John Furze (PGA Australia, GSED)
After years of dedication to the teaching of golf I gained my “Doctorate” in The Golfing Machine which is highly ranked within both the playing and teaching profession of professional golf.
I am one of 21 Teachers worldwide to hold the designation of "Doctorate in Golf Stroke Engineering" two of which live in within Australia. I was selected by the panel of the Australian Golf Magazine in the top 50 List of teachers in Australia.
In 1995 I was appointed Director of Golf Instruction by Norman Von Nida at the Norman Von Nida Golf Academy and was fully accredited by the “Von” himself. There is no-doubt that this was a highlight of my teaching career.
In 1997 I accepted the position of Director of Golf Instruction at the Golf Park Improvement Centre, Melbourne. After many years at Golf Park I have been asked to help establish a new academy at one of Melbourne's premier golf practice facilities - Sandringham Golf Academy. I am still there to this day.
There is no-doubt in my mind that I have fulfilled my golfing ambition as a teaching professional and I continue to strive to provide new and interesting ways for my pupils to improve their golfing experience.
In this game one never stops learning and I appreciate very much my continued correspondence and close friendship with Mr. Alex Sloan (USPGA, LM, GSED). Alex Sloan was in the First Authorized Instructor Class conducted by Homer Kelley of The Golfing Machine.
He has generously and graciously passed on to me a great deal of valuable information which in turn I can pass onto my students so they can find that "Gateway" to better golf.