Golf Professional. Motivator. Teacher. Consultant. Author.
Megan Younkman has been dedicated to the golf industry with over 29 years of intensive teaching and competitive playing experiences and has given over 31,000 lessons in her professional teaching career. After being introduced to the game at 14 years old, Megan captained her High School Team to winning 2 back-to-back State Championships. After a successful junior golf competitive career, she played collegiate Varsity Golf for The Ohio State University and The University of Toledo.
A LPGA Class A Professional, Megan is in Farmingdale, New York from April - November at the infamous BethPage State Park Golf Courses as Director of Instruction at the Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke (Bethpage Black Course - home to the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup).
Younkman is also the Director of Golf for her premier golf school in Tampa, Florida, The Megan Younkman Golf Academy, from November - April, where she runs a comprehensive teaching program. Additionally, Megan serves on the LPGA's Global Education Team for their Teacher Education Program. Megan has been most recently appointed to serve on the LPGA's Executive Education Committee (2019-2021) and served as Chair for the National Continuing Education Committee (2014-2018) for the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Membership.
Megan is known as a student-centered teacher, excellent communicator, motivator and has taught internationally in both Austria and Germany. Megan is the published author of "Managing Your Business Game”. In 2011, Younkman was appointed the Head Coach for the State of Florida and again representing the State of New York (Team Bethpage) in 2019 for both competing teams at the PGA Junior League Golf National Championships. She is a 2-Time Recipient the US KIDS GOLF Top 50 Teacher’s Award (hm).
Megan is a member of Proponent Group and The Positive Coaching Alliance. She is a U.S. KIDS GOLF Certified Coach, an LPGA-USGA Girl's Golf Site Director, Blast Swing Motion Technology Certified and V1 Video Swing Analysis Certified. Megan also proudly works with the University of Tampa Golf Teams on Mental Game Strategies and is an Adjunct Professor for the University of South Florida Department of Education.
"Megan used so many different teaching techniques from explaining, to demonstrating, to video-taping to drawing lines and sometimes even drawing the proper grip position on my golf gloves. She always customized her lesson for me – even the day I was having. She easily taught my husband and I more about golf course strategy, approach, options, management, and emotional control – all of which are 10X harder to learn than the ability to swing a club." -Katie & Joel Dumala
"Throughout the 2.5 years that Megan worked with me, typically 3x’s a month, my handicap significantly improved. Megan made sure she built a tool box for me to go back to time and time again which has been key in self correction. Practicing has always been an area I enjoy, and with the monthly goals Megan set, I was able to take those skills to the course." - Joan Simon
"Ms. Younkman has a passion for seeing golfers' improvement and is always willing to help in every way possible. Her approach has always focused on the fundamentals and helped Alexia understand the game on her eye level. I have witnessed Ms. Younkman's extraordinary effort in helping Alexia to develop profound knowledge and competency in her game." - Yoonserk Pyun