PGA member Richard Brown has been teaching professionally since 1987. He started at Lake Chabot Golf Club in Oakland, California under the tutelage of PGA Professionals Dick and Kelly Fry. Having taught thousands of lessons, Richard has had the opportunity to instruct everyone from new golfers to players on various Professional Tours.
Richard is the Director of Instruction at Quail Valley Golf Club in Missouri City, Texas. It is his responsibility to create and implement innovative instructional and general golf fitness programs, using the most current techniques, training aids and drills. He is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute fitness program. Richard is at the highest levels in Golf Instruction and Junior Coaching.
Richard was the Director of Instruction at Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, in Richmond, Texas, from 2007 – 2011. He was also the Director of Instruction at Branchburg Family Golf Center in Branchburg, New Jersey from 2004 - 2006. Part of his role as Director of Instruction, Richard was charged with creating, maintaining and providing quality instructional programs for various groups and clinics. Managing PGA, LPGA AND USGTF Teaching Professionals was an additional responsibility of Richard’s.
Richard was the Golf Director at Rutgers University from 1999 - 2003. The focus was to provide basic and advanced instruction to the student body, faculty and alumni. Working with the junior golfers is a passion of Richard's. He was the Assistant Director of the Somerset County Junior Golf Program from 2000 - 2003, along with being an Assistant Golf Professional at Spooky Brook and Quail Brook Golf Courses.
Before working in New Jersey, Richard has spent time in Nashville, Tennessee working as an a Assistant Golf Professional at Forrest Crossings Golf Club. Stops were also made at Woodland Hills Country Country Club and Brae Mar Country Club in Woodland Hills, California.
His zest and zeal for the game came from playing numerous junior golf tournaments in all of Northern California, which led to a full golf scholarship to Grambling State University in Louisiana, obtaining degrees in Information Systems and Accounting. After graduation, Richard contemplated trying the professional tours, but decided the club route was more rewarding.
His swing philosophy, is that the large muscle groups of the body should dominate the swing (Chest, Back and Legs). The main contributing factor to his teaching philosophy is that his students have an enjoyable experience that will influence them to continue to play this wonderful and lifelong sport.
Richard’s family includes his wife Monica and son, Richard A. Brown IV.