The 11 Best YouTube Golf Instructors to Watch in 2024
Written by Brittany Olizarowicz

Britt O has been playing golf since the age of 7. Almost 30 years later, she still loves the game, has played competitively on every level, and spent a good portion of her life as a Class A PGA Professional. Britt currently resides in Savannah, GA, with her husband and two young children. Current Handicap: 1

Updated on January 3, 2024

Watching golf videos can be a great way for visual learners to pick up some skills. YouTube golf instructors help players that are needing some golf drills and instructional videos but don’t have a local golf coach to work with.

I watch a lot of YouTube golf instructors when I’m struggling with something in particular, especially the short game. It’s interesting to get some different opinions and try out new swing techniques.

Here are my top 11 best YouTube golf instructions.


1. Danny Maude

Danny Maude is a very smart golf instructor that helps golfers understand the science and reasoning behind why they struggle on the golf course. Maude worked to learn more about the game by studying neuroscience, psychology, and motor learning.

At one point, he felt he was a struggling golfer and eventually completely turned his game around using these methods; now, he shares them with golfers across the world.

Golfers that listen to and subscribe to the videos from Danny Maude will realize that quick fixes are not going to make you an incredible player. Instead, it takes time and patience to see the scores start to drop.

There is plenty of information here to help you succeed.

  • Areas of expertise: Full Swing, Working With Average Golfers
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 872K
  • Link to channel


2. Rick Shiels

Rick Shiels is certainly one of the most well known golf personalities on YouTube. However, not all of his content is going to be instructional. The reason I like the Rick Shiels videos is that you can learn a lot about the game of golf.

When you watch his game improve and you see the contests and challenges he does, there is a lot to learn. His equipment reviews are also helpful and ensure you end up with equipment that is fit for your golf game.

There is a bit of comedy and entertainment here, but plenty of great advice for the golfers that need it.

  • Areas of expertise: Entertainment and Golf Instruction
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 2.43M
  • Link to channel


3. Mr.Short Game Golf

Mr.Short Game is a great YouTube channel that started with a focus on the short game and expanded from there. The videos are clear and easy to follow, and he makes the information easy to understand for any level of player.

Although the channel has a ton of chipping and putting content, there is plenty about proper iron striking and gaining more power in your drives. Like a lot of these other channels, there is also some entertainment content and contests here, but the instruction videos are sound.

  • Areas of expertise: Short Game and Full Swing
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 359K
  • Link to channel


4. Clay Ballard (Top Speed Golf)

Clay Ballard has a Top Speed Golf program that can help players that are looking to make major moves in their game. However, in addition to this content, he offers a ton of instructional videos that make the game of golf considerably easier to understand.

When watching Clay’s videos, I have learned to really enjoy how matter of fact, he is about the moves in the golf swing. In addition, he doesn’t necessarily teach just one golf swing; he helps players adapt to the skills they already have and become better.

  • Areas of expertise: Full Swing
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 636K
  • Link to channel


5. Jim Venetos

Jim Venetos has an online golf instructional platform that you can subscribe to and learn the game. However, there are some videos available for free on YouTube. The videos are all very similar, and Venetos shares his vast knowledge of the game.

If you find that you want more individualized attention, you can join the golf academy and get quite a bit of information and even upload videos of your own golf swing.

  • Areas of expertise: Full Swing
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 37K
  • Link to channel


6. Peter Finch Golf

The Peter Finch golf channel is a large YouTube golf instructional, equipment, and tip channel. There are plenty of golf drills to help you become a better player, but also a lot of information about clubs, professionals, and golf courses.

Similar to the Rick Shiels videos, there is quite a bit of entertainment here, and he uploads videos often. I like Peter Finch’s honest information about equipment.

  • Areas of expertise: Golf Equipment, Golf Instruction
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 515K
  • Link to channel


7. Me and My Golf

Me and My Golf is a golf channel for any golf geek out there. If you are interested in golf fitness, biomechanics, and education, you can really take your game to the next level. The PGA Golf Professionals who host these videos are Andy Proudman and Piers Ward.

The duo is very interesting to listen to, and they know a lot about the game of golf. Every Monday, they try to release a new video so that you have a constant flow of great content.

  • Areas of expertise: Golf Training and Instruction
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 873K
  • Link to channel


8. Adam Bazzelgette (Scratch Golf Academy)

The Scratch Golf Academy is where you can learn the game from Adam Bazalgette. He is a head golf professional with over 30 years of experience in the PGA of America.

In addition, Adam has coached many tour professionals and been on the Golf Channel.

If you sign up for this academy, there are even more video training and tips for you to work on. I like the way these are broken down, and the quality of the information is good. You can watch a video or two, head to the range, and notice real changes in your game.

  • Areas of expertise: All Areas of The Game
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 454K
  • Link to channel


9. Performance Golf Zone

Performance Golf Zone is a channel that brings together the wisdom of many different golf instructors and allows you a place to go to get the best information you can about your game.

Sometimes I get bored with just one golf instructor; having the information from several different professionals often makes me feel as though something finally clicks and my game starts making the necessary changes.

  • Areas of expertise: Full Swing and Short Game
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 83K
  • Link to channel


10. Steve Johnston PGA

Steve Johnston is a PGA Golf Professional that works on simplifying the movements in a golfer’s swing. He takes information and breaks it down, and shows you exactly what you need to do to improve.

Johnston offers free instruction on all areas of the game. He is well-spoken, and his videos are entertaining and fast-moving. I like videos that move long without feeling like the instruction is just repeating themselves.

Although his popularity may not be the best, for beginners and even great players, this is some really sound golf advice.

  • Areas of expertise: Golf Instruction, Simplifying the Game
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 84K
  • Link to channel


11. Russell Heritage

Russell Heritage is a golf instructor that offers free golf tips, lessons, and equipment reviews. What I like about Russell Heritage is that he’s not as concerned with entertainment as he is with the fact.

The videos have very good content and advice, and many of the golf drills and information that I got from these videos I have been able to implement on the golf course. If you consider yourself more of an old-school golfer that wants just the fact delivered cleanly and professionally, this is your guy.

  • Areas of expertise: Golf Swing, Golf Science, Low Handicappers
  • Number of YouTube Subscribers: 157K
  • Link to channel


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Brittany Olizarowicz

Britt O has been playing golf since the age of 7. Almost 30 years later, she still loves the game, has played competitively on every level, and spent a good portion of her life as a Class A PGA Professional. Britt currently resides in Savannah, GA, with her husband and two young children. Current Handicap: 1