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Golf Staff

Meet the Staff at Greensboro National


Jimmy Flippen

Jimmy is a PGA Professional with experience spanning across the various elements of golf and its business. Recently, Jimmy has worked at Ringgold Golf Club and Ray’s Creek Golf Club, now Southern Hills Golf Course, as the Head Professional.
He has sixteen years teaching, club fitting, and club repair experience that includes eight years as the Head Golf Coach for Westover Christian Academy in Danville, VA. In addition, Jimmy is a lifelong accomplished competitor having played with the likes of David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods and has won numerous events. In 2016, Jimmy was the Middle Atlantic Section PGA Player of the Year after winning its Section Championship, Head Pro Championship, and Players Cup.

Additional Bio:
  • Wyndham Championship Ambassador 2012 and 2018
  • 2018 MAPGA Southern Chapter Champion
  • 2015, 2017, and 2018 National Club Professional Qualifier
  • 2012 and 2007 Danville Register & Bee All-Metro Coach of the Year
  • 2009 and 2011 MAPGA APA Player of the Year
  • 2009 MAPGA Assistants Champion
  • 1995 Cardinal Amateur Champion
  • 1995 North-South Amateur Runner-up
  • 1992 NCAA and ACC Rookie of the Year


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Rick Murphy has taught every imaginable kind of student, from beginner to PGA TOUR player. For five years (1995-1999), he was Director of Instruction at the Country Club of Bogota, Colombia, where he gave more than 12,500 lessons in his first four years of work. Today he says, “It was a learning experience I’ll never match.”
Rick now owns and operates the Rick Murphy Golf Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina, with practice centers both onsite and at the Greensboro National Golf Club . Rick and his staff of five PGA professionals run programs for players of all ages and skills. Rick has twice won the PGA of America’s Free Lesson Month in 2010 and 2011, an annual national competition of more than 28,000 professionals across the country.

Additional Bio
  • 2008 Carolinas PGA Golf Professional of the Year – Carolinas Section
  • 2016 Carolinas PGA Horton Smith Award Winner – Education
  • 1994 National Teacher of the Year – Spalding Golf
  • 1993 Golf Digest’s Shop Operations National JR Golf Promoter of the Year Award
  • 1988 PGA of America National Junior Golf Leader Award
  • Certified NG360 Performance Specialist – Total Body Mechanics
  • Certified 4D Motion Instructor – 3D Full Body & Club Motion Capture
  • 2016 PGA Certified Professional – Teaching and Coaching
  • 2001 & 2009 Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2015 – 2016 Golf Digest List Best Teachers in North Carolina
  • Certified AimPoint Instructor – Green Reading
  • Certified FlightScope Instructor – Fitting Specialist/Teaching
  • Certified BodiTrac Mechanics Instructor – Ground Reaction Forces
  • Certified US Kids Instructor
  • Over 36 years of teaching experience
  • Certified Master Instructor – Lynn Blake Golf/Alignment Golf