Glen Brook Golf Club is pleased to Welcome our new Head Teaching Professional to the team!
Alex Knoll, PGA has joined our team and we are very excited to have him. In collaboration with our head professional Dustin McCormick, PGA the Glen Brook instruction program has never been better.
New for 2020 are 11 new instructional programs from junior camps and clinics to ladies programs and private lessons. Formore information please contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org. The information below is more on Alex and his background within the sport of Golf.
Alex Knoll was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. He played at Liberty High School from 1999-2003, finishing 4th in States in 2001 which is still the school record for best finish. He holds the lowest scoring average in school history as well. During his junior golf years before and during high school, Alex won over 50 times on the Lehigh Valley Junior Tour, along with being the youngest winner in the GALV by winning the 2002 Eastern PA Amateur as a 17 year old.
Alex received a golf scholarship to play at Division 1 Davidson College, and he started all 4 years and was a senior captain in 2007. He was a 2 time Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar Athlete, and is only 1 of 4 golfers in school history to finish second in the Southern Conference Championships. While in college he played in events with Dustin Johnson, Jason Kokrak, Jeff Overton, Kevin Kisner, and other PGA Tour golfers. Also during his college years, Alex won the 2005 Pennsylvania State Amateur, being the first Lehigh Valley golfer to do so in over 100 years. He also played in 4 USGA Championships, third most all time in Lehigh Valley history. 2002 US JR Amateur, 2004 US Publinx, 2005 US Publinx, and 2005 US Amateur at Merion GC, where he advanced to the round of 64 in match play, beating the likes of Anthony Kim, Billy Hurley III, Francesco Molinari, and other future PGA Tour stars.
Alex turned pro in 2007 after college, and he played the mini tours in the Carolinas on the Tar Heel Tour (Now Swing Thought), finishing 2nd in the 2007 Sapona Open, beating many future PGA Tour winners, and played in the Hooter Winter Series in Florida. He also Monday qualified into the 2007 North East PA Classic on the Nationwide Tour. He joined the Philadelphia Section of the PGA in 2008, and has currently won 5 times on the circuit. He has constantly finished inside the top 20 and 30 in the yearlong points list over the past 10 years. He has qualified for 5 of 7 National Club Professional Championships, which is the best 312 club pros in the country each year. He finished 49th in 2018 and 33rd in 2019, where he was in contention to qualify for the PGA Championship and received extensive air time on the Golf Channel.
Alex's playing career gives him a different perspective on teaching the game of golf. He focuses on improving score and course management, not necessarily strict technique improvement. Everyone's golf game is different, and Alex works with the individual to achieve his/her goals. Alex has taught as an instructor since 2008, so he is entering his 11th year as a PGA golf teacher. He taught for 10 years at Bethlehem Golf Club, where he developed extensive women and junior programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced golfers. He also taught individual lessons that led to certain students winning league and club championships. He also helped run and teach junior camp, and helped out with Special Olympics of the Lehigh Valley. He then moved on to be the head pro at Blue Shamrock for a season in 2019. He continued to develop programs, and created a high school prep program to encourage middle and high school golfers to practice and gain experience before the high school season. He now is very excited to bring his experience to the Brook.
Alex is also the head golf coach at Palmerton Area High School, and this experience can help him teach juniors in a unique way versus other golf professionals. Alex will help any and all golfers reach their potential, and he promises to make you enjoy this great game of golf!!