John Ray Leary – Director of Instruction
John Ray Leary is the director and founder of JRL Golf at Angeles National Golf Club. His teaching career began years ago with the assistance of many influential people in the game of golf.
In his early years playing competitive golf, John had the pleasure of working with Mr. Eddie Merrins. John Ray Leary was ranked in the world top 5 as a junior and attended the University of Southern California as a full scholarship player.
After turning professional John had Chi Chi Rodriguez take him under his wing. He caddied for Chi and trained with him for the next four years. This learning experience taught him how to train like the greats and learn how the greats thought, while playing championship golf.
After a reoccurring back injury shortened his playing career John sought out the best the golf teaching community had to offer. After years of studying, training and implementing, John has developed a unique system, which integrates technology and one’s personal feel of the swing while still adhering to the laws of physics.
John works with players of all levels, from beginners to professionals, including players from the PGA Tour such as, Kevin Stadler, the LPGA Tour’s Dorthy Delasin, and the Web.com Tour’s, Jin Park. His teaching tenure is going on its ninth year at Angeles National Golf Club where he resides as the Director of Instruction at the JRL Golf Academy.
Originally from Los Angeles, Pan attended Texas A&M University on an athletic golf scholarship. As a junior golfer, Pan was selected as an AJGA All American in 2001 and received honors into the Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements in golf at Beverly Hills High School.
Pan has played professionally on the PGA Tour, Canadian PGA, Mexican PGA, South American Tour, and the PGA of Thailand, along with performing dozens of ball striking and short game clinics across North America.
In 2012, Pan became an instructor at the First Tee of Pasadena, teaching life skills to local children through the game of golf. Pan began teaching privately full time in 2013 and was chosen by JRL GOLF for his extensive ability to instruct every aspect of the game to all students, independent of their skill level.
David McNally has been teaching the game of golf full time since 2012. After competing for years in professional mini tour events, David became an instructor at L.A. City’s Marty Tregnan Golf Academy. At the academy David was able to specialize in junior golf development, while teaching weekly clinics and group lessons to adults and seniors. During that time, David traveled to visit many world renown golf instructors while attending schools and teaching seminars.
His teaching philosophy is based on condensing complex golf research and biomechanics into lessons that produce immediate improvement for beginner to professional golfers. David incorporates mindfulness practices and drills to help students learn new motor patterns while shooting lower scores.
Jason Nunez is a certified level 2 professional from TrackMan Golf and earned his level 1 certification in golf biomechanics from Dr. Kwon of Texas Women’s University.
Jason has caddied for several LPGA and Symetra Tour players and is currently the Director of Golf at Whittier College after spending four years at Candlewood Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional.