Meet Our Team
Tim Conaway, Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach
Tim is the Owner and Director of Instruction of Conaway Golf Academy. A graduate of the Golf Academy of America (Orlando), Tim brings more than 15 years teaching experience to his clients, who’ve won multiple local junior tournaments, club championships and Florida State Golf Association events.
Prior to starting Conaway Golf Instruction in January 2012, Tim served as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Oaks Club in Osprey, Fla. He was also the Golf Events Coordinator for the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota.
Tim has earned numerous coaching certifications, among them U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, AimPoint Express Certified Instructor, FlightScope Certified Professional and SeeMore Putter Institute Certified Instructor. His special areas of interest include putting, mental performance, wedge play and utilizing ground forces in the full swing.
I know there are numerous options available to you for golf instruction in the Sarasota area. Please allow me a few minutes to explain to you why I believe I can provide faster results and longer-lasting improvement better than anyone.
I have a passion for the game of golf and a desire to help others enjoy the game to the best of their ability. Your goals as a golfer become my goals as well. Whether you are a beginner or a player who has aspirations to play at a high level, whatever you want to achieve in golf I can help you get there.
Like you, I’m a student of the game. I regularly attend educational workshops and seminars to increase my knowledge—not only on the mechanics of the golf swing, but also how to communicate best to students. Learning is a lifelong process and if we are not learning, we are not living.
I use the latest golf instruction and video swing analysis technology, including the Flightscope 3D Doppler Radar launch monitor/ball tracking system. This allows me to know exactly what is happening with your club and ball so that I can help you improve faster.
I will design a custom program just for you based on the goals that you want to reach. I will work on developing a swing that is fit for YOU. I do NOT teach one swing to all students because each student is unique. Each student learns a swing that works best for their body size, shape, strength, flexibility and athleticism. I have been teaching for more than 15 years and have encountered all different body and swing types and have been able to get results for all of them.
In a constant effort to expand my skill-set, I’ve achieved several certifications. I am a FlightScope Certified Professional, a SeeMore Putter Institute Certified Instructor and an AimPoint Express Certified Instructor. The knowledge that I have gained through these certifications enables me to be more effective with my clients so that they can make long-lasting improvements in their game.
I will send you my FREE E-Newsletter, which includes instruction tips and videos on various topics of the game that will help you with your improvement.
I GUARANTEE you will leave the lesson with a better knowledge and understanding of how the golf swing functions. Just take a look at my testimonials and see what some of my students have experienced. There you have it. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and I look forward to helping you become a better golfer.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
Brad Myers, PGA
Brad is a PGA Staff Instructor with the Conaway Golf Academy. While at The Woodlands Country Club in Texas, he oversaw a junior program that produced multiple team and individual state champions and college scholarship recipients, and in 2005 was awarded the Junior Golf Leader Award by the Southern Texas PGA Section. Brad’s many certifications include Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 and TrackMan Certified Professional Level 2.
Here are 5 reasons why Brad can help you stop the insanity and enjoy playing the game whether you are just starting or have played for a long time.
Brad believes in building functional swings that provide a predictable ball flight. Since we are not all built the same, we all are going to move differently and make compensations to make the ball go at our target. Being TPI Level 1 Certified, Brad has the ability to perform a TPI Screening that will tell you what your body-swing connections are.
Trackman technology measures 27 various points of impact. These include clubhead speed, ball speed, angle of attack and clubface angle, just to name a few. By utilizing this technology, we will know exactly what your club and ball are doing through impact. This is important as this interaction determines how the ball will fly in the air. Brad has a Level 2 certification with Trackman.
Brad is always trying to improve his knowledge of the game. He has been certified by the PGA of America in Instruction and is currently enrolled in the PGA of America’s Master Professional Program in Teaching and Coaching. There are currently only 187 PGA Master Professionals in the U.S. at the time of this writing.
Personalized Playing/Practice Plan
No matter if your goals are to play professionally or to just get out and enjoy the game with family and friends, Brad will determine the best playing and practice plan for you. You will not leave one of his sessions without having a clear understanding of what to do, how to do it and how best to learn each piece.
Personalized Attention & Care
As a student of Brad’s, he will get to know you. You will not just be a time on his calendar. Brad’s role as your instructor/coach is to facilitate the improvement of your game and in order to do that, he will need to know how you tick and build a relationship with you.
Kip Southland, PGA
Kip is a Seasonal Instructor with the Conaway Golf Academy (Dec. 1 thru April 30). A PGA Teaching Professional, Kip has spent the last 20 years working with golfers of all ages and skill levels at the Kip Southland Golf Academy at Bent Pine Golf Club in Whitehall, Michigan.
Very simple. Ask yourself where you are now, where you want to be and what you’re willing to do to get there. Then we will work together to come up with a game plan to make you the very best golfer you can be.
Deliberate, focused practice and a lot of video work. We’re all guilty of the rapid-fire range session, pulling one ball after the other out of the pile before the previous shot has landed. Mindlessly hitting balls doesn’t work. When you learn to practice properly and work on the right things the right way, you become a much better player.
“Practicing like a pro is much more than just hitting balls. Each shot must be thought out and have a purpose.” —Arnold Palmer
I teach students to take best advantage of their talents and abilities and stress a balanced practice routine working on all parts of the game. For the full swing, instead of striving for perfect positions, I get you to swing in proper sequence within an acceptable range of these positions. Your acceptable range is adjusted based on your body type and physical ability. You need not look any further than the elite Tour players to see no two players look the same swinging a golf club. However, there are things you must do and things you absolutely cannot do to be a great ball-striker. We will work to get rid of the things you shouldn’t do and get you swinging in sequence within your acceptable range to make you the best ball-striker you can be.
- Several college scholarship recipients
- All-Conference collegiate golfers
- Junior College National Championship Qualifiers
- Junior College National Championship runner-up
- High School All-State Golfers
- Michigan Amputee State Champion
Tyler Beasley recently joined Conaway Golf Academy after spending three years teaching at The Golf Learning Center at The Sea Pines Resort. A competitive long driver, Tyler took part in the World Long Drive Championship from 2013-2016 and has a long drive of 460 yards in competition. He brings the experience of a Long Drive Professional to the lesson tee, but can also help you dial in your short game as well. Tyler is certified by Swing Catalyst, Callaway Golf Club Fitting and SeeMore Putting Institute, and holds an Associate’s Degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management from The Golf Academy of America in Orlando. His clients have benefitted from his knowledge and passion to achieve their golfing goals whether it’s winning their Club Championship or Member Guest, or qualifying for Drive, Chip & Putt tournaments.
Reserve Your Lesson with Ty by calling him at 941-468-0853 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org