Best-selling sportswriter and golf teaching legend, the late Harvey Penick, personally chose Bryan Gathright to carry on his legacy by naming him the original director of his golf academy. Through their invaluable time together at Austin Country Club, Harvey shared with Bryan the secrets to making a good player great, and a great player truly inspiring. Harvey’s driving philosophy was to take the time, no matter what level the player, to listen and watch, sometimes in complete silence for what could seem prolonged periods of time. Penick believed only then could a true teacher know what needs to be said. The Penick legacy is a golden part of what makes Bryan one of golf’s most respected teachers, and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100.
Learning from Bryan Gathright is an opportunity to share in the Penick legacy. Bryan has been a teaching professional since 1987 and his experience in golf covers more than 45 years. He is also classified as one of the Top Teachers in Texas by both Golf Digest and Texas Monthly. Gathright was selected the 1997 and 2000 Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year.
If the ultimate measure of a teacher is the success of his students, Gathright has helped some of the best in the game. Gathright’s pupils include four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III, five-time LPGA winner and U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur Champion Dorothy Delasin. He also taught former Nationwide Tour Player of the Year, 5-time PGA winner, 2014 Ryder Cup Team Member, and 2015 Presidents Cup Team Member Jimmy Walker, and has taught former Texas Open Champion, David Ogrin. Bryan works with numerous other top tour professionals, collegiate and amateur players.