An Upstate, SC native, Steve has over 25 years experience in the golf industry. Steve was introduced to the game of golf at the age of 8 and experienced a lot of success through his junior and adult playing years. Steve began his golfing career at Slazenger Golf from 1994-2000, where he was a custom club builder, certified fitting professional, and provided golf instruction. Steve has attended numerous club fitting schools and seminars and earned the recognition as a World’s Top 100 Club Fitter in 2007 and 2008.
Steve served as the General Manager and Director of Golf at The Eagle Zone Golf Center located in Greenville, SC for 7 years. He helped many golfers with every aspect of their game while at The Eagle Zone. Steve became the Head Golf Professional Hejaz Golf Club in 2009. At Hejaz, Steve was in charge of golf operations and he continued to expand his teaching philosophy and student base. In 2014, Steve accepted the position as General Manager/Head Golf Professional at Willow Creek Golf Club where he currently teaches.
Steve is a Class “A” PGA Professional and is available for individual based lessons. He is dedicated to providing quality golf instruction along with a true sincerity for each of his student’s success.
Steve’s Teaching Philosophy
My goal as a golf instructor is to create a relationship with each student in which the student makes progress toward their goals and we both enjoy the journey. I am a believer that the golf swing needs to fit the individual and be kept as simple as possible. As your golf instructor, I will observe, teach, and coach you so that you have fun learning and playing the game based on a realistic level of commitment, talent, and limitations. I will present a program that will focus on the mental and physical principles to enhance your performance under challenging playing situations.
I believe in giving the student a small dose of information so you never feel that you cannot handle the new movements made in your golf swing. Every student will receive a lesson summary emailed to you that outlines the topics and swing changes we discussed or reviewed in that lesson. This gives the student unlimited access to the knowledge received from every lesson.
I also have the ability to film your golf swing on the lesson tee using my iPad and state of the art software, The V1 Coaching System. We can review your swing from different angles and observe your video immediately on the lesson tee. The short game and playing lessons are also included in my lesson formats. I want every student to walk away from my golf instruction with a positive experience as well as an understanding of cause and effect with the golf swing. You will understand what causes undesirable shots and what causes great shots!