GOLF names three people inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame

From left to right: Randy Smith, Mike McGetrick and the late Ben Doyle are inductees into the 2022 World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame.

GOLF Magazine named Randy Smith, Mike McGetrick and the late Ben Doyle the class of 2022 inductees into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame.

“The three gentlemen we have selected for this award fully deserve our praise for the work they have done to elevate the art of golf instruction,” said GOLF Editor-in-Chief David DeNunzio. “We have the utmost respect for Randy, Mike and Ben and thank them for their significant contribution to the game.”

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GOLF Editors

GOLF Magazine established the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 1999, and it remains the only hall of fame dedicated solely to teaching golf. Over 25 instructors including Jim Flick, Jack Grout, Claude and Butch HarmonDavid Leadbetter, Manuel de la Torre, Paul Runyan, Bob Toschi, Peggy Kirk Bell, Dave Peltz, Harvey Penick, Jim McLean and Mike Adams have been inducted since its inception.

Here’s more about this year’s lessons:

Randy Smith

Smith is now best known as a former world No. 1 and reigning Masters champion. Coach Scotty Sheffler. He is an honorary professional and director of training at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, and has previously been head of the club since 1980.

He is an 18-time PGA Americas National Award winner and was named the 1996 PGA National Professional of the Year and the 2002 PGA National Teacher of the Year. His roster of students includes PGA Tour pros Justin Leonard, Martin Flores, Harrison Frazier, Ryan Palmer and Paul Haley.

Smith has managed at least 11 junior and collegiate players on the PGA Tour and has coached players who have received 16 All-American honors and over 100 college scholarships.

He is the founder of the Randy Smith Training Center, where numerous PGA professionals and the best amateur players from around the world are trained.

Smith founded The Great 108, an annual fundraising event at the Royal Oaks Country Club to benefit youth golf in north Texas, in 1983. Since its inception, it has raised nearly $2 million annually.

Mike McGetrick

McGetrick is a master PGA instructor and has established himself as one of the top amateur golf coaches nationwide through his award-winning academy. He is currently Director of Training at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.

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Luke Kerr-Dinin

He was the 1999 PGA National Teacher of the Year and a five-time PGA Teacher of the Year in Colorado. McGetrick has become known for his communication skills that help golfers reach the top of their game.

His professional coaching resume is equally impressive: he has worked with Julie Inkster, Meg Mallon, Beth Daniel, Wendy Ward, Carrie Webb, Pat Hurst, Dana Dormann, Lauri Merten, Gary Holberg, Tom Purzer and Brandt Jobe.

Ben Doyle

Doyle started caddying at the age of 9 at the Vancouver Golf Club in British Columbia, Canada and has gone on to work with some of the greats including Bobby Clampett, Steve Elkington, Mac O’Grady, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller, Bernhard Langer, Gary Player and Curtis Strange.

Doyle met Homer Kelly while Kelly was writing his book. “Golf Machine” and became the first instructor authorized to use Kelly’s methods from the book. Many other renowned instructors including Chuck Cook, David Edel, Martin Hall, Brian Manzella, Tom Ness and Laird Small came from all over the world to work with him.

Doyle passed away at the age of 82 in December 2014.

The trio will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday, November 14 at a ceremony during GOLF’s Top 100 Retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jack Hirsch

Golf Editor

Jack Hirsch is an assistant editor at GOLF. A native of Pennsylvania, Jack graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2020 with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. He was the captain of his high school golf team and still *trying* to stay competitive with the locals. Prior to joining GOLF, Jack spent two years at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a multimedia journalist/reporter, as well as producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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