Ryan Brickley, PGA Director of Golf
A 1992 graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a degree in finance, and elected to PGA Membership in 1996, Ryan has been in the Charlotte golf business since the 1998 opening of the Michael Jordan Golf Center. He was the Director of Instruction there and then at the Northstone CC Golf Academy and has a great deal of experience with players of all abilities. His teaching philosophy is to build on the strengths an indivdual has in place while correcting any flaws in fundamentals. He also has a very accomplished playing record with several Carolina’s PGA Section Pro-Am wins and top finishes. A career playing highlight was winning the 1998 Oldsmobile Scramble National Championship as the Head Professional at Tamarack GC in Naperville, IL. Please call the golf shop at 704-455-1200, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Bryan Porro, PGA Head Golf Professional
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Bryan pursued his professional golf career by attending Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. Methodist University is one of a select group of colleges in the nation to offer PGA Golf Management accredited by the PGA of America. Taking courses such as “Teaching Fundamentals” and “Science of the Golf Swing” helped Bryan perfect his teaching technique. He was elected a PGA Member in 2004. Over the years he has attended seminars by top PGA instructors such as David Leadbetter, Michal Breed, Mike Malaska, and Dr. Jim Suttie, which helped him become a more knowledgeable PGA instructor. Bryan also spent 3 years as the master club fitter at Golfsmith in Charlotte, NC. Please call the golf shop or email him at email@example.com
Floyd Gragg, PGA Teaching Professional
Floyd is a quarter century member of the PGA of America, having formerly served as Golf Professional at Cabarrus Country Club, Concord, NC and Teaching Assistant at Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte, NC. Competing in tournaments in the Carolinas PGA for over 25 years, Floyd has been a winner in pro-am events, finished in the top 10 in the Assistant Professional Championship of the Carolinas PGA. Floyd qualified locally for the U.S. Open, and established a course record of 30 for the back nine at Charlotte Country Club. Floyd is available for private and group lessons by appointment. Please call the golf shop or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chandlir Pinkham, Apprentice Golf Professional
A native of Hummelstown, PA and a 2010 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School, Chandlir excelled on the golf team. He then continued his education at The Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC and worked at the prestigious Dye Club at Barefoot Landing. Before graduating in December 2011, Chandlir won several Academy events and competed in the tournament of champions three out of four semesters. He brings a great attitude of enthusiasm and enjoys working with all ages and abilities, especially kids. He is very involved in running all the RRGC junior programs, and is working hard toward a goal of becoming a PGA of America Professional. Please contact Chandlir by either calling the Golf Shop, or at email@example.com
- A 5 iron hit 1” off center the result will be a loss in distance of almost 13 yards
- A Driver hit 1” off center hit will cause a loss of distance of 25-40 yards.
- Off center hits also produce loss of control and less backspin