Golf School INSTRUCTORS and Staff


Director of Coaching, Vice President of DJ Foundation, Tournament Chairman World Jr, Project Golf

Allen Terrell is the coach for a number of the game’s best young talents. Leading that stable is PGA TOUR professional Dustin Johnson. Johnson is a mainstay at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings and has more than 21 wins and counting, including the 2016 U.S. Open. Terrell’s relationship with Dustin dates back to his formidable years in the early 2000s and he has remained the one instructional constant throughout his major-winning career. Allen and Dustin stay in contact on a daily basis and frequently work together in Jupiter, Florida. Terrell also travels to a number of TOUR events throughout the year making certain that Dustin is prepared to play his best.

Among Terrell’s many professional accreditations, including:

  • GOLF Magazine’s 2021-2022 Top 100 Teachers in America
  • PGA Carolinas Section Teacher of the Year (2020)
  • One of 30 instructors in the world to achieve TrackMan Master status
  • One of only 30 worldwide Swing Catalyst Ambassadors
  • AimPoint Certified Instructor
  • Lynn Blake Certified Instructor
  • Dana Dahlquist Certified Instructor
  • TPI Level II & Level III
  • Flatstick Certified Instructor
  • Swing Catalyst Level II Certified


Lead Coach / PGA Master Professional

Brad Kirkman, PGA Master Professional and TPI Level 2 Instructor, comes to the Dustin Johnson Golf School most recently from the Golf Academy of America. There, Brad was the National Director of Golf Instruction and Golf Technology. He is certified and experienced in Trackman (level 2 instructor), K-Coach, V1, SAM PuttLab and BodiTrak.

Brad’s programs are designed to develop a full plan for the player. He coaches each player to become more intentional and purposeful in all areas; ultimately, to play better golf. As a TPI Certified Level 2 Instructor Brad can screen the player for any problem areas to better understand how to navigate possible restraints.

“I have been in the golf business for my entire career. Through numerous roles, my favorite aspect has always been coaching players to reach their goals. I am very fortunate to do this on a daily basis here at the Dustin Johnson Golf School.” – Brad Kirkman

  • PGA Master Professional
  • Former National Director of Golf Instruction and Golf Technology for the Golf Academy of America
  • Former Head Golf Professional at the TPC Scottsdale
  • Former Director of Golf Mountain Air Country Club
  • TPI Certified Level 2 Golf Instructor
  • Trackman Certified Level 2 Instructor
  • K-Coach Certified
  • BodiTrak Certified
  • Former player at University of North Carolina Greensboro

sean fister

hall of fame
3x world long drive champion
LEAD COACH/instructor

Sean joined the Dustin Johnson Golf School as a Lead Coach, Instructor and Director of Clinics and Academies.  Sean has 30-plus years of experience in the golf industry in many roles that include:  Golf Instruction content provider and swing analyst to Golf Channel and Golf Digest with numerous appearances on Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and “Academy Live” shows, Author of “The Long Drive Bible” (a NY Times Best Seller) and numerous golf instruction articles published world-wide.  He is a golf club designer and manufacturer and has 10 years of experience as owner and lead instructor of two golf teaching academies.

Sean is a Hall of Fame 3-time World Long Drive Champion and the most decorated American long driver ever.  The only American to win the world title 3 times and the first golfer to eclipse 400 yards in the world finals.  He set 13 world championship records and competed in a record 33 world championships, garnering 14 top 10 finishes. Sean has generated more than $3 million in career earnings and has been inducted to 3 Hall of Fames; Long Drivers of America Hall of Fame in 2002, the Poplar Bluff (MO) Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2008 and is President of the Long Drivers of America Hall of Fame.

Sean is available for private lessons for golfers of all skills from beginner to advanced golfers that desire more distance with accuracy.  Sean is also Lead Coach and Instructor of the DJ Ladies Beginner and DJ Junior Golf Academies with multiple classes and times available each week, year round.

  • Trackman Level II Certified
  • Certified Operation 36 Golf Pro/Lead Coach

jim kelson

college golf consultant

From 1998 to 2018 Coach Kelson served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach at the University of Tennessee. His team won the 2007 SEC Championship and he was named SEC Coach of the Year. After turning professional, Coach Kelson’s former players have won 11 events on the PGA Tour, European PGA Tour, and the Tour. Two former players captured the 2013 British Amateur and low amateur at the 2014 Masters. Additionally, former players made 6 Masters appearances. One former player earned a coveted spot on the 2006 Ryder Cup team.

Now, Coach Kelson serves as a consultant for aspiring young golfers. He assists junior golfers in their college golf scholarship search. He can answer any questions you may have regarding junior golf development as well as the NCAA recruiting process. His organization can help you create more exposure for your junior golfer. He will save you considerable time and money by researching the various programs your junior golfer is interested in attending. His organization has relationships with hundreds of coaches throughout the country. He can serve as a permissible (by NCAA rules) liaison between your family and college coaches.

​”I’ve had the pleasure of coaching alongside Jim for over 10 years. His love for his players was unparalleled and his passion for their future was unmatched. He gives this same passion to his clients. There is no one more qualified or knowledgeable out there. Jimmy K is the best hands down.” – Allen Terrell

emma abbott

director of operations

Emma Abbott is responsible for the operations of the Dustin Johnson Golf School. She brings over 10 years of experience in retail and management to the company. She is responsible for scheduling, communicating with vendors and organizing events held at the school. Her experience and leadership has been focused on developing and delivering outstanding customer service and driving profitable revenue growth. Emma also holds certifications as a Registered Nurse.

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