Meet Our Instructors

Brad Brewer, President, BBGA

Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, PGA of America Class A Instructor, and “Mentored by the King” author, Brad Brewer, established a place for himself in Player Development when he co-founded the Arnold Palmer Golf Academies in 1984. In 2000, Brad was involved in the startup of a golf technology company focused on distance learning through the Internet. Brad began consulting Saddlebrook Prep’s aspiring juniors from across the globe in 2002. In 2004 Brad was honored to open the doors to the Brad Brewer Golf Academy at Rosen Shingle Creek Luxury Hotel and Golf Club, Orlando.  Flagler College in St. Augustine inducted him into their Sport Hall of Fame in 2010.  During that same year, Brad developed the High Performance Instruction for Club Med Academies Golf with the first location opening in 2011 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Brad is also an author, speaker and artist. The Brad Brewer Golf Academy is a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School.

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Chris Spalla , Lead Instructor

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Chris was introduced to golf at the age of five by his father. After many years of playing in junior events, Chris decided to put his skills and passion for golf to the test and started taking lessons from the Leadbetter Golf Academy here in Orlando.   It was during this time that he realized instruction was his calling.

“I have so much respect for the intricacies that make up the golf swing and when combined with the pleasure and satisfaction students experience during their lessons – I knew this is what I wanted to do!” shares Chris.

After studying marketing at Lewis University in Illinois, Chris spent the next five years training and learning from David Leadbetter and his master instructors assisting with players of all skill levels ranging from beginners to touring professionals.

Along with his knowledge of the golf swing Chris has extensive knowledge about club fitting and golf club repair. In May of 2014 Chris accepted a position at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club and become a Brad Brewer Golf Academy Certified Instructor.

When he isn’t  working on his golf game, Chris enjoys attending concerts and festivals with his wife, Jess, and teaching his dog who was a rescue, to fetch chip shots in the back yard.

Corey Collins, Certified Instructor, PGA of America Member

While growing up in West Windsor, New Jersey, Corey’s dad introduced him to golf and it was love at first swing! A move to Florida to pursue a career in golf with year round opportunities to practice, play and teach was a natural next step.

Prior to lending his talents to Rosen Shingle Creek in January 2013, he was at Orange Tree Golf Club where he began working toward earning his PGA of America Class A Certification, passing his Player’s Ability Test which is the first of four requirements.

Off course, Corey and his fiancée Ashley, enjoy playing with their puppy while finalizing the details for their trip down the aisle.

Federico Celano, Certified Instructor, PGA of Italy Member

Born in Milan, Italy, Federico “Fed” Celano came to the States to play for Lynn University in Boca Raton, where he earned numerous top 10 finishes, and an NCAA medalist title.

Prior to his collegiate career, Fed competed as a junior and at just 14 years of age, was chosen as a member of the Italian National Team.

With an MBA in International Business and a European PGA Tour event in the bag, Fed now wanted to develop and coach players who also aspired to compete at various levels.

“I have been so fortunate to play with and compete against some of the best athletes in this sport, and these experiences have prepared me for my career in player development,” said Federico.

Prior to teaching at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, Fed taught at the Dave Pelz School of Golf and most recently, Core Golf Academy. He credits and expresses gratitude to his mentors which include Sean Foley, Donny Lee, James Leitz, David Orr, Ben Shear, and Dave Pelz.

When he isn’t teaching and working on his own game, Fed enjoys cooking, traveling, skiing, swimming, spinning, reading and has an interest in fitness and golf anatomy.