Jay Denton

  • Golf Coach
  • With IMG Since: 2003
  • Hometown: Augusta, GA
  • Languages Spoken: English

IMG Academy coach Jay Denton was exposed to the game of golf in its purest form from an early start, working at Augusta Country Club throughout high school. While earning a marketing degree at Georgia Southern University, Jay continued to play competitively until transitioning into coaching. 

Since his arrival here at IMG Academy ten years ago, Jay has worked with NCAA Championship runner-up and current University of Tennessee student-athlete Rick Lamb, Towson University player Nyasha Mauchaza, two-time US Junior Amateur Semi-Finalist and Arkansas Razorback Nicholas Echavarria, and USF players Rigel Fernandes and Jeffrey Meltzer. 

Favorite tagline: “Lead by Example”


BBA in Marketing from Georgia Southern University in 2001


Coaching Experience

IMG Academy golf program Bradenton, FL 2003-present
DLGA Champions Gate 2002-2003
Observed David Leadbetter instructing Ernie Els, Charles Howell III, Aaron Baddley, Nick Price and Justin Rose
Conducted Leadbetter clinics for Callaway and Cadillac, as well as clinics abroad in Panama
Augusta Country Club 1996 – 1999

Notable Students

Rick Lamb - University of Tennessee
Nyasha "Nash" Mauchaza - Towson University
Nicolas Echavarria - Arkansas
Jeffrey Meltzer - USF
Rigel Fernandes - USF