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Helen A. Kurtin, PGA

Owner/Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Golf Academy & St Louis Jr Golf Academy

About Helen

Helen A. Kurtin, owner and director of St. Louis Golf Academy is a member of the PGA of America and The LPGA. She has established herself as one of the top golf instructors in the Midwest and has been named the 2015 Gateway PGA "Teacher of the Year", GOLF DIGEST’s Best in State Teacher in Missouri every year from 2013-2020 and many other top honors. With 29 years of teaching experience, Helen is passionate about working with golfers of all levels and specializes in Junior LTAD (Long Term Athletic Development) and BioSwing Dynamics. Many of her students are successful amateurs, collegiate players and AJGA tournament players and award winners. She has helped over 30 competitive junior golfers earn college scholarships. Helen believes that there is not one way to build a consistent swing motion that will hold up under pressure instead there are many swing “characteristics” and one correct Kinematic and Kinetic Sequence. Those swing characteristics have to “match” or compliment each other in order to produce good, solid, consistent contact, a correct sequence and desired ball flight. Her many advanced certifications include, PGA Certified Professional in Teaching & Coaching, Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor, TPI Certified Level 3 Junior Coach, as well as a Certified GolfPsych Instructor. She has competed on the professional level since 1993 including the Women’s Gateway Tour in Texas, Gateway PGA Section tournaments, and LPGA Sectional and National Tournaments. Helen is a native of Houston, Texas and now resides in St. Louis, Missouri. People she admires are The Dalhai Lama, Maya Angelou, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Mike Adams, PGA, Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa.





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Helen'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

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities


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Skills & Tools

Improve with Helen.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Physical Assessment
Helen's Facilities

St. Louis Golf Academy & St Louis Jr Golf Academy

Valley Park MO

*Coaching available to public


12 Marymount Ct, Valley Park, MO 63088-2304

Facility Offerings
18 Holes

The Quarry

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