Brian Mogg introduces his golf academy at Chambers Bay

Updated: February 2, 2011

One of the top golf instructors in the country will be bringing his golf academy to the Pacific Northwest this year.

Brian Mogg, who lives in Orlando, will be opening a golf academy at Chambers Bay in University Place perhaps as early as May. Mogg has golf academies in locales such as Orlando, Toronto and recently opened a school in Honolulu.

He is excited about the chance of opening up at Chambers Bay, a course which hosted the 2010 United States Amateur and will host the 2015 United States Open.

“It will be great for Northwest golfers who can’t make it to places like Arizona or Palm Springs for a golf school,” said the 49-year-old Mogg, whose brother Gary is a Northwest rep for Under Armour. “We can provide Northwest golfers with a quality school they don’t have to travel out of state to get to.”

Mogg works with PGA Tour players such as 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang, Skip Kendall and Greg Kraft as well as LPGA players like Meena Lee.

Mogg is originally from the Pacific Northwest so he is excited about getting back to his roots.

“This is an opportunity for me to get involved in the Northwest,” said Mogg. “And to give back to Northwest golf.”

Mogg played on the PGA and Nationwide Tours before setting up shop as a golf instructor, first with the David Leadbetter Academy, where he was the director of instruction from 1997-2001.

Mogg’s direct involvement will include 15-20 days a year at the school, which will be primarily run by Brent Zepp. Former PGA Tour player and Tacoma native Ken Still will also be involved.

The Brian Mogg Golf Academy will feature half day schools, one day schools and private lessons. For more information, call 253.460.4653.