Who is the best golf instructor on YouTube (10 options)


Golfers today have a major advantage over golfers of several decades ago.

Not only is technology in the game so much better, but so is the golf instruction.

The major key difference in the golf instruction is accessibility! 

In addition to the accessibility, golf instructors have improved.  They now understand more about the human anatomy and the ball flight laws that drive much of the instruction.  There is other technology that also makes golf instruction more beneficial to the student.

In the past, the only real access to instructor content was through magazines or buying an infomercial such as Gravity Golf.  This has changed and if golfers take advantage of it in the right manner, they can truly see game improvement.

Who Is The Best Golf Instructor on Youtube?

Below is our list of the 10 top that you should follow:

  • Mike Malaska
  • Shawn Clement
  • Monte Scheinblum
  • TopSpeed Golf
  • Me and My Golf
  • Mark Crossfield
  • Bobby Lopez
  • Peter Finch
  • George Gankas
  • Mr. Short Game

Check out our BONUS Recommendation at the end for alternative golf swings.  Tired of the same old golf instruction?  Check out our number 1 recommended alternative swing instructor.

Most of the golf instructors above will provide plenty of free content and then offer a membership site or online lessons to personalize the instruction that you need to take your game to the next level!

Who is the best golf instructor on YouTube: Our Rankings

Even though we have the golf instructors in order below, I don’t think it is fair to give a true ranking and here is why: every golfer is built differently and has had different experiences or plays at a different level from the next golfer.  What might work for one golfer, might not work for the next.  On our golf journey, we must identify what works for our game based on past experiences and the amount of time one is willing to put into swing improvement.

We always come back to this quote by Arnold Palmer:

“Swing your swing. Not some idea of a swing. Not a swing you saw on TV. Not that swing you wish you had. No, swing your swing. Capable of greatness. Prized only by you. Perfect in its imperfection. Swing your swing. I know, I did.”

Arnold Palmer

#1: Mike Malaska (full review here)

Maybe one of the most simple approaches to golf.  Mike Malaska spent the better part of his playing career chasing lag and trying to get to certain positions and this left him in worse shape than before.  

He has tried to simplify the golf swing for the masses with simple swing thoughts like, “direct the momentum” and the clubface representing and sitting in your right hand.  He has plenty of free content that could help just about any golfer.  If your mind is filled with a bunch of instruction, the simplicity of the Malaska approach might be best for you.

#2: Shawn Clement (full review here)

Are you tired of trying to hit certain positions in your golf swing?  Would a motion based instruction with a focus on a task or a target help your swing?  Do you ever feel paralysis by analysis as you are golfing?  

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you have to check out Shawn Clement!  He has been on youtube for a long time and has a ton of free content and of course a membership site to get further in depth!

#3: Monte Scheinblum (full review here)

Are you tired of the same solutions to the same problems?  Have you struggled to find an actual solution that works?  Monte takes the instruction from a different angle and is a brillant mind in the game of golf.  

He doesn’t always accept what has always been taught just because it has always been taught.  He truly analyzes the situation and communicates at a level that is pretty special and high end!

#4: TopSpeed Golf (full review here)

I love the approach with Clay Ballard.  He identifies 5 keys to the golf swing.  The reality is that different grips, alignments and setups have won plenty over the history of professional golf.  So what do these greats have in common?  

Clay has identified the 5 moves that deliver 95% of the results in the game of golf. His membership is extremely affordable and his content is well done.  He is also someone that has plenty of speed and a great swing and can back it up!

#5: Me and My Golf

If you are looking for professionally filmed videos with plenty of content and a big following, then Me and My Golf might be right for you!  They have covered about every golf topic you can imagine with a solution to every swing issue you might be facing.

#6: Mark Crossfield

He takes a deep dive into every golf related subject.  He spends time playing at courses and showing the experiences that golfers go through.  He also spends time with golf equipment and completing reviews to help you improve the items in the game that could help you lower your score. If you are looking for a complete golf channel, this is a great option.

#7: Rick Shiels

With over 2 million subscribers and a professionally produced youtube channel, Rick brings you content nonstop that will peak many different areas of interest in the game of golf.  He dives into equipment, competes against pros and has some amazing guests on his channel.  Truly a leader in the youtube world of golf!

#8: Bobby Lopez (full review here)

Maybe the most accessible instructor on the list.  He is someone that believes in staying “onsides” in the golf swing.  If you watch many amateur golf swings, this is a major issue.  Check out the video below and then his membership offersings.  You will be impressed.

#9: George Gankas (full review here)

While many of the videos were recorded years ago, you can get the major concepts that George Gankas teaches.  He had a split with the person managing his channel and much of the content is not necessary recently shot.  However, his approach to the golf swing is different than most with the amount of rotation and usage of legs in the swing.  

#10: Mr. Short Game

A unique personality in the golf youtube world, Mr. Short Game can help you with an area often overlooked by the youtube instructors, the short game.  We believe that the fastest way to score improvement is becoming a great short game player.  

We also believe anyone can be a great short game player because it doesn’t take great speed, athletic ability or size.  Instead, some simple technique and plenty of time around the practice green and watch your scores plummet!

BONUS Instructor: Alternative Golf Swing – Jim Venetos (full review here)

Maybe one of the nicest, most unique golf instructors around, Jim Venetos has an approach that is built on stillness and pre-setting a position prior to the start of the swing.  He has plenty of content and follows up with a membership site.  His approach is truly unique and great for anyone that has tested out everyone online and might need a different approach!

What Online Instructor is right for me?

I would highly recommend checking out the videos above that we have linked to give you a quality idea of the swing approach that these instructors follow.

  • Most Simple – Mike Malaska
  • Most Non Positions Approach – Shawn Clement
  • Most Complete While Still Simple – TopSpeed Golf
  • Best for the High End Player – Monte Scheinblum
  • Best for the Beginner – Mike Malaska

What is the best way to improve your game?

My Secret To Golf Improvement

Let’s face it, in order to get really good at golf, we must practice frequently.  About four years ago, I made the leap and invested in a golf simulator build for my garage.  I went with a SkyTrak Launch Monitor and the TGC software and can now play over 100,000 courses including Augusta, Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, Whistling Straits. St. Andrews and many other of the top 100 courses in the world.

This golf simulator setup, which is more affordable that you might imagine, has been a game changer.  I can now play golf everyday of the year regardless of rain, snow, cold weather or time of day.  I can practice or play rounds of golf.  I can stand in the 11th fairway at Augusta and with the auto-rewind feature I am able to practice my approach shots from various differences.

It is worth checking out through Rain or Shine Golf as they offer some incredible packages along with financing offers that are difficult to beat.

Some direct links to Rain or Shine Golf for pricing and financing:

Take Action – What You Can Do Today to Get Better

What does this mean for you?  I believe in the following recipe to get better:

1 – Improve your motion in the golf swing by identifying a golf instructor.  Here are some options:

Here is a list of golf instructors that we have reviewed:

2 – Train to swing faster and improve your swing speed.  Here are some options:

Looking to gain more Speed and Distance in your swing. Two Options:

3 – Understand course strategy and work to break through your next barrier.  Here is a series on breaking through:

We have provided guides on how to break 100, 90, 80 and 70. Check out more below, if interested.

4 – Practice Frequently

Did you know that I build a golf simulator in my garage and have played over 500 rounds of golf on my SkyTrak system?  It has been a game changer and one worth checking out. Here are some of my other posts on golf simulators frequently asked questions:

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