A native of Kissimmee, FL, Nick Duffy brings a passion for teaching and years of playing experience. He grew up playing junior golf and qualified for the 98 and 99 US Junior Championships. A graduate of Northwood University, where the team had 3 top tens in national championships. After college, he went on to play professional golf on the Hooters, Golden Bear and Gateway Tours.
Nick is a PGA of America Class “A” professional and Proponent group member. He was also named on the Golfdigest list of “Best Young Teacher”.
His main focus has been on junior golf through being a Senior Head Coach at Bishops Gate Golf Academy, Core Golf Academy and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. He has coached every level of player from Professional Golfers, Collegiate Golfers, AJGA Champions, numerous high-level junior golfers and beginning golfers.
Mentored by many of the world’s best Golf Coaches, Bio Mechanics, and Mental Performance Coaches including Kevin Smeltz, Sean Foley, David Orr, James Lietz, Gary Gilchrist, Patti McGowan, Matt Messer, Dr Rob Neal, Dr Brendan McLaughlin, Iain Highfield, and Paul Dewland
He currently teaches out of Orange County National Winter Garden, FL
Partners with Sik Putter Company and MMG Golf Performance
Technology:Quintic Putting System, Capto Putting, Puttview
My philosophy for improvement in golf is matching the student’s long-term and short-term goals to develop their Blueprint.
The Blueprint will be daily plan for improvement in all areas full swing, short game, putting, and on course training. In making these plans, we will discuss how to plan your practice and tournament strategies for improvement.
My full swing philosophy is based off the ball flight and what changes need to be made to achieve the desired shot.
Certifications & Accolades
- PGA Class “A”
- Golfdigest “Best Young Teacher”
- Member of the Proponent Group
- Decade Certified
- Capto Certified
- Penn State Golf Bio Mechanics Course
- TPI Golf Mechanic Level 2
- TPI Golf Fitness Level 1
- Boditrak Certified Ground Mechanic
- Swing Catalyst Level 1 and 2
- Flightscope Certified
- Lead Instructor for Clinics representing Core and Bishops Gate Golf Academy in Colombia, Panama and Guatemala
- 2 Time US Junior Championship Participant
- 4 years at Northwood University played in 3 national championships
- Played full seasons on the Hooters Tour – Gateway Tour – Golden Bear Tour