This week, Golf Digest unveiled its latest list, "50 Best Teachers in America," a biennial ranking that features both long-established and up-and-coming stars in golf instruction.
For more than 20 years, the top spot has belonged to Butch Harmon, who can count Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and several other major champions among his pupils over his storied career. Harmon is to teaching what Pine Valley Golf Club is to courses: rock-solid and unmovable from that top spot.
Who leads the rest of the pack? None other than Chris Como, who has risen from #9 to #2 in the last two years. It's easy to understand why - Como has himself worked with Tiger Woods, and his current star student is 2020 U.S. Open champion and current world #8 golfer Bryson DeChambeau.
We at GolfPass are proud and fortunate to call Como part of the family. He has filmed hours' worth of instruction for our members, from quick-and-direct Daily Video Tips to multi-part series like Build a Better Game: Maximum Distance and Como Concepts.
Watch these 3 great Chris Como instruction videos on GolfPass
Como's inquisitive nature is part of what makes him such an effective teacher. His Swing Expedition series, whose fourth season is now in production, takes him across the golf world to visit with and learn from the most innovative minds in and around the game.
Take a look at these three videos for a sample of his extensive work with GolfPass:
Bryson DeChambeau: Power from the Ground Up (from Build a Better Game: Maximum Distance)
It's easy to see DeChambeau's prodigious power as unattainable, but the principles he uses to hit it 350 yards are applicable to those of us looking for that elusive extra 10 to 15.
Swing Expedition: Matthew Wolff and George Gankas
Wolff is one of golf's most exciting young talents, as is his teacher, who rules the Instagram golf instruction roost and is working with several other exciting players.
Tiger Woods' Stinger Shot (#41 of our Top 100 Instruction Tips)
It's an iconic shot, which you have probably tried in vain to replicate (I know I have). Here's what you're doing wrong.
13 other great instructors you'll find on GolfPass
Chris Como is far from the only top golf instructor with whom we have had the pleasure to work. Here are more than a dozen others:
#6 - Jim McLean
GolfPass subscribers have access to dozens of tips courtesy of McLean, who has worked with more than 100 PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions players over the years. Check out this great tip on 'must-make' short putts.
#8 - David Leadbetter
Leadbetter scarcely needs any introduction among golfers. Check out this tip from 2016 on the importance of synchronizing your swing.
#14 - Martin Hall
In addition to hosting School of Golf on Golf Channel alongside Blair O'Neal for several years, Hall produces dozens of tips for GolfPass each year, including bonus segments from his TV show and full-length series such as the definitive Build a Better Game: Putting, on which he collaborated with Lisa, his wife and a two-time Solheim Cup player.
#16 - Michael Breed
Breed has long been known to golf lovers, having hosted more than 400 episodes of the Golf Channel series The Golf Fix. Check out this tip from our archive about releasing the club properly.
#17 & #28 - Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott
Golfers constantly underestimate the potential score-lowering ability that an adjusted attitude and mental approach can unlock. In Be A Player, they demystify exactly that.
#26 - Martin Chuck
Few golf teachers have a more engaging way of communicating than Martin Chuck, who has been helping golfers improve since he was 16 years old (no, that's not a typo). GolfPass subscribers have access to hundreds of his tips; I'm partial to his pitch shot advice, which revolves around a clever phrase: Pace It And Face It.
#33 - Bill Harmon
Harmon is the newest member of the GolfPass family on this list. His brand-new series, Golf's Top Instructors: Bill Harmon (hosted by Chris Como) is a deep-dive into not only his teaching philosophy, but an endearing portrait of a member of one of the game's greatest families.
#46 - Erika Larkin
Teaching out of the Golf Club at Creighton Farms outside Washington, D.C. Larkin is one of the country's most promising young instructors. Take a look at this tip, where she shows you how you can leverage your backswing to drive the ball farther.
#48 - Dave Pelz
Known for decades as one of the leading authorities on the short game, Pelz is one-of-a-kind. Check out this tip on combating uneven lies on wedge shots.
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