Golf News for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | People

Chris Como honored in Golf Digest as a top young golf teacher

The PuttingZone Community of 152 Certified Coaches in 20 Countries congratulates PZ Certified Coach Chris Como of Plano Texas for being named in Golf Digest as one of America's top young golf teachers.

Como is a Certified PuttingZone teacher located at Our Club's Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. The November 2012 issue of Golf Digest ranked Como as one of America's Best Young Teachers among an elite group of 39, after extensive nationwide surveys and research.

Geoff Mangum, founder of the PuttingZone, said, "Chris is a great young teacher with a wonderful personality for teaching, and has been a strong swimmer up stream, seeking out the PuttingZone training that separates him from swing teachers and also developing quite an expertise in biomechanics. Being located in Texas' core golf area of Dallas-Fort Worth, Chris will doubtless show lots of folk how excellent teaching in golf gets done!"

Over the past ten years, the PuttingZone has grown to include 152 Certified Coaches teaching in 20 countries: the United States, Canada, England, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Morocco, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.

About Geoff Mangum and the PuttingZone:
Geoff Mangum is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable putting coach in the world and has spent over twenty years studying and coaching putting to amateurs and professionals on all tours. The PuttingZone community includes 23 international Acadamies and 152 Certified Coaches in 20 Countries worldwide. Mangum combines the best putting lore with modern neuroscience for human perception and movement in putting's four skills as an integrated system -- reading, aiming, stroking, and controlling distance. The result is a permanent and dramatic increase in putting competence and the added confidence that comes with real skill. His teaching has tripled the earnings of PGA Tour players and launched amateurs into the top of the World Amateur Ranking and to victory in the British Amateur and the US Amateur Championships. His book Optimal Putting: Brain Science, Instincts, and the Four Skills of Putting has been called "the best putting instruction book in the history of golf". His teaching video with PGA Tour winner Steve Elkington, The Reality of Putting, showcases Mangum's innovative approach to putting.

For more information on clinics and professional certification, visit Geoff Mangum's PuttingZone, 518 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro NC 27401, email him at, or call him directly at (336) 340-9079.