Who Is Scottie Scheffler’s Coach?

We take a look at who currently coaches the American world number one.

Scottie Scheffler’s Coach
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Who Is Scottie Scheffler's Coach?

A player firmly entrenched as the world number one after winning four times in six events, it appears the sky is the limit for young Scottie Scheffler out on Tour. He has stamped his authority on golf at the moment but who exactly coaches him at the moment? Let's take a look.

Who Is Scottie Scheffler's Coach?

Scottie Scheffler's current coach is Randy Smith, who has been coaching for a very long time now. Inducted into the PGA of America's Hall of Fame in 2005, Randy Smith is the all-time leading PGA of America National Award winner with 18 national awards. He has also coached professional golfers Justin Leonard, Colt Knost and Harrison Frazar in the past.

Smith also worked with Justin Leonard as well (Getty Images)

At the moment he is Golf Professional Emeritus and Director of Instruction at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas. He has been in this role for a while too and it was here he met Scheffler. When Scheffler was around 5, his family moved from New Jersey to Dallas and the youngster started playing the game on public courses there. Eventually the family joined Royal Oaks when Scheffler was around 8 and that is when he met Smith.

Speaking to Travis Fulton in an interview Smith said;

"It was really an odd situation. Somebody at the shop said,'Randy there's a family going to come out and want to see the facilities out here, they want to meet you.' I said meet me?"

"But they had this little kid who is the next coming, I had heard... And sure enough they come out, I had just finished a lesson with Justin Leonard at the time and this little kid comes out with a bag as tall as he is, and they set him up to hit some balls down from me and I couldn't help but glance over. And this little kid is making swings that are the same swing every time.

"I watched him hit balls and within 15-20 minutes I had that a-ha moment. It was totally different." 

One of the most significant aspects of Scheffler's swing is his footwork and how his feet often move during swings. Smith acknowledges how this has always been the case. He also did not want to take that away because it plays into Scheffler's aggressiveness in the golf swing. Given how Smith did not want to change all that much, and how he only wanted to fine-tune Scheffler's golf swing from a young age, it comes as no surprise that they continue to work together.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6