JEFF BARTON Golf Instruction
Jeff Barton played collegiate golf at the University of Texas at El Paso where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 2004 he joined Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas as an assistant golf professional and was promoted to head of instruction in 2009. In 2012 Mr. Barton joined Nike Golf’s Research and Development Facility (“The Oven”) in Fort Worth as a tour specialist.
As Tour Specialist for “The Oven,” Jeff worked with over 50 worldwide touring professionals, as well as dozens of professional and collegiate athletes on their equipment needs. This elite group included Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Seung Yul Noh, Nick Watney, Kevin Chappell, Kyle Stanley, Michael Jordan, Jason Whitten and many others.
In 2014 Barton returned to Preston Trail Golf Club as PGA Director of Instruction, where he leads the quality training, development and fitting programs for which the club is renowned. Jeff also teaches several students of note, including the NHL’s Brett Hull and Brendan Morrow and Web.com tour winner and current PGA tour player, Roger Sloan.
Mr. Barton’s professional associations include being a Class A Member of the PGA of America, a member of The Proponent Group and a NG360 Performance Specialist. He has published articles in Golf Illustrated and PGA Magazine. When not playing or teaching golf, Jeff enjoys playing tennis with his wife.
2010 - present
My teaching philosophy is based around the ball and what happens at impact. My objective is to help each student understand his or her individual ball flight, why it happens, and then develop a plan to reach his or her goals. I prioritize the instructional needs of my students by customizing specific programs for the individual that involve supervised practice, which I believe is the quickest way to stay on the path to improvement. The supervised practice model helps create a controlled envioronment, with instant feedback during lessons, to help foster desired outcomes.
My teaching goal is to have my students walk away from a lesson more confident about themselves and their golf game. I want my students to develop a solid foundation including a game plan for improvement, broken down into specific steps to help achieve their objectives.
2017-2018 Golf Digest Best Teachers in Your State
2018-2019 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America
2018 North Texas PGA Metro Chapter Teacher of the Year
2018 North Texas PGA Section Teacher of the Year
2018 NTPGA Pro-Pro Champion
2017 NTPGA Pro-Assistant Champion
Competed in 2016 Professional National Championship
2016 NTPGA Professional Winter Series #3 Champion
2015 NTPGA Professional Winter Series #2 Champion
2015 NTPGA Professional Winter Series #5 Champion
2013 NTPGA Pro-Junior Champion
Competed in 2012 Professional National Championship
2011 NTPGA Pro-Assistants’ Champion
2011 NTPGA Winter Series Event #3 Champion
2011 Lee Jarmon Pro-Am Champion
Competed in the 2010 Professional National Championship
2010 Lee Jarmon Pro-Am Champion
2009 NTPGA PGA Match Play Champion
Qualified for and competed in the 2009 Web.com Tour Event in Midland, Texas
2008 NTPGA Winter Series Event Champion
2008 NTPGA Pro-Assistant Champion
Competed in the 2008 National Assistants’ Championship
Member of the winning James P. Jordan Cup Teams in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
PGA Tour player and Web.com Tour winner
NHL Hall of Fame member
Retired NHL player
Head Golf Pro (Royal Oaks Country Club) and 2011 North Texas PGA Player of the Year
Current Students of Note
Class A Member - PGA of America
Member of The Proponent Group
NG360 Performance Specialist
“Beating the 24-38 Rule”
Golf Illustrated, October 2012
PGA Magazine, April 2012
Golf Digest, November 2018
Golf Digest, October 23, 2017
Kamloops This Week, May 4, 2016
Web.com Tour Insider, May 25, 2016
CBS Sports Presents "Golf's Best Stories End in Thanks"
2010 - present