Tina Bradley Mayers, PGA
Tina has over 25 years’ experience as a PGA teaching professional. As a kid growing up in Houston, Texas, she was exposed to golf by her father, Jackson Bradley, who was the Head Golf Professional at River Oaks Country Club, and at the end of his career he retired from Austin Country Club.
In her youth, she spent countless hours watching her dad hit balls and play the game. Eventually, she found herself following his career path as a club professional. She got her start in Austin, Texas. Along the way, she was blessed to have other wonderful mentors – especially my husband, Buck Mayers who helped me understand the golf swing and more importantly, develop a way to communicate to golfers of all levels as they embark on the journey to lower scores.
She was voted of of the TOP 50 female instructors by Texas Women’s Golf Texas Magazine. She was the Head Teaching Professional at the Grey Rock Golf Academy at Grey Rock Golf Club, Austin, Texas and an instructor for the Chuck Cook Golf Academy at Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas. She was the Director of Instruction at TOP GOLF, Austin, Texas
Tina is currently the Head Golf Professional, Slick Rock Course, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, Texas.
Thomas C. Brown, PGA
Thomas C. Brown, the Drill Instructor. Tommy has 30+ years experience teaching golf and making golfers better. He has given some 13,000 lessons. Tommy has a wealth of experience and knowledge and when it comes to drills and lessons on how to help a golfer improve, he knows them all. He is featured in most of the videos.
When Tommy worked for the Jim Diamond Golf Schools he was relentless in making sure his students did their swing drills. It earned him the moniker, The Drill Sargent, so he is still called that today.
Tommy teaches daily at the Golf Lab Performance Center and the Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, Texas.
Eddie L. Barnes
Ed Barnes is the owner of the Golf Lab in Cottonwood Shores, Texas. Cottonwood Shores is located adjacent to Horeseshoe Bay. He is a well-known and respected golf instructor.
Ed has been involved golf for years and was fortunate to have the skills, and work ethic, to become a scratch golfer. His lowest GHIN Handicap index was a plus 4. Being a low handicap golfer does not necessarily mean you are or can be a good golf coach, any more than it means a good football player can be a good football coach—it’s another acquired skill. However, golfers began seeking out Ed for advice about their swings and on how to hit certain shots. At one point, during giving someone a tip, he realized he did have some knowledge of how the golf swing worked, but if he really wanted to embrace the idea of teaching and coaching he needed to get better by learning more. He began by purchasing and studying each known teacher he could find. Jim McLean, David Ledbetter, Butch Harmon, Doug Tewell and the Square to Square method. He compiled instruction article after instruction article from the different golf magazines. He learned every detail from the videos. He studied still–frame swing sequences of not only the best golfers in the world, but also of average golfers.
As he consolidated his notes he realized each one of the top instructors basically taught the same thing! And, it was exactly how he was taught. Not only by his mentor, Clyde Foch Posey, at the Clovis, New Mexico Municipal Golf Course, but all of the teachers he had taken lessons from over the years. From this Ed developed his teaching philosophy. KISS, Keep It Square and Simple.
Frank worked as a greens keeper and assistant pro in central California. He changed careers later on and is retired from Conoco Phillips. He was an overseas Field Construction and Maintenance Manger.
Frank and is a super mechanic. A lot of the tools used at the Golf Lab are Frank’s ideas and creations!
He is highly skilled in all facets of golf club repair. He is a certified fitter for Adams, Callaway, Cleveland, and TaylorMade products.
He does most of the putter fitting and teaching at the Golf Lab Performance Center.
Ardra Hughes, PT., ScD, SCS, COMT, CSCS, RMT
Ardra Hughes is a licensed physical therapist with her Board Certification in Sports Physical Therapy. She is a partner in Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy (SM&PT), a multi clinic private practice with locations in Marble Falls, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Blanco and Llano. Ardra’s practice focuses on orthopedic disorders of the extremities and spine.
Ardra’s interest in sports and orthopedic injuries began during her early career as a track and field participant and has continued to be important in her career. She focuses on working with patients to returning them to a high level of function, whether it be as a secondary school age individual, junior high or high school student/athlete, a collegiate or professional athlete or a working/retired individual who enjoys sporting events as part of their lifestyle.
Ardra graduated from Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina in 1992 with an associate degree, graduating with academic and athletic honors. While attending Brevard, she participated in intercollegiate Cross Country, indoor and outdoor track and was a National Qualifier for Cross Country and Indoor Track. She graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1994 with Summa Cum Laude honors. She completed her master’s degree in physical therapy in 2008 from Hardin Simmons University. Ardra’s education continued as she pursued and achieved a doctorate of Science (ScD) degree from Texas Tech Health Science Center in 2010. Ardra is an APTA Board Certified Sports Specialist, IAOM (International Academy of Manual Therapy) certified manual therapist, NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Upon graduation from PT school, Ardra assisted in developing a women’s sports medicine program and later developed and actively directed pre/post season strength and conditioning programs for local junior high and high school athletes while working in North Texas. She moved to Marble Falls in 2005 and joined SM&PT, where she currently treats orthopedic and sport related injuries of the extremities and spine, progressing clients to a high enough level of fitness and skill to return to their particular level of activity.
Ardra is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Texas Physical Therapy Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). She is part of the Mentor and leadership program of the TPTA.
Dean Schwartz RN, DC, ACN
Dr. Dean Schwartz has been a licensed chiropractor for 16 years. He opened a private practice in Marble Falls, Texas in 2011. Prior to that he practiced in The Netherlands. Dr. Before that, Dr. Schwartz worked for more than 10 years in the Emergency Room in Houston, Texas as a Registered Nurse. His desire to work with athletes stems from his experience as a pitcher in college, when he had a shoulder injury that was corrected by a chiropractor and allowed him to finish his season. After his college career playing baseball, Dr. Schwartz took up golf and has been hooked ever since. Therefore; he became Titleist Performance Institute Certified to help fellow golfers improve their enjoyment of the game.
Dr. Schwartz is a veteran of the US Army, serving his country stationed in Germany. After his discharge, he graduated from San Jacinto Jr. College with an associate degree in nursing (RN) in 1992 with honors. In 1998, Dr. Schwartz graduated Cum Laude from Texas Chiropractic College with the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Each year he completes numerous hours in continuing education in the fields of sports medicine and nutrition. Dr. Schwartz is a certified Level 3 Medical Professional from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and certified in applied clinical nutrition (ACN).
Dr. Schwartz is proud to be a part of the Golf Lab and the Golfer’s Website in order to help you improve your Golf game, and his as well. And Remember, to hit it straight and long, you have got to be strong!
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4117 W FM 2147
Cottonwood Shores, Texas 78657
512-755-2926 & 512-755-1431