What better place for sprucing up your game than here in the Great North Woods? Madden’s features highly qualified instruction from teaching professionals who possesses the skills and personalities quite fitting for the purpose.
Bennett Smed is the Lead Teaching Professional at Madden’s on Gull Lake. Originally from Chaska, MN, Bennett played college golf at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Bennett continues to play the game at a high level, having won 5 professional events and having competed in the Assistant PGA Professional Championship in 2017 and 2019.
As a Trackman certified professional, Bennett’s full swing teaching focuses on improving ball flight, while his tournament experience provides creative insights into short game and putting. Bennett is a passionate clubfitter, holding certifications from Ping, Mizuno, Taylormade, and Titleist.
PGA Apprentice Lead Professional at The Classic at Madden’s, Jake Wherley is in his 2nd year at Madden’s on Gull Lake. Originally from Springfield, MO, Jake played golf at The University of Illinois at Springfield. Jake is a talented golfer finishing 11th in the 2018 MN State Open. Jake worked five seasons at Thumper Pond Golf Course. He is a renowned expert in course management strategies. Jake’s instruction specialty is short game.
Class “A” PGA Head Professional, Glenn’s serene devotion to our game has been a fixture at Madden’s for a decade. One of Cloquet, Minnesota’s finest exports, Glenn also won his spurs at Ferris State. His impressive resume contains such fine clubs as Eagle Vail Golf Club, The Village Club of Sands Point on Long Island and St. Ives and Tullymore Golf Resort in Michigan. Glenn’s passion is in junior golf. He is skilled with full-swing instruction and an excellent communicator with beginning to intermediate golfers.
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