Trick shot artist, top teaching pros highlight 2014 Expo seminar schedule

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World-renowned trick shot artist Peter Johncke highlights an impressive list of speakers giving free clinics at the Oklahoma Golf Expo Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Hard Rock Casino.

Along with the entertaining Johncke, you can pick the brains of some of Oklahoma’s top teaching professionals, such as Tracy Phillips, director of instruction at Cedar Ridge, Pat McTigue, owner and director of instruction at GolfTec  stores in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Michael Boyd, director of golf at The Club at Indian Springs and former PGA Tour player.

Todd Graves, expert proponent of the single plane golf swing popularized by Moe Norman, one of the greatest ball strikers in history, will be on hand. For golf fitness tips, we have Sean Riley and Ryan Smith of SwingFit.

You will want to bring your aspiring golfers out for a very special junior clinic Saturday morning by First Tee of Tulsa director and former LPGA player Janice Gibson. She’ll be joined by current Rogers State coach and former Oklahoma golf coach Lynn Blevins, who can help answer any questions regarding what steps to take to prepare young golfers for college golf.

Also, Suzie Fisher of the Golf Club of Oklahoma and Amanda Fisher of Battle Creek Golf Course, both proponents of U.S. Kids Golf,  will be providing free lessons for children in the hitting net and answering any questions about the U.S. Kids Golf Program. The Oklahoma Golf Asssociation and PGA South Central Section will also be on hand to provide information about their junior programs, as will SNAG (Start New at Golf).

Also visiting will be special guests to promote the U.S. Senior Open in July at Oak Tree National and we will be giving away some tickets during the Expo to this major championship in our state.

The following schedule is tentative. Check www.golfoklahoma.org for updates.

Friday, Feb. 28
11:40:  Pat McTigue, Golf TEC
12:30 p.m., Michael Boyd, Club at Indian Springs
1:15, Peter Johncke, Trick Shot Master
2:00, Tracy Phillips, Cedar Ridge
2:40, Sean Riley, SwingFit

Saturday, March 1
9:30 a.m. John Flores with SNAG Golf
10 a.m. Janice Gibson, First Tee, with Lynn Blevins, Rogers State
11: a.m., Todd Graves, Graves Golf Academy
11:45, Tracy Phillips, Cedar Ridge, and Sean Riley, Swing Fit
12:30: Peter Johncke, Trick Shot Master
1:30, U.S. Senior Open Special Guests
2 p.m., Pat McTigue, Golf Tec
2:45, Michael Boyd, Indian Springs

Speaker Bios

Peter Johncke, The Trick Shot Master
See video and read much more about Peter on his website here.

Pat McTigue, GolfTEC Tulsa
A two-time South Central PGA Player of the Year, McTigue has given more than 8,000 golf lessons since 2005. At GolfTEC, McTigue combines a dazzling array of video technology and computerized clubfitting with common sense and a sense of humor that helps his students make significant advancements.

Michael Boyd, The Club at Indian Springs
Michael Boyd is currently the PGA Director of Golf at The Club at Indian Springs.  He has a passion for seeing people enjoy the game of golf at all levels.  His extensive playing career includes winning the Individual Oklahoma Class 6A State Championship while at Union and being ranked among the top 10 amateurs in the country while winning All-America honors at the University of Tulsa. After college, Boyd played the mini-tours for eight years before becoming a PGA Tour member for the 2007 season.  He went on to be a member of what was the Nationwide Tour in 2008.  He has been at Indian Springs since October 2009.

Tracy Phillips
Tracy Phillips is the Director of Instruction at Cedar Ridge Country Club and of  the Buddy Phillips Learning Center at Cedar Ridge CC. Tracy was fortunate to have taken lessons from many great teachers during his playing career such as Harvey Pennick,Hank Haney, Jim Flick, Bob Toski, and Peter Kostis. His most influential teacher was his dad Buddy Phillips who recently retired from Cedar Ridge after 40 years.  Phillips continues to play a little and won the 2013  South Central Section Championship. Just recently, Phillips was named 2013 South Central Section Teacher of the Year.

Sean Riley and Ryan Smith, Swingfit
SwingFit was founded by Sean Riley, DC and Ryan Smith, PT to provide golfers of all levels access to the latest golf fitness and performance training used by both PGA and LPGA pros. As the only Level 3TPI Certified Medical Professionals in the State of Oklahoma, Ryan and Sean focus on identifying the least amount of physical changes required in your body to produce the biggest results in your golf swing. The result is better practice with your swing coach and more enjoyment when playing a round with your friends.

Janice Gibson, First Tee of Tulsa
Gibson has taught the fundamentals and life lessons of golf to more than 15,000 youngsters since becoming the first and only program director for the First Tee of Tulsa in 2001. A former Oklahoma State and LPGA Tour standout, Gibson has shared her love of the game with thousands of First Tee students and thousands more through its outreach programs. She was inducted into the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame in 2010.

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