E.J. Pfister is a busy man. He serves as the Director of Instruction at both Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club and Oak Tree National. He has a PGA Tour client in Kevin Tway and a Korn Ferry Tour client in Kevin Dougherty. He works for two corporate clients that take him on national teaching retreats.
Plus, he likes to play a little golf. That’s where we caught the former Oklahoma State All-American Tuesday afternoon after Golf Digest announced that Pfister had been named the top teacher in Oklahoma, according to its new list of the Top Teachers in Every State.
“It’s a nice honor,” said Pfister, who teaches mostly higher handicap players at OKC G&CC during the week then a slew of low-handicap competitive players at Oak Tree on the weekend. “It validates that I’m doing the right things with my students and living by what I teach.”
Pfister, who is also one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers, was the top selection of the Golf Digest panel, while right behind was Ryan Rody, the director of instruction at Southern Hills, and teacher to many of the state’s rising young professionals, collegiate stars and highly-ranked juniors such as Evyn Cannon.
Also honored from Oklahoma were 3, Tracy Phillips of Jenks, 4, Todd Graves of Graves Golf School in Edmond; 5, Steve Ball of Ball Golf Center in Oklahoma City; 6, Maggie Roller of Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, and 7, Stan Ball of Ball Golf Center in Oklahoma City.