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Welcome to The Rick Hunter Golf Academy

imageRick Hunter has been a Class A, PGA member for 27 years and the Director of Instruction at El Prado Golf Courses in Chino, California since 2006. Rick has taught over 40,000 golf lessons; individual and group lessons combined. 

Rick’s passion and purpose has been to be a teacher. His legacy has produced thousands of lifelong golfers, including a number of students earning college scholarships. Three kids have won five junior world titles and other nationally recognized events. Three of his students went on to become college “All-Americans’” one of those players is Sahith Theegala, who became the number one amateur in America in 2019 and is currently a top-ranked PGA player. Rick has coached Sahith for almost 20 years

Rick teaches golf lessons to adult golfers and teenagers 13+ who are playing at an intermediate to advanced level of golf and looking to take their game and swing to the next level.  

Rick supports his golf students to perform at their highest level mentally and physically, whether they are committed to winning their weekend 18-hole round with friends, competing in an amateur or college tournament, or playing on the professional level.

Rick has learned many of his teaching and playing skills from America’s top golf teachers, his peers in Southern California, and his many competitors.  All of his experiences have helped Rick develop his own teaching philosophy called “THE IMPACT GOLF SWING SYSTEM.”

Rick is a nationally recognized junior teacher having earned the U.S. Kids Top 50 Teacher of the Year award three times (2008, 2011, 2012). In 2013 he received his highest teaching honor.  The USKids Top 50 MASTER Kids Teacher award. He has also been honored with numerous Southern California teaching and playing awards.  Rick has taught many successful young and adult golfers, including three students who have won five Calloway Jr. World Championships.

Playing Accomplishments & Awards

  • Winner 18 So. Cal. PGA Tournaments
  • Champions Tour, Assoc. Member 1999-2005
  • 2000 So. Cal. Section Sr. Match Play Champion
  • 2001, 2004 I.E. PGA Chapter Sr. Champion

 Teaching Accomplishments & Awards

  • 2006 I.E. PGA Chapter Teacher of the Year
  • 2008, 2011 I.E. PGA Chapter Jr. Golf Leader
  • 2008, 2011, 2012 U.S. Kids Top 50 Teacher
  • 2013 U.S. Kids Top 50 Master Teacher

Contact Rick

Any Questions get in Touch Today.


El Prado Golf Course

6555 Pine Ave

Chino, CA  91708


The Course - 909-597-1751

Cell/Text  - 909-262-9145


Email –

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