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Rusty Fancher, PGA

Director of Instruction: Ivy Hill & Ashley Plantation


PGA Crest

Bedford County, Lynchburg & Roanoke, VA
Ivy Hill Golf Club, Forest, VA

About Rusty

Rusty has been a Class A PGA golf professional since 1994, attaining the quarter century mark as well as being a Life Member with an active status.

I was fortunate enough to grow up at Boonsboro Country Club, played on a HS and a college team. When summer school was over … I was able to compete at various amateur events: the Payton Memorial, the Fox-Puss, the Eastern Amateur and the VSGA Open.

Key point for students: I was a late bloomer … couldn’t break a 100 until age 14 but won the club junior 3.5 years later by listening more to my teacher and being stubborn enough not to give up. Back then you “learned the game in the dirt” – I don’t want my students to have to go through what I went through – it’s a beautiful game, but it requires us to learn the fundamentals the right way the first time, if not … I will be helping you unlearn a few things for a period of time.

My previous professional golf experience includes being a golf course owner, general manager, head professional and lead instructor at a 9-hole Par 3 and covered driving range and have taught over 8,000 private and group lessons.

I’ve spent most of my teaching career coaching new golfers of all ages and genders; plus encouraging them to play in fun events and if they desire for more serious fare, I can help them there as well.


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Rusty'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

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

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Playing with disabilities

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Rusty's Facilities

Ivy Hill Golf Club

Forest VA

*Coaching available to public

1148 Ivy Hill Dr, Forest, VA 24551-4205

Daleville VA

*Coaching available to public

919 Greenfield St, Daleville, VA 24083-2946