ORLANDO, Florida – Larry Rinker has joined the Core Golf Academy as a Teaching Professional and Short Game Specialist. The PGA Tour veteran based in Orlando played on the PGA Tour between 1981 and 2000, is known for his short game expertise-especially putting. In 1990, he led the Tour in putts-per-green in regulation. In 1985, Rinker and his sister Laurie won the J.C. Penney Classic, a mixed team event.
The lifelong native of Florida, who has also played on the Champions Tour, is now working full time as a golf instructor in Florida and also in Colorado in the summer. From 2007-2010 he worked as an analyst and an on-course correspondent for the PGA Tour Network on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist.
Rinker said: “I am delighted to join the coaching staff at Core Golf Academy, which is highly respected for its teaching program and special culture. I have a lot of passion for coaching, especially for helping younger players develop and improve their short games and scoring.”
Born and raised in Stuart, Florida, Larry Rinker was introduced to the game by his father, who helped three children to play golf at the highest levels. Rinker began competing in Florida junior tournaments at the age of 12, earned a full golf scholarship to the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is a graduate of the PGA Tour Qualifying School on four different occasions: 1981-1982-1983-1996. Larry’s successful career includes finishing in the top 125 on the PGA Tour Money List 12 times and playing in 525 PGA TOUR events.