Meet Julie

Before making golf instruction her career, Julie played professionally on the Futures, European, Asian and LPGA Tour, winning 12 tournaments worldwide. In addition to her outstanding playing credentials, Julie has excelled in her teaching. Julie has over 25 years experience teaching all aspects of the game.


Teaching Awards:

Womens Golf Journal, Top 50 Teachers in America, 2018
Voted Golf Digest “Best Teachers by State” as Ranked by Peers 2011-2018
LPGA Top 50 Teacher of the Year: 2010-2018
Golf For Women Magazine Top 50 Teachers in US 2005-2009
LPGA Southeast Section Teacher of the Year, 1995, 1999
Nominated for Golf Digest Top 100 Instructors



Speaker for LPGA Regional Seminar—Savannah, GA 2018

Building named “Julie Cole Blanchard Valley Hospital Rehab and Sports Medicine Center”  for contributions to Findlay, Ohio


Received Ohio University Lifetime Award, 2010



Established the “JULIE COLE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT,” Findlay. Ohio—1987 to present.
Raised over $3 million for Hospice, BVHF Cancer Wing and Junior golf



What People Say About Julie Cole

Anthony Panzica

“Julie, after attending your 3 Day golf school in early April of this year, I have been trying to put your lesson into practice. After several rounds and thinking too much, I realized that I was actually doing what you wanted but concentrating more on the technique rather than trusting my new swing. Once I stopped thinking, I began hitting shots and playing golf. I am now hitting more center fairways, getting a little more distance and enjoying golf more. Just a little note, you told me you would not change my putting technique. I played in a tournament…the first one was 3″ from the cup, the second one went in, and I drained the 3rd. Thank you and your entire staff for getting my game back.”

A. Hope Adams

Senior Counsel, PNC Legal Department

“I wanted to give a shout out to Julie Cole (my instructor). I have been playing golf (not seriously) for 20 years with little to no improvement in my game. Since I spent 2 1/2 days at golf school with Julie my game has significantly improved. I was a 24 to 26 handicap for years. In just two months, my handicap is down to a 16. My average scores have gone from 98-105, down to 82-86. I am planning to come back in a few months to try to take another 10 strokes off my score. You guys do a tremendous job. THANKS!!!!”

Janet M

“We were in the Charlotte area on vacation from Arkansas (both 58 year-old women, pretty new to golf). The School was able to work out four hours of private lessons with Julie Cole on quite short notice. In the half day we spent with Julie she was able to give us excellent focused instruction on the full swing, pitching, and putting. This included video analysis before and after instruction on the full swing, as well as a number of great tips and practice drills. We both came away feeling great about our game and have already seen significant improvement since our return. Everyone we encountered at Dana Rader was great: helpful and friendly. We must say a special thanks to Dale, who coordinated our visit. All details of our stay were worked out perfectly.”

Ken Mason

“Thanks for the excellent lessons. I have worked with several good golf instructors over the years, but you are second to none. You quickly diagnosed the issue I have tried, for several years, to address. More importantly, you help me understand how to address it and gave me a path forward that meets my needs.

Sea Pines is lucky to have you. I look forward to working with you again when I am back on Hilton Head.”

Tim Duke

“Julie, I wanted you to know how much your instruction and the short game school improved my skill level. My wedges are getting me closer to the hole and my putting has greatly improved.”


“Julie:  Today was the final round of the Mountain Glen Women’s Club Championship, and I’m happy to report that I won!  That was one of the goals that I set out to achieve when I reached out to you for lessons last summer, so thank you so very much for helping me to improve!!”

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