Tony Ruggiero

Golf Instructor Tony RuggieroTony is the Director of Instruction at the Country Club of Mobile as well as the Lead Instructor for The Dewsweepers Performance Academy at Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach Florida. Tony’s notable students include PGA Tour Players Smylie Kaufman, Lucas Glover, and Zack Sucher; Web.com Tour Players Sam Love, Tom Lovelady, Robby Shelton and Wilson McDonald. Tony has had students appear on the 2014 and 2016 US Walker Cup Teams, and he currently has 7 players playing in the Southeastern conference. Tony has been the host of the Dewsweepers Golf Show on XM/Sirius PGA tour radio as well as terrestrial radio stations throughout the South for over decade!

The Golf Top 100 Teachers in America Tony RuggieroIn 2017 Tony was named Golf Magazines “Top 100 Instructors in America” as well as Callaway’s Top 50 Elite Junior Coach in 2016 and 2015. In 2016 Tony was ranked the #2 teaching instructor in the state of Alabama by Golf Digest. In 2013 Edwin Watts recognized Tony as a Top Instructor.

Tony lists his teaching influences as Tom Ness, Mark Wood, Mike Adams, Wayne Flint, Brady Riggs, and Bryan Gathright.

In 2016 Tony along with Matt Rudy wrote a bestselling book, “Lessons from the Legends” which gives a simple, easy to understand approach for anyone to improve their game of golf. The book comes from his experiences, mentors, and radio show.

Golf Instructor Tony Ruggiero interview NBC golfTony began his teaching career at the Perdido Bay Golf Club in Perdido Florida in 2000. From 2001 through 2008 Tony was with the Hank Johnson School of Golf in Destin, Florida at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. In 2009 Tony left Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to begin teaching at Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. In 2012 Tony left the Panhandle full time to become the Director of Instruction at the Country Club of Mobile. On the course Tony won the prestigious Edwin Watts Invitational in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 and 2012!

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Tony attended St. Mary’s University (1991-93) where he earned two varsity letters in golf and was a member of the Heart of Texas All Conference Golf Team. He transferred to Samford University in Birmingham to be closer to his family, and while attending Samford earned two varsity letters in golf as well as a degree in Public Administration.

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