Can you find George in this picture from a few years ago?
Videos to Watch
Rose Zhang Interview by Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship
Zhang ties Woods for most wins as a Stanford freshman
2019 Rose Zhang Junior Player of the Year Speech
Vokey Groove Wear & Spin Performance
DJ vs TrackMan
Practice like Ian
Tour Pros & TrackMan
Nick Faldo Combine
Jason Dufner Combine
Rolex Girls Recap
Rory McIroy Putting
Tiger Woods on Trackman
Martin Hall & Trackman
Jay Choi In Slow-Mo
James Leitz Interview
Tiger talks V1
While We're Young
Behind the Scenes
14 Year Old Tiger
USGA - Butch Harmon
USGA - Pace of Play
Justin Rose Interview
Hitting with Chuck Cook
Trackman with Ian Poulter
The Throwing Doctor
New Technology vs. Old
Putting on Glass
How Pros Warm Up
Justin Thomas Swing
As George’s student for the past 6 years, to say that he has helped my golf game is an understatement. When I first came to him when I was 11, his way of teaching really intrigued me with all the technology he had including Trackman, his side/front swing cameras, and his large TV’s. With the technology and his ability to analyze my swing effectively, my game has really improved greatly in each stage of junior and amateur golf. George has been a critical part of my development as a player both physically and mentally as he has provided me great advice not only in golf but in life as well. I am definitely extremely grateful and blessed to have him as a coach, mentor, and friend.
•U.S. Amateur Champion
•Rolex Player of the year 2019 and 2020
•Rolex # 1 ranked girl for 89 weeks (and counting)
•T 11 in 2020 LPGA ANA and was low amateur setting a tournament record -8
•Finished no lower than 3rd in every AJGA tournament in 2020
•2021 Stanford commitment
You are a fighter with a kind and big heart to create miracles in your players. We all should learn the life lessons, attitude and the tenacious fighting spirit that you have toward difficulties that you face. The fact that you will drive all the way to The Olympic Club, in San Francisco and back, proves that you are a real champion deserving of all the accolades, titles and trophies that your player’s win. I learned so much in so short a time while spending time with you at The Open. Your hard work ethics are a good path for me to follow. We, and all of those who you touch, owe you a deep, thank you, from the heart. If I had a coach like you, I would give everything I have to fight for victories. It was my honor to push your scooter at The Open.
Our daughter Varsha Ramachandran has been getting coached by George since 2021 summer. Having George as her coach has been the best decision we have ever taken for her. We live in Northern California and the 6 hour drive has been well worth it. George has put in a lot of work on getting more structure to Varsha’s swing. He has also been a great mentor to her and has helped her understand the “why” and the fundamentals of the swing. Varsha has not only developed as a golfer under George’s guidance but also a solid individual and student-athlete. George’s passion and dedication to teach the game of golf to young golfers is unparalleled. He has accommodated late evening and early morning classes and has never let extreme heat or wind or cold or rain come in the way of his classes! We have learned so much as a family on the game and life values from him. We are honored and blessed to have George in our lives and wish George the very best to continue to inspire young golfers to achieve their goals. We highly recommend George Pinnell Golf Academy.
In this time of Thanksgiving, we want to express our appreciation for you. Working with you has been an amazing opportunity. We appreciate your high standards, your persistence, your encouragement, and your sense of humor.
Chloe Lam and Family
Shot 64 to finish 2nd stage Japan Q-school to finish 3rd!!! It's been a great month of golf for me so far thanks to George Pinnell!
2 time NCAA All-American (USC)
Number 6 ranked amateur in world in 2008
Asian Tour Player
I have been working with George since I was 14. George has given me a tremendous amount of help with all parts of the game including the swing, short game and putting as well as the mental part of my game. George’s knowledge and experience gives him the ability to be direct and speak to what changes should be made to improve my performance. Most important, he loves what he does and he is driven by that love. He cares about, and checks scores, for every single tournament his players compete in, no matter how big or small the tournament is. The information and support he gives to his players is really valuable. George once told me that “a player doesn’t know how good a coach is, until they know how much he or she, cares.”
He is really good at reading players minds, so be prepared to communicate.
George and I have become good friends during our time spent together during the last few years.
My first lesson with George was 3 years ago. During my first few classes, George already corrected nearly unnoticeable but very crucial mistakes in just my set up that I had never even realized. His ability to recognize anything from small details to major mistakes has greatly improved the consistency of my swing. Furthermore, George has shown genuine care for my mental and wellbeing outside of lessons when I’m traveling for a golf tournament. He is always there to check in with how I am feeling before and after the rounds. Thanks to George, I am always able to find my confidence again and focus on my game. I am truly grateful for everything George has taught me in both golf and life.
Charissa Shang, Junior Ranked Player
Coach George has been a critical factor for my daughter, Angie Zhang, in her golf pursuit. Before our friend referred us to Coach George, Angie was at a standstill and shot in the upper 80s and even 90s with consistent back pain after her freshman Fall season in December 2019. That was very frustrating since she started golf late and had only been playing for two and half years. George graciously took her in and then trained her with his life-lessons, his advanced technology equipment, skillful instructions, and star-student- role-model setting. George quickly put her back on track for progress and health. Within a little over half year, he was able to get Angie's confidence back and she started shooting within 70s which was previously very rare for her. We are so lucky to be working with a truly talented coach. We could not thank George enough for devoting some of his time to Angie's interest!
Yingxia Cao, Mother of Angie Zhang's
My daughter Alice ziyi Zhao is lucky and proud to have George Pinnell as her golf coach, she likes his teaching very much. she improved much under his good teaching and is on the way to succeed as a junior golfer step by step. His way of teaching golf is very professional, and he is very experienced and nice with good personality. He not only teaches Alice the skill of golf technology , but also he teaches her mental guidance and how to become a good player. He knows how to encourage golfers to face the challenges and he knows everything about the growth of a good junior golfer in the process. He also teaches parents some advanced ideas about golf and how to become a good parent of a good golfer. we learned a lot from him. Thank you for all to George Pinnell!
Elena Liang, Mother of Alice Ziyi Zhao
For us, Coach George Pinnell has been the best coach ever to help my daughter Alesia Barry succeed as a junior golfer. He is very experienced and is truly an amazing person. And not only does he teach my daughter golf skills, he also coaches her on mental guidance and how to be a better person. And as a parent I learn quite a bit from him as well.
He has a very personal style where he has individual chats with her, where he listens to her as much as she listens to him. This is where I think some of the best teaching happens.
I only wish we could see him more often.
Victoria Zhang, Mother of Alesia Barry
Over the past three years, George has been my coach/swing coach. I’ve struggled so much through my high school career, but George was always there to guide me in the right direction. He believes so much in his players and loves what he is doing to help junior golfers grow. Now I’m going to Seattle University on a golf scholarship, I can certainly say that I’ve grow a tremendous amount as an athlete in the golf game and as a wholesome individual because of his genuine care and teachings. Thanks for everything George.
I look back on what I have accomplished and well, a lot of it couldn't have started without a beginning and someone who believed in me first. That was you. So thank you for your investment in me and for believing in me! I am enjoying the process a lot and I want to get better each and every day. It's a really exciting time in my life and I'm thankful for every minute of it.
#4 ranked in the NCAA (GolfWeek)
"George Pinnell has been my coach for about 6 years now. I have been his student ever since he was at Industry Hills (now called Pacific Palms), Westridge, and currently at the Rowland Heights Driving Range Center. He is one of best coaches around if I may say so myself. My name is Tiffany Lua. I still remember the first day I came to get a lesson. I didn't even know how to grip a golf club, stand properly to address the ball, or even know how to finish a golf swing. Now I can actually play. I have enjoyed every single minute of my lessons to this very day. He's just so unique in his teaching because he can relate to me. George has always been there when I've lost and when I've won. He understands and knows how someone is feeling like when they're down from shooting a horrible round, losing a five shot lead, coming up from behind, or even with family problems. He'll always be there as a coach and as a mentor. The lessons are sometimes infused with wonderful life-learning short stories that teach sportsmanship, etiquette, and integrity. Without these qualities, it doesn't matter how good you are because no one will give you respect. Even more importantly, he has some of the best gizmos and gadgets around that actually help your game. He has the V1 system with his latest high-speed camera that shows 160 frames of film per second of your swing to detect even the slightest mistakes of your swing! Whether it be 100 degrees outside on a summer day, he will be teaching. On a day it be 50 degrees outside he will be teaching. With his sparkling personality, an eagerness to help others, and a wonderful heart, he's more than a coach to me. He goes above and beyond to make sure that I and other people succeed not only as a golfer, but as a person."
UCLA and Curtis Cup player
"George has been giving Kat lessons since she was 9 years old. She has a passion for the game that is remarkable and she practices every day. In the early days when Katherine started going to George, he always told her to “take ownership” of her swing. At the time, a 9 year old does not know what that means, but today she does. George teaches players to have a repeatable swing which is what all great players aspire to have. No matter if the shot is the first drive of the tournament or the approach shot in the playoff - you need a swing you can rely on. George teaches the correct positions from start to finish in your swing and he uses the HD Trackman system which is the best system money can buy. I call George a "pioneer" on Trackman since he used it before it became popular. He uses it on all players, whether they are beginners or pros. You can only develop a repeatable, trusted golf swing with good coaching. George has been that coach for the Kat."
Great playing Matthew! Way to go! I love following all the SoCal up n' comers. Keep up the stellar play, I'll be watching the scoreboards for you. Good luck. And congratulations to George Pinnell, always continuing to add to his stable of super talented golfers.
Great Job George Pinnell! You've trained many great golf athletes for decades and been very humble about their success. You are a true local legend.
I credit George Pinnell with all of Joys' golf success as a high school and college player, and more recently as a professional golfer. For the past 8 years I have come to appreciate the detailed swing adjustments, course management, and tournament consultations provided by George.
His equipment is state of the art, but more importantly is the wonderful guidance he provides on a weekly basis on how to approach practice, physical training and planning for play in the right tournaments. Beginners, intermediate and advanced golfers would benefit from his terrific guidance.
Thank you George for all the lessons you have taught me! Exactly this day is my one year anniversary of having lessons with you. You have made me very successful with my past tournaments and I am very grateful for that.
George has been coaching Michelle for 9 months and has transformed Michelle into a consistent player. Since she has started under George's tutelage, she has excelled in all aspects of the game. Additionally, with his wealth of knowledge and use of technology, he is teaching Michelle the importance of swing plane, impact, and consistency. However, more importantly, George is also teaching and sharing with her about challenges of life, integrity, respect, accountability, time management, and sportsmanship.
We have great respect for George…not only because of his knowledge in golf, but because he is also a teacher of life. I have seen a great transformation in Michelle’s perspective concerning life as wells as golf. We look forward to a long-term partnership and friendship. Thank you George.
George has worked my daughter Leeyen,10, and has helped her build and maintain a good looking swing. This SCPGA Jr. Tour season, Leeyen has scored her personal best course records in most of the tournament courses she competed in. In some instances she was able to shave 5 to 10 strokes from her scores from last year. If your looking for a coach that can continue to teach more as your kid is improving, then George is the man for the job. And he genuinely cares about the kid as as a golfer and as a person. We are more than satisfied with Leeyen's development of her golf skills, her on course management and her improved maturity she shows during tournaments. We look forward to more lessons and more sharpening of her golf skills. Thanks George!!
I have been coached by George for about 6 years. Through these six years, George has helped me progress from being unranked to become one of the top junior golfer’s in the nation, winning the 2010 Rolex Player of the Year & 2007 USGA Girl’s Junior Championship. Not only did he teach about the swing, but he also taught me about the integrity and sportsmanship one must have. He also taught me to gain confidence which helped me greatly. Through the past couple of months, I have worked with George on one his latest high tech teaching aids called the TrackMan. Since TrackMan showed me the exact numbers to every aspect of my swing I was able to make good swings every time. George and I are very excited for my next season and my future career. I couldn’t have done everything I have accomplished so far if it hadn’t been for George.
2010 Player of the Year
2007 USGA U.S. Girls Junior Champion
I am a former California Junior College State Champion and Division 1 college golfer. I started working with George because I was interested in trying out some of the new teaching technology I had heard about (Trackman/Sam Puttlab). It was an eye opening experience. For the first time in my life, I actually understand why the ball flies the way it does. I learned that a hook is hit with a clubface that is open to the target line. I found out I was wrong about a lot of the things "I knew" about golf. For the first time in 10+ years I'm actually excited about golf again and I have to thank George for that. If you are interested in understanding ball flight, your swing or your putting stroke, do yourself a favor and go see George. You won't regret it.
Mr. Pinnell taught my son Rory Hie since he was 14 year's old. This included Rory's junior golf career playing on the SCPGA Junior Tour, the AJGA and included his amateur career playing for USC. We are still in communication with Coach Pinnell even though we are in Asia. Rory's achievement speak's well of Coach Pinnell's patience and ability and know how, to teach Rory at a young age. The victory at the 2011 Tangshan China PGA Championship is a credit to Coach Pinnell's work with Rory.
It's been a great month of golf for me so far thanks to George Pinnell!
George has taught some of the best players in the world and helped them to where they are now in their careers. His list of players include a PGA Tour Champion, a LPGA Tour Champion, an USGA Champion, 2-NCAA All-American's, and 31 Polo Junior All-American's. In total the Player's that have received instruction from George have accounted for 350+ tournament win's on the Professional, College and Junior levels.
Mi Hyun Kim
Hyun Hee Moon
Shi Hyun Ahn
Ji Young Lee
Na On Min
Sung Ah Yim
European PGA Tour
Japanese PGA Tour
Jay Choi - Winner
Mi Jeon Jeong
Tae Hee Lee
Korean LPGA Tour
Hyun Hee Moon
Sung Ah Yim
Cactus Tour / Symetra Tour
Kristen Park- USGA Champion
Tiffany Lua - UCLA & 2 time Curtis Cup Player