Mark Hackett has worked with some of the greatest teachers in the game of golf. Growing up in Southern New Jersey and St. Simons Island, Georgia, Mark’s interest in the game started at age 15 when he took his first golf lesson from Davis Love, Jr at the Sea Island Golf Club.
These first golf lessons instilled in him a love of the game and a love of instruction of the game. This passion was enhanced when Love introduced him to renowned golf instructor Bob Toski. Toski taught Hackett the “cause & effect” method of teaching golf so that improvements can be made more quickly and efficiently for a student.
Hackett earned his degree from the University of Central Florida and has been certified by the Titleist Club Fitting System. After becoming a PGA Professional, he started working for the Golf Digest Schools at Sea Island Golf Club and other clubs around the United States as an assistant golf professional.
He had the opportunity to work under and learn from some of the best instructors in the country including: Davis Love Jr., Bob Toski, Paul Runyan, Peter Kostis, Jim Flick, Jack Lumpkin, Bob Rotella, Todd Anderson, Tim Manhoney, and Gale Peterson.
Hackett then worked at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl, under the the tutelage of golf teacher extraordinaire Mike Adams. With 80 students a week going through the academy, Hackett observed and learned one of Adam’s key principles: BioSwing Dynamics. The way a person swings a golf club is dependent on that individual’s body type, personal strengths, and natural tendencies. Through all of Hackett’s experiences, he learned to be able to teach all types of golfers, from beginners to Tour Professionals.