Lawrence Sykkmon is a USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional and Titleist Performance Institute certified with over 20 years of experience, teaching both children and adults of all skill levels. He teaches at St. Marlo Country Club in Duluth, Georgia.

Sykkmon started playing golf at the age of 19, and being a physical trainer at the time, he had some clients who wanted him to help them with their golf games. It wasn’t until he was in his 30s that he started teaching more seriously, and shortly thereafter he earned his USGTF credentials to have more credibility in the industry. He considered the PGA route but did not want to focus on other duties besides golf, so he found the USGTF to be a perfect fit.

He has two YouTube channels; both of which are for golf entertainment (one is in English and the other in Chinese). His teaching philosophy is “Energy First, Impact Later” (EFIL). You can fellow EFIL Golf on Instagram and TikTok at efilgolf or @efilgolf. Sykkmon believes the game of golf is both fun and challenging and everyone can enjoy and excel at the game with proper instruction and practice methods. He also says that if everyone could shoot 80, the time to play a round of golf would be much quicker, and emphasized the teacher’s role in this.

He is also a National Federation of Professional Trainers certified fitness trainer and has over 20 years of fitness experience. His experience in fitness training, combined with golf instruction, form the foundation and fundamentals for EFIL Golf. To learn more, please visit: or

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