Doug's passion for golf began at a very young age in West Virginia and even as a kid he knew he wanted a career in the sport he loved.
Doug's career aspirations ultimately took him to Florida, where he worked as a club professional for 10 years, but he had a strong desire to take his coaching to an even higher level. He had previously worked with Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher Brian Mogg for six years to improve his own playing career, and he recorded a third-place finish at the 2010 Mizuno Pro-Am at Pebble Beach.
After that strong showing, Mogg offered Doug a position as Director of Instruction at his academy in Seoul, South Korea. In 2010, Doug was the coach for Korean touring professionals Hyun Ji Kim and Ju Young Park, as well as other aspiring professionals and juniors on the Korean National Team. After a recent stint as the Director of Instruction at Mogg's Honolulu location, Spencer opened his own golf academy in Cincinnati in 2013.
First of all, I avoid blanket type methods and apply different techniques based on a player's physical conditions. I always start by doing an assessment of a player's equipment, playing background and desired area of improvement. Good golf starts with good fundamentals, whether they are course management or changes in technique.
“Doug, Thank you so much for our on course lesson! I really had an ejoyable experience and you were very careful in explaining and showing me how to better manage my game. I also really appreciated the time at the practice tee after being on the course working the two fundamental changes we made with my grip and setup. You have inspired me to start playing and practicing more. I look forward to working with you again in the near future!”
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