Meet the Pros

Barry McMahon

Golf Instructor, Owner of the Irish Golf Academy

Born and raised in Co. Clare Ireland, Barry was introduced to golf by his best friend, David Foley. While visiting family, the two went golfing to Tipperary Country Club. On Number 7, from 155 yards, Barry hit a 3 wood forty yards left, only to watch it slice straight back into the hole. First round, first hole-in-one.

Barry is a certified Professional Golf Instructor, and his passion for golf, great sense of humor, and aptitude for teaching has led to instruction of over 2,000 golfers and a thriving business in his now-hometown of Warrenton, Virginia.

Barry attributes golf’s lifelong lessons for molding him into who he is today. When you get a chance, ask him about his father (aka golf partner, advisor, number one fan). He’ll tell you a story of fond memories and how his love for golf has led him to pour his heart into instruction.

Jim Steigelman

PGA Head Golf Instructor

Jim grew up a chip shot away from the 1st tee at the Osiris Country Club in Walden, New York. He learned golf at a young age playing alongside his dad and brother. During high school, Jim moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey. During his senior year, he became the number one ranked high school player in South Jersey. Jim went on to attend Coastal Carolina, graduating with a business degree and a Class A PGA certification in teaching golf.

Jim enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels. He has provided instruction to top talented junior golfers including the 2015 VISAA Virginia State Champion, multiple Division 1 college golfers, and highly ranked amateur players. Jim coached Battlefield High School to a 2016 Virginia State 6A Runner up.

Jim works to bring the best information and simplest methods to help people play better golf!

  • Nominated by Golf Digest for Top 40 Teachers Under Age 40 in America 2016-2017
  • Over 1,000 golf lessons taught
  • Learned from multiple teachers ranked in the top 100 in Golf Digest
  • Member of the Proponent Group for top instructors from 2013-2016
  • Certified with Titleist Performance Fitness Institute
  • US Kids Junior golf Certified Coach

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