The Spencer Academy doesn’t use a blanket type approach to its golf Coaching and Lessons. We recognize the unique nature of each person’s swing and adjust our curriculum to fit accordingly. This approach has made us popular with both amateurs and juniors. Our students love the personalized attention and programs created just for them.
We create a partnership with our players and listen to their needs. This partnership allows us to help players improve their games more efficiently. We always start with an assessment of the players body type and movement characteristics, allowing us to start matching fundamentals such as grip, posture, swing plane and proper pivot. Our goal is to build the fundamentals to allow you to play your best.
Meet The Team
Doug Spencer, PGA
Doug Spencer coaches at every level from beginner to the Championship winning Professional. Doug has traveled the world teaching golf his travels include South Korea, Japan, Thailand, China, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. Prior to starting Spencer Golf Academy he spent a two years in South Korea & Hawaii working for Top 100 Teacher Brian Mogg. Doug has been nominated by his peers as one of Golf Digest’s “Top 40” Teachers under 40 and Best Teachers in the State of Ohio since 2015 .
Bruce Rearick, PGA
Bruce is known around the world for his putting research. Bruce started the training program for Sam Putt lab and has measured thousands of putting strokes. Through his research he has come up with a scientific method for assessing each individual and finding your perfect. Bruce currently works with Professional athletes on all major tours and multiple Division I school programs.
Charlotte, NC - Academy
Hometown: Sparta New Jersey
Education: Old Dominion University, Sports Management 1988 to 1991
Years teaching: 15
Years playing professionally: 12
Matt Cannon was born and raised in Sparta, New Jersey. It was there he gained the fundamentals and passion for the game of golf. He played four years of Division I golf at Old Dominion University where he was Co. Captain his junior and senior years. After college he worked for six years in the New Jersey PGA Section as a teaching professional.
After relocating to North Carolina, Matt began playing professional golf. During his professional career he has played at all levels, winning over seventy professional tournaments. On this journey he has worked with many talented instructors who have helped him understand the mechanics of the golf swing.
Matt’s experiences have taught him that each golfer has their own style. He believes players must understand their unique methods in order to reach their full potential.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate player or competitive professional Matt can bring your game to the next level.
Dennis Wells, PGA
Charlotte, NC - Academy
Dennis Wells, PGA Master Golf Professional, has been improving player's games for over 30 years. He has an extensive background in teaching both adults and youth. In particular, his Junior Golf Programs in his previous position were considered one of the best in Southern Ohio and were attended by over 500 students annually.
Not only does Dennis excel in teaching golf, but he is also an accomplished player. In addition to numerous tournament wins in the Southern Ohio Section, he has also qualified for multiple PGA Club Professional Championships and in 2019, he qualified for and competed in the US Senior Open Championship.
Among his other achievements as a PGA Professional, Dennis was named 2011 Southern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year, the highest honor bestowed by the PGA of America. He was also named as Southern Ohio PGA’s Junior Golf Leader for outstanding contributions to Junior Golf three times and won the Player Development Award twice. Finally, he has also earned Expert Certification in the USGA Rules of Golf.
Korn Ferry Tour
Chris is a native of Dublin, OH and Dublin Coffman high school. He went on the play collegiate golf at Northwestern University. Chris earned Academic All-American status all 4 years. He went on to earn his full PGA Tour statues through his first attempt at Q-School. Chris went on to play 14 years on tour and is the 2012 past Champion of the Price Cutter Championship.
Wendy Doolan, LPGA
Australia’s Wendy Doolan has been competitive on the world stage as a professional for more than 25 years, earning three wins and 34 top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour, before turning her focus to helping others achieve their dreams in golf as a teaching professional. Because of her background as a competitive amateur and professional who has competed in tournaments around the world, Wendy understands what it takes to set goals, refine skills, think clearly and to achieve personal milestones at every level.
Wendy became a Rolex First-Time winner at the 2001 LPGA Champions Classic, where she won a five-hole playoff. She added her second LPGA title at the 2003 Welch’s/Fry’s Championship, where she carded a career-low score of 62 in the second round and would go on to win by three strokes over runners-up Lorie Kane and LPGA Hall of Fame member Betsy King.
Her final LPGA victory came at the 2004 Evian Masters in France, where she recorded four rounds in the 60s to win by one stroke over Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam, also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.