R. Bruce Wilkins, PGA
Bruce began his professional golf career after 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 San Diego, 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 teaching at the Ballantyne Golf Academy with Dana Rader, a Golf Channel Academy outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bruce's coaching and teaching are influenced by golf knowledge from the past and present. He is a true student of the game and incorporates time honored principals and fundamentals with modern methods of understanding and motion analysis. As an instructor, Bruce has been certified by TrackMan, the Titleist Performance Institute, BodiTrak Sports, GolfTec, and is a Certified Movement Specialist for Tathata Golf. Bruce uses V1 video analysis, a TrackMan 4 launch monitor, BodiTrak pressure mapping, and offers a online training space through Edufii.
A patient and devoted instructor, Bruce enjoys working with golfers of all ages and abilities. He has coached beginners of every age, junior champions, aspiring professional players, amateurs, casual players, and seniors. Bruce understands that there are many ways to swing a golf club, but a effective way for each player to maximize their potential. He strives to individualize each lesson, and help players improve through communicating a better understanding of their patterns, and in becoming more efficient with their motion. Lower scores, longevity, and enjoyment of the game, are his goals for every student.