Gary Parrett

  • Golf Coach
  • With IMG Since: 2000
  • Hometown: Grove City, OH
  • Languages Spoken: English

After a very successful career with Kodak as a financial analyst in the private sector, golf enthusiast and current IMG Academy coach Gary Parrett decided to take his passion for golf full-time in the 90s, studying at both the Mike Adams and Jim McLane schools of golf. After finishing first in his class from US Schools of Golf, Gary began teaching in 2000 here at IMG Academy and has never looked back. 

Heading up the adult golf training program, Gary has had the privilege of working with top television/movie producers, owners of professional sport teams, in addition to professional basketball and baseball players looking to improve their golf game. 


Certification, Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches of America, 2000 - First in Class 
Business Unit Manager, IMG Academy golf program, 2002 - 2004
5 years Educational Specialist: Specialist in Financial Management and licensed Kepner-Tregoe instructor for “Executive Problem Solving and Decision Making”
MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
BA, Ohio State University


IMG Academy golf program Academy Bradenton, FL from 2000 - present
Conducted Adult Programs, Clinics, and Private Lessons
Head of Adult Programs, 2004-2008
Corporate outings for major corporations and financial institutions
Assisted Academy Director, with top amateur players, LPGA, PGA, and European PGA players, 2002-2005
Instructed U.S. Schools of Golf adult programs in Ft Myers, FL and Corporate Outings in French Lick, IN, 2000