About Rod Lidenberg

3-Time Minnesota PGA Teacher of the Year

Rod Lidenberg has been teaching golfers how to play the game for the past 45 years. He is one of a select few in the country to earn the designation of PGA Master Professional.

Rod played four years of varsity golf at Fargo South High School and then went on to play an additional four years at North Dakota State University. After earning his four-year degree, he enrolled in the school’s Graduate Program, while at the same time coaching the men’s and women’s golf teams for two years.

Rod assumed the role of Head Professional at Edgewood G.C. in Fargo, North Dakota at the age of twenty-one. He moved to the Minneapolis area in 1977 accepting the position of Teaching Professional at the famed Interlachen Country Club.

During his playing career as an amateur, he competed in two U.S.G.A. National Public Links Championships, and as a PGA Professional, he played a series of exhibition matches with some of the top playing professionals in the country.

 “The secret sauce is never stop trying to better your craft.”

Private lessons are available exclusively at Bluff Creek Golf Course, Chanhassen, Minnesota during the summer season and The Golf Zone, Chaska, Minnesota during the winter season.

Talented amateurs and professionals Rod has worked with

PGA Tour Professionals

Howard Twitty
Mike Morley
Dave Hill
Tommy Arron
Jim Ahern
Doug Sanders
Tim Herron
Chris Perry
Cameron Beckman

Nationally Ranked Amateurs

Casey Danielson (Stanford University)
Charlie Danielson (University of Illinois)

LPGA Tour Professionals

Patty Berg
Jerilyn Britz
Marilyn Smith
Kathie Hite

National Championships

Allisa Herron (USGA Mid-Amateur Championship)
Julia Gumulia (North-South Women’s Championship)

Varsity College Players

Sam Foust (University of Oregon)
Hannah Hankinson (University of South Dakota)
Ryan Heide (St. Olaf)
Brad Geer (Stanford)
Lindsay Danielson (University of Wisconsin)
Chris Conklin (St. Olaf)
Casey Danielson (Stanford)
Julie Gumlia (Arizona State University)
Roxy Gumlia (Stanford)
Charlie Danielson (University of Illinois)

Areas of Expertise

Rod works with golfers ages 10-90, but specializes in working with Elite Junior Champions. The first step goal is to have them make their high school golf team, then earn a college scholarship and one day play on the PGA or LPGA Tour.

Core Focuses

Club-Fitting | Performance Psychology | Biomechanics | Physiology | Fitness Training | Putting | Chipping | Wedge Play | Course Management

Teaching Philosophy

When asked about his method of teaching, Rod is quick to reply, “I have don’t believe in teaching a single method—there are just too many people that don’t fit the mold. I prefer to view each golfer as a unique individual and then create the swing that is best for them.

Rod currently enjoys working with a host of amateurs from beginners to club champions. On the subject of teaching, he says “The continuing challenge is for the instructor is to find new and creative ways to best tailor his message, so that when it reaches the student, it not only touches their mind but their senses as well.

Indoor and Outdoor Golf Lessons

OUTDOOR LESSONS

Bluff Creek Golf Course
1025 Creekwood Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

INDOOR LESSONS:

GOLF ZONE
825 Flying Cloud Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

The course is calling your name.

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