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 email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
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.
Dave Miller, PGA 1st Assistant Professional
With almost 20 years of experience, Dave is an accomplished player and instructor. He has participated in mini-tour events and has been a guest writer for the “Golfer’s Guide”. He enjoys traveling and exploring the history of the game. Dave has been to Scotland twice playing 6 Open Championship courses including the Old Course at St. Andrews Links. Dave enjoys teaching both beginning and advanced golf students of all ages and skill levels. You can reach Dave at email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Pruitt, Golf Shop Assistant
A Cabarrus County native and 2011 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Ben began playing golf as a member of the team at Central Cabarrus High School. While attending graduate school at Campbell University, Ben developed a passion for teaching others the game and working toward becoming a PGA Professional through the apprentice program. As a professional, Ben hopes to share his practical approach to the game with the players of all ages and skill levels. Please contact Ben by either calling the Golf Shop, or by email 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