JEFF SMITH, PGA PROFESSIONAL

Jeff Smith, the most sought after instructor in central and southern Indiana, The Director of Instruction for The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Indiana and for Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh, Indiana has been teaching and fitting people for clubs at Otter Creek Golf Course on a full time basis from the spring of 2010 until the spring of 2018, and has also been a guest teaching professional at various golf schools and golf courses in the North and South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Nevada, Illinois and Florida. Jeff also teaches teachers at various venues across the Midwest. 

He has taught over 20,000 lesson hours since 1994 and was the lead instructor for the PGA's Growth of the Game Jr. Golf Clinic at the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship in French Lick, Indiana, and was the Jr. Clinic Chairman at the 2014 PGA Championship Junior & Veteran Golf Clinic in Louisville, KY. and was an instructor at the Jr. Golf Clinic at the 2015 Sr. PGA Championship in French Lick, Indiana.

Jeff has served as:

Director of Instruction - The Sagamore Club - Noblesville, IN 2018                                                                                        Director of Instruction - Timbergate Golf Course, Edinburgh, IN 2018                                                                         Director of Instruction for North America - Smart 2 Move 2018                                                                                    Director of Instruction - Otter Creek Golf Course, Columbus, IN 2010 - 2018                                                                Director of Golf and Operations - Harrison Lake Country Club   2003-2010       
Head Golf Professional- Rolling Hills Country Club - Monroe, NC  1998 - 2003
Head Golf Professional- Pine Tree Golf Club - Kernersville, NC    1996 - 1998
Asst. Golf Professional - Bryan Park Golf Course - Greensboro, NC 1993 - 1996

Jeff is a:

  • BioSwing Dynamics Level 2 Certified Instructor

  • K-Vest Level 2 Certified Instructor

  • Smart 2 Move Certified Instructor

  • Foresight Sports Peak Certified Instructor

  • Titleist Clubfitter

  • Callaway Clubfitter

Golf Digest Magazine Ranked #6 Top Teacher in Indiana 2015 - 2016

Player Development Award Winner, Indiana Section PGA 2018

Horton Smith Award Winner, Indiana Section PGA 2004

Teacher of the Year Nominee, Indiana Section PGA 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Golf Professional of the Year Nominee, Indiana Section PGA 2009

Junior Player Development of the Year Award Nominee, Indiana Section PGA 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Player Development Award Nominee, Indiana Section PGA 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

US Kids Top 50 Teacher Nominee, 2012, 2014, 2017

PGA of America Faculty In Instruction 2018

Captain, Morcott Challenge Team (USA vs Scotland) 2014, 2015, 2016

Horton Smith Award Nominee, Indiana Section PGA 2008, 2009, 2010, 2019

Indiana Section PGA Director 2004 - 2012 Committee Chair - Growth of the Game, Education, Membership

Foresight Sports Advisory Board Member 2016, 2017, 2018

Smart 2 Move Advisory Board Member 2018

IKONIK Golf Advisory Board Member 2018

Additionally, Jeff has helped over 42 high school players achieve golf scholarships since 2010