The best things in life are free. That’s not the case for golf tuition. So here, in ascending order, are 8 of the highest-priced swing gurus in the game.
Jim McLean – $750 per hour
Former All-American at the University of Houston and conceiver of the X-factor golf swing theory, McLean has worked with the likes of Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, Sergio Garcia and Gary Player, among other stars. A session with him at his golf academy at Trump National Doral will cost you $750.
David Stockton – $1,200 for two hours
This two-time PGA champion is known today as one of the most demanded putting instructors in the game. Located at Redlands Country Club in Redlands, California, Stockton’s rate is $600 per hour, with a two-hour minimum.
Mitchell Spearman – $1,400 for two hours
A former GOLF Magazine Top 100 instructor and former chief lieutenant for David Leadbetter, Spearman once described himself as the “world’s most expensive golf tutor.” His going rate for a first-time student is $1,400 for a two-hour session. If that’s not enough, you can also purchase a two-day experience for $10,000.
Stan Utley – $1,500 for three hour
During his time as a PGA Tour player 25 years ago, Scottsdale-based Utley was known for his clinical skills on and around the green. He is now known as one of the game’s top short-game instructors, and his price is $500 per hour – with a three-hour minimum.
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