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Martin A. Lucas, PGA

Certified PGA Professional & Academy Director


PGA Crest

Raleigh, NC
Operation 36 Golf Academy, Raleigh, NC

About Martin

Martin is a passionate golf instructor who is all about helping others play better golf! Growing up in the Midwest in a household with parents who are both school teachers, Martin has brought the same fervor for teaching and learning to others. Graduating from Campbell University's PGA Golf Management program in 2012, Martin has since taught over 16,000+ lessons as an instructor to students whose abilities range from first-time golfers to skilled collegiate athletes. Martin is a Class A PGA member with Certified Teaching and Coaching credentials, along with a number of certifications in teaching and coaching in addition to his PGA training.

Some of Martin's Accolades Include:

  • Golf Digest Best-Teachers-In-State 2022-2023 Award Winner
  • Operation Top 50 Instructor
  • Carolina's PGA Coach of the Year Nominee 2019-2022
Begin your journey
Martin in Action

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Martin in Action

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Martin'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

Improve your Short Game

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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Martin's Facilities

Operation 36 Golf Academy

Raleigh NC


*Coaching available to public

4801 Harbour Towne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-5847

Raleigh NC

*Coaching available to public

4801 Harbour Towne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-5847

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