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Gary Scheid

Senior Certified Instructor
With IMG Since:


Syracuse, NY
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About Gary Scheid

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From winning state and district championships with his high school in New York, to traveling across the country playing on mini-circuits as a pro, to then working as Director of Instruction at Indian Lakes Country Club, IMG Academy coach Gary Scheid has thirty years of comprehensive experience within the golf industry.  

Since arriving at IMG Academy in 2000, Gary has worked with numerous student-athletes now playing on national and international tours, including golfer Ben Lyons, LPGA tour players Mika Miyazato and Jodi Evert, and Symetra tour players Gloriana Sato and Molly Evensen. On a daily basis, Gary instills perseverance in his student-athletes, emphasizing that there’s not one thing in golf that is a defining moment, there’s no bad shot or bad day on the course that will define you as a person. Continue to strive and improve your game each and every day. 

As a certified club fitter for the PGA, Titleist and TaylorMade, Gary has fitted players on the LPGA, European, Asian, Nationwide, and Latin PGA tour. 


ASS, Sports Management SUNY Onondaga
BA, Business Management, Warner Southern
PGA of America


Playing Experience

IMG Academy golf program Bradenton, FL 2000-present
PGA teaching certification 1989
Director of instruction Indian Lakes C.C. 1990-1999
Head Golf coach Vangaurd Academy. 1993-1999

Playing Experience     

4 years Varsity Marcellus senior high, with two district championships
North Eastern tour and PGA club Pro Monday Tour 

Notable Students            

Ben Leong, Asian PGA Tour
Mika Miyazata,  LPGA
Jong Yong, Professional
Billy MaKay - Michigan State
Jordon Elsen – Wisconsin
Gloriana Soto - Texas Tech
Montek Mayal – Colgate
Mike Sewall – Clemson
Katinka Dufur - Texas
Rachel Connor - Futures Tour