About Us


Why Us?

The answer is simple… No one else in the country has what we have. No one else has Hal Sutton, a 14-time PGA Tour Winner and Ryder Cup Captain who can really teach you how to think, how to believe in yourself, how to commit, how to PLAY the game. While Chase Cooper, one of the best instructors in the country, can use his expertise along with our cutting-edge technology to improve your ball striking, short game, putting, etc. Old school meets new school at the Hal Sutton Golf Academy.

Hal Sutton Golf Academy

Located in North Houston, we have everything that we need to help get your game to the next level. Expertise? Check! Experience? Check! Facility? Check! Technology? Check! People that care? Check! We like to say we come from a place of knowledge. We’ve been there before and know what to expect. Our 5,000 square foot facility features the latest and greatest in golf technologies.

We have 3 simulator hitting bays, a large hitting area and putting green in the back along with a lounge area to hang out and watch golf. Our technology includes two TrackMan 4’s, Foresight GCQuad, 4 Uneekor EYEXO’s, a Swing Catalyst 3D Force Plate, K-Motion 3D Motion Capture, HackMotion, and much more!

Our team

Hal Sutton

PGA Tour legend

Hal Sutton – Born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana, established himself as a competitive golfer at an early age. He played golf in his hometown at Centenary College where he had a highly successful collegiate career, winning 14 golf tournaments. After graduating college, Hal began his professional career where he became one of the most prolific players the game has ever known.

“I personally believe that what I do with my game is far less important than what I might help somebody else do with their own game.” – Hal

Chase Cooper

Director of Instruction

Chase brings a new school approach to the Hal Sutton Golf Academy. Chase played both collegiate and professional golf at a very high level before becoming an instructor. Chase has conducted educational seminars around the world and analyzed thousands of players’ swings using 3D motion capture and other golf technologies. Before opening up the new Hal Sutton Golf Academy here in Houston, Chase was the Director of Instruction at the Big Easy Ranch for over 3 years.

“Chase and I have worked together for over 3 years now. There is no doubt in my mind that Chase is one of the best young instructors in the game today. I trust him completely with my own game and that’s honestly the best compliment I could give him.” – Hal Sutton

Will Paulsell

Golf Instructor & Clubfitter

Will joins the Hal Sutton Golf Academy after working alongside Chase at the Big Easy Ranch for the past 18 months. He is a very good player having played Division 1 golf at Oral Roberts and spent a few years on the mini tours. He is the ultimate club ‘junkie’ and loves keeping up to date with the latest in golf equipment as well as tinkering around with his own equipment. Will has already developed a reputation as one of the best clubfitters in the area.

“Will is a great player who is a huge asset to our team. His knowledge about all things clubfitting is really second to none.”  – Hal Sutton

Chris Schneeweiss

Golf Instructor & Clubfitter

Chris is our newest member of the team at Hal Sutton Golf Academy. He is a former competitive amateur golfer from New Jersey with a number of wins, recently turned pro, and is an Associate in the Southern Texas PGA. He is passionate about the golf swing, and has studied under a number of the country’s best instructors. Chris is also a lover of all things golf equipment, and prides himself on his knowledge of the industry’s latest offerings.

“Chris is a welcome addition to the team. His enthusiasm for the golf swing and golf equipment will be a great benefit to our students. ”  – Hal Sutton