• Our Team

Our Team.

Change Golf Instruction was founded by Sue Shapcott, PhD, PGA (GB&I), in Madison, WI. Our goal is to offer effective and fun golf instruction that will help you love golf a little bit more.

We require technical excellence in Change Golf instructors, but we understand that that learning golf goes beyond technique. Therefore, the change golf experience strives to make learning an enjoyable experience. Our instructors care about you and your game. They realize learning is hard, so we guarantee a judgement-free environment. And we are as committed to your game as you are.

Sue Shapcott, PGA (GB&I), PhD

Director of Instruction
Change Golf Instruction

Sue is a former tour player with a passion for helping recreational players reach their potential. She trained with the British PGA and spent 5 years developing technical expertise with Hank Haney in Dallas, TX. Sue is also an educational psychologist and will sneak that into your lessons!

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Sue Shapcott has been working in and around the golf industry for over 20 years. Sue grew up playing golf in Bristol, England. As an amateur, Sue represented Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) women’s team. She was a member of a winning Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team and also won a bronze medal for GB&I in golf’s World Cup. Sue turned professional in 1989 and played competitively on the Ladies European Tour and the Asian Tour. She trained as a coach with the British PGA. Sue’s coaching career took off in 2000 when she was recruited to coach for Hank Haney in Dallas, TX. During this time, she watched Haney teach dozens of lessons – ranging from beginner golfers to tour players. Sue said this experience opened her eyes to how effective coaches could be.

In 2005, Sue left Haney’s Golf Schools and was appointed Director of Instruction at Dallas’s busiest public facility, Tenison Park. During this period, she taught a couple of LPGA players, but her main client base was new and recreational players. Sue realized that although coaching professional players was a tribute to her experience and knowledge, she garnered more enjoyment from helping new and recreational golfers. While at Tenison Park, Sue felt she had more than sufficient technical knowledge to help her students, but wanted to understand how to better motivate them. Although she had personal experience to draw from, she looked for more of an evidence-based approach to the problem. In 2010 Sue graduated with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University – focusing on the differences in motivation of male and female recreational golfers. She continued her research at the University of Bath where she received a PhD in Education.

Ryan Brinza, PGA

Head Professional: Odana Hills Golf Course

Ryan is manages the operations at Odana Hills golf course. In his spare time he loves to play golf and helping other golfers who need it!

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Ryan Brinza, PGA PGA Professional Odana Hills Golf Course Ryan Brinza is the PGA Professional at Odana Hills Golf Course. Ryan began playing golf at the age of 5 with his father at Vitense Golfland, just down the road from Odana Hills. At the age of 14, he started working at Door Creek to pay for a new set of golf clubs and worked in a variety of areas ultimately landing as a pro shop attendant. After college, Ryan entered the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and took a job as the Assistant Golf Professional at Odana Hills Golf Course. After five years, he became the First Assistant Golf Professional at Odana Hills and finished his PGA education in December of 2013. Ryan became a PGA Certified Professional in the field of Golf Operations and started as a Head Golf Professional at the beginning of the 2014 season.

Interested in Golf Instruction?

We have private lessons and group lessons available.