Doug Lemons

The Ohio Junior Golf Academy

The Ohio Junior Golf Academy is led by Director of Instruction, Doug Lemons, PGA. A Top 50 Kids Instructor.

I have mentored and/or taught aspiring Junior players to State Championships, collegiate careers, or just making their High School golf team. Whatever the goals I can help them reach their greatest potential. I have been a golf professional for over 18 years and although I had worked for several country clubs and found the work enjoyable, I still found myself looking for something more fulfilling. In 2006, I made one of the most career rewarding decisions I have ever made, to focus all my efforts on teaching golf to Adults and children ages 6 and older. 

There is an old adage that says, “No man stands so tall as he who stoops to help a child” What a wonderful philosophy and one to which I am totally committed. I am not a doctor, lawyer, or brilliant scientist. I am a golfer. As such, this is the best way that I can help a child. Although I enjoy the title of Professional Golfer, I must never let this become an obstacle between me and the child with whom I am working. I have found that building a relationship with a child is easy if only you are willing to recognize and respect them for who they are. There are many times when the teacher must become the student. There are times when throwing a water balloon is far more fun than swinging a golf club. There are times when a shoulder to cry on is far more important than the art of gripping a club. Above all else, there is always a time to encourage – never a time to criticize. So whatever frustrations you have with your game, I bet I've been there and can help you. I enjoy helping students to hit a well struck golf shot and learning to score through better short game shots and course management. 

 I enjoy teaching the game of golf to anyone who has a real desire to learn, no matter what the ability. Whether you are trying to get a college scholarship or trying to play professionally, I can help.

Doug Lemons
Director of Instruction, Teaching Professional