Claude Harmon III
Claude Harmon III
Beginning his 6th season as Director of Instruction, Claude Harmon is in the vanguard of the new generation of golf teachers. Steeped in tradition both his grandfather, Claude Harmon, and father Claude “Butch” Harmon Jr., have been the dominant teachers of their generation. The Harmon family pedigree has been the perfect foundation for Claude to build his knowledge of golf instruction. Claude’s teaching philosophy and methods have delivered lower scores and better, more repeatable swings for seasoned tour players, celebrities, and amateurs of all abilities and is now ranked 22nd on Golf Digest's Best Teachers in America and a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor.
Claude plied his trade and learnt his craft around the world including Scotland, Portugal, Dubai, Macau and various locations across the United States. He worked full time on the European Tour from 2002-2006 traveling around the world coaching some of golf’s best players. His present and past students include Dustin Johnson, Ernie Els, Brooks Koepka, Yani Tseng, Lucas Glover, Kyle Stanley, Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell, Gary Woodland, Peter Uihlein, and Darren Clarke. Claude is a TPI Certified Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor, as well as TPI Level 2 Certified in Biomechanics and Junior Coaching. He is uniquely qualified to apply “new school” teaching concepts in an “old school” fashion. He is a regulator contributor to Golf Channel Morning Drive, Sky Sports Golf.
Beginning his 6th season as Senior Instructor, Ryan Crysler is a highly regarded Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf 3 professional. Ryan is also a popular Titleist professional club fitter and runs Floridian's custom fitting program that now includes the Scotty Cameron Showcase Experience.
Ryan has assisted touring professionals Ken Duke, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Peter Uihlein, Kyle Stanley, Rickie Fowler and Curtis Strange. Ryan currently coaches European Senior Tour player Barry Lane, PGA Tour developmental players, and local junior high school district and regional champions.
The Pine School recently hired Ryan to take over their golf program, grades 5-12. The new program launched March 1st, 2017 featuring a 10 year vision to develop a culture of fast and powerful athletes prepared for collegiate golf.
Ryan previously served as Director of Instruction at Ben Crenshaw's Austin Golf Club and CEO of My Golf Performance. Interestingly, Ryan and Claude launched the instruction program at Austin Golf Club in 2005 and have reunited at Butch Harmon Floridian. Ryan graduated in 1999 with two undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Psychology from Southern Methodist University.