Joe Plecker is the Director of Golf Instruction at the Elkridge Club in Baltimore. He uses modern coaching strategies and technology to help his players achieve their goals, while relying on his life long golf skills.
He is featured on the PGA of America’s website (PGA.com) as an Advisory Board Member and shares his teaching content regularly. He is a member of the PGA of America’s Adjunct Faculty and teaches the next generation of PGA Professionals Teaching I, II, and III. He is a guest on many TV shows and is currently featured on PressBox Live in the Mid Atlantic. A featured writer for PressBox Online, Joe has a golf column to help players enjoy the game and share with new golfers how to play their best. He has been featured in the Baltimore Sun, guest hosted and appeared on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio’s PGA Tour Channel, provided instruction content for Yahoo! Sports, and served as a Professor of Golf Management for Towson University.
He lives with his wife Bridget and son Colt in Baltimore, MD.
~ Top Golf Instructor
Bill Strausbaugh, Jr.
2014 Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Growth of the Game Award
2007 – 2014 Golf Digest Best Teacher in State (Maryland), ranked #3
2011- 2012 Golf Digest National Top 40 Teacher Under 40
2010 Mid Atlantic PGA Horton Smith Award, national finalist
2007 Mid Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year, national finalist
Joe’s concern for his players of all abilities and backgrounds have led him to develop programs with Johns Hopkins Child Life & Living Classrooms. He also travels to foreign countries such as Argentina to teach. His mission to spread the game and share with others the profound impact golf has had on him is never ending.
MEDIA & TEACHING
- PGA of America’s Adjunct Faculty Member
- Professor of Golf Management Towson University
- PGA Advisory Board Member
- Featured writer for PressBox Online & Yahoo! Sports
- Featured on Baltimore Sun & XM/Sirius Satellite Radio’s
- 2017 GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teachers in America
- 2014 Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Growth of the Game Award
- Golf Digest Best Teacher in State (Maryland) 2007-2014
- Golf Digest National Top 40 Teacher Under 40 Ranked #3 2011-12
- 2010 Mid Atlantic PGA Horton Smith Award, national finalist