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Pol M. Montano, PGA

Director of Instruction
PGA Crest

St. Albans, MO
Country Club of St. Albans, Saint Albans, MO

About Pol

Over the years, Pol has given literally thousands of golf lessons to golfers of all abilities, from beginners to high school and collegiate golfers to PGA players. He was awarded the 2009 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year, the state’s highest teaching award.

Pol credits his success primarily to the mentoring of two individuals. The strongest influence in his teaching has been Jim Hardy, ranked #7 by Golf Digests 50 Greatest Teachers. Mr. Hardy introduced Pol to the one plane and two plane golf swings, which he integrates into the swings of his students today. Pol is one of the few Certified Level 2 Jim Hardy Golf Instructors in the country, and the only one in Missouri. One of the game’s most sought after short game instructors, Stan Utley, has helped Pol greatly in developing his short game instruction programs.




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He has sought answers and continues to improve on his craft. If you are struggling, getting his opinion could open your eyes to quick improvement and give you a “cause and effect” relationship that could help you for years

Skip Berkmeyer “Nationally Ranked Amateur Golfer”


Pol Montano is one of the games very best instructors in the Country. I could not recommend him more highly.

Jim Hardy, Nationally ranked golf Instructor


Pol Montano is a dedicated and caring instructor. Any golfer’s game is in great hands with him.

Chris O'Connell, Instructor to PGA Tour Player Matt Kuchar


The golf swing is complex but after only a few swings, Pol quickly identifies opportunities for improvement. He can explain what is needed in a way that makes it easy to understand and correct.

John Patzman, Amateur Golfer


He’s done a great job of getting my clubface on plane throughout the swing. Swinging on plane has given me an average of twenty yards more distance. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants to get better!

Darren Summers, Amateur Golfer

Pol's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Connect with golfers of similar age

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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Pol's Facilities

Country Club of St. Albans

Saint Albans MO


Member owned private facility.

*Coaching available to public

PO Box 5, Saint Albans, MO 63073-0005

Facility Offerings

#1 Launch Monitor

Trackman Indoor Simulator

Option for inclement weather.

Junior Program

- Operation 36 - Golf Camps - PGA Junior League

Golf Schools and Clinics

We can customize golf schools and clinics according to your needs.