38 years old
Born in Neenah, Wisconsin USA
Ben Bockin co-founded the Golf Leadership Academy with Chad Elledge in 2018. Ben and Chad opened a new, state-of-the-art indoor golf training facility in Novi, Michigan in January 2021.
Ben grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin and developed his passion for golf after smashing his dad’s Nicklaus 3-iron blade over the baseball fence.
As a freshman in high school, he was cut from the golf team and became more determined than ever. He spent every day that summer outworking the competition and made the team as a sophomore. His junior year, he qualified for the State Championship as an individual.
Later in his career, he pursued a childhood dream and played professionally on the E-Golf Tour. He has one professional victory at the Vail International Pro-Am and his best finish on the E-Golf Tour was a 3-day total of 10-under par.
Ben realized he got more satisfaction from coaching others rather than focusing on his own game. He was fascinated with the art of helping others perform at their best.
He is passionate about getting his players to reach their full potential. Ben is loyal, trustworthy and willing to do whatever it takes for his players to succeed.
Ben graduated from the Professional Golfers Career College and has more than 15 years of coaching experience. He has coached players that have won at the professional, collegiate, high school and junior levels.
Over the years, Ben has been trained by some on the world’s finest golf coaches including: Mark Sweeney, Craig Farnsworth, Mike Adams, Greg Rose, Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson, Joe Daniels, Jason Guss, Michael Hebron, Dr. Rick Jensen, Dave Phillips, and Chad Elledge.
He has also presented at the Eastern Michigan Teaching and Coaching Summit.
Ben’s certifications include, but are not limited to:
- The Golfing Machine
- Vision 54
- Growing Leaders Partner and Facilitator
- Dr. Rick Jensen’s Golf Coaches Association
- Titleist Performance Institute
- AimPoint Green Reading
- US Kids Golf
- Multiple PGA Teaching and Coaching Summits
- SeeMore Putter Institute