taylor Riggin - certified instructor
Born in Seattle and raised in Spokane, WA Taylor grew up in a golf rich environment. His passion for the game began early as a young boy when he would ride in the cart and hit shots here and there on the course with his dad. They would regularly putt and chip for hours together.
This passion inspired a career in golf which lead Taylor to study Business with an emphasis on PGA Golf Management at the University of Idaho where he graduated with his Class-A PGA membership. While in the program, Taylor found his love for teaching and also for competitive golf. During his time there he played in many tournaments and became one of the top players in the program. In 2014, Taylor represented the University in the PGA Jones Cup, an annual national tournament held in Port St. Lucie, FL. Taylor shot the low total score for his team.
In school, Taylor focused his time and internships toward becoming an excellent teacher. He learned early on to question the "old" teaching adages and find out what really happens in a great golf swing through research. His training has brought opportunities to teach with and learn under “Top 100” instructors like Brian Mogg, Charlie King, and Rick Smith and "Best Young" instructors like Jason Guss, Grayson Zacker, and Joey Wuertemberger. Taylor spent his first year working in the Jim Mclean system at Trump National Doral where he also shadowed and worked with Jim during clinics, golf schools, and even private lessons with various PGA Tour players.
Taylor's teaching philosophy is simple: If a player can master certain essential skills and have fun doing it, they can play better golf. Not everybody is the same so they shouldn't all have to swing the same way. Taylor utilizes Jim McLean's Building Block approach, 25% Theory, and Elimination Theory as well as technologies like high speed video, TrackMan, and Sam Putt Lab to help his students maximize their learning potential and have more fun playing the game.