Randy Henry is a world renowned golf teaching professional who has been voted one of America’s top teachers by Golf Digest as well as the #1 teacher in the state of Idaho. He has coached winners on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours as well as some of the world’s top collegiate and junior golfers. He has worked with various Universities, businesses and National golf teams to develop instructional programs designed specifically for their needs . Randy Henry is the founder of Henry-Griffitts, the custom-club fitting company that originated the lie board, interchangeable heads and dynamic fitting, as well as the club-fitting cart, and continues to lead innovation in the industry. Randy Henry is known worldwide as the foremost authority on dynamic club fitting. Throughout his forty years of teaching experience, ingenuity and leadership in the golf industry, Randy Henry has transformed the golf instruction and club-fitting process.
RHDG Certified Teacher
I learned to play this GREAT GAME in Russia, where I was born and raised. I came to the United States to play college golf for Washington State University. Randy Henry became my teacher my Freshman year of college and continued to teach me throughout my professional career. After I graduated I was fortunate enough to play professional golf for three years as a member on the LPGA Duramed Futures Tour. During my playing career I was lucky enough to work with and learn from great teachers like Randy Henry and Chuck Hogan. Now I am proud to be one of Randy Henry’s Certified Teachers and work at his prestigious golf academy.
RHDG Certified Teacher
CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS – LPGA Championships
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
North Texas State University, Denton, Texas-Bachelor of Science 1964
RHDG Certified Teacher
The name Homero Blancas is quite familiar to golf fans all over the world. Two All-American years at NCAA Powerhouse University of Houston and a victory in the 1960 Texas State Open were punctuated by one of the most incredible feats in the history of sport. Chronicled by Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the Guinness Book of World Records, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golf World, Sports Illustrated and countless periodicals over the past forty years, Homero’s electrifying round of 55 shot in Longview, Texas on August 19, 1962, remains the lowest round ever shot in the recorded history of tournament golf. The further place an exclamation point on that astonishing day, the round was preceded in the morning by a remarkable score of 62. On that day, twenty-year old Homero Blancas played thirty six holes in 117 strokes!
After graduation in 1963 from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Homero served our country in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge in the spring of 1965, Homero wasted no time getting right down to business opening sixth consecutive tournaments with rounds of 66. Despite a mid-season start necessitated by the completion of his military service, Homero won the PGA Tour’s coveted Rookie of the year honor as well as the Mexican Open; the national championship of Mexico.
Homero would spend ten consecutive years ranked among the PGA Tour’s top sixty money winners. During that span, he would collect four victories including the prestigious Colonial National Invitational in 1970. In 1973, Homero earned a slot on the United States Ryder Cup team along side the likes of Nicklaus, Palmer and Trevino. With an individual 5 and 4 victory over Peter Butler, and a 2 and 1 victory over Neil Coles and Christy O’ Conner while teamed with Lee Trevino, Homero significantly contributed to the United States 19 – 13 victory over Great Britain and Ireland.
In between careers on the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tours, Homero was selected as the Head Professional at the Randolph Municipal Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona, a thirty-six hole golf facility regarded as one of the best and the busiest municipal golf courses in the country. While at Randolph, Homero received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his services to junior golf, the public, and the community.
I988, Homero became eligible to join the Senior PGA Tour where he would collect another victory at the 1989 Kingwood Classic. Homero has been a member of the Senior PGA Tour for over ten years.
Regarded as a gifted instructor by his peers, Homero Blancas has taught over fifty of the tour’s best known professionals throughout his career; an informal yet prestigious honor in its own right. During the past five years, Homero has traveled through the United States and Mexico instructing aspiring touring professionals, professional athletes, and golfers from all walks of life.
World-renowned touring professional, world record holder, experienced administrator, instructor of exceptional skill and popularity, one of golf’s true treasures; that’s 1993 Texas Golf Hall of Fame inductee Homero Blancas. He is available for private instruction by appointment at Gleannloch Farms Golf Club in Spring, Texas. Homero resides in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife of over 35 years, Noel. They have two sons, Tommy (4/15/68) and Jerry (6/16/70) and three grandchildren, Peyton (3/20/01), Aidan (10/21/03) and Kayla (2/22/05).
Director of Instruction Vegas
From the moment I made the decision to become a PGA Teaching Professional in 1988 I sought out the help I needed from the best Teachers I could find. Fortunately, my search introduced me to Randy Henry and in 1989 I become a member of the HG fraternity of incredible teachers, coaches and pioneers lead by Randy and the team at Henry-Griffitts as they revolutionized teaching and club-fitting starting over 30 years ago.
My approach to teaching comes from this background of over 25 years of sharing and learning with other like-minded Professionals with the same goal of helping golfers achieve the most out of their golfing experiences.
I believe that each individual actually teaches themselves, as they gain knowledge and experience. The golf swing itself is performed best when the student is in balance… physically, as well as mentally and emotionally. It is my job as the students coach to provide a non-judgmental environment, as well as the tools and equipment they need to allow the them to get the proper feedback as they open up to this self discovery process.
By simplifying your understanding of the full swing into concepts based on a natural balanced motion you can leave the mechanics on the lesson tee and create an evaluation system of your “swing motion” with your coach that allows you to understand why your ball goes left, right and straight. This allows you to make quick adjustments based on what the ball is doing and frees you up to begin to become more target aware and less mechanical. When you begin to actually play golf and not golf swing you will finally be free to play better golf, improve your scores and most importantly have more fun.
– Class A Member of the PGA 1989-2001
– Henry-Griffitts Master Clubfitter®
– GSEB Golfing Machine Authorized Instructor
– Member of the Junior advisory staff Henry-Griffitts 1994-96
– Board of Directors So. Nevada Junior Golf Assoc. 1993-96
– Captain of the Nevada Junior Boys America Cup team 1993-96
– Staff PGA Instructor at Angel Park G C Las Vegas 1989-95
– Head of Instruction and Club-fitting Sunrise Country Club 1995-97
– Director of Club-fitting Dalton Straight Shootin’ Golf 1997-2003
– Henry-Griffitts Regional Training Professional 2003 to 2007
– Owner and Director of Instruction Rhoderunner Golf Inc. 2007-present
“Professor of Golf”
Official PGA Tour Instructor
Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame
After playing for Oklahoma State, Jimmie went on to play on the PGA Tour in 1969, 1970 and 1975. Since then, he has become one of the best known and most-reliable teaching professionals the game has ever known – entering the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2009. Known as “Professor Golf” to his students and the pros who work with him, Jimmie has helped hundreds of players improve their games. In fact, more than 100 of his students have received scholarships to play college golf.
Jimmie also developed Simple Stroke Savers, a mobile App that provides the same proven tips and techniques that Jimmie would give you if he was standing next to you for all 18 holes.
“These stoke savers have helped my students progress to PGA and LPGA tours, World Long Drive Champions, and to Guinness Book of World Record holders. While other teaching aids try to help you achieve the “perfect swing,” the problem is, no two swings are exactly the same. Every player is different, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all “perfect swing”—but these tips will help you improve no matter what your personal swing is. Simple Stroke Savers helps you properly prepare to make each swing your personal best. They have helped champions of the past and present. They will help anyone from the beginner to the most seasoned touring professionals. Simple Stroke Savers makes all the difference.”
— Jimmie Bullard, “Professor Golf”