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Alan "A.J." Nelson, PGA

PGA Specialized Professional


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

-Joe B.
Alan's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started
Learn the basics
Get comfortable for business golf
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

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
Make the high school golf team
Improve your Short Game
Get swing diagnostic testing
Earn a college golf scholarship
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Add 10 yards
Break 90
Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type
Playing with disabilities
Session Type
Skills & Tools

Improve with Alan.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Social Engagement
Wedge Play
Physical Assessment
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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