Every year, Golf Digest surveys mentors and peers from around the country to compile a list of the top teachers under 40. For the ’16-’17 edition, LGA’s Brett Meyer made the list for the first time in his career. He was joined by Matt Denzer, Director of Instruction at LGA’s location at PGA National Golf Club.
After completing college in Central Iowa, Meyer’s desire to travel and create new relationships within the golf world opened the doors to several new opportunities, one of them being with Callaway Golf. He worked in equipment sales and club fitting for Callaway for around 18 months before linking up with David Leadbetter in 2008 at the Leadbetter Junior Academy in Bradenton, Florida. After spending a year working with Leadbetter, he realized this is where he wanted to be.
Meyer found instant success in this side of the business and joined LGA ChampionsGate in 2009. Linking world-class golf instruction with the latest in equipment technology, he was able to bridge the gap between his role as a teacher and as a club fitter. Previously, these roles were always very separate in the industry, but the benefits of having knowledge in both fields soon became apparent.
He currently oversees club fitting and equipment services at LGA ChampionsGate, as well as fulfilling the prestigious role as a Leadbetter Certified Instructor. His clients range from PGA, LPGA and European Tour players, to elite juniors, to high handicappers looking for a tour-level clubfitting experience. Meyer is also the only Trackman Master Certified Clubfitter operating in the state of Florida, a title only 23 golf professionals in the world hold.