Meet Coach Scott Barla, PGA PROFESSIONAL
As a PGA Certified Golf Coach since his graduation from the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University, Scott is an active member of the golf community. He attained his PGA Class “A” status in 1996. Scott’s past experiences as a golf instructor include teaching with a nationally recognized inner-city youth program in Detroit and other PGA of America adult teaching initiatives. Scott taught at Skokie Park District’s premier outdoor double-decker range, the East Bank Club in downtown Chicago, as well as Weber Park Par Three. Scott is a former IPGA Board and Committee Member.
Scott currently teaches the Marion County Veterans in the PGA HOPE program. In the summer of 2019, Scott was named Carmel JV Girls Golf Team Coach, the team qualified at the Indiana Girls State Championship finishing in 5th place of 15 teams that competed. Scott also was a 5 year Assistant Golf Coach for Cathedral HS Boys and one season for the Girls golf programs. He is a member of the Skyline Club at OneAmerica Plaza. The Social Business Club has made Scott the club PGA Professional to assist all members.
Scott Barla is Honored with the 2019 PGA Indiana Section Player Development Award
In 2014, the PGA Indiana section began recognizing one PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment at the Section and National levels and the impact made at the facility. Scott Barla was honored to receive the award and he looks forward to many more!
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GOLF LESSONS (COACHING)
Scott Barla, PGA Certificed Coach offers Private & Group Lessons for Adults and Juniors. He also coaches PGA Junior & PeeWee Camps.
Scott Barla, Certified Club Fitter, provides custom Club Fittings for several national brands including Mizuno and PING. A professional club fitting can significantly impact your game!
Barla Golf Academy provides year-round, Pro-Level Indoor Training and Practice Sessions with leading-edge Simulators. Monthly or Seasonal Memberships are available for Adults, Juniors, and Families.
Golfing with Friends
Scott played in Larry Weaver’s, 60th Birthday Outing at River Glen in Fishers, IN.
Scott’s Teaching Philosophy
People are as unique as their fingerprints. So is the process to learn golf swing fundamentals for each individual golfer. Scott Barla brings cutting-edge electronic and non-electronic technology to each student. He creates a custom program so the student develops his or her distinct New Golf Process. By employing the lost art of human interaction and in-person instruction, Scott provides the student with an accelerated process to play the sport for business, recreation and lifelong happiness.
Scott Barla is very proud to be part of the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) organization. Coach Barla is a Certified PGA HOPE Instructor. He is able to teach adaptive and/or disabled Golfers of all skill levels. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
PGA HOPE introduces the game of golf through a developmental curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals that are trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.
PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy. Through a robust program strategy, PGA HOPE aspires to create a physically and emotionally healthier Veteran community by shaping lives, changing lives, and possibly saving lives through the game of golf.
Scott does a great job of providing a competitive and fun environment for junior golfers. Our 10 year old son plays competitive golf and has been to Scott's golf camps and received private lessons. Each time he enjoyed learning something new about the game and felt like he was improving. Scott has also been a tremendous resource in fitting our son for the correct equipment given his skill level and goals. Whenever we had questions or requests, Scott was always timely with his responses and provided valuable insight to help us make the best investment in our son's game.
After taking lessons from Scott, my game has improved a lot. My handicap has gone down 18 points. Scott has helped me with my swing, stance and hand placement. Seeing myself on video, I am able to see my swing from different views. Scott points out areas I can improve, as well as good parts of my swing that I need to continue. His training has made a great improvement in my game.
I will be taking lessons from him again to work on my game. I know I will continue to improve.
We first met Scott Barla when he started giving our son golf lessons close to 9 years ago. Scott taught our son the fundamentals of golf at an early age. Our son is currently playing competitive golf on multiple junior tours successfully thanks to Scott’s direction. He has a great understanding of how to teach young golfers the skills as well as the rules of the game. He addresses all aspects the golf game whether it be physical or mental as well as the proper equipment needed for our son’s individual game. He is very creative with his teaching techniques. He is great working with group lessons or on an individual basis. We would highly recommend Scott as a golf instructor no matter what level of player you are. He has been both incredibly professional while remaining personable. He has been an integral piece of our son’s development as a golfer.
I have worked with Scott for 2 years. He has helped me with my golf game. When I started I was a 14 handicap and I got down to a 9. He also work with my wife (who is not a golfer).She enjoyed the lessons. I was fitted for new irons at his new facility. It is very professional. I look forward to working with Scott this winter.
I have enjoyed working with Scott over the past couple of years. His instructions have helped me be more consistent with my golf swing and putting stroke. I especially like the videos. It helps to see what I am actually doing and I can review them later as needed.
Scott did a great job of helping me improve my game. He also did a great job in fitting me for the new clubs that I really love. Thanks so much.
We met Scott Barla and started working with him about 3 years ago when our son was a freshman in high school. Scott has always been professional, knowledgeable and helpful in providing ways to improve our son’s golf game. After growing 5 inches in one year, we worked with Scott to find a new set of clubs that would fit him properly. Scott spent a ton of time trying out several different head and shaft combinations. We ended up with a set of clubs that shaved strokes off his score. I highly recommend Scott and the Barla Golf Academy for all your instruction and club fitting needs.
Director of Instruction at Plum Creek Golf Club
Scott Barla is Director of Instruction at Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel Indiana. In addition to golf instruction, Plum Creek hosts private as well as corporate events.
Carmel Girls Golf JV Coach
Ferris State University
Degree NameBachelor of Science (B.S.), Marketing and Golf Managment – 1990 – 1994
Field Of Study: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Activities and Societies: PGMSA Member & Alumni, Ferris State Alumni Association Board Directors Member
Scott Barla has helped the past three years through his involvement as a Northview Church Member volunteering at Brookside Elementary. Chosen Ministries asked Scott Barla to assist with their 1st Annual Golf Outing in April 2018.
Scott is an Eagle Sponsor of the LPGA Women’s Amateur Association of Central IN, and a member of the OneZone Chamber of Commerce.
Please let Scott know how the Barla Golf Academy can assist your charity. The gift of service is very impactful!