Greg is a PGA Teaching Professional, Senior Instructor & Coach in Raleigh, North Carolina for the Golf Academy at Wildwood Green Golf Club. He is the Cardinal Gibbons High School Head Golf Coach for the women’s varsity golf team, winning the 2014 NCHSAA 3A State Championship at Longleaf Golf & Country Club, the 2015 NCHSAA 4A State Championship at Pinehurst No. 6 and finishing Runner-Up for the 2016 NCHSAA 4A State Championship at Pinehurst No. 5. He began coaching the team in 2013. Greg is an Advisory Staff Professional with Srixon / Cleveland Golf and will be playing all their equipment. He is a staff professional for the Orange Whip Swing Trainer & Impact Snap Device training aids. In February of 2011 he founded Grexa Golf, where he provides club repair, custom club fitting and private instruction for adults and junior golfers of all levels. In the fall of 2011, he co-founded G&B Golf with fellow PGA Professional, Chris Brosius. Together, they provide instructional clinics and seminars in Delaware & Florida, mostly during the off season. In the fall of 2013, he joined Golfsquad to promote & grow the game while teaching the fundamentals of golf in private and public schools in the Raleigh area. In 2014, 2015 & 2016 he was the Assistant Coach for the PGA Junior Golf League program for the teams at Wildwood Green. In 2013 he joined the Advisory Staff Panel of Matrix Golf Shafts and has played a wide variety of their hybrid & driver shafts. In 2015 he joined Aerotech Golf Shafts Professional Staff, playing the Steel Fiber shafts in all of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf hybrids, irons & wedges. In 2016 he used Fujikura Shafts in driver and fairway woods and will continue with them into 2017.
He started teaching in 1997, but has been coaching and teaching full time for the past 11 years, giving over 17,500 lessons. From 2006 until 2010, he was the Director of Instruction and Manager for GolfTEC in Raleigh. He began teaching at Wildwood Green Golf Club in February of 2011, building the most experienced golf academy based in Raleigh. The Wildwood Golf Academy offers individual lessons for players of all levels, company clinics, group clinics, junior camps and instructional programs. Greg spends a significant amount of time developing and growing junior golf. His goal is to encourage and help all golfers play their best, while appreciating the camaraderie that this great game has to offer.
Greg was introduced to golf by his father at an early age. Initially, he was a baseball player, but became extremely passionate about golf in high school. He played for Clarion Area High School Bobcats in Pennsylvania all four years and was the team captain his senior year in 1989, qualifying for Districts and the State Championship. After graduating, he went to Clarion University of PA studying business administration and joined the Golden Eagles golf team. Again, he played four years and was the team captain his senior year in 1994. He was also the Assistant Coach of his high school team his junior and senior years while playing on the university team. After graduating, he moved to Florida with his college teammate, Chris Brosius. There he began his career as a golf professional, working at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens & playing mini-tour events.
In 1997, Greg was the Assistant Golf Professional at Dubois Country Club in Dubois, PA. This is where he gave his first golf lessons as an Assistant Professional, learning from the Head Professional, Mark Powell. He competed in the Tri-State PGA Section events and practiced in Florida during the winter months. In 2001, he moved to New Jersey for a full time position as the 1st Assistant Professional at Hamilton Farm Golf Club. There he finished his apprenticeship and became a Class-A PGA Member. At that time he met Tiger Woods and watched him practice for five days. After meeting Tiger, he became seriously intrigued with the golf swing and wanted to learn how to teach the game at the highest level. In 2004, he accepted the 1st Assistant Professional position at Metedeconk National where he met Mike Bennett, one of the original founders of the Stack & Tilt method. He watched Mike teach and took lessons from him for one year before accepting a position at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With Saucon Valley being one of the most prestigious clubs in the country, it was a chance to focus on all areas of being a PGA Professional. Gene Mattare, the Director of Golf, was a terrific mentor. Mr. Mattare won the national Ping custom fitter of the year award and the merchandiser of the year award three times. After learning every aspect of the golf industry from Mr. Mattare, Greg relocated to Raleigh to follow his dream of teaching the game of golf.
Through his years as a golf professional, Greg is honored to have given golf lessons to Jaccob Slavin (NHL), Koren Robinson (NFL), David Garrard (NFL), Greg Harris (MLB), Gary Gaetti (MLB), Ron Wooten (NFL), Jeremy Roenick (NHL), Brooke Langton (Actress), Jay Caufield (NHL), David Faye (USGA), Terry Hart (NASA Astronaut) and Tom Ridge (43rd Governor of PA). Greg has also worked with Whitney Wright (LPGA Futures Tour), Jarin Todd (Asian Tour & Web.com Tour), Joey Latowski (PGA Tour Q-School), Garrett Browning (Mini-Tours) & Chris Cox (Mini-Tours). He is the coach to over 100 male & female junior golfers in the Raleigh/Durham area. He currently coaches three extremely talented college players, that aspire to play golf at the highest level. He’s also individually coaching eight of the twelve girls on the Cardinal Gibbons women’s golf team. His goal is to develop junior golf in the Raleigh / Durham area and produce some outstanding and successful players.
When Greg isn’t at Wildwood Green Golf Club teaching, you can find him on the golf course playing and working on his game. When he’s not at the course, he enjoys working on golf clubs and spending time with family. Greg and his wife reside in Raleigh with their two daughters.
Club Professional & Coaching experience:
PGA Teaching Professional – Wildwood Green Golf Club, Carolina Section
Women’s Head Golf Coach, 2016 NCHSAA 4A State Runner-Up – Cardinal Gibbons High School
Women’s Head Golf Coach, 2015 NCHSAA 4A State Champions – Cardinal Gibbons High School
Women’s Head Golf Coach, 2014 NCHSAA 3A State Champions – Cardinal Gibbons High School
Assistant Coach, PGA Junior Golf League 2014, 2015 & 2016 – Wildwood Green Golf Club
Junior Golf Coach, Golf Squad – Raleigh Area Schools
Director of Instruction & Manager – GolfTEC, Raleigh, NC
1st Assistant Professional & Teaching Professional – Saucon Valley Golf Club
1st Assistant Professional – Metedeconk National Golf Club, Jackson, NJ
1st Assistant Professional – Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Gladstone, NJ
Teaching Professional – Riomar Golf Club, Vero Beach, FL
Assistant Professional – Ocean Reef Golf Club, Key Largo, FL
Assistant Professional & Junior Golf – The Kahkwa Club, Erie, PA
Assistant Professional – Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club, Jupiter, FL
Assistant Professional – DuBois Country Club, DuBois, PA