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UNF Golf Complex Hyat Learning Center's Instructors

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Allen Brown

PGA Golf Instructor 



The Jacksonville native turned pro in 1978 and played mini tours while working at Wekiva Golf Club, Dubsdread Golf Course and Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando. A Teaching Professional at Lima Golf Club, Lima Peru 1988-1993, he played the South American Tour during the same time period. Brown returned to Jacksonville in 1993 and was the teaching professional at the Jacksonville Golf & Learning Center 1994-1999. Head Professional at Mill Cove Golf Club 1999-2001. Head Professional at Baymeadows Golf Club 2002-2004. Currently working at Edwin Watts Golf repairing golf clubs and fittings. Also Tech Rep for Callaway Golf doing fittings of Callaway equipment all over N.E. Florida.


Helping people improve at the game of golf  by working on the fundamentals, swing shape and impact. The fundamentals start a chain reaction of good positions, which influence the shape of your swing that makes for better impact position and ball compression.  Small changes in positioning can have the most benefits. Golf is a hard game, it takes practice, patience and perseverance to improve.  Golf is a journey, just like life. Enjoy it!

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Tom Ashton

Tom Ashton-The Old Pro

 Golf Professional

 Phone:  904 - 990 - 3377



Having played since age 8, Tom’s passion of teaching brings his vast knowledge of the swing, the game and the equipment to the lesson tee to share with all golfers. Tom believes in teaching not only the physics behind the club and the swing, action/reaction, cause & effect, but also the mental aspects of the game, and how to play and think in golf.  He specializes in teaching his students that……what you SEE, what you FEEL and what you actually DO can be and are different and one needs to learn and understand all three for continued success. With great success teaching beginners, experts and champions for over 37 years, Tom believes Everyone has the ability to improve at anything they truly love, desire and commit too.



  • Dale Carnegie Highest Achievement Award Winner
  • Manager of Edwin Watts Golf for 35 years (Retired) ~ (Multiple Awards)
  • Hosted the “All About Golf” TV program for 3 years
  • Current host of “The Edwin Watts Golf Hour” on 1010xl AM / 92.5 FM
  • High School & College Golf Team / Mini -Tours / 3 wins / Low round of 63
  • Golf Retail Manager of the Year
  • Golf Shops Operations Top 20 Off-Course Golf Retailer of the Year (National Multiple Winner)
  • Golf Business World Top 20 Off-Course Golf Retailer (National Multiple Winner)
  • Certified Expert Club Fitter (Club Fitter of the Year Multiple Times – Multiple Vendors)
  • United States Golf Academy (Instruction)
  • Staff Member of and certified with:  Ping, Callaway, Wilson, Titleist, Cobra, Mizuno, Ram, Hogan, Tommy Armour, MacGregor, Standard (Arnold Palmer) Daiwa, Yonex, Yamaha, Foot-Joy (Master Staff)



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Boots Farley

PGA Golf Instructor


Phone:  904-710-2571



Boots Farley offers Golf Instruction at Jacksonville's beautiful University of North Florida's (UNF) Golf Complex. He is a certified PGA Golf Instructor and has been teaching golf since 1978. Boots is a Class A life member of the PGA. He offers both individual lessons and clinics. Boots will customize packages for families, couples and friends.


Boots has served as the Executive Director for First Tee North Florida and has been the Head Golf Professional at several prestigious golf clubs in the area. Boots' North Florida PGA Section awards include: 2001 and 2015 Junior Golf Leader for outstanding contributions in the promotion and development of junior golf and for reflecting the ideals of those who work with youth. Boots was also honored with the 2005 Bill Strausbaugh Award for Distinguished Service in mentoring other PGA Professionals, Integrity, and Character reflecting positively upon the profession, and outstanding involvement in Charitable and Community Activities. Boots was honored by being named to the 2013 North Florida Section Hall of Fame for A Lifetime of dedication to their profession and the game of golf in The North Florida Section.


Chapter Awards / Northern Chapter, North Florida Section 

  • Golf Professional of the Year 1990, 1996
  • PGA Standard of Excellence 1990
  • Teaching Professional of the Year 1990, 1991, 1993
  • Junior Golf Leader 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award 1998, 2005
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Lynne Kirkpatrick

LPGA Golf Instructor


Phone:  904-571-7996



Lynne Kirkpatrick grew up in Philadelphia and began her love for golf at the age of 8.  She won many club championships and played in many city and state competitions throughout Pennsylvania and Florida.  Lynne was also a member of the Appalachian State University Women’s Golf Team.


In 2004, Lynne started pursuing a career as an LPGA Teaching Professional.  She has been an Instructor at TPC Sawgrass and UNF Golf Complex.  She continues her passion for Junior Golf as a staff member for the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation, the Duval Middle School Golf Program Coordinator and Head Coach of the Bishop Kenny Girls Golf Team.


Lynne is available for junior and adult lessons 7 days a week at UNF Golf Complex.  She is also available for Women's Group Clinics and TeeItUp Junior Golf Camps during the summer.

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Gary Murfitt

PGA Golf Instructor


Phone:  904-294-3641



Gary grew up in the small town of Brook Indiana. He played golf 4 years on his varsity High School Golf Team and set all the schools scoring records.  In his junior year he was selected onto the All American High School Golf Team.  That year he shot 65, 6 times, also finishing 3rd place in the state finials.


He went on to play for Ball State University for 2 years, and played in the NCAA Championship his freshman year.


Gary moved to Florida in 1984, and turned professional.  He played the Space Coast Tour for 5 years in the early 1980's. He starting working at Hyde Park Golf Club in 1986 and went into the PGA Program where he spent most of his career until June 2017, as Head Golf Professional and Instructor.


He has been teaching golf for the last 36 years and now is able to focus on teaching the game he loves full time to golfers of all ages, beginners to professional. He also enjoys working with the North Florida Junior Golf Tour, mentoring and coaching juniors in this wonderful game.