BGE Signs Nationally Ranked Instructor and Media Personality, Brian Manzella

BGE Signs Nationally Ranked Instructor and Media Personality, Brian Manzella

4 December, 2015


ATLANTA, GA December 4, 2015 — Blue Giraffe Sports (BGS), a leading sports and entertainment management, marketing, and brand consultation firm based in Atlanta, Ga. and West Palm Beach, FL is pleased to announce the signing of nationally ranked and highly-respected golf instructor and media personality, Brian Manzella.

Manzella, who teaches out of English Turn Golf Club in New Orleans, La., is widely considered one of the most innovative and informed instructors in the game of golf today. His 32-year teaching career includes a long tutelage under the late, world-renown instructor Ben Doyle, and a long on and off teacher-student relationship with several top TOUR pros.

The 2013 PGA Gulf States Teacher of the Year, Manzella is the ranked as the top teacher in the state of Louisiana and the 37th best in the country by Golf Digest Magazine for 2015-2016. It was his second consecutive year on the prestigious Top-50 list published by Golf Digest. He is also a three-time Golf Magazine Top-100 teacher and a regular contributor to

“I am very excited about my new relationship with Blue Giraffe. There comes a time in everyone’s career who aspires to do great things, when professional representation is very important. In my case, I wanted to associate with folks I like and that had a similar vision for my career, and golf in general. The future looks bright ” said Manzella.

Named to Golf Digest’s ‘Disruptors, Innovators and Risk-Takers’ list, Manzella runs a heavily-followed blog at which averages over 3 million hits per month. A strong advocate of science-based teaching, he was an early adopter of Trackman technology becoming one of the first instructors to gain the rank of ‘Trackman Master’. He has over 30 Manzella Certified instructors in nine states as well as Australia, and he is heavily involved in several online golf-science instructional forums as well as curating a number of advanced teaching summits.

Manzella joins a growing stable of instructors represented by Blue Giraffe Sports including fellow Golf Digest Top-50 teacher Mark Blackburn of Birmingham, Alabama.  The team also includes Golf Magazine Top-100 instructor Kevin Kirk, of The Woodlands, Texas, and Jason Birnbaum, a Top-10 ranked teacher in New Jersey who instructs out of Alpine Country Club in Demarest, New Jersey.

“The addition of Brian to our family at Blue Giraffe adds not only one of the top minds in the game of golf, but someone who can transcend the teaching ranks through multiple media platforms. We look forward to collaborating with Brian to bring his unique style to more people across many mediums and grow his presence globally.” said BGS Executive VP, Matt Judy.

Blue Giraffe Sports is home to a roster of over 40 professional athletes including golfers Stuart Appleby, Lexi Thompson, and Jhonattan Vegas, as well as a number of action sport athletes and media personalities. Blue Giraffe Sports operates a Golf Institute which harnesses the collective knowledge of this elite collection of instructors.

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