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Des Mahoney, PGA

Director Of Instruction


PGA Crest

Oak Ridge , TN
Des Mahoney Golf Academy, Oak Ridge, TN

About Desmond

I am the Director of Instruction at the Centennial Golf Course near Knoxville, Tennessee.

It is a pleasure to help many golfers each year reach their golf goals. I am especially successful in helping people understand, correct, and own their golf swings. Each student receives a video email of their golf swing with suggestions after each lesson.

I have developed my style of analysis and correction by having given over 10,000 lessons. I have been a member of the PGA of America for 26 years and I have studied under or worked for Hank Haney, Chuck Cook, David Leadbetter, Mike Hebron, and other noted PGA teaching professionals. I have also completed the PGA Advanced Certification program in golf instruction.

I have been fortunate to win 6 PGA teaching awards, including the 2005 Tennessee PGA Teacher of The Year, and the 1995 Hawaii PGA Teacher of The Year. I am recognized by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the more effective golf instructors in Tennessee. If you have been puzzled and frustrated with your game then I would like to earn your trust.



Begin your journey


I came to Des as an early 60’s-aged lifelong golfer, looking to improve my iron play and gain the ability to hit fairway woods. The results were dramatic.I highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about developing a great golf swing.

Joe Salvo

Desmond'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 age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type






Playing with disabilities


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Desmond's Facilities

Des Mahoney Golf Academy

Oak Ridge TN

The Centennial Golf Academy is located at the beautiful Centennial golf Course in Oak Ridge Tennessee. It is a 2000 sq ft indoor weatherproof facility. I use a split screen dual video analysis and each student receives a video email of their lesson. I also use a Foresight Quad launch Monitor.

*Coaching available to public

100 Centennial Blvd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-9017

Facility Offerings
Cutting Edge Technology

I use V1 Video analysis software, Foresight Quad Launch Monitor and very effective teaching aids.

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