golf Academy utilizes the best in cutting edge technology to train his students and provide step by step approach to off season excellence during Ohio’s winter/inclement weather, while allowing a place for both students and members to practice and fine tune their golf swing. Before coming to Barrington, Todd taught at the Mike Bender Golf Academy in Lake Mary, Florida after holding the Lead Instructor role at The Golf Digest Schools at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.  While at MBGA, Todd was the Tour Prep Coach for aspiring tour players and also assisted Mike with golf schools, junior programs and private lessons for all ages and skill levels. 

But, Todd is much more than a swing instructor: He takes great pride on being a coach who can develop his students in all areas of the game. Placing emphasis on performance development, he uses programs like DECADE for golf course management and Mental Golf Type for mental and emotional behavior. To round out his holistic approach to total golf training, Todd also partners with local athletic trainers and club fitters to provide unparalleled golf athletic training and custom fit equipment. Todd Casabella brings a unique approach to golf instruction, based in biomechanics and analytics. As a recipient of the Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year Award (2017) and the NOPGA Professional Development Award (2020,2022), Todd is focused on what he is most passionate about: helping others play better golf.  

Todd appeared on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program twice with host Charlie Rymer. He was recognized as a featured instructor on the Golf Channel website where 8 of his developmental tips were featured and provided to their database of over 1 million people. He is recognized by Golf Digest as a “Best Teacher in State” since 2017, and a “Top 50 Master Instructor” by U.S. Kids Golf, the most prestigious award in junior golf. Teaching golf since 1993, Todd became a member of the Professional Golfers Association in 2000 and held  positions of Head Golf Professional at several golf clubs. In addition, Todd was invited to join an elite group of golf instructors under the Golf Channel Academy in the northern Ohio market.

  • Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) Member 2000 - Present
  • PROPONENT Group 2012 - Present
  • Golf Channel Academy, Lead Instructor 2017-2019
  • Dr. Kwon's Golf Biomechanics, Level One (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019)
  • Dr. Kwon’s Golf Biomechanics Level 2 Applied (2017 & 2019)
  • TrackMan Certified Level 1 and Level 2 (May 2020)
  • Forces and Motion with Sasho Mackenzie and Phil Cheetham (April 2020)
  • PGA Coach Certified (2020) 
  • Titleist Performance Institute, Certified Level 2 Golf Professional (2009)
  • Titleist Performance Institute, Certified Level 2 Junior Coach (2011)
  • Titleist Performance Institute, Certified Level 1 (2008, audited 2017)
  • BodiTrack Ground Golf Mechanics Certification (2017)
  • Penn St. University Biomechanics of Golf - Level One (2016)
  • Swing Catalyst Certified Instructor - Level One (2016) 
  • US KIDS Certified Instructor (December 2014)
  • Certified golf club fitter by the PING golf company (2008)
  • Certified Putting Instructor Eye Line Golf (December 2013)
  • Certified KBS Shafts fitting (2013)
  • PGA Magazine NOPGA Teaching and Coaching Conference at The Country Club - Sept 2022
  • Hosted Scott Fawcett’s Decade Seminar - March 2022
  • “A Day of Q and A with Dr. Mark Bull” Orange County National, Orlando, Florida- Feb 2022
  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher’s Summit, Pinehurst NC November 2021
  • PGA Magazine Teacher of the Year Summit Pinehurst NC December 2018
  • PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit attendee (2015 and 2017)
  • Titleist Performance Institute’s World Golf Fitness Summit attendee (2010, 2012) 
  • Proponent Group Teachers Summit attendee (2014)
  • Hosted Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon Golf Biomechanics Level 1 - February 2017
  • Golf Digest Schools Teachers Workshop December 2012 
Awards / Recognition
  • 2022 NOPGA Professional Development Award
  • 2020 NOPGA Professional Development Award
  • 2017 NOPGA Teacher of the Year 
  • GOLF Digest Best Teachers in State - 2017 - current
  • US Kids Top 50 Teacher - 2016 & 2017
  • US Kids Top 50 Master Teacher - 2018
Appearances / Media
  • Swing Clinic with Jimmy Hanlin July 2022
  • Airwaves to the fairways ESPN Radio Cleveland - April 2021
  • The Go Low Show Podcast - December 2021
  • The Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive Live” - Two Appearances - January 2018
  • Featured Instructor - January 2018
  • The Golf Zone with Jimmy Hanlin Fox Sports Ohio (2016, 2017)
  • Main Stage Presenter - North East Ohio Golf Show (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Volunteer Instructor Bridgestone Invitational Performance Center (2016)
  • Volunteer Instructor for Junior Camp Utopia at Sand Ridge Golf Club (2011, 2015, 2016)
  • Volunteer Instructor North East Ohio Golf Show (2016)
  • Contributing writer of golf instruction articles for the Chronicle Telegram online golf section (2011)
  • Published golf instruction in Morning Journal Sports Section for 30 weeks. Each article featured a 2 minute video posted on (2009)
  • Internet articles for Junior Golf Scoreboard representing Mike Bender Golf Academy (2013-2014)
  • Magazine articles for Magnolia Living magazine (2013-2014)
  • Recorded internet videos for the MEGSA Method website (2014)
  • Blog Posts for the Mike Bender Golf Academy website (2013-2015)