Meet Your Instructor 

Ed LeBeau founded Heartland Golf Schools at Annbriar Golf Course in 1996. His approach to golfing derives from the PGA Hall of Fame Member, Manuel de la Torre. 


All classes are conducted exclusively by Ed LeBeau. LeBeau's approach to golf mimics the techniques taught by Manuel de la Torre. Ed has been a long time student of Manuel de la Torre. All of LeBeau's golf lessons teach on the "club focused" method. 


For more than 20 years 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 de la Torre teaches Ed LeBeau

Manuel’s approach to golf instruction is straightforward:

  • Golf is a game of sending the ball to a target.
  • The club is solely responsible for controlling the ball.
  • Teach the golfer how to use the club to control the ball.

This approach is called, “club-focused” instruction. Beginning with World Golf Hall of Fame instructor, Ernest Jones, it has stood the test of time for over 100 years.  Manuel de la Torre is the world’s most renowned expert on Ernest Jones’ golf instruction, and has further enhanced that instruction based on his more than 50 years’ experience. He has taught players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, as well as Champions Tour. He also has helped thousands of amateurs, many of whom traveled from abroad to learn from him.

Manuel de la Torre Lineage

Ed was attracted to Manuel de la Torre’s instruction, because it proved to accomplish two critical objectives better than any alternative available then or now:

  • It de-­mystifies the golf swing making it easy to understand
  • It simplified the golf swing making it easy for players to experience improvement.
Manuel de la Torre collage

All classes are conducted exclusively by Ed LeBeau. We want each player to benefit directly from Ed’s more than two decades of game improvement for golfers, and on just the first morning of their session, golfers experience their game already improving.