Jeff has been a pillar for golf instruction in southwest Florida for the past twenty years. Jeff is a graduate of Cape Coral High School and is certified class a member with the PGA of America. He has won multiple awards including the 2006 Teacher of the year, and the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Presidents Award for growth of the game. Nixon was also named the 2012, 2013, and 2014 PGA Player Development Award recipient for the South Florida PGA, as well as the 2015 Junior Golf Leader For South Florida PGA. Along with the numerous awards Jeff has won, he recently became a Certified PGA Professional in the field of Teaching and Coaching.
Jeff has coached over a thousand students ranging from scratch players, beginners, juniors, and the disabled. Jeff’s unique ability is to be able to adapt to each student has served him well in the 10,000 plus lessons that he has given over the past twenty years. Jeff’s past experience allows him to be able to improve the golf game of anyone who is willing to commit to his instruction. He is always looking for new and innovative ways to make the game fun and exciting for all ages of juniors. Besides growing the game and mentoring the area’s youth; Jeff is an avid movie enthusiast and enjoys rooting on his beloved Georgia Bulldogs.
Darin Hovis is the founder and owner of Par 4 Fitness located in Naples, FL. Par 4 Fitness has helped thousands of southwest Florida golfers move better, feel better, and play better golf.
Darin is a BOC Certified and Florida licensed Athletic Trainer who graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from FGCU. He is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 3 Golf Medical and Fitness Professional as well as TPI certified Level 2 Junior and Power Coach. Darin optimizes swing biomechanics through K-Vest 3D technology.
He also holds certification through Boditrak Sports as a Golf Ground Mechanics Specialist. Darin is trained to treat musculoskeletal injuries obtained during sport and activity as well as provide athletes with strength & conditioning programs to reach optimal performance. Darin is also Full Body certified through Active Release Techniques which is considered a gold standard in soft tissue treatment.
Darin specializes in returning golfers to the course from injuries, helping avid amateurs swing more efficiently, and also works with some of the top up and coming players in the world! Current clients include CHAMPIONS Tour, Symetra Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada as well as Re/MAX World Long Drive Champions.
Darin also has an extensive golfing resume. He currently holds a 0.1 GHIN handicap index and plays several amateur events around Southwest Florida.