About Brent

brentsmallBrent Snyder is a member of the PGA and has invested his life into serving people. A relationship driven experience is created when you start working with Brent. He is a big picture instructor that focuses on the longevity of your craft. The instruction is tailored to the individual. Simple fundamental thoughts are fostered through a language that is uncomplicated and focused predominantly on the club face.

Brent is from the St. Croix valley originally, however he has lived in Europe, Colorado, and Georgia. Ultimately he has found his way back home, and is now in his fifteenth year at Troy Burne Golf Club as the Director of Instruction. His parents, sisterʼs family, brotherʼs family, and wifeʼs family are all on the east side of the cities, reinforcing the important things in life; family!

Prior to Troy Burne, Brent lived in Sea Island, GA., and credits a lot of his knowledge to the famous tour players and instructors that reside on the island. Each and every day, Brent utilizes his ability to educate oneself, be open-minded and creative in his approach. You are sure to have a good time on the lesson tee with Brent, and your golf IQ will change quickly. His passion will be infused into your game!

Brent continues to be an active competitor himself. As he states to his clients, “If Iʼm not working on your game, Iʼ’m probably in a tournament”. Known for his work ethic, Brent usually plays close to 30 events each year. He competes throughout the Minnesota PGA, as well as national events.

PGA Instruction Video by Brent Snyder

Professional Highlights

  • 2022/2023 Golf Digest Best Teachers by State
  • 2019/2020 Golf Digest Best Teachers by State
  • 2018/2019 Golf Digest Top 100 Under 40
  • 2017/2018 Golf Digest Best Teachers by State
  • 2017/2018 Golf Digest Top 100 Under 40
  • 2017 FCG Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in USA
  • 2021 Minnesota PGA Player Development of the Year
  • 2020 Minnesota PGA Player of the Year
  • 2017 Minnesota PGA Player of the Year
  • 2015 Minnesota PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2013 Minnesota PGA Player of the Year
  • 2021 Competed in 3M Open
  • 2015 Competed in PGA Championship, Whistling Straits
  • 2015 Club Professional National Championship T16
  • Qualified and Competed in 2015 and 2017 Taylormade National Championship, Pebble Beach
  • 2020 Minnesota PGA Match Play Champion
  • 2020 Minnesota PGA Four-Ball Champion
  • 2017 Minnesota PGA Section Champion
  • 2017 Minnesota PGA Match Play Champion
  • 2017 Minnesota PGA Four-Ball Champion
  • 2013 Minnesota PGA Section Champion
  • 2013 Minnesota PGA Match Play Champion
  • 2013 Minnesota PGA Four-Ball Champion
  • 2010 Minnesota PGA Match Play Champion
  • 2010 T5 National Assistant Championship
  • Qualified for 11 Club Professional Championships
  • Accumulated 73 victories and 209 Top Tens on the Minnesota PGA since 2007

Educational Background

  • 1998 Graduate of Mahtomedi High School
  • 2002 Graduate of University of Denver, Daniels College of Business | BSBA in Business Administration & Management | Minor in Communications
  • 2009 Full membership of the Professional Golferʼs Association of America
  • Member of the Proponent Group, a national teaching organization

MN Section PGA Service

  • Teaching Committee Member
  • Junior Golf Committee Member


Brent is on the National Playing Council for Taylormade Golf

Brent is a member of the Nike Golf Swoosh Staff