Nicklaus Academy Orlando Welcomes New Instructors

by | Jan 16, 2019 | News

The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf, located at the Orlando World Center Marriott, announced the addition of two new staff members. Instructors Porter Metcalf Jr. and Jeremy Scott have joined Brian O’Neill, Director of Instruction, in delivering the proven Nicklaus Academies’ philosophy and the highest customer service to its students.

Porter Metcalf Jr., a PGA Class A professional since 2003, brings a wealth of experience as an accomplished player, successful instructor, golf writer, and a 20-year US Marine Corps veteran to the Academy. His passion for the game spills over to his students of all ages and abilities. Porter has coached players that have excelled at the local level and continue all the way to AJGA Champions, collegiate All-Americans, USGA Champions and at the professional level including a 7-time LPGA winner and a US Open Women’s Champion.

Jeremy Scott, also a PGA Class A professional, is from Gaylord, Michigan. After graduating from Ferris State University’s Professional Golf Management program, he began working as an assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School in Miami, Florida. Working alongside top teaching professionals, including Brian O’Neill, Jeremy gained experience with various technologies including Trackman, BodiTrak, K-Vest, and SAM Putt Lab. He also maintains his active certification with the Titlist Performance Institute(TPI) and is a Callaway Certified Master Fitter.

“We are excited to have Porter and Jeremy join our staff,” stated Brian O’Neill. “Porter has a great track record and reputation in the  Central Florida market for developing players to compete and win at the highest level. And without losing sight of the importance of academics, a number of his students have received academic scholarships to top universities. He gives back to the community through his volunteer efforts which matches well with the Nicklaus philosophy of life.”

Brian added, “I have worked with Jeremy in the past and feel he is a great addition to what we are building here at Nicklaus Academy. He brings the hands-on experience with all the latest technologies that we have here at Hawk’s Landing. With Jeremy’s club-fitting expertise we can better maximize our students’ performance from the driver all the way to their wedges.”

The Jack Nicklaus Academy Orlando offers custom instruction programs and packages for locals, Marriott guests and convention visitors to the Orlando area, as well as private and corporate golf schools.

Nicklaus Academies operate in the United States, Mexico, Hong Kong, Brazil, Spain, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and Jakarta. Each Nicklaus Academy location and facility is unique based on the individual market, however, each Academy and their Certified Instructors teach the same proven Nicklaus Academy philosophy.

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The Orlando World Center Marriott spans over 200 acres of lush manicured grounds which includes the magnificent Robert Cupp Jr. designed Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, an Audubon Certified Sanctuary, 18 hole Championship Golf Course that delivers the perfect setting for challenging golf with a scenic blend of native Florida wildlife and tropical vegetation.

Orlando World Center Marriott offers over 2,000 rooms and suites, amazing on-site amenities with shuttle service to Walt Disney World. After a day of golf instruction, students can dine at any of the ten restaurants and lounges or make an appointment for a massage and facial at the full service Spa. World Center guests can experience the Falls Pool Oasis featuring two 200-foot waterslides, a 90-foot speed slide, kid’s splash park and nightly laser light show. An ideal choice for “Learn, Stay & Play” golf packages, professional events or social celebrations, the resort boasts over 400,000 square feet of flexible space for meetings, receptions and charity soirees. Learn more at