A PGA Teaching and Coaching Certified Instructor, Steve has dedicated his professional career to teaching, and has worked with players of all skill levels and abilities. He has taught full-time for over 10 years, is currently the Director of Instruction at NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course, and has served as Director of Instruction at New York City's Premier Indoor Golf since 2016.
From beginners and juniors, to club champions and collegiate players, he takes pride in a dedication to his students and utilizes a fact-based, comprehensive approach to help them reach their goals.
His detail-oriented and process-driven teaching style is combined with a belief that great communication is the most important part of coaching. A true student of the game, Steve is constantly seeking new information and striving to improve as a coach, just as he expects his students to improve on the golf course.
Dude! Went to the range and went from 90% slices to like 3% slice. Definitely had some miss-hits but had a lot of straight and true shots - great to see it working already. Will keep working on it this week!
Steve, Thank you. It's all the work we've been doing. Not just the big swing changes, but the little things which combined makes me a much better player. In my wildest dreams I never thought I could post a 72 in a tournament. I was a 12! With the shanks!
I was actually able to play yesterday and it went really well. Still a lot of room for improvement but it was my best round ever by far and my driver was much more consistent and straight. Thanks for all of your help!
Certifications & Experience
A graduate of NC State's PGM program, Steve worked as a part of the original team at Lonnie Poole Golf Course when it opened in 2009. Upon graduation, he started his teaching career in Raleigh as a Certified Personal Coach at GolfTEC.
In 2015, he moved to New York, NY to pursue a role as PGA Teaching Professional at GolfManhattan, before serving as Director of Instruction at NYC's Premier Indoor Golf.
In 2020, Steve returned to Lonnie Poole and now serves the role of Director of Instruction, leading an expert team of both PGA and non-PGA accredited instructors.
Maintaining a passion not only for teaching, but for learning, Steve holds the following certifications:
Class-A PGA Professional since 2012
PGA Certified Professional in Teaching & Coaching
Trackman - Level 2 Certified
Swing Catalyst - Level 2 Certified
TPI Level 1