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

Teaching Philosophy


 

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.

Teaching Awards

  • 2019-2020 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

  • 2017-2018 Golf Digest Best Teachers in Your State

Playing Awards
 

Professional Associations

Class A Member - PGA of America

 

Member of The Proponent Group

 

NG360 Performance Specialist

Workshops Led

2010 - present

  • 2020 NTPGA Eastern Champion

  • 2020 NTPGA Pro-Assistant Champion

  • 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

Current Students of Note
 

Roger Sloan

​PGA Tour player and Web.com Tour winner 

 

Brett Hull

NHL Hall of Fame member

 

Brendan Morrow

Retired NHL player

 

Dean Larsson

Head Golf Pro (Royal Oaks Country Club) and 2011 North Texas PGA Player of the Year

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