Scott Bettger

  • Golf Coach
  • With IMG Since: 1999
  • Hometown: Ashaway, RI
  • Languages Spoken: English

For over 20 years, Scott Bettger has been coaching and motivating students of all ages in the game of golf. Despite playing professionally for four years, Scott’s intention was never to become a professional golfer; instead he was more focused on teaching the game from course management and strategy to the fundamentals. Since joining IMG Academy in 1999, Scott has worked with golfers of all levels of the game, including LPGA player Julieta Granada and Asian tour player Bank Vongbanij, in addition to caddying for the youngest player to compete in a PGA tour event Ty Tryon.

Internationally, Scott has conducted clinics around the world in Paraguay, Bolivia, and Ecuador. 

Favorite Tagline: “If you think you can or can’t, you’re always right!”


AA from Mount Ida College
USF AA Golf Academy of the South


Coaching Experience

IMG Academy golf program Bradenton, FL 1999 - present
Conducted clinics for the AJGA All-Star Summer Series
Assisted David Leadbetter at IMG Expo 2001 and 2002
Conducted international clinics in Bolivia and Ecuador
Caddied for Ty Tryon at Honda Classic Qualifier
Assisted Hall of Fame coach Bill Johnson from 1997 – 1999 at Dartmouth College and Tuck Business School

Playing Experience

Competed as pro from 1996-1997 in Massachusetts PGA
Competed from 1997-1999 in New England State Open Championships and New Hampshire PGA events
Low score 63

Notable Students

Julieta Granada – LPGA Tour winner
Nuno Henriques – Professional
Bank Vongvanij – University of Florida
Spencer Cole – Alabama U
Carmen Bandea