Congratulations to South Florida PGA Professional Martin Hall, who will host a new weekly instructional series on the Golf Channel. Martin was chosen as the winner of the Golf Channel’s search for a new instructional host, the last of three finalists.
The weekly, 30 minute show is called “School of Golf” and begins January 25, 2011. Martin will draw from his over 30 years of teaching experience to pass on his knowledge and humor to viewers.
Martin currently serves as the director of instruction at Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was the PGA of America’s Teacher of the Year in 2008, and is ranked number 10 in Golf Digest’s annual rankings of golf’s top ten teachers.
Martin’s been a frequent presenter at the SFPGA Teaching Symposium as well as a speaker for the 2002 and 2006 National Coaching Summit. He presented at the British PGA National Teaching Summit in 2006 and the European Teaching Summit in 2009.
This SFPGA Professional is no stranger to awards, either. He was named the Teacher of the Year for the South Florida Section in 2003, and Teacher of the Year for the Southeast Chapter in 2002. He’s been listed in Golf Magazine Top 100 since 1996, and Golf Digest Top 50 since 2000.
Martin has published over 100 print instruction articles, collaborated on 5 books and written 2 books of his own with the PGA Tour Partners Club, “Golf Myths Exposed” and “What Tour Pros Know and You Don’t.” He’s appeared many times on the Golf Channel Academy Live and continues to be a regular guest on PGA Tour Radio with Peter Kessler.
“The Golf Channel couldn’t have chosen a better fit for an excellent instructor for their new show “School of Golf”. Martin Hall is a great teacher and continues to support the South Florida Section and the game of golf with his extensive knowledge and talent. Congratulations to Martin and we look forward to seeing the show,” said Geoff Lofstead, Executive Director of the South Florida Section.
Originally from England, Martin played the European Tour from 1976-78 and began teaching following his tour career. At age 25, Martin left England and landed a job at St. Andrews in Boca Raton, the beginning of his career with the South Florida Section. Martin looks forward to hosting the new show on the Golf Channel beginning January 25th, be sure to tune in!