Our Team

Brad Brewer

Director

Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, PGA Member, 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 1990. Brad was involved in the startup of a golf technology company focused on distance learning through the Internet. He and his team opened golf schools in seven different locations and the very first international junior golf boarding school at the Saddlebrook Academy. 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. He is the first golfer inducted into the Flagler College Athletic Hall of Fame. Brad has coached and worked with several top level players, including: Arnold Palmer, Scott Hoch, Ian Baker-Finch, Brad Faxon, Bradley Hughes, Robert Damron, Sam Saunders, Amy Cho, Amy Yang, Ryann O'Toole, and Anne Van Dam. Brad is also an author, speaker and fine artist using oil and canvas as his medium of choice. The Brad Brewer Golf Academy is a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School.

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 as a Callaway Master Fitter 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

Instructor

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 wife Ashley, enjoy playing with their canine children, trying new eateries and spending time with extended family.

Wanda Brewer Ickes

Chief Operating Officer

Top ranked CompetitiveTennis Player from Hawaii, Wanda has a personal understanding of the disciplines and commitment required to become a high performance athlete. As a Co-owner in the Academy, Wanda wears several hats, including client coordination, operational management, sales & marketing and emotional support for all clients from new players to tour players. She is a social golfer, enjoys working out, playing several sports and an obnoxious Pittsburgh Steelers Football Fan.