Ed Oldham, a two-time Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year and a PGA Master Professional, brings a love for the game of golf and teaching the game to The Ranch Country Club in Westminster, Colorado. Ed’s many accolades include being named to every Golf Digest Top Teachers in State list since they started the list in 2000.
Ed has been a coach to high school, collegiate and state champions. Ed’s students have won Colorado Player of the Year awards on ten different occasions and he has coached two different golfers into the top 20 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings including Jennifer Kupcho who spent much of 2018 ranked #1 in the world. Jennifer Kupcho won the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in 2019 and is now competing on the LPGA Tour. You don’t have to be a great player to learn and improve with Ed. He enjoys teaching and helping players of all abilities.
Ed has been a teacher of teachers through speaking at education programs through the Colorado PGA and Proponent Group Teaching Summits. Ed has been a lifelong learner and continues to learn and improve every day.
A native of North Platte, Nebraska, Ed grew up learning the game from his father who was a college golf coach and later, a PGA Member and from Rich Skinner who was the Head Golf Professional at North Platte Country Club and was recently inducted into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame.
PGA Member since 1986
Director of Instruction at The Ranch Country Club in Westminster, CO
PGA Certified Master Professional in Golf Instruction
2013 and 1999 Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year Award
2020 Colorado PGA Player Development Award
2001 and 2002 Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year
Also awarded 1997 and 1998 Horton Smith Awards for contributions to education
Named as one of the top teachers in the Southwest Region by Golf Magazine
Named as one of the Best Teachers in Colorado by Golf Digest
US Kids Golf Top 50 Coach, 2018 and 2019
Member, TaylorMade Professional Advisory Board – Emeritus
Colorado Avid Golfer – Top Teacher for Juniors
Colorado Avid Golfer – Top Mental Coach
Proponent Group Member
US Kids Golf Certified Coach
Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach Program
K Vest Level 2
TPI Certified Level 2
GSA Certified Level 2
Sam Putt Lab Level 1
Sam Putt Lab Level 2
Golf Psych Certified
Skilled Coaching Alliance – Motor Control and Learning
Skilled Coaching Alliance – Coaching
Philosophy and Approach
My passion is your game!
My mission is to help you achieve your goals. Through methods that are simple yet effective, I will work with what you have and enhance your motion for improved performance.
Instruction tailored to the needs of the student
Every person is different, different body types, different priorities and different needs. My job is to solve the puzzle in front of me to help that person to play better golf and shoot lower scores. The golf swing is only a small part of the overall game and student’s potential success. I have often asked students “If someone were to pay us a million dollars to lower your scores by five shots, what would we work on?”
Long term beats short term every time
I think it is rare for someone to improve after just one lesson. It happens but it is rare. I have often quoted part of a commercial for a drug company that said “if only one pushup can make you stronger”. One lesson can sometimes help but I have learned that the golfers who truly get better are the ones who take multiple lessons and then practice what we worked between the lessons. The frequent feedback and repetition are key to the learning process.
Why guess when you can measure
I utilize the latest technology to measure what the student is doing and to help to build a roadmap for improvement. I currently use a Trackman Launch Monitor, K Vest which is 3D technology and the FocusBand which can help us improve the mind. I also think technology can help the student improve at a faster rate.
What do you want?
Before we begin, I want to know what the student wants to accomplish in the short term and the long term then I do everything that I can to accomplish those goals.