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Paul W. Kruger, PGA

PGA Certified Instructor
PGA Crest

Albuquerque, NM
Canyon Club, The, Albuquerque, NM

About Paul

Before "early retirement" to become a PGA Professional, as an engineer/lawyer working on "The Chunnel" in England, I won several cups at The Epsom Golf Club where they still award the Kruger Cup to the Junior Club Champion in honor of my working with juniors there.

I have written more than 1,000 articles on the Rules of Golf, and have scored 100 on the USGA exam.

I have won the Horton Smith Award for education from both the Georgia and Sun Country Sections of the PGA.

I routinely utilize SNAG (Start New at Golf) equipment with beginners of all ages.

In addition to being a PGA Certified Instructor, I am a US Kids Golf Certified Coach, a Certified PGA Hope Adaptive Golf Trainer and an Operation 36 Certified Coach..

Teaching philosophy: Never, ever, ever, ever try to hit the ball!!

Teaching rhymes: "One-two, show your shoe." "Swing through it, not to it." "Swing through to your shoulder without falling over." "Rotate through and become a statue."


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There are only five stars to give for a rating for best, I would be happy to give Paul a TEN star rating for being excellent!! He has been amazing. Such a dedication to teaching golf. I am so happy to have him as an instructor.

Ralph B.


Due to my lessons with Paul my golf game has improved. I added 50 yards to my drive and have been more successful in pitching and putting.

Janie S-K


Paul is great golf instructor. He teaches to the individual, is creative, and keeps it simple. He will not overload you with instructions, but will focus on a few simple drills to improve your game. I will continue to go back to him.

Katie E.


In three lessons, Paul improved every aspect of my game to the point my performance was near that of golfers who had been playing all their lives. Paul's instruction is especially suited for serious beginners wanting to advance their game.

Mike M.


Paul is a brilliant diagnostician, an astute prescriber of improvement actions and thoughts, and a strident encourager of my efforts. Each session Paul focuses on one or two areas of improvement and the results quickly appear.

David W.

Paul's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Improving Your Game

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Break 80

Break 100

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Paul's Facilities

Canyon Club, The

Albuquerque NM

*Coaching available to public

911 Four Hills Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-4337

Facility Offerings
Practice Facilities

The Canyon Club features a driving range, a practice green for putting, another practice green for putting, chipping, short pitching and bunker practice, and a practice hole of 120 yards.

Indoor Ballroom

The indoor ballroom provides a weather-protected space for the training of both young and old using the SNAG (Start New At Golf) equi