Rob Strano is a Golf Channel Academy Lead Instructor and is based out of Destin, Florida. He combines his unique experiences as both a player on professional golf tours and as a teacher into a training program for golfers at all levels of ability. Early in his professional career he was an instructor/Lead Instructor with the golf schools at Pine Needles Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Rob’s training program is an accumulation of experience as a teacher, student and player competing against the best players in the world.
Rob is a native of St. Louis, MO where he grew up at the same country club as 1968 Masters Champion Bob Goalby and touring professionals Jay and Jerry Haas and Frank Connor. At the age of six he began playing and was aided by a putting green his father installed in the backyard of their home. Previous to coming to Kelly Plantation he played professional golf for 15 years. Rob played tournaments on the three major US Tours (PGA, Nationwide, NGA/Hooters). As a player, he won 5 times with his last at the 1999 Energizer Invitational. Rob also earned his reputation as one of the "nicest players on tour" by donating a significant amount of his time to share his expertise at numerous charity events and outings.
In 2003, Rob developed a national deaf youth instruction program and he currently travels the country teaching deaf children how to play golf in sign language at PGA/LPGA Tour events. He is the only professional in the world actively teaching out to deaf kids in the United States.
Rob is a three time honorable mention Top 50 Youth Golf Instructor by US Kids Golf and his nationally recognized junior golf program produces numerous tournament winners throughout the year. He iis widely considered one of the top putting instructors in the country. His new putting training aid, Fuzion Dyn-A-line, has been an incredible success at helping players execute a better stroke and make more putts. Rob is also featured as an instruction writer for GolfWRX online.