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Montreal-based golf instructor rising to fame

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TSN Senior Reporter


Shauheen Nakhjavani doesn’t know for sure, but he thinks that he teaches more golf lessons than any other person on the planet. Last year, it was around 5,000.

That’s right, 5,000.

That’s a lot of lessons for a guy who has only been a pro for seven years. But when it comes to golf, the Montreal-based instructor has gone from zero to warp speed over a very short period of time.

Today, he’s one of the most successful teachers in the game – even though plenty of golfers have still never heard of him.

In 2013, Nakhjavani was teaching lessons at the nine-hole Nun’s Island Golf Course in Verdun, Que. Today, he has students all over the world and teaches touring pros on the PGA Tour, European Tour, Champions Tour and just about every minor-league circuit in existence.

Dylan Wu, a client who plays on the Korn Ferry Tour, finished second in the season opener this week.

While he sees his professional players in person, the vast majority of his teaching is done online where he’s become a social media star.

“My timeline to where I’ve gotten to is more of a fluke,” he admitted. “I’m still only 30.”

A fluke may have gotten him attention in the early going, but what’s kept him........