Randy SparksDirector of Instruction & Coaching
Randy Sparks has been an avid student of the golf swing for more than 20 years. The everyday golfers that Randy sees on the lesson tee — and the questions they ask — inspired him to author, with Medicus Golf, the book “PureStrike: The 5 Simple Keys to Consistency”. The concepts and recommendations in PureStrike have been battle-tested and refined through Randy’s real-world teaching of golfers at all skill levels in Destin, both in one-on-one lessons and large group clinics.
Though Randy teaches both adult and junior golfers, his central focus and passion is the PureStrike Junior Development Program, a year-round program he developed that today includes more than 50 junior golfers on the Florida panhandle. Over the last few years, golfers in the program have won more than 100 junior tournaments, and many are highly ranked on the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
From the 70 year-old regaining his love for the game to a 7 year-old first learning it, Randy believes that the artistry of coaching is being able to address the weaknesses and enhance their strengths so improvement can be achieved and further pleasure can be derived in playing the game.
Cullen PetersenInstructor & Coach
Cullen Petersen has worked in and around the golf industry since he was 15 years old. Cullen turned Professional in 1997 at Sage Lakes Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Cullen has been on staff at Iron Horse in Whitefish, Montana, Orange County National in Orlando and Burnt Pine at Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida. While on staff at Burnt Pine, Cullen also worked at the Sandestin Teaching Academy.
Cullen is also the Head Pro at Seascape Golf Club and assists Randy at Purestrike Golf Academy.
Though Cullen has a passion for teaching junior golfers and growing the game, he also provides group and private lessons for Purestrike Golf Academy. Besides teaching Cullen is also a certified Titleist club fitter.
A couple of Cullen’s playing highlights include winning 2 Pro-Ams in 1998 and finishing Top 15 in Rocky Mountain Assistants Championship.
Patrick HoffnerFitness Coach
Patrick is originally from LaGrange, Georgia but has been living in South Walton for the last seven years. Patrick is a certified fitness trainer and nutrition specialist. Competent in helping achieve any fitness or nutrition goal, Patrick specializes in TRX Suspension Training. He is the number one ranked TRX trainer (CERTIFIED BLACK RANK TRX COACH) on the Emerald Coast and has worked with hundreds of men, women and children of all ages and fitness levels. His style of training utilizes quality movements over quantity – making the most of postural integrity and full range of motion.