R. Bruce Wilkins, PGA
Bruce began his professional golf career upon graduating from the Professional Golf Management program at Arizona State University. After gaining his Class A status with the PGA of America, he was fortunate to work at several of Tucson’s premier golf courses including Tucson Country Club and Ventana Canyon Resort. Bruce’s career has also included time working for Troon Golf Management at Sun Valley Resort’s Elkhorn, and as a private golf coach in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He has been a high school coach in Mendocino, California, a Certified GolfTec coach, and a freelance instructor in Palm Desert, California. Bruce has worked as an instructor for the Oregon Tech college golf teams, and spent four years as the Director of Instruction for the Running Y Ranch resort, a Arnold Palmer signature course in Southern Oregon. Bruce is currently the Director of Instruction and Master Teaching Professional at the Ballantyne Golf Academy, a Golf Channel Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As an instructor, Bruce has been certified by TrackMan, the Titleist Performance Institute, BodiTrak Sports, K-Motion, and he is a Certified Movement Specialist for Tathata Golf. Bruce uses video analysis in all lessons and offers a online training space through CoachNow. Bruce also provides a TrackMan 4 launch monitor, BodiTrak pressure mapping, and K-Player 3-D motion training to further support and educate his students and athletes.
A true student of the game, Bruce’s coaching and teaching are influenced by golf knowledge from the past and present. He incorporates time-honored fundamentals and athletic movement with modern methods of motion analysis and training of body and mind. Bruce enjoys working with golfers of all ages and abilities. He has coached beginners, amateurs, high school and collegiate teams, casual and senior players, junior champions, and aspiring professionals. He strives to individualize each lesson and facilitate growth through a wholistic approach to the game.