|Alma Mater:||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
Tony Bedient is in his fourth season as an assistant coach for the University of Nebraska men’s golf program in 2012-13.
In his first four years with the program, Bedient has helped guide the Huskers to four team championships and three individual titles.
Originally from York, Neb., Bedient has traveled the country and taught for ESPN Golf Schools under the direction of Hank Haney (Tiger Woods’ former swing coach) and many other great instructors. Since 2005, Bedient has been learning from some of the best instructors in the world. In November 2005, he was personally trained on the golf swing by Haney.
“I had the opportunity of watching Hank teach students for three straight days in a golf school,” Bedient said. “I had read all of his books on the golf swing, and I found out watching him teach was a great way to shed light on all he talked about in his books.”
Bedient also had the opportunity to attend a Hank Haney “Teach the Teacher” seminar at one of Haney’s facilities in Dallas, Texas. At “Teach the Teacher,” Haney spent time in the classroom going over his swing theories and what is most important in the golf swing.
In 2006, Bedient was named a lead instructor shortly after he became a full-time golf instructor for ESPN. Bedient not only had the opportunity of working with some of the best instructors in the world, but also had the opportunity of leading golf schools for ESPN in 10 states around the country. Over the course of a three-year period, Bedient taught 4,000 students for ESPN Golf Schools alone.
“Seeing that many students was one of the greatest opportunities that I have had in my teaching career,” Bedient said. “When working with that many students, it forces you to diagnose and fix the main problem in the golf swing.”
One of Bedient’s many strengths as a teacher is his open-minded approach to learning new things about all aspects of the game. In 2008, Bedient joined the staff of Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and became a certified golf instructor. Bedient has since received a level two TPI instructor certification.
Bedient’s involvement with TPI opens up a new door for players coming to Nebraska to not only improve their game, but also improve their fitness just like players on the PGA Tour.
“One of the things that I want all recruits to know when coming to the University of Nebraska is that I can guarantee that if they come here with an open mind and a great work ethic, they will be prepared to take their game to the highest level if that is their goal.”