This 11-year-old is your next golf instructor

This 11-year-old is your next golf instructor

Move over, Hank Haney. Step aside, Butch Harmon. Go take up photography, Sean Foley.

The next great golf instructor is ready to take the stage. And he's a pre-teen.

Ethan Chung is an 11-year-old from the Portland, Ore., area who is a 7-handicapper. That might not mean much, especially compared to that kid who shot 59 to win a junior tournament in South Carolina. While young Ethan may still have a ways to go to become a scratch player, he's already an amazing instructor.

Chung has already filmed and starred in 33 instructional videos since 2009, covering pretty much every kind of shot in the game. From hitting fairway woods off the turf, to bouncing a ball on your wedge, to hitting a flop shot, Ethan has you covered.

Not only is the instruction good, but the delivery is refined. If it weren't for his age, Chung could be confused for Michael Breed or Martin Hall on Golf Channel.

Compare his lesson on the flop shot with Phil Mickelson's viral video.

What's this kid charge per hour?


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Ryan Ballengee

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