The Golf Pros at Pebble Beach Academy

Laird Small

Director of Instruction

Named one of the country’s top 100 Teachers by Golf Magazine—which is considered one of the most prestigious honors golf professionals can attain—Laird was first inducted into the list in 1995 and has been on it every year since.

  • Best Teacher in California, 2017-2018, by Golf Digest
  • America’s 50 Best Teachers by Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Teachers in America by Golf Magazine
  • PGA Teacher of the Year Award
  • Author of Play Golf the Pebble Beach Way

Kevin Hanssen

Lead Instructor

Called “the golf whisperer” by some of his many accomplished students, Kevin will find a way to create long-term improvements for your game, approaching each session with the highest level of detail, patience and positivity.

  • Best Teacher in California, 2017-2018, by Golf Digest
  • Nominated for 2015 Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Master’s Degree in The Golfing Machine (the premier advanced learning system for golf instructors worldwide)
  • PGA Certified Professional Instructor

Ross Kroeker

Video Analysis Instructor

Ross Kroeker has been a PGA Member since 1992.  Using a straightforward approach, time-proven technique and the benefit of advanced technology, Ross helps his students gain immediate improvement with sustained results.

  • One of the first instructors to produce video lessons for Internet download
  • Traveled nationally teaching "Three Club Tour" golf schools as one of the lead instructors for ESPN Golf Schools
  • Graduated from East Central Oklahoma University where he was twice awarded Academic All-American

Scot Nei

Robotic Swing Training Instructor

Widely recognized as one of golf’s most innovative instructors, Scot incorporates his extensive knowledge of golf with revolutionary technology to coach golfers of all skill levels, from beginners to top touring professionals.

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3260 Stevenson Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953


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