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Rob Manning



Independent Instructor


  • PGA Class A Member since 1998
  • Teaching golf since 1989
  • Privileged to have taught/teaching:
    • Touring pros: Chris Perry, Brian Mogg, Pat Perez, Jeff Hart, Dave Rummels and many women on the Futures Tour
    • Professional Athletes: Greg Maddux, Trevor Hoffman, Lance Alworth, Duane Thomas
    • Celebrities: Bob Hope, Rudy Giuliani, Phil Mickelson, Sr., Tim Mickelson
    • Currently working with junior champion Lauren Gomez
  • Corresponded with Jack Nicklaus regarding his personal instruction
  • Considered for top 50 instructors in the U.S. in 1990 (Golf Magazine)
  • Constructed website illustrating modern tour golf swing:
  • Former Head Professional at Balboa Park Golf Course in San Diego
  • Previously taught in San Diego at Stardust CC (now Riverwalk) and Del Mar Golf Center
  • Played on a football scholarship at Ohio State University under legendary coach Woody Hayes
  • Earned a marketing degree from Ohio State University
  • Played five successful years of professional golf on Florida mini-tours
  • Native of Columbus, Ohio who also enjoys playing tennis

Rob's Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to teach the students that their set-up will determine their golf swing. I have done this for over 20 years with amazing success with golfers of any talent or age. Many students tell me they have been waiting for a lesson like I just gave them after the first one.

Come see your swing on video and compare it to tour pros for free as a demo when you are at Carlsbad Golf Center. Lessons include A-star video if requested (no take-home).
For more information on teaching availability, rates, or to schedule an individual or group lesson please contact Rob directly anytime at 619-279-GOLF (4653).
Payments accepted for private lessons: cash, check or credit card directly with Rob.


AGM Platinum Award Winner for Premier Golf Shops 2013-2016 (first years)


Golf World Best 100 Golf Shops 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (final year)


Golf Digest America’s Best 100 Clubfitters 2011-2016




Voted San Diego’s
Best Golf Shop 2012, 2014



KZG World's Top 100 ClubFitters 2015