Corey Badger – PGA

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About Corey Badger – PGA Director of Instruction

corey-badger-bioCorey began his golf career at Bonneville Golf Course in Salt Lake City in 1991. He graduated in 1998 from the University of Utah with a Bachelor Degree in Economics and was a member of the golf team. Shortly after graduation he turned professional and became the 2nd Assistant Professional at Bonneville Golf Course. In 2002 Corey was promoted to 1st Assistant Professional at Mountain Dell Golf Course. In 2005 he was elected to the PGA of America as a PGA Class A Member. Corey joined Golf Lab shortly after it’s inception in 2006. Throughout his career he has given over 15,000 lessons to all ages and skill levels. Some of his students include UJGA Girl’s and Boy’s Player of the Year; High School Girl’s and Boy’s All-State Team Members; Division I, II, and III College Team Members; Utah Men’s and Women’s State Amateur Champions; as well as local, Mini-Tour, and Canadian Tour Professionals.

Since he began teaching full time at Golf Lab, Corey has received a number of awards and recognition:

  • 2015, 2011 & 2007 Utah Section PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2010-2015 Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers
  • 2009 Golf Digest’s Top 20 Teachers Under 40
  • 2009-2015 Golf Digest’s Best Teacher’s in the State

Swing Philosophy

No two swings are alike. Due to the differences in mental and physical make-up, every swing has its own fingerprint. I believe the golf swing should be based on motion, NOT position. My goal as a coach is to train players to understand their motion and how to aim it to the target. Target awareness should be present from the pre-shot routine to the set-up and through the finish of the swing. This will allow the player to play with their senses rather than thought. To accomplish this, I educate my students on the learning process: understanding cause and effect in the golf swing, proper practice, and how transfer what they have worked on to the golf course.

To book a lesson with Corey Badger, contact Golf Lab at 801.746.1291.View contact details & Map.

Swing Tips & Drills from Corey Badger

  • 3 Common Grip Errors
    Corey Badger explains grip errors & consequences