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Brian S Schippel, PGA

Director of Instruction
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Mission Viejo, CA
South County Golf Academy, Mission Viejo, CA

About Brian

Brian is a Class A PGA Golf Professional Specialized in Coaching & Teaching, and the Director of Instruction for South County Golf Academy. Brian has been teaching at Arroyo Trabuco since it opened in 2004.

Originally hailing from Sandusky, Ohio, Brian then moved to Huntington Beach, California, where he picked up a golf club at the age of 11. He immediately fell in love with the game of golf, and has been active in the sport ever since.

Brian has developed a simple and relaxed style of teaching; with a blend of methods from studying the great instructors of our era. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the game of golf will inspire students to accomplish their individual goals.

He has built his Junior Performance Program to cater to junior golfers from ages 4 to 17. It has become the best junior instructional program in the area due to the well-rounded approach and delivery of instruction.

Brian also has been the Head Golf Coach at JSerra Catholic High School since 2006, and was the developer of the program there.

Brian’s patience, calm demeanor, and his ability to work with each student to meet their individual needs, has contributed to his teaching success.


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Brian was my first golf coach. I started playing at 8 yrs old and he was key in starting me in the game. He made lessons fun while teaching proper technique that would prove to be valuable for my long term development.

Ryan Ruffels

Brian'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

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

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Playing with disabilities

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Brian's Facilities

South County Golf Academy

Mission Viejo CA

*Coaching available to public

26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3801