Brian E. Knechtly, PGAPGA Director of Golf Operations
I graduated from high school just south of Dayton, Ohio. Since the age of 15, I knew I wanted to be a PGA Golf Professional. I attended Miami University while serving my PGA apprenticeship and was employed as a golf professional two days after graduation in Cincinnati. While in Cincinnati I met my beautiful wife, Cara. After we wed in 2008, we moved to her home town of Charleston, West Virginia where we still live with our two wonderful sons.
Take advantage of my 25 plus years of teaching experience. I believe in the American Developmental Model and the “part to whole method” of building and improving golf swings. Each lesson typically focuses on one “part” of the swing so that once it’s mastered, it becomes part of the “whole” swing. Using this method is effective and keeps the student from being overwhelmed with too many thoughts at one time.
Begin your journey
Helping players achieve their goals.
Learn the basics
Get comfortable for business golf
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Having More Fun
Connect with golfers of similar age
Have more fun on the course
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Improving Your Game
Improve your Short Game
Make the high school golf team
Add 10 yards
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Earn a college golf scholarship
Playing with disabilities
Athens Country Club
Making improvements to your game on your own is a difficult task; even the best players in the world have coaches. Professional Golf Instruction allows you to find out which parts of your game and swing really need attention and how to fix them. It offers a plan on what’s most important, providing you with a better understanding of this great game so you can reach your goals. ACC Golf Academy Membership is not a requirement to take golf lessons.
*Coaching available to public
7606 Country Club Rd, Athens, OH 45701-8844
Short Game Practice Area
ACC Golf Academy offers an area specifically for short game instruction and practice.
ACC Golf Academy's Practice Range has bent grass and artifical turf with Bridgestone practice balls. The range allows for use of every club in your bag.
9 Hole Donald Ross Golf Course
ACC Golf Academy is proud to provide on-course lessons on a Donald Ross designed golf course built in 1921. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer played for the first time together at Athens CC.