Nick Adcock - Head Teaching Professional
Originally from London, Ontario, Canada, Nick has been improving the games of golfers across Central Florida for the last five years. Under the mentorship of PGA Tour coaches Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett, he possesses the knowledge and skills needed to help students see long-lasting improvements in all disciplines of the game.
With an approach based on facts, not fiction, Nick combines golf swing science, on-course strategy, and statistical analysis to help his students make measurable improvements where it matters most, their score. Nick coaches players that compete locally in FSGA events, and on the Florida Elite Golf Tour, Moonlight Golf Tour, and Egglands Best Ladies Professional Golf Tour.
Before joining the Academy at Orange County National, Nick served as an instructor with Core Golf under the direction of PGA Tour coach Sean Foley, taught an introductory program for juniors with TGA Junior Golf, and spent two seasons on the coaching staff of the State Finalist Olympia Titan high school golf team.
Hailing from Inverness, Florida, Rob was a stand out in both golf and baseball. The son of a personal fitness teacher and high school varsity baseball coach, he learned discipline and hard work from a young age which carries with him to this day.
Rob competed at both Eastern Florida State College and Florida Gulf Coast University, winning 2 events and playing in a combined 3 National Championships at the NJCAA Division I and NCAA Division II level.
After graduating in 2009, Rob has accumulated over a dozen professional victories on a number of different tours, while also gaining invaluable knowledge from working with some of the top instructors in the country. He has also gained teaching experience as an instructor in South Florida. His playing experience and working knowledge of the human body make him a valuable asset to our team of instructors.
Ever since I was 12 years old golf has been a huge part of my life. I have played in numerous amounts of junior tournaments such as AJGA, PNGA, the 2007 U.S. Junior and many more. I graduated from Kentridge High School after four years on the golf team. With my accomplishments as a junior golfer, I was fortunate to attend the University of Idaho with a full ride scholarship.
After college, I moved to Orlando, FL to pursue my career as a professional golfer which I am currently still striving for. My lowest tournament round to date is 62 (-10).
Helping others is a passion of mine, and I’m grateful that golf provides me the opportunity to do so. Golf is a special game anyone can play regardless of skill level. In that way, it closely resembles life, which gives everyone an opportunity to conquer any obstacle no matter their ability level. It all starts with picking up a golf club and trying to hit a tiny white ball in to a hole.
Originally from Michigan, David spent his first 8 years in the golf industry working at various private facilities as an Assistant Professional and as a Head Professional. His passion was coaching and in 1997 he made the move to Orlando to pursue a career as a PGA Teaching Professional.
He got his start at the Faldo Golf Institute where he developed his teaching style from Nick Faldo. From there he continued to work for other local Golf Schools, toning his philosophy and communication skills as a teacher. After several years in business for himself, David joins our staff at Orange County National.
David places the utmost importance on communication. “It’s the key to success. You must listen to your students and understand what their goals as players are as well as how they learn. I want my students to understand their golf swings, what makes it work and why we are making the changes that we are. It’s a team effort and we both must be on the same page to achieve the desired outcome.” As far as his swing philosophy, he doesn’t teach a so-called method. “ Every golfer is unique in their makeup, from their body style to their physical limitations. It’s my job to find out what they are so we can decipher what will work best for you.”