Jon Antunes

Hi, I am the owner of the Heart of Texas Golf Academy and Jon Antunes Golf.  I started playing the game at the age of two and never looked back.  I was blessed to have a PGA professional as a father who taught me to love the game of golf as well as how to play it.

I have competed at the top levels of junior, collegiate, and amateur golf, and am now a professional golfer.  I am a proud class A member of the PGA of America and am located in the Northern Texas PGA Section. I have been teaching the game of golf full time for 14 years.  During that time I have served on the faculty at Baylor University teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced golf classes.  I have been the head boys' and girls' golf coach at Vanguard College Preparatory School.  I have co-authored two books on golf instruction both in use at Baylor University.  Listed below are some of the things I have been blessed to accomplish in my career as both a golfer and a golf professional.

Jon's Career Accomplishments 

  • 72 individual junior golf titles
  • ​8 top 10, 3 top 5, and 2 top 3 finishes in AJGA tournaments
  • ​Member of the All State Texas High School Golf Team
  • ​Advanced to the second stage of the U.S. Open Championship Qualifying two times
  • ​Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links two times and advanced to match play both times
  • ​Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship
  • ​NCAA Academic All-American at Baylor University
  • Playing member of the 2001 Big XII Conference Championship team at Baylor University
  • ​Coached the Vanguard Vikings to 9 straight boys' state championships and 4 girls' championship
  • 2009 NTPGA Individual Chapter Championship winner
  • Two time qualifier in the National PGA Assistant's Championship
  • 2009 Lee Jarmon Pro-Am individual champion
  • 2010 NTPGA Eastern Championship winner
  • 2013 NTPGA player of the year runner up
  • 2015 NTPGA player of the year runner up
  • 2016 NTPGA Junior Golf Leader Award finalist
  • 2017 Byron Nelson Corporate Challenge individual champion
  • Co-Author of two books, The Short Game Made Simple and Golf 101:  Let The Journey Begin
  • Head coach for 13 state championship teams and 5 individual state champions at Vanguard College Prep School

Brian Blair

Hi, I am the junior golf coordinator at the Heart of Texas Golf Academy.  I have played golf since I was very young.  I played competitively in high school and turned professional in 2013.  I am a PGA apprentice working towards class A membership.  My passion in teaching is to develop relationships with young people as they pursue a the lifetime sport of golf.  I value the personal relationships I develop with each student just as much as I value their continued improvement as a golfer.  I can't wait to get to the golf course every day to work with my students and improve my own game as well.  Golf is a lifetime love affair for me and I love the game more every time I play it.

Brian's Career Accomplishments

  • Competed in high school golf and state junior golf tournaments
  • Graduated from Texas State Technical College with an associate's degree in agronomy
  • Competed for the last two years in professional golf tournaments
  • Passed the PGA player ability test and is a level 2 PGA apprentice
  • Certified Heart of Texas Golf Academy instructor
  • Assistant golf coach at Vanguard College Prep School