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Noted instructor Brian Mogg to run new Waldorf Astoria academy

March, 30 2011
by Jeff Shain
Orlando Sentinel
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The Waldorf Astoria GC has unveiled plans for a golf academy, bringing noted swing coach Brian Mogg across town to oversee the venture.

Mogg, whose list of pros includes 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang, will move his operations from Keene’s Pointe after more than eight years at the Windermere venue.

“We always envisioned a golf academy as the obvious next step for our golf club,” Peter Kacheris,  the club’s managing director, said in a statement. “Brian and his team have the experience and skill of instructing top championship players from the PGA, LPGA, and Nationwide [tours].”

Mogg’s list of clients includes Ocoee’s D.A. Points, now preparing for his first Masters after winning at Pebble Beach last month. On the Champions Tour, Rod Spittle last season became the first Monday qualifier in six years to win an event.

But it was Yang’s triumph two years ago at Hazeltine that stands as Mogg’s biggest triumph. Locked in a Sunday duel with Tiger Woods, Yang prevailed to become the first Asian-born major champion in men’s golf.

Mogg began his teaching career in 1993, joining the David Leadbetter Academy after a seven-year playing run split between the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour. Mogg eventually rose to become Leadbetter’s director of instruction before striking out on his own.

For more information, see WaldorfAstoriaOrlando.com or call 407-597-5500.