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Bill Balash
PGA Teaching Professional

Bill has been a member of the PGA since 1989 and has been a teaching professional since 1982. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Bill now calls Hobe Sound, FL his home.  Bill’s philosophy of teaching continues to be influenced by Ernest Jones, Bob Toski, Jim Flick and Bob Below, whose core teaching methods are focused on learning how to use the golf club to play golf.


·         Golf Digest Schools, Lead Instructor

·         Golf In Sync Academy, Director of Instruction

·         Bill Balash Golf, Inc. - Corporate Golf Instruction Schools / Clinics

·         Director of Instruction, Heritage Ridge Golf Club, Hobe Sound, Florida

·         Certified US Kids Instructor

·         Former Lead Instructor, CorpraGolf  

·         Former Lead Instructor, Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools

·         Former Lead Instructor, ESPN Golf Schools

·         Former Director of Instruction, PGA National Resort & Spa

·         Former Worldwide Director of Instruction, Golden Bear Golf Centers & Jack Nicklaus Academies

·         Former Assistant Golf Professional, Oakmont Country Club

·         Appointed to PGA of America’s President’s Council on Growing the Game 2005-2010

·         Named 2003-2004 ESPN’s Top 25 Golf Instructors

·         Awarded 1991 “Teacher of the Year” SE Chapter So. Florida PGA

·         Nominated 1993 “Teacher of the Year” South Florida Section PGA

·         Nominated 2009 “Teacher of the Year” SE Chapter So. Florida PGA

·         Appointed to PGA of America President’s Society

·         Member 1984-1998 PGA of America Education Facility

·         Committee Member 1989-1992 PGA Business School Passing Score Council

·         Vice President 1991 SE Chapter So. Florida PGA Assistant’s Association

·         Staff Professional at facility hosting:

v 1982 Grand Slam of Golf

v 1983 Ryder Cup Matches

v 1983 U.S. Open, Oakmont C.C.

v 1987 PGA Championship

v 1982-1992 PGA Senior’s Championships