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Alan "A.J." Nelson, PGA

PGA Specialized Professional
PGA Crest

Fairfax, VA
Swing Essentials, Centreville, VA

About Alan

It's a pleasure to meet you. My name is A.J. Nelson and I am a Class A Member of the PGA with a specialization in teaching and coaching. My goal is to grow the game of golf, one player at a time.

I have been working in the golf industry for 19 years and have given thousands of lessons. I earned a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and have graduated from the PGA sponsored Professional Golf Management Program.

My strengths lie in teaching, club fitting, and player development. I look forward to bringing you my expertise in golf and feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work with you.



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Alan in Action

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Alan in Action

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AJ really knows his stuff! It's been an absolute pleasure to work with him over the years.

Joe B.


I'm hitting straighter and longer drives which is exciting.

Roger B.


The drill you gave me regarding the swing plane helped a lot!

Peter R.

Alan's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Alan's Facilities

Swing Essentials

Centreville VA

For Lessons On Your Schedule, visit Swing Essentials® provides you with affordable, individualized one-on-one lessons from a PGA-certified golf professional from the comfort and convenience of your home.

*Coaching available to public

14901 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120-1202

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