Golf News for Friday, March 21, 2014 | People

Michigan's LochenHeath Golf Club names Adam Schriber as Director of Instruction

WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. -- Adam Schriber, an internationally acclaimed Michigan-based golf instructor, has joined LochenHeath Golf Club near Traverse City as the Director of Instruction.

The Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher will work with LochenHeath Members and the golf professionals at the facility while continuing to teach touring professionals and top-ranked amateurs from around the world.

"We are excited to have Adam joining our team at LochenHeath Golf Club," General Manager Kevin O'Brien said. "To have the number one teacher in Michigan according to Golf Magazine bring his talents to LochenHeath is a wonderful opportunity. Having Adam and his talented students practicing at LochenHeath elevates our golf program and enhances our membership. His knowledge of the golf swing and ability to integrate it with the biomechanics will make our members better players and professionals better teachers."

Schriber is looking forward to joining the team at LochenHeath and helping to advance the golf program at the 13-year-old facility that is transitioning to a private club in 2014 while allowing limited outside play.

"What I look for in a golf course and practice center is a place where my students can be challenged and develop all their skills, which LochenHeath definitely does that," he said. "The combination of the practice facility and golf course at LochenHeath is one of the finest in the Midwest. My students are in for a real treat to be able to practice and play at LochenHeath."

Schriber worked as an instructor with The David Leadbetter golf academies for 10 years. Leadbetter, the No. 5 Best Teacher in America according to Golf Digest, said Schriber is one of the best teachers in the country, and LochenHeath is fortunate to secure his services.

"I have known Adam for many years and he is one of the best teachers to come through our stable," Leadbetter said. "Adam is extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and has great communication skills. He has taught all levels of players and will be a tremendous asset to LochenHeath."

Sean Foley, Tiger Woods coach and the No. 2 Best Teacher in America according to Golf Digest, called Schriber one of the top coaches in golf.

"His knowledge, passion and love for his students are unique and special," Foley said. "Adam is a perfect addition to LochenHeath Golf Club as a teacher and more importantly as a person and a professional."

Schriber, 51 and a graduate of Ferris State University's Professional Golf Management Program, has coached PGA Tour standout Anthony Kim since age 14 and LPGA standout Candie Kung since age 16. Each of them has previously been ranked among the top 10 golfers in the world while working with Schriber.

He also works with PGA Tour player; Jim Renner, a recent runner-up in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and Casey Wittenberg on the Tour, as well as David Lipsky on the Asian Tour as part of 12 current full-time touring professional students. Michigan-connected students include Traverse City native Randall Hutchinson on the Tour and mini-tour players Ryan Brehm, Clarke Klassen, Drew Preston, and Jack Newman.

Schriber has coached winners on the PGA,, European, Japanese, Asian, Australian and Canadian tours, winners of the men's and women's U.S. Public Links Championship, AJGA Players of the Year, and several top-ranked junior golfers and amateurs.

A former PGA and Nationwide Tour player, he most recently taught in Michigan at the Kingsley Club near Traverse City and Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville.

LochenHeath was designed by award-winning architect Steve Smyers on the coastline of Grand Traverse Bay. Carved from a 300-acre cherry orchard, it is a Scottish-style mix of rolling terrain, open fairways and well-placed bunkers that measures 7,280 spectacular total yards with sweeping views of the bay.

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