Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America
Sean is a Class “A” PGA Golf Professional, Level III AimPoint Express, Putt Doctor Certified Instructor, and Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America. Lanyi takes into consideration the player’s unique goals, what they are capable of physically achieving by extensive training and understanding of how their body works. By having a glass half full perspective and zest for life as a coach, Lanyi builds friendships along your journey towards playing better golf. Keep this in mind, if a golfer can understand ones tendencies, they’ll learn how to manage their game better under pressure! I look forward to being your coach and seeing you become a better golfer!
Exceptional Track Record
Over the past 20 years, Sean Lanyi has dedicated himself to coaching players of all ages and skill levels. Sean’s continued passion for developing junior golfers is evidence through his unique coaching curriculum.
Being recognized as an Elite Putting, Green Reading and Short Game Coach throughout the West Coast, Mexico and Hawaii, Sean’s expertise and cutting edge technologies provides his players with the opportunity to succeed.
Sean exclusively offers his coaching services at Monarch Beach Golf Links in California, Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas, Langdon Farms Golf Club in Oregon and Punta Mita Golf Academy in Mexico.
Lanyi is a TaylorMade Golf, Nike Golf, Lamkin Grips Staff Member and Foresights Sports Advisory Staff Member working with a GC Quad Launch Monitor, HackMotion 3D Technology, Boditrak Pressure and Blast Golf Technologies. He is an AimPoint Express Level III and Putt Doctor Certified Instructor, one of a few in the world.
Sean joined forces with Folds of Honor and the Patriot Golf Foundation as a Master Staff Instructor. Sean is a recipient of the Junior Golf Leader for the Southern California PGA Section, U.S. Kids Golf Master Kids Teacher, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher in 2018 & Golf Digest Best Teacher in the State in 2019.
Sean mentored under Stan Utley, Jerry King, Travis Fulton, Mike Malaska, Dr. Craig Farnsworth and Mark Sweeney. Lanyi taught at The Kapalua Golf Academy, Ko Olina Golf Academy, PGA TOUR Academies and the Nicklaus Academy of Golf before relocating to the Pacific Northwest where he resides, joining forces as a Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach. Sean works with top ranked juniors, collegiate programs and players as well as LPGA and PGA Tour Players. Drawing from his unique experience as an accomplished player and PGA Professional.
Sean brings an invaluable “inside the ropes” perspective to his coaching. Whether you’re looking for swing instruction, develop a well-rounded short game, understand green reading and what it takes to be a great putter. Sean has the expertise to help you succeed!
The Golf Channel
Sean's Golf Story
After graduating High School in Southern California, Sean pursued the golf business by attending the Professional Golfers Career College earning a degree in Professional Golf Management in 2000. Lanyi, became a PGA Class “A” Member in 2005. He began working in the industry as an Assistant Golf Professional at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California where Lanyi established a passion to grow the game of golf getting involved with the Golf Channel’s Drive, Chip and Putt. A few years later Sean began working at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional and Tournament Coordinator where he began to establish himself as a teacher.
After winning his first professional golf tournament on the Butch Harmon Tour, Lanyi returned home to prepare for his next event and began developing severe pain in his right arm. After seeing some of the finest surgeons in California it was determined that he needed reconstructive elbow surgery to repair nerve and tendon issues. Lanyi spent twelve months away from playing, working daily with a trainer and physical therapist to rebuild the strength which led to Sean’s diligent training habits and work ethic away from the golf course.
Sean pursued teaching golf full time and accepted a position at the Kaanapali Golf Resort which led to a career changing opportunity joining the Instruction Staff at the Kapalua Golf Academy, host of the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions on the island of Maui. Sean mentored under the guidance of Jerry King a Golf Digest Top 100 Teacher. After a few years on the island of Maui, Sean accepted the position as the PGA Director of Instruction at Ko Olina Golf Club on the island of Oahu. This opportunity allowed him to create and build a full service golf academy and what turned out to be one of the most popular junior golf programs in Hawaii!
Sean spent over 2 years at Ko Olina, before heading to Las Vegas, where he took on the role as Head Instructor for the PGA TOUR Academy at TPC Las Vegas. This position exposed Sean to the best players in the world; seeing the PGA Tour players practice regiments and work ethic on a daily basis. Lanyi then joined the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf at DragonRidge Country Club, mentored and trained under the guidance of Mike Malaska, PGA Teacher of the Year in 2011 and Golf Digest Top 100 Teacher. Sean took the knowledge and wisdom and moved back to Southern California a few years later to create his own golf instruction business with Big Canyon Country Club, Monarch Beach Golf Links and Black Gold Golf Club before relocating to the Pacific Northwest and joining forces with Golf Channel Academy.
Delmar Strader Jr.
Director of player development
PGA Associate Golf Professional
Delmar was born in San Jose, California and raised in Southwest Washington. Delmar graduated from R. A. Long High School where he was a 4 Year Member of the Men’s Golf Program. Earned First Team and Second Team All League honors in 2003 and 2004 and competed in State’s in 2003. Prior to becoming a Golf Professional and joining The Golf Locker as The Director of Player Development, Delmar is a two time Club Champion out of Longview Country Club and two time Pac Tech Champion of Cowlitz County.