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About T.J.

T.J. Mannen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  Soon after, he earned his PGA certification from the Professional Golfers Association of America in 2005. He has helped many students as well as coaches with golf instruction along his career as Head Golf Professional at Elbel Park Golf Club in South Bend, IN. from 2003 til 2017.

T.J. took over in 2012 as Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach duties at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, IN was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach of the Year. Last season, the men’s golf finished second in the CCAC Championship and has earn themselves 8 bids to the NAIA National Tournament in the last 10 years.

In his brief time as head coach, Mannen has coached 21 men’s golfers who earned First Team All-CCAC recognition along with 12 female golfers. Mannen has also coach 30+ golfers receive the CCAC All-Academic team accolade.

With an outstanding background as a PGA professional for nearly 20 years of teaching experience, T.J. Mannen brings both his passion and expertise to the course, helping you believe & achieve!

What some happy golf students say:  

Thank you so much for the lesson! I stayed around to hit more because it so fun to hit every club again.


You've helped me understand how to practice and why the ball does what it does. You make taking lessons fun!



I was nervous to take lessons but the moment he got me to hit one great shot it became so much easier to do it again!

- Jen

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