Kevin Sprecher grew up in Short Hills, NJ and the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1992, he began working for Jim McLean at the Sleepy Hollow C.C in Scarborough, New York during the summer and the Doral Resort and Spa in the winter. For three years, Kevin assisted Jim McLean with private lessons, schools, seminars and clinics.
He worked closely with PGA, LPGA, and Nationwide touring professionals, conducted follow up lessons with Jim McLean’s private students. Spent the summers teaching at Atlantic G.C (2002), Glen Oaks C.C. (1995-1996) and The Piping Rock Club (1997). In 2000, 2005 and 2007, and 2011, Kevin was nominated as one of GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teacher’s in America. In 2011-12, Golf Digest ranked him number six on the Top 50 list of instructors in New York.
He has also been a repeat guest on Peter Kessler’s radio program on the PGA Tour Network, "Making the Turn," and on The Golf Channel’s Academy Live. Has had the opportunity to work with a number of PGA, LPGA, and top amateurs; for example, Tom Kite, Cristie Kerr, Kelli Kuehne, Peter Jacobsen, Len Mattiace, Liselotte Neumann, Brad Faxon, Tommy McDonagh (2008 Met Am Champion, 2011 CT amateur Champion), John Ervasti (2011 MGA Senior Open and Amateur Champion) George Zahringer (USGA Mid-Am Champion), Bill Murray (2011 AT&T National Pro-Am Champion). Currently serves on the Met PGA education board.
“When I started working with Kevin, I immediately recognized his passion for the golf swing. He applied basic fundamentals to an assessment of my game, and we developed a list of goals that has taken my game to a new level. I am confident that Kevin's knowledge of the golf swing and approach to teaching has put me on a road to ultimately reach my goal of playing on the PGA Tour. ”
“Kevin’s teaching approach combines the best technology, careful equipment selection and classic swing fundamentals. With Kevin’s help, I have learned to hit all of my clubs with more distance and consistency. My game improved without suffering the ”step backward” so common with many instructors. ”
“Kevin has that uncanny knack of being able to quickly diagnosis a problem and communicate a fix, in terms you can understand. Kevin has helped everyone in my family, ranging from a 28 handicap all the way to a 4 handicap. ”
Getting ready to play golf for the first time this year? Our Swing into Spring series continues with Holly Sonders and Karen Palacios-Jansen. They provide practical tips and warm up drills to help you overcome excessive first tee nervousness.