I am the 16th most popular instructor in the world according to Google.

There has been a some poo pooing of this list and I don’t understand why. It didn’t say best, it said most popular according to Google. I am going to take it exactly for what it is. People on the net are searching me out, which means my ideas are reaching a large group of people…and I am honestly humbled by the names that are around me on the list.


My next topic in the days coming will be about the awesome value of launch monitor numbers and the extreme danger in chasing numbers.




  1. Zach

    Thank GOD you’re ahead of Zach Allen. Watched some of his videos and just teaches complete garbage. He has drills for gaining distance that include float loading and late handset, etc. Just nonsense!

  2. Tom W.

    Wow! Some impressive company and well deserved!

  3. Jake G

    Congrats buddy. Well deserved!

  4. Calvin

    Never heard of Mark Crossfield so I watched a vid on hand path regarding laying off the clubhead. That’s one that has always puzzled me and when I attempt it I get weak and ineffectual. Crossfield didn’t help.

    Maybe Monte can make sense of laying off the club?

    • Eric Craig

      Crossfield is fun to watch. He’s got a lot of personality. But his online lessons seem to lean more towards philosophy than to-the-point drills or fixes. He tends to ramble a lot and seems to absorb arguably more data than necessary and then recites it back in a way that probably puts to many thoughts into the heads than most golfers should be considering standing over the ball. But he is fun to watch. But when I want real answers I go elsewhere. Like Monte.

  5. Jorge

    As far as Zach Allen is concerned, I’ve had an in-person lesson with him and wasn’t impressed so I never went back. Thanks for the lesson yesterday Monte, I learned a lot about some of my swing faults and how to fix them.

  6. daveydo

    You’re #1 in my book. By the way I love the no turn arms drill.

    • daveydo

      I should say, no turn CAST drill

  7. toby

    Nice job Monte! I don’t think it is a coincidence that you, Bender & Cowen are in Top 30. You all have “anarchist” views of the swing that are a welcome change to the nonsensical drivel that passes as instruction these days…

  8. Paul

    Awesome! Congrats! And well-earned

  9. pcb_duffer

    Just think how popular you’d be if you could teach people to hold the lag. 🙂 Congrats, Monte.

  10. golferman3636

    Monte, Congrats, you and I have something in common my handicap is 16. People watch you because you explain things so anyone can understand it. For example, you hit a home run with the explanation of the T position. It actually fixed a lot of my problems not just one. I have taken lessons from club pros and people who are golf teachers, none have been able to fix all my problems let me say consistency was the problem. They worked on positions, swing speed right foot coming up to soon and a verity of other things. The explanation of the T position fixed all of my issued. Not all my swing problems but now I can build on knowing what turns on what plan, thanks, P S I have a zepp thing that goes on the glove. It destroyed my swing. I made a hundred swings trying to fix a plan problem and muscle memory developed a terrible casting issue which robbed me of distance and I started swinging harder to get the distance back .. well you see where this is going. The final comment I have is to say if you were going to be in a town near me I would pay to take a lesson. Thanks again.

    • Paul

      Is there a YT video about the “T” position? I also have all of his pay for vids and I don’t remember anything about a “T” position.

      • Monte Scheinblum

        One of my original ones.

        “Maintain the T”

        Is was my rudimentary way of explaining how the shoulders would rotate.

  11. Rob

    You are the best golf instructor in the world!

    • Paul


  12. Mike M.

    As far as I’m concerned, Monte’s ranking on this list is lower than his actual status as a teacher (he’s #1, in my extremely humble opinion). The only reason I’d poo-poo the list is Hank Haney’s high ranking. That said, we live in a country where Nickelback sells out concerts. It seems that the magnetism of idiocy is widespread across all facets of life.

    • Monte Scheinblum

      ‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
      And live in hilltop houses, drivin’ fifteen cars
      The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
      We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat

      And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
      In the VIP with the movie stars
      Every good gold digger’s gonna wind up there
      Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair

      And well, hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
      Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar

      I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
      Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
      Sign a couple autographs
      So I can eat my meals for free
      (I’ll have a quesadilla -on the house)

      I’m gonna dress my ass with the latest fashion
      Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion
      Gonna date a centerfold that loves
      To blow my money for me
      (So how you gonna do it?)

      • Calvin

        Wot th’ hell?

        • Mike M.

          I think the short version is this…I just called Hank Haney the Nickelback of golf instruction, and Monte doesn’t disagree.

  13. weihi

    The thing I see is this: the guys on the list above Monte have significant PGA Tour and Golf Channel exposure. i.e. they are “popular” because you see them or hear their names on TV a lot.

  14. Daniel Clinton

    You’re certainly the best teaching pro that I know.

  15. bruce

    I had a lesson with Sean Clement, #9 on the list, and I really tied to follow his approach, which like Monte’s is contrarian. I did improve a bit, but stayed inconsistent. Sean seemed distracted at the lesson, which I didn’t like. Monte get’s to the point, with explanation/instruction, that I can perform and makes a difference. Cargo shorts and T-shirt is a winning brand!


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