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Professional Instruction

Linksman Golf Academy at StoneWater offers one of the most comprehensive practice facilities to perfect your swing and sharpen skills. With the careful and expert guidance of professional instructors Joe Meglen, Director of Player Developement, and Bob Bourne, Director of Instruction, all aspects of the game are covered. In no time, master your full swing, short game and course management. All levels are welcome.

The Student Program is taught by Joe Meglen and Bob Bourne.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Joe Meglen

Director of Player Development | | Call Joe at (440) 461-4653, ext. 105

Joe is an accomplished coach with 15 years of experience teaching and coaching golf.  He was named one of the Best Young Golf Professionals by Golf Digest in 2023 and in 2022 was named "Teacher of the Year" by the Northern Ohio PGA. During his career Joe has taught over 20,000 golf lessons to players of all ages and abilities.  His fun and innovative way of teaching can accommodate any player looking to improve!

Joe played college golf at Kent State under Herb Page for two years and at Eckard College in St Petersburg, Fla where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration. Joe grew up in Northern Ohio and he and his fiancée Toni reside in Mentor with their two dogs.

Bob Bourne

Bob Bourne

Director of Instruction | | Call Bob Bourne at (440) 461-4653, ext. 102

Since 1996, StoneWater Golf Club has retained Bob Bourne as Director of Instruction. Bob is recognized as one of the most highly regarded instructors in the country and welcomes golfers of all ages and skill levels. View his PGA profile. on the PGA website in a new tab

Bob’s industry-related achievements include:

  • Director, Hanlin Golf Schools, StoneWater Golf Course, Highland Heights, Ohio 2010
  • Master Professional in Instruction, PGA of America, 2005
  • Specialty Certification in Instruction, PGA of America, 2005
  • Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of Year, 2002 and 2006
  • Golf Digest: Best Teachers in State and Region 2002-2006
  • Golf Digest: Ranked #2 Teacher in Ohio, 2002-2006
  • Instructor: Ohio Girls Foundation, First Tee of Cleveland, Play Golf America
  • Director of Instruction, StoneWater Golf Club, 1996-Present
  • Head PGA Professional, Beechmont Country Club, 1976-1990
  • Member PGA Tour, 1970-1972
  • Member PGA of America, 1975
  • B.S. in Education, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1967
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Bryan Huff

StoneWater Head Golf Pro | | Call Bryan at (440) 461-4653, ext. 133


  • PGA Professional - 31 Years
  • Former Head Golf Professional – Little Mountain Country Club/ Madison Country Club/Red Tail Golf Club & Reserve at Thunder Hill
  • Notre Dame College Golf Coach - 4 Years
  • 1996 - Cleveland Nike Open Participant
  • 1985 - Florida All State Junior College Golf
  • 1983 - Kent State Varsity Baseball Lettermen
  • 1982 - Willoughby South H. S. - Athletic Hall of Fame
  • All State Ohio Honorable Mention Football, Basketball & Baseball
  • 1980 Willoughby South Golf Varsity Lettermen


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Jimmy Hanlin

Director of Golf |

Jimmy is one of the most recognized PGA Teaching Professionals in the country.  The 4-time Emmy award winner has multiple national TV shows including his instructional show The Swing Clinic where he has given thousands of golf tip to golfers everywhere   Jimmy has enjoyed teaching the game to golfers of all skill levels for 30 plus years.

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