“Golf is a game and as such is meant to be enjoyed”
Gary Wiren’s career embraces a broad range of golf activities, including: Teacher, Author, Administrator, Business Owner, Inventor, Program Developer, Player, Collector, Speaker, Entertainer, Collector, and Motivational Teacher.
PGA “Teacher of the Year” in the United States in 1987, the second teacher ever to receive the award. He has been ranked as high as #9 in Golf Digest’s ”Top 50 Teachers in America” and is annually recognized in Golf Magazine’s Top 100.
Author of 14 books on golf, one being the 617-page PGA Teaching Manual (the most influential book ever written on golf instruction), and has written over 250 articles on the game. His popular book is When Golf is a Ball, won best golf book of the year in 2004.
Has taught over 250,000 people in private, groups, and seminars in 30 countries. Now Sr. Director of Instruction for all Trump Golf properties while teaching out of the exclusive Trump International Golf Club, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Is a member of six Golf Halls of Fame, including the PGA Hall of Fame and the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, and has honorary memberships or distinguished-service recognition from Sweden, Italy, New Zealand and Japan.
Has been awarded the LPGA’s highest award for contributions to teaching, two National Golf Foundation Graffis Award for golf education and contributions to the game, and the National Golf Course Owners’ Association Award for promoting public golf.
Keynote speaker at the First World Scientific Congress of Golf in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1990, and twice more as a featured leacturer. Was a main presenter at World Teaching Summits in Canada, Australia, France and Italy, and has given golf/motivation/entertainment talks for numerous years.
Won the South Florida Seniors PGA Championship, made the cut in the U.S. Senior Open, played in the PGA National Seniors Championship twice and won the South Florida National Long Drive competition with a drive of 381 yards, one foot.
A founding member of the Golf Collector’s Society and three-time winner of its national wooden-shaft tournament. He is the owner of one of golf’s finest private antique and memorabilia collections and libraries. He has produced a national-award-winning video/DVD called “The Fascinating World of Golf.”
As a PGA National Headquarters staff member for 13 years, he founded the PGA National Academy of Golf for Juniors, The PGA Golf Discovery Schools, the Professional Golf Management Program (now at 21 universities), the PGA Golf Re-certification Program, and the PGA Educational Workshops, which included the USGA/PGA Rules Certification program.
Has been a proponent of fitness training for golf for over 40 years, lecturing and writing on the subject around the world.
…With his energy, innovation, creation, implementation and a very focused personality, Gary has been (and continues to be) a fine model and representative for the game of golf. - JD Turner, Owner of JD Turner Golf Schools, PGA of America Master Professional and “Top 100 Teacher.”