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Doug Erb

Class A Member of PGA since 1970 

I have made a career of combining my two passions, teaching and golf. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in education (and a member and co-captain of the EMU golf team) I joined the PGA program. I also had the privilege of being an apprentice to World Class Golf Instructor, Irv Schloss.


My philosophy is to use a strong left side approach. I believe that using this approach allows
an individual to make a simple and repeatable swing. I do not believe in a mechanical type of swing that requires thought and duplication. A solid pre-shot routine is very important to me. I have learned from the very best and I teach it to all my clients. I have been teaching this style for over 40 years and have been very successful. My keen observation and knowledge allows me to customize my instruction to meet the individual needs of each student in regards to experience, health and build while keeping it fun & simple.


Bay Hill C.C., Orlando, FL - Assistant Golf Professional 1967
Dearborn C.C., Dearborn, MI - Assistant Golf Professional 1967 - 1972 
Lemontree G.C., Belleville, MI - Head Golf Professional 1972 - 1976
Forest Lakes C.C., Sarasota, FL - General Manager & Head Golf Professional1976 - 1995
Merritt & Harris, NY - Golf Course Design Consultant 1987 - 1997
Sunrise G. C. & Serenoa G.C, Sarasota, FL - Independent Golf Instructor 1993 - 2000
David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Bradenton, FL - Junior Golf Instructor 1995 - 2000
Booker High School, Sarasota, FL - Golf Coach 2003 - 2007
Longboat Key Club & Resort, Longboat Key, FL - Teaching Professional 2007 - 2010
Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, FL - Golf Coach 2010 - Present
Adaptive Golf, Sarasota, FL 2015 - Present


Florida Golf Course Owners & Managers Association - Co-Founder & President1978 -1980
Fellowship of Christian Athlete Golf Instructor


Married since 1972 to Sherry and have 5 grown children, 8 grandchildren


Cell: 941-302-4746

Email: dougerbpro@gmail



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