Renowned instructor Kolb joins POWER Golf Academy

The Sanford POWER Golf Academy has added another key piece to its team – renowned PGA teaching pro Todd Kolb.

The move was announced Tuesday as part of a new golf-based partnership between Sanford Health and GreatLIFE. Kolb has been named PGA Teacher of the Year in the Dakotas and Minnesota, and works with players from pro to youth.

Two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North offers some insight into what the addition of Kolb means to the academy:

About Todd Kolb:

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Graduate of O’Gorman H.S. 1988

Graduate of New Mexico State University PGM Program

  • 1st Team All-Conference 1993
  • Member of UNLV Golf Team 1988-1990
  • PGA Member since 1993
  • PGA Certified Instructor
  • Owner/Director of Instruction of the Todd Kolb Golf Academy since 1997
  • TPI Certified Fitness level 1 and 2, Junior Golf level 1, Biomechanics level 1
  • Aim Point Certified
  • 2018 Golf Digest Top Teacher in South Dakota
  • 2010, 2015 PGA Dakota Chapter Teacher of the Year
  • 2008 MN PGA Teacher of the Year

Current coach to the following tour professionals:

  • Kim Kaufman LPGA
  • Angela Stanford LPGA
  • Maddie Shiels LPGA
  • Elin Arvidsson Symetra Tour
  • Andre Metzger com

Current and former students have participated in the following collegiate golf programs:

University of Arizona                        University of Louisville

University of New Mexico                Texas Tech University

University of Minnesota                   University of Nebraska

Iowa State University                        New Mexico State University

Creighton University                         University of South Dakota

Belmont University                           South Dakota State University

Augustana University

Current Todd Kolb Golf Academy Enrollment: 85+ students