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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Director of Instruction Brady Riggs Nominated on GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America

PGA Tour Instructor Brady Riggs celebrates 14 years on the prestigious list
July 21, 2021,
Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A.

Brady Riggs, Director of Instruction of the Hualalai Golf Hale at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, has been named in GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America for 2021-2022. Riggs has consistently appeared on the biennial Top 100 list since 2007 and this year, he is the only Hawaiian-based instructor to receive recognition.

GOLF’s Top 100 Teachers in America sets the industry standard for highlighting excellence in teaching and instruction. The process is led by the Top 100 Teachers Credentials Committee, who evaluate candidates for their teaching experience, achievements, student roster and peer ratings, as well as their devotion to the growth of the game. In addition to a public application, candidates are also nominated by the PGA, LPGA, and United States Golf Teachers Federation.

“Brady has done an outstanding job delivering the best-in-class instruction to golfers of all levels at the enhanced Hualalai Golf Hale,” shares Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Director of Golf Brendan Moynahan. “He’s brought our golf academy to new heights and we’re proud his expertise is continuously recognised through this significant accolade.”

With more than 30 years of experience in golf instruction, Riggs is a highly regarded industry veteran. He has worked with more than 50 NCAA Division I golfers and one of his students, Danielle Kang, won back-to-back US Amateur titles and reached #1 in the World Amateur Rankings. He has also worked with Tour players from the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, Asian Tour and Mackenzie Tour and has been a PGA Tour Instructor since 2016. The following year, Riggs was inducted into the Southern California PGA Teaching Hall of Fame. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the PGA of America in teaching and has been a featured speaker at both the PGA and LPGA National Teaching Summits.

Riggs was appointed Director of Instruction at Hualalai Golf Hale in November 2020 during a period of significant updates for Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The Resort reopened in December 2020 following a USD 100+ million transformation, marking the first large-scale renovation since its debut. As part of the property-wide enhancements, the Hualalai Golf Course - the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course on the island - introduced an enhanced look with the reshaping of the greens and bunkers in January, among a modern new Platinum Paspalum turf, enhancing the year-round playing conditions.

Complementing the renovation, Hualalai celebrated a new addition to its award-winning golf program, the Hualalai Golf Hale, a 3,000-square-foot (280 square metre) facility that brings together cutting-edge technology and training. The facility also doubles as an entertainment venue with a multitude of games, audio-visual flexibility, and food and beverage opportunities. Programming includes on-course lessons, mini golf schools, full-day retreats, multi-student lessons, indoor “learn and play” sessions using TrackMan flight simulation, fittings and other custom programs. The facility hosts the Topgolf Swing Suite, an indoor teaching studio featuring a golf simulator and lounge. The only offering of its kind in Hawaii, the tech-laden Swing Suite combines food, fun, serious instruction, and a menu of games, both golf and non-golf, designed for all ages.

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