Mapel Junior Golf Academy


Stacy Mapel/PGA Certified Coach


  • Mr. Stacy Mapel is a PGA Certified Professional in Teaching and Coaching. He graduated from the PGA’s Golf Professional Training Program in 2001 and was awarded membership into the PGA in January, 2002. In 2006 he was the second PGA Professional in Texas, and one of the first 40 PGA Professionals in the country to earn Certification in Teaching & Coaching through the PGA’s Certified Professional Program. Currently, only 2% of the 28,000 PGA Professionals in the country carry this certification. Stacy is also a Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and an EyeLine Golf “4 PE” and “Tour Roll” Certified Putting Instructor. He is also one of only 16 Eyeline Golf "Elite" Putting Instructors in the United States. He is the author of the instructional book, "Your Personalized Approach to Golf: The Setup." He has also written golf instruction articles for 17 Dallas/Ft. Worth area newspaper publications including the Plano Star-Courier, Southlake Journal, Weatherford Telegram, Flower Mound Reader, and the monthly newsletter for the MENSA (Genius) Society for the state of Utah. He has also been awarded “Expert Author” status by Ezine Articles, which is recognized as one of the world’s largest and well known online sites for accomplished authors to submit and publish their material.  Stacy has also produced 20 golf instruction videos to date, as well as having written manuals on golf fitness, practice routines, mental training, proper diet, and pre-tournament preparation for players at every level. Stacy has given golf lessons to thousands of players from beginners to current and/or former PGA, Champions, Adams and Sunshine Tour players, as well as his fellow PGA Professionals. 

  • Stacy teaches his junior players based on The American Development Model (ADM), which is a concerted effort between the PGA, USGA, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and its National Governing Bodies of sport to apply long-term athlete development principles in a way that resonates with the culture of sport in the United States. By creating early positive experiences for all participants, the American Development Model (ADM), will keep more juniors engaged in golf longer, with four outcomes: • Develop fundamental skills that transfer between sports • Provide an appropriate avenue to fulfill an individual’s athletic and personal potential • Create a generation that loves golf and physical activity, and transfers that passion and healthy lifestyle to the next generation • Grow both the general athlete population and the pool of elite athletes from which future LPGA and PGA Tour players, major champions and U.S. Olympians and Paralympians are selected.

Key Principles of the ADM


A clear understanding of an athlete’s developmental level (as opposed to his or her age) will help coaches, parents and administrators appropriately tailor the training, skills and tactics taught to maximize an individual’s full potential, while helping avoid burnout. In order to succeed, participants must first learn foundational motor skills and technique. Coaches, parents and administrators who jump directly into competition tactics and strategy without emphasizing basic fundamentals may put their athletes at a disadvantage. To ensure long-term success, participants must be given adequate time and knowledge to develop these essential building blocks for success.


Multi-sport participation is critical to developing a well-rounded foundation for physical activity that can transfer between sports. Encouraging children to participate in multiple sport activities at a young age offers them the opportunity to explore, play and discover sport according to their personal interests and skill level. Multi-sport play also provides several cross-training benefits for all — such as strength, endurance, agility, coordination and speed training — that enhances athleticism and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Athletes also benefit from the social and psychological impact of multi-sport participation.  


A fun, engaging and challenging environment is essential for any sport activity. The definition of “fun” may change as participants advance to more elite levels of competition, but a standard emphasis on making the process positive and enjoyable is key. Free and spontaneous play is encouraged to help foster growth and development. By offering the opportunity for unstructured play, athletes are more likely to customize physical activity to meet their needs and keep the fun in sport intact. Fun, engaging and challenging = long term golfers and that equals long term customers.

IV. QUALITY COACHING AT ALL AGE LEVELS: Quality coaches are critical to athlete development; therefore quality coaching education is imperative for athlete success at all levels. Quality coaching not only requires a youth coach to be qualified and highly knowledgeable about their sport, but also to understand effective communication, practice planning and athlete development. The very best coaches view themselves as life long learners and are always working toward improving themselves.




  • The academy is for junior boys and girls from 10-18 years of age who are seeking to play high school and/or college golf. This academy is conducted on a one-to-one instructor-to-student ratio as opposed to a class setting with several participants. Each student’s improvement plan will be tailored to their age and current skill level. The academy curriculum will include the full swing, short game, putting, mental game performance training, weekly skills tests/competitions, as well as on-course instruction and course management. The academy will also include golf specific fitness for those that participate in the advanced programs. Hawks Creek Golf Club has 2 large putting and chipping greens, a private lessons/academy area with it's own putting and short game green, and a green-side bunker that can also be used to hit fairway bunker shots. Please read the reviews/testimonials below.


Ages 10 - 15:

8 hours per month - $360 balls included

12 hours per month - $495 balls included

Ages 16 - 18:

8 hours per month - $360 balls included

16 hours per month - $660 balls included

If you have any questions or would like to register your son or daughter please contact Mr. Stacy Mapel PGA at: or by phone at: (817) 913-5971 



Robert Franco 

"My son has been taking lessons from Stacy Mapel now for about 5 months. He has been instrumental in helping my son with his golf swing and also the mental aspect of the game. He is very detailed in his teachings and cares about his students. If you want to take your game to the next level I would highly recommend Stacy Mapel"

Corbin Franco - Current Member of the Ranger College Golf Team & Former # 1 Player - Burleson Centennial High School Golf Team

"Stacy Mapel, PGA Instructor, is more than a swing coach. He has developed all parts of my game including my short game, ball striking, swing technique, putting, mental game and even working out to get stronger. He believes in his students and always pushes you to be your best and achieve your goals. I can't thank him enough for the amazing improvement he has developed in my game."

Ryan Siddique – Plano, Texas

"I started working with Stacy when I was 17 years old. After high school I was a walk-on at the University of Texas at Dallas golf team. I played in my first ever N.C.A.A. tournament at the John Bohmann Memorial Tournament in Saledo, Texas, and won Medalist honors with rounds of 67-69=136. Recently I tied for the first alternate position for the Texas State Open at Holly Tree C.C. in Tyler, Texas with a round of 70 (-2). I  could not have done it without Stacy’s help. I highly recommend him! 

Charles Pantangco - Carrollton, Texas

"When I started with Stacy I was a college golfer with a golf swing that was effective 70% of the time and a mental game that was weaker than weak. I would shoot 74 on a good day and 85 on a bad day. My misses were off the charts and my swing would not hold up under the pressure in final rounds of college tournaments. Working with Stacy helped me to improve in every aspect of my game. Three months into working with Stacy, I shot the lowest two day total of my career of 72-71=143 in trying weather conditions, to finish Runner-up at the Hendrix College Spring Classic in Danville, Arkansas. I can honestly say that working with Stacy has not only improved my game on the course, but his mental approach in my game has helped me off the course as well. He will go the extra mile and take time out of his day to help you improve as a player. He is truly passionate about what he does and it shows in his instruction.".

Jim Urban- Former PGA Tour Player, and Illinois PGA Player of the Year

“My name is Jim Urban. I’m a life member of the PGA of America, and I’ve been teaching our sport for close to forty years and I played on the PGA Tour. I’ve been quite fortunate to have had some of the greatest golf instructors during my career including a former Ryder Cup captain and world renowned instructor John Jacobs, Paul Runyan former PGA champion and a wizard with the short game, and Tom Weiskopf’s instructor, Bob Keplar.  I have received very specific instruction from Stacy and my game has improved immeasurably. I appreciate his help and wisdom and I now put Stacy in the same league as the other great golf instructors that I have worked with. Stacy possesses great teaching ability for any and all players.”