Performance Golf Academy

The Performance Golf Academy offers a highly personalized teaching style that allows for a relaxed, enjoyable, learning atmosphere. In addition to private lessons, our professionals offer semi-private lessons, group classes, and clinics. Classes and clinics are limited to a maximum of eight students per teaching professional to ensure every student receives personalized instruction. All aspects of the game are taught with proven fundamentals and principles in a simple and understandable way. We employ state-of-the-art teaching tools and golf training aids including video analysis. All lessons, classes and clinics include balls and loaner clubs.

Professional Staff


Liza Abood • Brendan Horton •  - Keith Robertson - Mark Diley- Jun Ahn

Liza Abood

PGA/LPGA Golf Professional


Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Years teaching: 23

Education: B.S. Physical Education, University of Maryland

  • Private 30 minute lesson: $55.00
  • Private 50 minute lesson: $90.00
  • Package of (5) 50 minute private lessons: $400.00
  • Semi-Private 50 minute lesson: $50.00 pp
  • Package of (5) 50 minute Semi-Private lessons: $225.00 pp
  • Junior Lesson, Under 16: 30 minute lesson $40.00 

Liza Abood, PGA/LPGA Golf Professional teaches at the Olney Golf Park. A native of the Washington metropolitan area, and a graduate from the University of Maryland, Liza’s childhood days included many rounds of golf.

The highlights of Liza’s successful professional career include being named the 2004 PGA Middle Atlantic Player of the Year and finishing 5th in the 2003 LPGA Teaching and Club Professional National Championship. And also, Golf Range Magazine awarded her as one of their “Top 50 Golf Instructors in America”

Liza has been a Class A Member of the PGA since 1989 and a Class A Member of the LPGA since 1995. She exhibits impressive teaching credentials and many professional affiliations with prestigious clubs. She has taught golf at the following Florida clubs: Fisher Island, South Beach, Miami; Indian Creek Country Club, Miami Beach, Florida; Grand Harbor, Vero Beach; and PGA National, North Palm Beach. She has also instructed at the TPC at Avenel, Potomac, Maryland; The Weston Golf Club, Weston, Massachusetts; and the Scarsdale Golf Club, Hartsdale, New York.

Currently, Liza is teaching private, group and junior lessons at the Olney Golf Park, and she is available for playing lessons. She also teaches the Golf School for Women series.

“I look forward to helping my students enhance their skills and lower their scores, and for new golfers, to provide an introduction to golf and a lasting foundation for their game.”

For more information contact Liza at or call Olney Golf Park at 301-570-6600

Brendan Horton

Instructor, Lead Club Fitter and Club Repairman


Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland

Years teaching: since 2002

Education: B.A. Biology, Colorado College

  • Private 50-minute lesson: $70.00
  • Package of Five 50-minute private lessons: $300.00
  • Semi-Private 50-minute lesson: $40.00 pp
  • Package of Five 50-minute Semi-Private lessons: $160.00 pp
  • Leader Club Fitter since 2013
  • Titleist Staff Member since 2009

Brendan was the assistant golf coach at Colorado College for two years while teaching chemistry there. He turned professional in 2000 and played on the Hooters, Tear Drop, and Moonlight mini tours from 1998 through 2002. Brendan has worked at Olney Golf Park since 2000 and has been an assistant professional since 2004. As an amateur golfer, he played for and captained his high school and college teams, and was selected as a member of the Division III All-Coaches Team.

For more information contact Brendan at or call Olney Golf Park at 301-570-6600

OPEN Today!

Regular Hours!

The last bucket is sold 1/2 hour before closing.

July 4th
9:00 - 5:00
Last Bucket at 4:15

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July 4th

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Regular Hours

Last Bucket sold 1/2 hour before closing

Starting 5/1/2024
Monday 9:00am until 10:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am until 10:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am until 10:00pm
Thursday 9:00am until 10:00pm
Friday 9:00am until 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am until 10:00pm
Sunday 9:00am until 9:00pm

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minutes of closing.

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Grass Areas:

Grass Areas are Members Only October 2nd 2023 through Late Spring 2024
(This includes the Short Game Areas and Grass Tees)

Ask about Membership Options.  Membership has its privileges.

 Grass areas open late on Tuesdays for mowing. Grass areas are subject to close at any time without warning due to weather or maintenance.

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