Nicklaus Academy Orlando Staff

Brian O'Neill
PGA - Director of Instruction

As a disciple of the renowned Hall of Fame instructor, Mr. Jim Flick, Brian has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the "Top Ten Teachers in Michigan" and has received the Teacher of the Year award by the Michigan PGA Northern Section. Brian has been the Michigan PGA Junior Golf Leader award winner in 2002, 2007 and 2013 and has coached some of the highest ranked junior players who continued to compete for Division 1 college and university teams.

Brian has worked alongside teaching legends Jim Flick and Mike Malaska gaining knowledge and experience from several of the games finest instructors who have a history of working with Mr. Nicklaus. This experience enables Brian to work with golfers of all ages and abilities from beginners to elite players.

Brian's passion for promoting the game of golf, and helping all golfers improve with a simple and effective approach, has proven successful for players of any age and ability level.

Tony Wilson, PGA

Tony has been honing his teaching skills for over 25 years in Central Florida. The past 6 years have been spent teaching at Orlando World Center Marriott under the tutelage of Top 100 Teacher Bill Madonna.

Elected to the PGA of America in 1993, he was voted "Golf Professional of the Year" by the North Florida East Central Chapter in 1999. Tony is also a member of the North Florida PGA Section Rules Committee.

A leader in the world of junior golf, Tony has been the Director of the Florida Top 50 jrTour for the past 6 years and has been instrumental in growing the game of junior golf in Central Florida. He was voted "Coach of the Year" in 2012 & 2013 for the Orange County Public Schools Metro West Conference while leading the Dr. Phillips High School Golf Program.