Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (December 27, 2019) – Today, Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club announced their partnership with NBC Golf Channel Academy lead coach, Mike Malizia to launch a series of short game schools for club members.

Malizia, regularly featured on NBC Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and “Golf Academy”, was recently recognized as one of the top 50 instructors in Florida by Golf Digest. Prior to instructing, he played in the PGA and Nationwide Tours for 15 years. Malizia currently teaches at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club and works with active PGA Tour players.

Carter Murchison, PGA Golf Instructor for Santa Rosa, has been a director of instruction for more than 35 years and is a Class A PGA Professional. He has also qualified and competed in five PGA  National Club Professional Championships and has established four course records in his professional playing career.

Murchison and Malizia have joined forces to offer club members an in-depth training on techniques used around the green to improve their game and lower their scores.

“Mike and I have been studying golf swings and teaching for many years,” said Murchison. “We’ve melted together each of our beliefs, creating proven successful techniques for players of all levels. For those wanting to improve your short game play and have fun in the process, this short game school is for you.”

The short game schools will utilize the club’s new short game area, which opened in September 2019. The area includes a 6,200 square foot green complex and two bunkers, showcasing an enticing preview to the full course renovation scheduled to break ground in 2021.

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About Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is the only member owned golf course and private beach club on the coast – located on scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Hugging the sugar-white sandy beaches of South Walton, the club spans across more than 85 acres providing members, guests and the public with access to golf, dining and more. The club boasts an 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course, a beautiful Beach Club with private pool and beach access, plus dining – including the club’s signature restaurant located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Vue on 30a. Learn more at

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