Academy Team

Chris Knobloch

Role: PGA Director of Instruction
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 770.402.8749

One of America's leading Junior Golf Coaches leads the PTC Golf Academy. Chris Knobloch’s enthusiasm, energy, and creativity is second to none. The kids will have fun with Coach Chris and learn! Chris understands the golf swing, short game and putting and his watchful eye has helped golfers of all ages improve their games.

Teaching Location: Braelinn

  • Married & Father of 2 Boys – 17 & 19 
  • 2017 Georgia PGA Youth Development Leader
  • Blast Golf Motion & BodiTrak Certified Coach
  • 2014 & 2008 Georgia PGA North Chapter Junior Golf Leader Award Recipient 
  • USKIDS TOP 50 Master Kids Teacher 
  • TPI Golf Fitness Level 1 & Junior Golf Coach Level 3 Certification 
  • S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf ) Level 1 Teacher 
  • Plane Truth Golf – Level 1 Instructor  
  • USKIDS Golf Certified Coach – First Class of Certified Coaches 
  • SeeMore Putter Institute – Silver Level Instructor/Fitter 
  • Eyeline Golf – 4 Putting Elements Certified Instructor 
  • SAM PUTTLab – Level 1 Certified Coach 
  • 2008 Georgia PGA Growth of the Game Recipient 
  • Flightscope Certified – 3 D Radar Launch Monitor 
  • Elected to PGA Membership May 1992

Diane Whitman

Role: PGA Golf Instructor
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 404.861.0805

Now teaching at Braelinn, Diane is a Class A Member of both the LPGA and PGA. Diane has brought the discipline and motivation of an athlete to her golf instruction and coaching career.  She is a CTI (Coaches Training Institute) trained Co-Active Coach. Partnering rudiments of CTI coaching with an extensive knowledge of the golf swing and the mental side of the game she has guided her clients to measurable improvement. Improvement measured in both fewer strokes and more enjoyment playing the game of golf.  Her successes include introducing and teaching golf to a diverse client base. Through her work with the Jane Blaylock Company and LPGA Clinics she has worked with a spectrum of skill levels from rank beginner to scratch golfer. 

  • Played golf professionally on the Futures Tour a subsidiary of the LPGA Tour
  • Earned and maintains Class A status with the LPGA and PGA
  • CTI Co-Active accredited coach
  • Spends her free time road cycling and rock climbing
  • Currently learning Spanish

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Ted Meier

Role: PGA Teaching Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 678.378.2463

Ted playing, coaching and teaching success from past locations: Cherokee Town and Country Club, the Standard Club and Newnan Country Club. His philosophy is "The purpose of golf is for fun--the higher the quality of the golfer's skill, the more fun he or she has; therefore, let's keep elevating the golfer's skill level so we can get to even higher levels of fun in golf." 

Teaching Location: Flat Creek

Jamie Arion

Role: Director of Golf Fitness
Serving Since: 2019

I have been sharing the health and wellness message for over 28 years. I am passionate about living a HealthyLife and helping my clients define what that means for them. By assisting and empowering my clients with a step-by-step lifestyle format, I encourage my clients to take ownership of their health so they can become the best version of themselves.

My mission is to inspire, empower and impact the world to a higher level of health thru fitness, nutrition, leadership and education.

Are you ready for a HealthyLife???