Meet Our Professional Golf Instructors

Tony Day - 2013 and 2017 Indiana PGA Teacher of the Year

Tony Day - PGA
2013 & 2017 Indiana PGA "Teacher of the Year"
Titleist Staff Member

Tony is an Indiana native from Seymour, Indiana.

He has been a member of the PGA of America for over 29 years and has been with the Golf Club of Indiana for over 20 years. Tony's work experience includes working at some of Indiana's finest private and daily fee golf courses as an assistant pro and head golf professional. Tony is also listed on Golf Digest Top Golf instructors list of Indiana.

Throughout the years, Tony has been able to gain experience in teaching and club fitting by observing some of America's greatest teachers. He has been fortunate enough to mentor under Mickey Powell, former President of the PGA and current Director of Operations Jeff Rubenstein.

Tony's real passion lies in teaching golf and club-fitting which he has done full time since 1999. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, week-end golfer or a novice, let Tony work with you on your journey to learn the game of a lifetime.

2017 PGA "Teacher of the Year" Conference at Pinehurst Resort & Golf.
2018 Titleist Premier Teacher & Fitters Event at Titleist Performance Institute, Oceanside, CA.
Guest Speaker at Indiana PGA Career Night
2017/2018 Titleist Thursday Fitting Event
#1 in the Country "Customer Experience & Appointments Scheduled"


Contact Tony today to learn more about the Golf Pro-Formance Academy.

Director of Instruction:

Tony Day
Golf Club of Indiana
PO BOX 5009
Zionsville, IN 46077


Susan Thielbar - golf instructor in Indianapolis

Susan Thielbar, LPGA

We are very excited to have Susan Thielbar on our team of golf instructors here at Golf Club of Indiana and at the Golf Pro-Formance Adademy.

Susan is a former LPGA Tour Player and has seven years of professioanl playing experience  on the LPGA, European, and Asian Tours. Susan and her family came to us via Tampa, Florida where she taught golf at Cheval Golf and CC, as well as The Salamander Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa in Tarpon Springs.  Susan is originally from Green Bay, WI where she is a four-time Wisconsin State Champion. As an AJGA All-American, she went on to play for the University of New Mexico where she was a three time HCAC All-Conference Team.   In 1987, she captured the individual HCAC Conference Champion title.

Susan's experience is an incredible asset to us here at GCI and the GPA, and will definately be an asset to your game as well.  Call Susan today at 317-769-3482 and set up an individual lesson package. Or, if you are looking for more of a group setting, call and inquire about the various offerings Susan specializes in all year long.  You'll be glad you did!


Lance Scholl - Golf instructor in Indianapolis

Lance Scholl,  TPI
PGA Apprentice

Lance Scholl joins the Golf-Proformance instruction team from New Castle, Indiana where he was an All-State golfer for the Trojans, in 2000.

He then went on to play collegiate golf at Ball State University, where he was a four-year letterman, Senior Co-Captain, and recipient of the Earl Yestingsmeier Student Athlete Award. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Ball State University in 2005 and 2007, respectively.

He has multiple Top 10 finishes in Indiana PGA Section Events.  As a PGA Level 1 Apprentic, Lance is also Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI).  TPI is the world's leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.  Lance looks forward to providing programs and services that will help golfers benefit from a healthy and efficient body. 

Lance is also one of a limited number of Certified Operation 36 instructors nationwide.  Operation 36 is a program is designed for juniors age:  8-16 years old. The Golf Pro-Formance Academy uses the Operation 36 framework to structure the program. It consists of Coaching, Playing, and Training programs and is designed to teach golfers to play the game from a hole out perspective. Each golfer will be issued a profile in the Operation 36 Mobile App to track progress through a 6-level curriculum that is designed to set appropriate objectives and challenge each student towards shooting par or better (Score of 36) for 9 holes.  Contact Lance today for more information on this incredible program or for more information on TPI and how you can begin benifiting from a healthier you!

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Mike Snyder - Golf instructor in Indianapolis

Mike Snyder

Mike Snyder, who has been with Golf Pro-Formance Academy at Golf Club of Indiana since the new academy building opened in the fall of 2016, is the newest member of our club-fitting team. Mike currently is a Master Club Fitter for TaylorMade Golf, Master Club Fitter for Callaway, Master Club Fitter for Mizuno, Certified Fitter for Titleist and Cobra as well as Certified Fitter for Ping.  Mike has been an active golfer since he was a teenager.  After a 25-year career in the newspaper business in sports, news and management in Northeast Indiana, Mike moved to Indianapolis in 2013. He and his wife Donna enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and have two daughters, with their first grandchild expected in May.
Contact Mike at or by phone at the GPA at 317-769-3482 to schedule your fitting.