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 professionals. 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.
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.
Jared Shears was born and raised in Roy, UT and began playing competitive golf at the age of 7. His passion for golf earned him a full ride scholarship at Weber State University from 1997-2002. Through this experience he saw an opportunity to help golfers through specific, focused instruction. This started by becoming an AimPoint Certified Instructor. This simplistic form of instruction on putting led him to search out a more simple way of teaching the full swing. In March 2013, Jared was accredited in the 5 Simple Keys® teaching system and was named Director of Instruction. His students have had success at every level from beginners to players on the Web.com and PGA Tour.
Chase Wilson, PGA
Upon graduation with from High Point University and 4 year golf team member. Chase is currently the Director of Instruction at Columbus Country Club. Chase is continually expanding his teaching & playing credentials. We are excited to help Chase be the go to coach in the state of Ohio.
-30 Professional Wins since 2014
2017 -Ohio Open Champion
2018 -Southern Ohio PGA Apprentice Player of the Year
2018-Ohio Open Runner Up
2019- Southern Ohio PGA Player of the Year Runner-Up
2019-Qualified PGA Professional National Championship
2019-Golf Digest Best Teachers In State
John is a graduate of Xavier University and a four year golf team member. John finished his career with receiving Academic All-American status. He has a passion for helping juniors navigate the recruiting process & helping golfers achieve their goals.
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.