TODD CASABELLA, PGA
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY LEAD COACH
Todd Casabella has appeared twice on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive (1/10/18 & 1/13/18) as well as having video tips featured on golfchannel.com. He is recognized by Golf Digest as “Best Teachers in State” 2017-2018 (no. 9) and the “2017 Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year”. He is also twice recognized by US Kids Golf as a “Top 50 Junior Coach” in 2016 & 2017.
Teaching golf since 1993, Todd became a member of the Professional Golfers Association in 2000. He held the position of Head Golf Professional at three different facilities before focusing his career on what he is most passionate about, helping others play better golf. He was the Lead Instructor for Golf Digest Schools at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida before joining the staff of the Mike Bender Golf Academy. Working side by side with one of the top coaches and teaching staffs in the country was a tremendous experience.
At the MBGA, Todd oversaw the Post Graduate / Tour Prep program, assisting Mike with the development of future collegiate and tour players. He also developed the U.S. Kids program for the Academy as well as conducting golf schools, summer camps and adult beginner programs. Teaching at the Academy taught Todd the necessary coaching skills to develop players to their fullest potential.
Todd remains a student of the game, continuously learning to provide effective instruction and coaching for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Below is a list of the certifications he has recently received:
- Dr. Kwon’s Golf Biomechanics Instructor Training – Level One & Level Two
- Titleist Performance Institute Level 1, Golf Professional Level 2, Junior Coach Level 2
- US Kids Certified Junior Coach
- BodiTrak Certified Golf Ground Mechanics
- Swing Catalyst Certified Instructor
- Penn St. University Biomechanics of Golf
- Certified Putting Instructor Eye Line Golf
Golfers enrolled at Golf Channel Academy locations will not only have the opportunity to learn from the very best coaches in the game today, but will be able to track their progress using advanced swing analysis tools and a proprietary player-coach communication platform that will accelerate their progress.
The underlying philosophy of Golf Channel Academy—which all of our coaches reinforce—is that good coaching takes place over a period of time, not just one lesson. The relationship between coach and student is more than just “one and done.” This is how “teaching” becomes “coaching,” which we describe as an on-going relationship devoted to long-lasting improvement. Everything about Golf Channel Academy is devoted to enhancing the “coaching” experience for both teacher and student.
Golf Channel Academy is the hands-on coaching extension of the cable network’s instruction programming, which includes such shows as The Golf Fix, Lesson Tee Live, and School of Golf. Golf Channel Academy allows you to receive personalized instruction from the very best coaches in the game, including many of the teachers who you see on TV. And you should see many more Golf Channel Academy coaches making appearances on Golf Channel instructional programs in the future.