Marc Lapointe Golf


Marc Lapointe

Marc Lapointe

2016-17 Golf Digest America's Best Young Teachers
2015 Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year
Ranked as #6 Best Teachers in NC from Golf Digest, 2013-14

Marc Lapointe

PGA Class A professional

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Years Teaching: 15

Education: B.A. Business Management, Coker College, SC

Marc has a diverse teaching background which started with instructing junior and new golfers, and has evolved into coaching aspiring collegiate golfers, competitive golfers, professional athletes, amateurs and several mini-tour golf professionals. While Marc enjoys teaching competitive golfers win their first tournament, make their high school team or obtain a college scholarship, he spends most of his time helping golfers break 100 for the first time.

From 2010 to 2014 he was honored for his work with junior golfers by being named to U.S. Kids Golf Honorable Mention List of Top 50 Kids Teachers.

Marc's golf tips have been published in Golf Digest, Carolina Golf Journal and Ballantyne Magazine.

Drew Kiger

Drew Kiger

Drew Kiger

PGA Class A professional

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Years Teaching: 11

Education: B.A. and MBA Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Drew Kiger is a PGA teaching professional dedicated to helping golfers in the Charlotte area, NC and Fort Mill area, SC.  With Tremendous passion for learning and development, Drew utilizes the latest technology and research to develop group and private learning programs that benefit golfers of all skill levels.

In 2014, he was honored for his work with junior golfers by being named to U.S. Kids Golf Honorable Mention List of Top 50 Kids Teachers.

Certified iGrow Level 1 Junior Golf  Developer
Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach


Ryan Smith

PGA Apprentice level II

Hometown: High Point, NC

Years Teaching: 4

Education: Recreation and Parks Management (BS), UNCG, Greensboro, NC

Ryan began his career of teaching golf in Greensboro, NC in 2014. With a background in competitive golf at the elite amateur and professional level; In addition to holding numerous certifications, Ryan brings with him a knowledge and passion for developing golfers at all levels.

His student list covers the gamut from the beginning golfer, weekend amateur and emerging junior to the AJGA player, U.S. Kids Champions, and Professional athletes.

In 2016 and 2017 Ryan was selected as a Top 50 Teacher by U.S Kids Golf Foundation for his exemplary work and dedication in the growth and development of youth golf. 

Sam Hughes

Sam Hughes

Sam Hughes

PGA Class A

Hometown: Bristol, England

Years Teaching: 14

Education: Professional Golf Studies, University of Birmingham, England

 Sam has over 10 years of experience developing golfers into outstanding players to perform on the international stage. These players have won European Tours, International and National titles and have represented their Continent and Countries all over the world.

Sam has many years of experience in successfully developing young players in his former role as Lead Performance Coach with the England Boys, South West Squad and also Assistant Men’s Coach at UNC Charlotte. His knowledge continues to benefit Elite amateurs, club golfers and grass root beginners alike.

Sam’s passion is helping all golfers exceed their own expectation and enjoy this beautiful game!