Total Performance Golf - Meet the Staff
Justin is originally from Dallas, Texas, and played collegiate golf at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City before competing professionally for two years.
He has had the opportunity to work with some of the best instructors in the world at both the David Leadbetter Academy and Rick Smith Academy, which helped him learn a lot about the different techniques used to swing the golf club. However, it wasn't until he started working and training with the Titleist Performance Institute that he really began to flourish as an instructor.
By becoming an expert on how the swing and body are connected, Justin's outlook on teaching golf changed forever. He has been a top level TPI certified instructor for more than five years and he has the highest level TPI certifications for the Golf Professional and Golf Biomechanics tracks. He has also just become a Trackman level 2 certified instructor.
Justin is now the Director of Golf Performance at the Biltmore Golf Course and also operates Total Performance Golf. At his facility he works with a great team of professionals that include Physical Therapists, Fitness Trainers, Clubfitters and Junior Performance Specialists.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Armando’s childhood and athletic background has afforded him the chance to take a slightly unconventional route to becoming a Titleist Performance Institute certified golf professional.
He has worked alongside Justin Bruton and Total Performance Golf since its inception. He has also worked at GolfTEC where he was able to analyze over 1,900 lessons and maintain an 80% retention ratio for two consecutive years. His experience with the Titleist Performance Institute has helped him solidify the fact that athletic ability and development is one of the true fundamentals of golf.
An expert in junior development, Armando leads our junior program which focuses on the Total Performance Golf athletic development program.. He has been a golf professional at the Biltmore since 2001 and been a TPI Certified instructor since 2007 obtaining the highest level of TPI certifications in Junior Development, Biomechanics and Golf Instruction.