Rick Krebs is the Director of Instruction at Waverly Woods Golf Club in Ellicott City, MD. He’s been a member of the PGA of America since 1977. Over the years Rick has garnered a variety of highlights including:

  • 2001 PGA Middle Atlantic Section – Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Digest Best Teachers in State – Maryland
  • Certified Golf Coach


Rick Krebs Bio

Rick was named the PGA Teacher of the year in 2001 in the Middle Atlantic Section. Throughout his time working in golf, he played a pivotal role in the growth of the Mid-Atlantic PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, contributing to its growth and teaching a number of different seminar programs. He’s been on Golf Digest Best Teachers in State (Maryland) and has been as high as number four. 

Working with a number of industry leaders over the years, Krebs has collaborated with Bill Strausbaugh, John Jacobs, Hank Haney, Henry Brunton, Dr. Rick Jensen, Butch Harmon, Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott and more. 

What is golf channel academy?

Golf Channel Academy is a network of world-class coaches and teaching facilities dedicated to improving your game.

GCA is one of the most expansive golf instruction networks in North America, including a long list of members from Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America” list and their “Best Teachers in Your State” rankings. GCA’s coaches are experts at helping students through the required steps to master a skill and will go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals.


Waverly Woods Golf Club is the official golf course of the Baltimore Ravens.

This championship course and facility is always in excellent condition. The practice tee is set with spacious grass and is accompanied by a short game area for chipping, pitching and sand with a large putting area.


My philosophy for improving a golfer’s game involves much more than quick fix golf lessons, instead it’s built around three essential skills and four steps to mastery.

The Three Essential Skills

1. Ball Control – developing sound fundamentals and club delivery patterns that enable the golfer to control the distance, direction, trajectory, and spin.  

2. Decision-Making – to train players to make prudent strategic and tactical choices on the golf course. 

3. Self-Management – to enable the individual to effectively control and manage their thoughts, emotions and behavior so that they can access and optimize their physical skills during play.

The Four Steps to Mastery 

Step 1 – Understanding the Cause and Effect

Determine which skill is costing you the most strokes-seek understanding what they are doing wrong-Identify what they need to do to fix it  

Step 2 – Supervised Practice

This step takes lots of quality repetition and feedback provided by your coach or a drill or training aid prescribed by your coach. 

Step 3 – Transfer Training

This step involves exposing the skills to conditions on the range that simulate and  experience out on the course where it counts.

Step 4 – Play

We help golfers play the game better using their existing skills and new skills while keeping score on the course. We observe and assist players and provide guidance in decision-making and self-management while making notes of what skills need improvement.

what to expect

There’s plenty to expect when you take a lesson with us.

It starts with a thorough assessment of your fundamentals, swing and skills – using this time to clearly identify your strengths and weaknesses. From there, a customized player development plan specific to you will be created which becomes your road map to follow along to achieve your goals, become a better player, add consistency and shoot lower scores. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and comfortable learning experience that gets results and put someone in your corner who is invested in helping you play your best golf.