Claude Harmon III
Claude Harmon III
Beginning his 8th season as Director of Instruction at the Butch Harmon Floridian, 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 12th on Golf Digest's 2017-2018 Best Teachers in America List and a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor.
His current students include Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker. His past students include Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Darren Clarke, Trevor Immelman and Yani Tseng. He is uniquely qualified to apply “new school” teaching concepts in an “old school” fashion. He is a regulator contributor to Sky Sports Golf and the Golf Channel.
Ryan Crysler is a trusted coach to tournament players in professional, collegiate and amateur golf. Ryan works best with self motivated players open to challenge, structure and a team atmosphere. A perfect day at Butch Harmon Floridian involves challenging a small group of players, watching them develop in their own way, and seeing them find success on and off the golf course.
Ryan begins his 8th season as Senior Instructor at Butch Harmon Floridian. Mr. Crysler is a highly regarded Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf 3 professional and leads a team of certified Fitness and Medical Professionals that leave nothing to chance.
Ryan focuses on simplifying concepts, athletic performance, proper equipment and shot by shot analytics on the course and in practice. Ryan's business and coaching supports military charities including the Folds of Honor and PGA HOPE.
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.
Matt Gallant is from Nashville, TN. He played at the University of Tennessee and Austin Peay State University. He is working towards completing his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from Middle Tennessee State.
After collegiate golf, Matt played professionally reaching the Web.com tour before becoming a caddie at Floridian National Golf Club in 2007. Matt has now joined our staff as an instructor and Player Relations Manager and is using his passion for golf to grow the game, and help others reach their potential.