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About Shaun Webb

Shaun is currently the Director of Instruction at the David Toms 265 Golf Academy in Shreveport, La. In addition to coaching Toms on the PGA Tour, he has worked with more than 20 other tour players, and have helped dozens of competitive junior golfers earn Division I scholarships.

Shaun was also named to Golf Digest's prestigious Best Young Teachers list in 2014. Before joining Toms in 2013, I was an instructor and biomechanics specialist at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy outside Orlando. There, he assisted Gilchrist with LPGA major champions Yani Tseng and Shanshan Feng and helped develop one of the most successful elite junior training programs in the country.

One of a few instructors in North America trained to teach using TrackMan, K-Vest, Robo Golf Pro and the GEARS 3D club and body tracking system, his teaching base at the David Toms Golf Academy is the most technologically advanced in Gulf States.

Specializing in power and speed development in his players, Shaun's use of cutting edge swing science research and the latest technology systems has allowed him to achieve some exceptional results.

His experience with those systems has made him one of the leading authorities in improving golf swings with the use of technology, and his 2014 book, Swing Tips You Should Forget (written with fellow instructor Michael Jacobs), is the first one to incorporate data and images from the GEARS system.

A native of Deer Isle, Maine, Webb currently resides in Shreveport, La.

Awards & Certifications

  • Named to Golf Digest's prestigious list of America's Best Young Teachers in 2014 http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-instruction/2014-11/best-young-teachers-in-america
  • Golf Digest "Best in State" Instructor 2015
  • Credentialed PGA Tour instructor
  • National PGA Teaching and Coaching Committee Member 2014-2016
  • PGA of America "Class A" member
  • Swingman Golf 100 Most Popular Golf Instructors in the world
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor
  • Trackman Certified Instructor
  • Swing Catalyst Certified Instructor
  • K-Vest 3D Biomechanics certified Instructor
  • Golf Md's Advisory Board Member

About David Toms Academy 265

265 is a World Class Instruction and Training Facility for golfers of all skill levels.

Opened in 2013, the David Toms 265 Golf Academy was designed to be the ultimate practice facility-Established by major champion and 13-time PGA Tour winner David Toms through his foundation, the 265 Academy features 40 acres of integrated training area.

In addition to a double-sided range stocked with premium golf balls, it has a 9-hole par-3 practice course, a three-hole loop of regulation size holes and eight short game practice areas. Toms' goal was to bring tour-quality practice conditions and instruction to Shreveport For more information on memberships and other programs, visit the David Toms 265 Academy site.

  • Eight Tour Quality Short Game Practice Areas
  • Nine hole par Three Course
  • A three hole golf course which includes:
    • 600 Yard Par 5 with fairway, rough, and bunkers
    • 220 Yard Par 3 with bunkers and two tier green
    • 450 Yard Par 4 with fairway, mature trees, and lake that guards the green
  • Two Driving Ranges in opposite wind directions with yardage flags
  • Indoor Computer Lab with the latest computer analysis of your golf swing
  • State of the art Club House under construction - to be completed Fall 2015
  • World Class Golf Instructors available for lessons
  • After School Golf Programs
  • Summer Golf Camps
  • Open 6 days a week

What does "265" Stand for?

The name "265," which is also visible in the logo, derived from David Toms' winning score at the 2001 PGA Championship. His score of 265 still stands as the lowest aggregate total in major golf championship history! 265 was also Toms' winning score for his first PGA TOUR win (1997 John Deere Classic) and his most recent TOUR win (2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial).

"We tried to come up with names, but nothing ever sounded appropriate for the facility. So one day I'm pulling into a local restaurant, and it came to me: maybe we can use a number. Then when I started thinking about numbers, I thought of 265, which is significant to me." - David Toms

The David Toms Academy is owned and operated by the David Toms Foundation, a 501(c)3 founded in 2003, which has awarded over $3.6 million dollars to local children's charities.