The GolfSmart Team

To schedule with Max, call 713.463.7755

To schedule with Max,
call 713.463.7755

Max Garrett
Master Teaching Professional and Club Fitter 

  • Played collegiately at UT, and professionally for 2 years

  • Max has taught golf indoors in Houston since 2000 and given more indoor lessons than anyone in Houston

  • Teaches from beginner to professional level

  • Has been teaching existing students for over 15 years

Max's students have numerous accomplishments

  • Over 80 have played Division 1 collegiate golf

  • State Amateur Champions

  • State Junior Champion

  • Houston Amateur Champion

  • Collegiate Champions

  • HGA Junior Players of the Year

  • STPGA Junior Players of the Year

  • AJGA Champions

  • US Amateur Qualifiers

  • All State, All Regional and All District High School Awards

  • Club Champions as well as hundreds of other tournament winners

"Max knows golf mechanics.  He's got the eye to see what you are doing wrong, high speed video to prove it to you, and the knowledge and tools to improve your game. Instruction doesn't end with your swing either.  Max will teach you how to prepare yourself mentally, give great tips about rules, course management, and strategies on how to be prepared for inclement weather.  My son is in Max's group lessons. His rapidly improved swing as been recognized by his High School golf coach. We get great returns from time and money spent at Golfsmart."

— Bram W

To schedule with Ric, call 713.408.7597

To schedule with Ric,
call 713.408.7597

Ric Teran
Senior Teaching Professional and Club Fitter

  • Played collegiately at Sul Ross University

  • Assistant Professional at Vista Hill Country Club, El Paso, Texas

  • Over 8,000 lessons taught

  • On-course playing lessons

  • Trained and taught golf with Max Garrett for the past twelve years

  • Trained and taught golf at the golf club at Cinco Ranch, Junior Golf Program

  • Player Assistant at the golf club at Cinco Ranch

  • Degree in Physical Education and Health

  • Work with juniors (5-18), adult men and women and seniors

  • Club fitting

"Ric helped me to get the correct form needed to have a repeatable and consistent swing... After just 6 lessons I managed to finish a game well under my previous best score a handful of times and more importantly, I developed an even greater passion for the game".

- Scott U.

"I play in the senior league at Cinco Ranch.  A few months back I lost my swing. I couldn't break 90.  It was at this time that I began working with Ric at GolfSmart.  Today I am a 13 handicap and for the first time in competition I shot in the 70's!

- Dan M.

“Thank you so much for your love, care and patience with my son. And thank you so much for giving him such a positive learning experience. We are very lucky to have you as his Coach and he loves to learn from you. “

  • Suyuan


See Additional Student Comments in Reviews

Kyle Johnson
Teaching Professional and Club Fitter 

  • Houston Golf Association Performance Series Player of the Year

  • Played collegiately at Dallas Baptist University

  • Former #1 Player and Captain for Stratford High School

  • All District, All Region High School Player Recognition

  • Conducted outdoor junior playing lessons for GolfSmart starting 2012

  • On-Course playing lessons

  • Club Fitting

Charlotta "Charlie" Wharton

  • Played for the Swedish National team for 10 years

    • Won European Championship for teams in 90

    • Runner up European Championship for teams in 91

    • 3rd Swedish Match Play Championship in 91

  • Played collegiately at Oklahoma State University from 90-94

    • All American in 91 and 94

    • Academic All American all 4 years

    • Female Student Athlete of the year in 94

    • Won 4 collegiate tournaments and 2 2nd places the senior year

    • Won NCAA Regional West Qualifying tournament in 94

  • Played professionally for 4 years

    • 3rd Swiss open in 96

    • 39th on the European tour order of merit in 96

  • Assistant golf professional at Lakeside CC, 97-99

    • Started the junior program at Lakeside CC in 97

    • Played 10 tournaments on the Futures tour with best finish 3rd place
      in Escondido in 98

  • Assistant golf professional at Shadow Hawk GC, 99-02, 03-05

  • Assistant golf professional at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, MD in 03

  • Assistant golf professional at Lakeside CC in 05-06, 09-15

    • Great success with Girls' Golf Camps and Ladies' Clinics on and
      off the course

  • TPI certified and was the golf and fitness coordinator at Lakeside CC

  • Degree in Physical education and Health

  • Since growing up in Sweden lots of indoor experience and understanding
    the importance of it

  • Trained with well known instructors like late Dick Harmon, Paul Marchand,
    Pia Nilsson

  • Club Fitting

To schedule with Kyle, call 832.493.1631

To schedule with Kyle,
call 832.493.1631

To schedule with Charlie, call 713-553-5910

To schedule with Charlie, call 713-553-5910