Mark Blackburn

Mark is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers and one of Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America. He embraces a holistic sport science approach, recognizing that there is no single solution for all golfers.

Meet Mark

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MEET MARK

Mark Blackburn is the Director of Instruction and founder of The Blackburn Golf Academy at Greystone Country Club in Birmingham, AL. Originally from England, Mark captained the golf team at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned a BS in Coaching. While playing professionally, inconsistencies and injury led him to question traditional golf teaching. From that exploration, Mark developed a teaching theory which embraces a holistic sport science approach, recognizing that there is no single solution for all golfers.

A Titleist staff member since 2011, Mark was honored as the 2020 PGA Teacher of the Year. He is also a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers and one of Golf Digest 50 Best Teachers in America. The Blackburn Golf Academy develops and coaches juniors, club golfers, elite amateurs and professional clients from around the world. On the PGA Tour, clients who have utilized Mark’s coaching include; Kevin Chappell, Chez Reavie, Tyrone Van Aswegan, Chad Campbell, Y.E. Yang, Hudson Sawfford, Heath Slocum, Robert Karlsson, Bobby Gates, Boo Weekley, Nathan Green, Brian Gay, and Richard Sterne.

For more instruction from Mark, visit BlackburnGolf.com, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

"There is no one method or swing style for all golfers."

- Mark Blackburn