Former PGA Tour Player Hugh Royer III Opens the Champions Golf Academy

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., March 4 -- For more than a decade, Hugh Royer III competed successfully against some of the best golfers in the world and now this renowned golf instructor will put his expertise to work at the Champions Golf Academy located at the Long Bay Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Royer played professionally for 14 years, which included three years on the PGA Tour, four wins on the Nationwide Tour, and was a winner on the South African Tour. As an amateur, he was the Georgia State Amateur Champion, Southeastern Amateur Champion, Western Amateur Champion, Azalea Amateur Champion, NCAA Division II Player of the Year and member of the First Team All-American. In 2000, he was inducted into the Columbus State University Hall of Fame.

"Being a professional player at the highest competitive levels gives you a perspective that most coaches and instructors don't have," says Royer, who has spent the last seven years as a teaching professional. "They don't know what it's like to have to make a putt to make the cut. I was fortunate enough to have that experience." Royer's teaching philosophy was created by combining what he learned from those that taught him in addition to his own playing experience and molding them into his own unique way of instructing players on that next level and assisting those who dream of getting there.

The Champions Golf Academy offers comprehensive golf programs at a state- of-the-art facility. These include a tour players program for professionals, gap-year program for college-bound players, adult golf schools, weekly summer camps for juniors, and private lessons. The learning center consists of a driving range with three private teaching bays, short and long-game areas, lounge, extensive club fitting technology, and its own fitness center. Additionally, sports psychology is led by Stephen A. Russo, Ph.D. to assist players with the mental pressures of the game.

The Champions Golf Academy is an official sponsor of the Canadian Tour, Hooters Tour, Southeastern Junior Golf Tour and has partnered with golf corporations such as Nickent Golf, Page & Tuttle, Tour Golf Fitness, UST, V-1, Zelocity, and GustBuster/SunBuster for equipment and supplies and is the official training facility for the Tour Players Golf Group. For more information, call (843) 399-1551 or visit

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