Meet your Instructor

Meet your Golf Instructor

Each year hundreds of players choose Heartland Golf Schools.  Beginners find that it provides and easy way to understand and develop and effective golf swing and the use of their golf clubs.  Experienced players find an improved level of clarity about their game and valuable improvements for a more satisfying round.

Ed LeBeau founded Heartland Golf Schools at Annbriar Golf Course in 1996. Annbriar is one of the area’s finest courses and has excellent facilities for the golf school.
Over the span of these years, many alumni continue to choose Heartland Golf Schools when they are working on game improvement.
It is closing on 20 years that Ed has been a student of golf professional Manuel de la Torre. Manuel is the PGA of America’s first recipient of their National Teacher of the Year award.Subsequently he is among but a few instructors inducted into both the PGA Hall of Fame as well as the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame.
Manuel’s approach to golf instruction is straightforward:

  1. Golf is a game of sending the ball to a target.
  2. The club is solely responsible for controlling the ball.
  3. Teach the golfer how to use the club to control the ball.
This approach is called “club-focused” instruction. It has stood the test of time for almost 100 years since its development by World Golf Hall of Fame instructor, Ernest JonesDe la Torre is the world’s most renowned expert on Jones’ golf instruction and has further enhanced that instruction based on his more than 50 years experience.
Ed was attracted to de la Torre’s instruction because it proved to accomplish two critical objectives better than any alternative available then or now:

  • it de-­mystified the golf swing making it easy to understand and
  • it simplified the golf swing making it easy for players to experience improvement.
All classes are conducted exclusively by Ed LeBeau. We want each player to benefit directly from Ed’s almost two decades of game improvement for golfers. Even on the first morning of their session, golfers experience their game already improving.