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Walter C. Messer III

Assistant Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Palm Coast, FL
The Ocean Course At Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, FL

About Walter

I grew up on a very unique course known as Palatka Golf Club, located in Palatka, FL, USA. A 1925 Donald Ross course designed around the Ravine Start Gardens, this unique geological feature allowed Mr. Ross to create a very atypical design compared to most courses in the state.

Having the opportunity to grow up playing such a unique course in highly competitive environment instilled in me imagination, discipline, and passion for the game of golf. And it's that imagination, discipline and passion that drove me to specialize in teaching and coaching golf so that current and future players can enjoy a lifetime of success in this great game.

My philosophy in golf instruction is to keep it simple and see improvement in your consistency over time. I use a plethora of activities to train your body in a progressive manner so that it is easy to progress step-by-step. From new and beginning golfers to high level players, I will give you the tools you need to improve your game.

I hold certifications in the PGA for Teaching & Coaching, American Developmental Model, and PGA Hope. I am also certified for V1 Sports Video Lessons.



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Walter is so patient and has told me things no pro has ever even mentioned. Love him!!

Jane Farrell


Your analytical approach in breaking down my swing elements helped me tremendously. Stressing the importance of warm up/rehearsal swings helped me to lower my handicap.

John Tupper


I came to Florida with a 50 handicap. After 2 lessons jointly with my husband and one individual lesson from Walter, my handicap came down to 30. Walter very patiently worked with my limitations and turned my game around.

Kathy Traskos


Walter is very knowledgeable, patient, and he tailors his teaching to individual student's needs. Great listener and communicator! His love for the sport shows.

Karen Deck


Walter's great! He is very knowledgeable regarding techniques, is able to simplify the complexities of the sport and his teaching manner is kind and thorough.

Lea Montgomery

Walter's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Walter's Facilities

The Ocean Course At Hammock Beach Resort

Palm Coast FL

*Coaching available to public

105 16th Rd E, Palm Coast, FL 32137-3258

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