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Scott Akers head shot, director of instruction at Tenison Park Golf Course

Scott Akers | Director of Instruction

Scott Akers is our Director of Instruction at The Golf Academy of Dallas. His background includes working at two Top 100 Golf Courses. His teaching mentors include Top 100 Teacher Rick McCord and former Head Golf Professional Walker Inman.

Scott attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a Professional Golf Management Degree. He has been a PGA Member since 2000 and has been published eight times both in local and regional publications. He has taught over 37,000 golf lessons. His teaching philosophy incorporates an approach which focuses on the fundamentals from set up throughout the entire swing. He offers a complete golf experience which includes full swing, short game, putting and playing lessons. Scott uses the TOMI putting system. He has also been certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Please say hello to Scott the next time you practice or warm up at The Range at Tenison Park.

To contact Scott call The Golf Academy of Dallas at 214-670-8385 or by email Scott is on Twitter @ScottAkers and Instagram scottakerspga

Private Lessons

1 Hour 45 Minutes 30 Minutes
$120 $100 $80

Private Lesson Packages

6 * 1 Hour 6 * 45 Minutes 6* 30 Minutes
$645 $525 $405

Playing Lessons

3 Holes 6 Holes 9 Holes
$160 $200 $240
Randy Beardsley headshot, pga teaching pro at tenison park golf course

Randy Beardsley | PGA Teaching Professional

Randy has been in the golf industry for 22 years, and a PGA member since 2008. Providing exceptional customer service is a routine priority.

His teaching philosophy is teaching the golf swing from impact backwards, enabling the student to gain a sense of moving through impact in a forward fashion. Gaining a "friend in golf" through service and instruction is his ultimate goal for all of his students.

Randy is available for private lessons at Tenison Park Golf Course. If you have any questions or want to schedule a golf lessons, please don't hesitate to contact Randy. He can be reached at call the golf shop at 214.670.1402 or by email at

Private Lesson

1 Hour 45 Minutes 30 Minutes
$110 $90 $65

Private Lesson Packages

6 * 1 Hour 6 * 45 Minutes 6 * 30 Minutes
$600 $495 $390

Clayton Derr | Operations Manager

Clayton Derr has been at Tenison Park and in the golf business for 15 years. He began as an outside services employee working his way up recently becoming the Operations Manager at Tenison Park, learning all the facets of the industry along the way. Clayton has studied and learned the golf swing with the help of several PGA golf professionals throughout the past 15 years including the current Tenison Park Director of Instruction, Scott Akers. Clayton believes in helping students create an easy and repeatable golf swing that is both enjoyable and productive. To book a lesson with Clayton call the golf shop at Tenison at 214-670-1402 or by email at!

Private Lesson

1 Hour 45 Minutes 30 Minutes
$100 $75 $55

Private Lesson Packages

6 * 1 Hour 6 * 45 Minutes 6 * 30 Minutes
$475 $350 $250