IMG Academy Coaches

Stuart Clayton Golf Coach

Stuart Clayton

Senior Certified Instructor
With IMG Since:


Spennymoor, UK
English German

About Stuart Clayton

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Since 1999, Stuart Clayton has played an integral part of our IMG Academy golf coaching staff. Growing up in northeast England, Clayton experienced success at a young age, finishing as a semi-finalist in the St. Andrews boys tournament in addition to winning the Murry Mitchell Scratch tournament at St. Andrews. With dreams of playing on the European tour circuit, Clayton’s aspirations quickly evolved into coaching while working with David Leadbetter as both a player and assistant instructor. 

Currently, Stuart works as the Director of Training here at IMG Academy, overseeing the instruction of our full time student-athletes and year round campers while working with players on an individual basis. Personally, Clayton believes the habits you develop as a child stays with them for a lifetime so being able to be a part of that development on a daily basis has become a true passion over the years. Some of Clayton’s notable students include LPGA players Mi Jung Hur, Korean LPGA player Ha Na Jang, and Asian tour players Joon Chung and Ji Man Kang. 

Before coming to IMG Academy, Clayton worked around the world as the Director of golf academies in Austria and South Korea. 

Clayton is at the forefront of technology and is Level 2 and Operator certified for Trackman.



IMG Academy golf program Bradenton, FL 2010- present
DLGA Wynyard, England (Senior Instructor) 2006 - 2010
DLGA Woo Jeong Hills South Korea (Director) 2005 - 2006
DLGA Reiter's Burgenland Resort in Bad Tazmannsdorf, Austria (Director) 2001 - 2005
DLGA Reiter's Burgenland Resort in Bad Tazmannsdorf, Austria (instructor 1999 - 2001) 


Playing Experience

St Andrews Boys Semi Finalist 1993
1999 North East North West PGA assistants championship winner
Alps tour member 2001

Notable students

Mi Jung Hur – LPGA
Ha Na Jang – Korean LPGA
Joon Chung – Asian tour
Ji Man Kang – Asian tour/Korean PGA

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