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Richard M. Iorio, PGA

Director of Golf / Lion Golf Academy Mission Bay Golf Course


PGA Crest

San Diego, CA
Lion Golf Academy - Mission Bay GC

About Richard

Rich Iorio Lion Golf Academy (PGA Member) Mr. Iorio is a Class A PGA member who has been working in the golf industry since 1986. Mr. Iorio brings a tremendous amount of Instructional experience to Lion Golf Academy as the Director of Instruction. Mr. Iorio has spent most of his career in Golf Education focusing on Player Development and Instruction. Mr. Iorio has established his career through golf clubs such as Fieldstone Golf Club in Greenville Delaware, Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale Pennsylvania, Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover Kansas, Terradyne Resort hotel & Country Club in Andover Kansas, Sim Park Municipal Golf Course in Wichita Kansas and Oakwood Country Club in Enid Oklahoma. Mr. Iorio has spent the last 16 years of his career with Golf Academy of America as the Campus President for the San Diego Campus and Professional Golfers Career College as Director of Golf and Placement Director. Mr. Iorio is also a graduate from Wichita State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sports Business and was a three-year letterman on the Wichita State University golf team. Mr. Iorio is an expert in the use of video, 3D motion analysis, launch monitor technology, club fitting, and is a TPI certified golf instructor. Mr. Iorio is actively involved in the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club volunteering his time developing new and enhancing existing programs.



Richard'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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Skills & Tools

Improve with Richard.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Social Engagement
Wedge Play
Richard's Facilities

Lion Golf Academy - Mission Bay GC

San Diego CA

With the next generation of children expected to live shorter lifespans than their parents, we decided to create a program that uses our personalized curriculum, the American Development Model and hired the best PGA professionals we could find to coach our students. We believe in creating a situation where a student will become an athlete for life, and live well beyond that grim expectation. Our system has proven results from the many years and thousands of students we have helped. We use the same system for our adult members, and now through our program, can reach the individual goals using different sports modalities to help strengthen and carve a new you. We work with your family members’ personal goals and utilize our multiple programs to accomplish them. We utilize physical development programs for cases that require it. Our locations have the ability to utilize data metric machines to help recognize leaks in the mechanics of your motion causing dispersion issues.

*Coaching available to public


2702 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-6834

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