Brian Manzella is the 29th ranked teacher in America on Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers in America List, his third consecutive time in the Top 50. He is a 4-time and current Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America. A 29-year member of the PGA of America, Brian was the 2013 PGA Gulf States Section Teacher of the Year and the PGA Kentucky Section Teacher of the Year in 2003.
His 36-year teaching career includes a long tutelage under the late world-renown instructor Ben Doyle, and a long on and off teacher-student relationship with PGA Champion David Toms. Brian's extensive work with David in 2011 resulted in Toms moving up 80 places in the world rankings, finishing second at the Players', and winning at Colonial, setting the all-time lowest 36 hole score in PGA Tour history.
After reaching the highest level of certification (G.S.E.D.) with The Golfing Machine, Brian left the organization to head up the Project 1.68 group that synthesized golf swing scientific research for use by golfers and golf instructors. After completing the project in early 2015, Brian joined forces with fellow Golf Magazine Top 100 and Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor Michael Jacobs and golf's most published researcher, Dr. Steven Nesbit, for the Jacobs 3D initiative, developing Kinetic and Kinematic software for analyzing the golf swing and educating teaching professionals. Manzella is the Director of Instruction for Jacobs 3D. Brian's leadership in the movement toward scientific, fact-based information in golf instruction has seen Brian speak on the science of the golf swing in 19 states and 14 countries. Manzella is wildly considered to be one of be the most influential golf teachers in the world.Matt Rudy featured Manzella in the November 2014 issue of Golf Digest.
Brian's work with other golf instructors have produced several PGA Section Teachers of the Year, Golf Magazine Top 100 and Golf Digest Top 50 Instructors, and numerous PGA Tour Instructors. He has certified instructors across the United States and around the world. His previously invitation-only Manzella Certified Instructor Program is entering its fourth year and is open to all golf professionals.
One of the first pros to reach the level of TrackMan Master, Brian has produced several videos on the real world application of the "new ball flight laws" that the D-Plane has brought to light.
He has produced a dozen retail instructional videos, appeared the PGA DVD Instructional Series, and has produced over 150 instruction videos and over 30 feature articles for Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
Brian was the featured instructor for the 2012 Sports Illustrated at the Majors promotion, teaching over 600 golfers in four cities, as well as participating event analysis for Sports Illustrated's website.
Brian does several seminars, golf schools and 'tour stops" through the country each year and his Academy's home base is English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans.