About Don Sargent, Jr.

Don Sargent, a PGA professional since 1988, has mentored and taught under many of the finest teachers in the history of the game. He has learned under David Leadbetter, Mitchell Spearman, Mike Adams, the late, great Jim Flick (National PGA Teacher of Year), Mike Malaska (National PGA Teacher of Year), Martin Hall (National PGA Teacher of Year), Mike McGetrick (National PGA Teacher of Year) and the legendary Bob Ford from Oakmont CC. Much of that learning also came from the multitudes of highly skilled PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour, Web.com, and various other accomplished players Don played with, taught, observed and helped when working these jobs.

Sarge’s own students have won at every phase of competetive golf. These successes include Professionals, Amateurs, Collegiate and Junior players. Some accomplishments of Don’s pupils include 4 Masters Tournament appearances, 4 USGA National titles, 1 Web.com Title, 1 NGA Hooters Title, three Walker Cup appearances, State Amateur Championships, assorted Collegiate victories and all conference players for both men and women. AJGA titles and high AJGA rankings have been achieved. Lastly, several State High School Championships have been won for both boys and girls. Many of Don’s Junior students, through the years, have gone on to receive college scholarships at all different levels and play collegiately all over the nation.

Recent awards

Don is currently and recently recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Instructors in America. Also, he is recognized by Golf Digest as the #1 Teacher in Ohio.


Southern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year four times (2008, 1010, 2012, 2013)

Finalist for the 2016 PGA of America’s National Teacher of the Year award.

Recognized by Golf Digest as the #1 Teacher in Ohio.

Press features

Don has appeared on the Golf Channel telecast “The Turn” twice instructing. He has done instructional “Turning Points” for both The Memorial Tournament and the Nationwide Children’s Tournament (then the Nationwide Tour). Also an instructional writer for Golf.com.