Private Lessons • Group Coaching • Collegiate Training • Camps

Gus's Teaching Philosophy

Teaching the game of golf is not just about showing someone how to hit a golf ball long and straight, it has many other facets. My main goal as an instructor is to help the student with what their main concerns are at that time whether they are a true beginner or a scratch handicap player looking for their first win. The interview process is very important in determining how to approach the lesson plan. In my 16 years of teaching, coaching, and  36 years of competitive play I feel very confident I can help you become a better player. With passion, commitment, and an open mind to change, we can make progress to making you a better player!

Pinewild Country Club

As Director of Instruction at Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst, I provide golf instruction for members, guests, and juniors with private , group, and camp atmosphere formats.

I also manage other instructors who help out with clinics and camps.

Pinewild offers two championship golf courses, the Gene Hamm-designed Magnolia Course and the Gary Player-designed Holly Course, along with the Azalea, a 9-hole par 3 course, and the Challenge, a 3-hole practice course.

Individual Private Instruction

  • 1/2 hr. $70.00 guest, $60.00 Pinewild Member, $50.00 Junior (17 and under)
  • 45 min. $95.00 guest, $85.00 Pinewild Member, $70.00 Junior
  • 1 hr. $120.00 guest, $110.00 Pinewild Member, $90.00 Junior

Playing Lessons

  • 3-hole $80.00
  • 6-hole $150.00
  • 9-hole $200.00

Playing lessons may be shared with up to 3 more students with an additional $20.00 per person.

Lesson Packages

  • Lesson packages are also available, for example: six 45 minute lessons $450.00
    (normal price $510.00).
  • Customize your own lesson package. Call or email for price.

College Player Program

  • Video work
  • On course/course management
  • Short game drills, scoring drills
  • Tournament management and preparation

College player prices will mirror the junior rates as long as the student is eligible and a member of a college team.

Gus 2023