On October 30th, 2023, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Professionals announced the highly anticipated list of the Top 50 LPGA Teachers for the years 2024-2025. This prestigious list highlights and celebrates the absolute best LPGA instructors from a pool of over 1,900 certified professionals worldwide. We are thrilled to share that our very own Anne Cain, Master Instructor at the prestigious PGA TOUR Golf Academy in World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL, has been included on this highly esteemed list.
“The LPGA is excited to share this list of our incredibly passionate and experienced golf educators,” said Nancy Henderson, the LPGA’s Chief Teaching Officer. “More than 70 percent of our members teach the game of golf for a living and they are dedicated to the advancement of golf through teaching golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the game.”
LPGA Professionals possess a unique and comprehensive training that enables them to teach golf using a holistic approach that encompasses all aspects of the game. This approach places a strong emphasis on effective communication skills, allowing instructors to form relationships built on mutual respect and relevance. At the core of the LPGA curriculum lies the LPGA Integrated Performance System, which provides a framework for both teachers and golfers to address various elements such as the physical characteristics of players, their motivations and objectives, their equipment, motor learning, and control concepts.
Anne Cain began playing competitive golf at 13, and by age 15 was ranked among the top 3 female juniors in the country. An All-American at the University of Georgia, Anne captured several individual titles her senior year, including the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship. She ranked #11 nationally and #1 in the Eastern United States. In addition, Anne qualified for the 1989 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur at age 21.
Cain played professionally from 1991-’96 and captured two professional titles before setting her sights on a teaching career. After joining the LPGA 1995, Anne began a mission to become a world-class instructor.
Anne was recognized by the LPGA to be among the Top 50 LPGA Teachers for the years 2022-2023.This list identifies and recognizes the best 50 instructors from more than 1,800 LPGA certified professionals worldwide. She was also recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America and is ranked by her peers in the Golf Digest list of Best Teachers in Your State (Florida). She was named LPGA Teacher of the Year in 2014 and is an authorized instructor of The Golfing Machine.
Anne teaches students of all skill levels and ages – her youngest is age 6 and her oldest is age 85! She focuses on fundamental issues and helps her students understand ball flight tendencies and the corrections necessary to meet their goals. Anne uses video and launch monitor technology extensively to provide additional feedback. Students also enjoy going on the course for playing lessons.
Anne has guided over a dozen Tour players and collegiate competitors, including the NCAA Female Player of the Year and an LPGA major champion. She has helped over 50 junior players achieve golf scholarships. For competitive players, Anne tracks stats and performance using the DECADE system.
Anne, along with the other esteemed LPGA Top 50 Teachers, will be honored at the LPGA Professionals Rolex Awards Reception at the 2024 PGA Show in Orlando, Florida.
To book your instruction experience with Anne Cain, click on the link or call 904-206-1814.