Bruce Rearick and Preston Combs Announced as 2023 GCAA/WGCA National Convention Speakers
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Putting instructors Bruce Rearick and Preston Combs will speak at the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) National Conventions on Tuesday, December 5 in Las Vegas.
Rearick, a 30-year PGA member, is the owner of Burnt Edges Consulting. He is considered a pioneer in putting instruction, putter fitting, and putter design. His research as team member of the original sales group for Science and Motion Puttlab led to the development of the Nine Putting Profiles.
Most recently, Rearick has applied the findings of “The Ultimate Golf Lesson” research on movement tendencies to his work on the subject of putting. The findings of this collaboration are now being used by instructors, fitters, and putter designers around the world. He publishes a blog related to those findings at brucerearick.substack.com.
Formerly, Rearick was a golf professional in the Arnold Palmer organization and was Head Professional at the Latrobe Country Club, in Latrobe Pennsylvania for 11 seasons He was recently recognized by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the top instructors in Indiana and was Indiana’s 2022 PGA Teacher of the Year.
Combs is the owner of Preston’s Putting. His main area of expertise in putting separates him as both players and coaches seek to learn more about his coaching tactics, dissemination of information, and application of technical data. His use of top-tier technology helps players create, develop, and own their putting.
Most recently, Combs was selected for the 2023 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers list, a recognition he also received in 2019 and 2021. He was also selected for the 2022 Golf Digest Best in State Teachers list and awarded the 2018 Southern California PGA Northern Chapter Teacher of the Year award.
Combs has worked with numerous professionals including LPGA Tour players Yu Liu, A Lim Kim, Xiyu Lin, Ruoning Yin, Sarah Kemp, Grace Kim, Xioawen Yin, Louise Ridderstrom, Annie Park, Muni He, and Min Lee, as well as PGA Tour players KH Lee, Seth Reeves, and David Skinns.
About the GCAA:
Established in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of men's collegiate golf coaches. The GCAA's mission is to support its member coaches from six divisions, including the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA, by creating educational opportunities, providing resources, and promoting its members with the purpose of enhancing their overall performance as coaches, mentors, and teachers. The GCAA also recognizes the excellence and achievements of its members and their student-athletes in academic, athletic, and civic endeavors.
About the WGCA:
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 700 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.