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J. Cory Amory

PGA Professional Instructor


PGA Crest

New Orleans, LA
Lakewood Golf Club, New Orleans, LA

About Cory

Cory is excited to transition into teaching golf full-time at Lakewood GC where he was an assistant professional from 2014-2017. He has trained under some of the best teachers in the country including Kandi Comer (US Kids Top 50 Junior Instructor), Rob McNamara (three-time All-American at LSU), and renowned sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella. The valuable experience gained from these and other mentors helped Cory to develop a simplistic approach to teaching centered around solid fundamentals, a dedication to the short game, and a strong mentality.

Cory’s goal as an instructor is to help make the game more enjoyable for players of all ages and skill levels. He emphasizes making practice sessions more fun and effective through games and challenges that carry over to the course. He is not a believer in the one-swing-fits-all mode of teaching but instead helps players to build a swing around their natural strengths.

Cory was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia where he began playing golf at the age of 7. He enjoyed a successful junior career and accepted a full golf scholarship to East Carolina University before transferring to the University of Virginia where he received a BA in Psychology. Cory has instructed golf since 2011 at Birdwood Golf Course, The Country Club of Virginia, Lakewood Golf Club in New Orleans, and New Orleans Country Club.

When not on the golf course, Cory enjoys playing sports, reading, and exploring New Orleans with his wife, Annie, and dogs, Rufio and Tonks.



Begin your journey
Cory's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Cory's Facilities

Lakewood Golf Club

New Orleans LA


18-hole golf course with a full driving range, putting green, chipping green, and premier short-game facility.

*Coaching available to public

4801 General Degaulle Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131-7113

Facility Offerings
Short-Game Area

Consists of three large greens which allows students to work on all aspects of their short game, including undulating chips, bunker play, and wedge shots up to 100 yards.

Driving Range

Full range that includes wedge scoring targets as well as a private hitting area in the back for my students.

Putting Green

25,000 square foot putting green.

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