Meet the Instructors

Ty Gosnell 

Director of Junior Instruction- PGA, TPI, Operation 36, IYCA

Ty is the founder and owner of the Player's Golf Academy, and his program has been selected two times as a Top 50 Op36 facility worldwide. Ty has two main goals for his program: 1. to build a program with the best teachers to give every player the best chance to meet and exceed their goals, and 2. cultivate an environment where junior golfers can practice and play together. 

Ty's coaching has been greatly influenced by Bradly Hughes, Charlie King, David Lee, along with many others.

Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 423-329-7311

Dustin Bray

Instruction Pro 

Growing up in the heart of North Carolina, Dustin was fortunate to work with E. Harvie Ward for 10 years. His brilliance at simplifying the game is what was admired the most about how he taught. Dustin looks forward to working in a similar manner with each individual, identifying tendencies and developing a process for each shot. "It will be more than a lesson as we work on proper fundamentals, course management and mental processes. That being said, the end goal will always be the same-work together to make the game we love more enjoyable." states Dustin.

College / Amateur
NCAA All American (2001, 2002, 2003)
All ACC Team (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) UNC Record
NCAA D1 Top Ranked Short Game by GolfStat (2003)
Semi Finalist US Amateur (Oakland Hills 2002)
Cardinal Amateur Champion (2002)
ACC Individual Champion (2002)
USA vs Japan Team Member (2002)
Palmer Cup Team USA Member (Cassique Golf Club 2003)
7 Colligate Individual Wins at UNC (School Record) 
NC 3A State Champion (1999, 2000)
AJGA All American (1999, 2000)

Professional Career:
Korn Ferry Tour Member (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015)
11 Professional Victories
3rd Final Stage PGA Q School (2014)
2nd Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship (2008)
Competed in 8 countries and across the USA


Jana Peterkova

Instruction Pro 

Jana moved to the United States in 2001 to play golf at Florida Southern College after being the best player in the Czech Republic. Her 2 year college career resulted in 2 Division II National Championships, and in 2002 Division II Player of the Year. She played as a touring professional from 2002-2007 playing in LPGA Futures Tour and LPGA events. Since 2010 she has been a Certified David Leadbetter teacher working at many great facilities, and started her own teaching school. 

2000 Best Golf Player in the Czech Republic
2001/2002 NCAA National Division II Champion
2002 NCAA Division II College Player of the year
2001/2002 NCAA Division II All American
Florida Southern College Hall of Fame Member
The Sunshine Conference Hall of Fame Member
2002-2007 Touring Professional Player (LPGA Futures Tour)
2005 US Women’s Open (the first player from Czech Republic in the history of the
US Women’s Open)
2007 US Women’s Open
2010 David Leadbetter Certified Golf Instructor
2010-2014 IMG Golf Instructor
2017-2018 David Leadbetter Golf Instructor (Champions Gate, Orlando, FL)
2018 Jana’s Little Birdies (Golf School, owner, information on Facebook)



Individual Instruction

Choose from one of our great coaches to work on all aspects of your game. Our facilities include a putting green that can be used for short game or putting, a green side bunker that can be used for fairway bunker practice, a wedge course, and a full driving range. 

Group Instruction

Max group of 4. 

Youth Operation 36

This is a 12 week program that includes 12 group lessons and 6 tournaments. Class sizes vary based on the programming you choose. Spring Semester will always start the Tuesday after Daylight Savings Time begins in March and runs till the end of May, and the Fall Semester begins in August and runs through the end of October. 

Ladies Operation 36

A 10 week program that includes 10 group lessons and 6 tournaments. Spring Classes start 2 weeks after Daylight Saving Time begins and runs till the end of May, and the Fall Semester starts at the end of August and ends during the last week of October. Class size is 8 players and 2 coaches. 

3 Day Short Game Clinics

Held Thursday-Saturday.
Only available during November-February, and June-July. 
This is a 9 hour program specifically designed to cover everything 100 yards and in. You will leave not only with new and improved skills, you will also have a blueprint on how to practice to lower your scores. 

*Contact Instructors for pricing. Members get 20% off!
*Trackman Availability- You can rent out our Trackman to work on your game or enjoy competing against yourself in one of the combines.