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About Coach Bocking

Coach Bocking is an award-winning golf coach with over 15 years of research and study improving golf performance. 

He has conducted over 15,000 in person lessons over the years and is dedicated to all golfers regardless of skill level in helping them reach their full potential.  A native of Huntsville, AL, married his wife Rachel in 2005 and has a 13-year old daughter Anna Kate along with a welsh corgi named Heartley, which all are Coach Bocking’s biggest supporters!

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A Process to Teaching Golf

Coach Bocking earned his PGA Class A Membership in 2006 and has earned additional advanced certifications over the years, to include The Golfing Machine, AimPoint, SAM PuttLab 3, blast motion, BodiTrak Ground Mechanics, BioSwing Dynamics, Swing Catalyst 2, K-Vest Level 3, TrackMan 2, TPI Golf Fitness Instructor, TPI Junior Coach 3 and TPI Golf Coach 3, Flatstick Academy, Capto, and quintic.

In 2016 Coach Bocking was awarded the Alabama/NW Florida Section Teacher of the Year and is a Lead Coach for the Golf Channel Academy.  He joined the Golf Channel Academy (GCA) network of teachers in 2016, becoming GCA’s first location in Alabama and is among the most expansive golf instruction networks in the world today. Golf Digest named him as one of the Best In State Teachers (2017-2018), Future Champions awarded him Top 25 Master Elite Junior Coach in America, and GRAA awarded him the top 50 Teaching Professional in America. The BG brand has developed a culture of individual excellence and high-level performance over the years, and it’s not slowing down!    Whether a beginner, aspiring junior, collegiate golfer or LPGA/PGA Tour player, our goal is for each individual golfer to maximize their potential and level of performance by excellent coaching. Coach Bocking has a unique ability to translate complex information about a players’ golf swing and put into simple, easy to digest information.  He emphasizes the individual’s unique set of skills by taking time to understand their goals, commitment level, and physiology so that he can provide a customized plan that will maximize the golfers’ opportunity to play better golf. The use of drills and training aids are used in every coaching session to create the proper feel for the player.  The end goal after each session is to have a great understanding of your golf swing, your tendencies, and practice plan leading you down a path to lower scores.

Our Track Record

Bocking Golf has a track record of maximizing our students game to compete at the highest levels of competition including junior, high school, collegiate, amateur, and professional levels.  BG Academy junior players have won on the AJGA, SJGT, BGA, AGA, SJGT, AJGO, and US kids tours.  We are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our players skills resulting in wins of several state events, numerous High School tournaments, NCAA College events, and at the professional level.  Our players include multiple High School state champions, men’s and women’s state amateur champions, multiple NCAA Collegiate champions, and Multiple USGA top finishes.  We are proud to coach some of the top rank men and women amateur golfers in the world today.  BG Academy players have earned over 50+ scholarships the last few years and several with some of the top college programs in the country. The academy has attracted golfers from around the southeast seeking coaching from BG.  We enjoy working with any level player committed to playing better golf.  A few of the colleges that BG Academy students represent:


The Golf Academy At The Ledges Of Huntsville

World Class Golf Instruction producing High Level Performance with proven results.

The Golf Academy was designed with one goal in mind, to be the most advanced performance facility in the country.  With the use of the most advanced science driven technology available today, you will have an unbelievable experience and start producing results that will make your buddies be wondering where the real you was!


Golf Channel Academy’s network of coaches give lessons at some of the most state-of-the-art instruction facilities in the world, with advanced technology, pristine practice conditions, and first-class resources for improving your game. Our coaches use every facet of their facilities to help you improve your game, from practice sessions on the range to on-course golf lessons.

Want to practice in the winter? No problem. Our location has 3 indoor bays built so our students can take lessons and improve their games year-round.

  • World Class Golf Instruction

  • Golf club fittings (Callaway Master Fitter on site) use of Trackman

  • TaylorMade, Ping, Mizuno

  • Callaway Regional fitting location

  • After School Golf Programs (Operation 36)

  • Summer Golf Camps

  • Open 6 days a week (Closed Mondays)

  • Indoor Computer Lab with the latest video analysis of your golf swing

  • State of the art Club House with full line of clothing, golf equipment including TaylorMade, Callaway, PXG, Titleist, Scotty Cameron, Odyssey, Ping and much more.

  • 3000 sq foot 3 Bay facility

  • Short game facility with bunkers, pitching, chipping green, and putting green

  • 500 sq foot putting lab equipped with a Perfection Platform, Puttview, Quintic, and Sam Putt Lab

  • Trackman Combine testing

  • and much more

Coaching Philosophy

The use of technology is a cornerstone of Coach Bocking’s teaching style, which allows him to focus on solutions rather than determining problems in each individual coaching session. His training programs follow a holistic approach to optimize a level of high performance based around tech to expedite the learning curve. There are good reasons he has been so successful over the years and rated by Golf Digest as one of the best coaches, simply put, the love and passion he demonstrates to help golfers play their best. Most importantly, he treats players as individuals and does not have a single method of teaching. He enjoys building golf swings around the way players’ move and knows there is not one best way to swing the golf club, but there is one best swing for each golfer.

At Bocking Golf you will be taken through a series of TPI screens that allows us to take a deeper dive into the golfers physiology and will assess how well the golfer can move. These screens give us a better understanding of the golfer and their body – swing connection and in turn allows us to assess the players mobility, strength, and functional movement patterns specific to their golf swing. This information will help us make an impact on a players’ game as quickly as possible. Coach Bocking will evaluate the golfers personal swing style and work within that style to develop an efficient and repeatable motion to make it as good as it can be. Regardless of
what level you are, Coach Bocking can work with you to help develop the skills necessary to play better golf today!