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About Bill Schmedes

Bill is currently the Director of Instruction at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ. Fiddler's is the largest private golf facility in the state of New Jersey boasting 54 championship holes including a state of the art learning center.

Over the year's Bill has developed a well-deserved reputation of excellence in the golf instruction world. He is known by many of his contemporaries as one of the top golf coaches in the country and was most recently listed by Golf Digest as one of the Best Young Teachers in America.

Bill has studied under some of the top golf coaches in the world including Gary Gilchrist and Patti McGowan. During that time he's had the pleasure of working with and assisting Gary Gilchrist with over 14+ PGA, LPGA, and European Tour players. These players include a former #1 LPGA player in the world and 5 time major championship winner Yani Tseng, major champion Shanshan Feng, Women's British Open champion Karen Stupples, US and European Solheim Cup players Vicky Hurst & Sandra Gal of the LPGA Tour, and PGA Tour players: Charles Howell III, DA Points, Arjun Atwal and Morgan Hoffmann.

Although Bill works with students of all ages and abilities, his main focus is developing elite junior golfers. Bill's students have won over 100+ events on the local, state, and national levels including the 2016 US Kids World Championship down in Pinehurst. Bill has helped many of junior golfers obtain college scholarships all over the country. He has also coached a junior to become the #1 ranked junior player in his country. This player would go on to qualify for a PGA LatinoAmerica Tour event at the age of 14! He would go on to make the cut and become the youngest amateur to make a cut in PGA LatinoAmerica Tour history!

Philosophy

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The 4 Keys

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  • Efficient Body Pivot
  • Controlling Swing Bottom
  • Managing Face & Path
  • Creating Speed


There is no one-size fits all!

I've always been a big believer in creating efficient golf swings based on the natural ability of the golfer. It's a very difficult task to ask everyone to attempt to move and swing the golf club the same knowing that we as people are all built and wired differently both internally and externally. My goal as your golf coach is to find the optimal golf swing for you and you only.There are many different ways to swing the golf club and see similar results!



Assess. Plan. Improve

Bill has developed his API system in order to help you reach your goals as fast as possible. The initial assessment begins with a questionnaire and goal building. A complete assessment of the game then begins using technology to get baseline data.

After the data is received, Bill will build a plan of action based on the players goals to begin the improvement process. The player will have a complete understanding of what needs to be improved, why the improvement is needed, and how the improvement will take place.

Track Record

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Bill Schmede's Track Record

"Bill has worked with players of the highest caliber and is regarded by his peers as one of the most talented young coaches in the country"

  • PGA Class A Member
  • Proponent-Group Member
  • Best Young Teacher's In America -Golf Digest
  • Top 25 Golf Instructor in New England -NEGM
  • PGA Teacher of the year nominee
  • 17,000+ lessons taught
  • Assisted 14 players on PGA, LPGA, European, and Web.com tours
  • 100+ junior victories
  • Developed #1 junior in Peru
  • Coached multiple US Kids World Champions
  • Top 50 Elite Junior Coach in USA
  • Coached First & Second team All-FCWT players
  • Studied under top teacher's Gary Gilchrist & Patti McGowan
  • Trackman level 1 certification
  • K-vest level 1 certification
  • Swing Catalyst certified professional
  • SAM PuttLab level 1 certification
  • NCAA First Team All-Conference player (Thomas College)
  • 3 Professional wins (NEPGA)
  • Featured Writer for GolfWRX
  • Former Golf Channel SwingFix instructor
  • Future Chamions Golf Top 50 US Junior Coaches


"OVER THE SPAN OF MY CAREER I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE TRAINED MANY OF THE CURRENT "TOP 100 INSTRUCTORS" & "TOP 50 TEACHERS" IN THE WORLD, AND IT'S MY PLEASURE TO SAY THAT FEW, IF ANY, HAVE MATCHED OR EVEN MET THE PROMISE I SEE IN BILL"

-Patti McGowan
"Top 50 Women Teachers" -Golf Digest
"Top 100 Instructor" -Golf Magazine



"Bill is one of America's best young golf coaches!"

-Gary Gilchrist