Rea Schuessler, PGA

Director of Instruction, Schuessler Golf Academy

Rea Schuessler is one of the most highly sought-after golf instructors along the Gulf Coast. Rea’s philosophy is very simple. Regardless of skill level from the beginner to the elite level is to help guide each golfer to accomplish their individual goals and enjoy the challenge!

Rea (pronounced “Ray”), a Mobile, AL. native, was recognized for his golf talent early on. In high school, he finished as a runner up in The National High School All American Golf Tournament in Tulsa , OK while representing the state of Alabama in the 1978 competition. Rea was fortunate to be mentored by long time CC of Mobile Head Professional Woody Woodall who helped countless young golfers and adults along the Gulf Coast improve their games under his keen eye. He continued to play competitive golf all four years in college graduating in 1983 from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Health Education.

After college he turned pro and competed on various mini tours including playing on The South African Tour. While competing professionally he spent time with Dr Bob Rotella. Dr Rotella is known world wide as the pioneer of improving how to “think” and “score” better and has coached multiple major winners on all tours. Rea was fortunate to be instructed during this time by Jack Grout who taught Jack Nicklaus the game and well into his professional career until Mr Grout passed away in 1989.


  • Aimpoint Express
  • Titleist Performance Institute
  • U.S. Kids Golf


  • “Since Mar. 13th when I started my series of 8 lessons with you, I have improved from a high 90’s player, losing 6 ball’s a round, to a solid mid to low 80’s player, with a low round of 78, your knowledge of the game and your teaching ability is beyond all my expectations. Thanks”
    ~ Gary Swanson
  • “I have been working with Rea for two years and have improved more than I ever imagined. I was able to win three times in 2014 and I directly attribute it to the time I have spent with Rea. His overall knowledge of the game from putting, short game and full swing has enabled me to be a much more consistent player. Regardless of age or skill level if you are committed to improving I highly recommend Rea as your golf coach!”
    ~ David Barnett
    3 Time Winner and Player of the Year – Miller Lite Scratch Tour
  • “Lee Trevino once said he would only take a lesson from someone who could beat him. Well, Rea Schussler has beaten me more times than I want to admit, and he certainly qualifies for most any golfer under Trevino’s definition. Rea has not only proved himself in competition, but he also has a vast knowledge of the golf swing as well as course strategy. His innate curiosity and keen intellect keeps him at the cutting edge of golf instruction. Whether teaching a beginner or accomplished player, Rea is simply terrific at making golfers better than they thought they could.”
    ~ Sandy Brasher
    Winner of multiple Club Championships and Amateur Tournaments
    Louisiana State Senior Amateur Champion
    Played College Golf at Texas
  • “The Aimpoint Express putting approach is simple to learn and brings confidence and results.”
    ~ John and Barbara Lawless
  • “Rea is the consummate golf instructor. He put me at ease from the beginning of the lesson. Additionally, he asked me early on what “I” wanted to accomplish during this lesson, rather than telling me what “he” wanted to teach me.Work with Rea. It will be time well spent.”
    ~ Ronny Robertson
    Sr. Associate Athletic Director- Retired
  • “I’ve known Rea since I was 12 years old. He has been a mentor to me ever since I started playing competitively. Through his experience & knowledge of the game he was able to show me what it takes to play.”
    ~ Chris Wells
    Lousiana State Amateur Champion Native of Gulf Shores, Alabama