About Keith Lyford

Keith Lyford, the Golf Academy's Director of Instruction

Keith Lyford, a Top 100 Golf Teacher and the NCPGA Teacher of the Year for 2011, has helped thousands of golfers improve their golf game with his golf lessons, golf schools, golf instruction and golf tips. As the Director of the Golf Academy at Old Greenwood, Keith continues to help golfers swing better, score lower, and enjoy the game more.

Keith started his teaching career at the Arnold Palmer Junior Academy. Since then, he has been the director of several major golf schools such as the Stratton Golf School, the Cranwell Golf School, the Golf Digest School, Harmon Golf School and the Lyford Scottsdale Golf School.

Keith has personally selected and trained each instructor at the Golf Academy, so you can be assured that they will meet his particularly high standards. And unlike other schools where the Director of Instruction is present in name only, Keith Lyford is on site daily and is actively involved in your personal improvement program.

  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher

    • Keith Lyford has been selected as one of the nation’s Top 100 Teachers (every year since 1998) by Golf Magazine. That’s quite an honor when you consider that there are more than 28,000 PGA of America golf professionals. GOLF Magazine selects only the 100 most elite among them as the best golf teachers to help you lower your golf scores, improve your golf swing, hammer the ball longer and putt the lights out.

      In addition to being one of the nation’s top instructors, Keith is an outstanding player. As a former PGA Tour player, he is in rare company as both an accomplished player and teacher. Keith breaks the old adage that if you can’t play, you teach.
  • Keith Lyford's Accolades

      • Northern California PGA 2011 Teacher of the Year 
      • New England PGA Teacher of the Year 
      • Northeastern New York PGA Teacher of the Year 
      • Former PGA Tour Player 
      • New England PGA Champion
  • Teaching Philosophy

    • At the Golf Academy at Old Greenwood, we know that golfers want to start hitting more quality shots and posting lower scores. That’s why we have designed a performance-based curriculum. We will build your game, your understanding and your confidence so that you can produce immediate and lasting results. Results you can see on the scorecard.


      We start by evaluating each golfer’s game to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Then a complete improvement plan is customized to the needs of each individual. And we take the time to get your input, so that we’re sure the game improvement plan makes sense to you and your commitment level.  


  • Golf Instruction Tips & Articles

    • Keith Lyford’s golf instruction articles and golf tips have appeared in the following publications:

      • Golf Digest
      • Golf Magazine
      • Sports Illustrated
      • Senior Golfer
      • Golf Tips Magazine
      • Master Strokes (syndicated newspaper column)