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Meet the Pros

To book a golf lesson with a member of the professional staff at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy in Hilton Head, please call 843.785.1138 or toll-free 866.380.1778. Click here for the Golf Academy Schedule.

Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction

Golf Digest South Carolina Top-Ten Instructor
Doug Weaver is a former PGA Tour Pro and US Open record holder. His weekly TV show and monthly golf tips have made him somewhat of a celebrity on Hilton Head Island. Doug has many years of teaching experience and has played and practiced with Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Tom Watson, Payne Stewart, Fred Funk and many others. Additionally, Doug was named the 2012 Teacher of the Year by the Hilton Head Island PGA Chapter and named 2011, 2012 and 2013 Honorable Mention as a US Kids Top 50 Instructor. Let Doug teach you what he's learned in a patient and professional environment.

Clark Sinclair, Director of Golf- George FazioLPGA Symbol

Clark Sinclair has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 1983 and has been teaching since 1986. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College. Clark especially enjoys using video analysis as a teaching aid for golf students. At six-foot, eight-inches, he has the distinction of being one of the tallest PGA members.

Samm Wolfe, Head Professional - Arthur HillsLPGA Symbol

Samm Wolfe has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 1986 and a teaching professional since 1988. Entertaining and affable, Samm believes he can fix any broken golf swing - while you're having fun. He has taught students from all over the U.S. as well as Switzerland, France, Germany, Canada and England.

Rod Thompson, Instructor and Club Fitter

Rod Thompson has been a member of the Palmetto Dunes staff since 2012. Rod turned professional at the age of 18 and been teaching golf professionally for the last 45 years. Rod's keen senses can diagnose faulty impacts and swing faults while creating a plan to fix a players swing in a matter of minutes. Rod's focus at Palmetto Dunes is to provide custom Club Fittings. He is recognized by Titleist as one of the country's top club fitters 6 years in a row and is Plane Truth Certified.

Ed Brill, Instructor - Robert Trent Jones

Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, Ed Brill received his golf training from Ferris State University. Ed is Titleist TP 1 Level 1 certified and specializes in Aimpoint Technology and V1 Video Technology. Ed is also a proficient scratch player. He has taught at numerous golf schools around the country and has given thousands of private lessons. Ed welcomes golfers of all skill levels, from beginners to tour players.

George Spinella, Assistant Professional - George Fazio

George Spinella graduated from the San Diego Golf Academy in 2005 and in 2003 he earned a bachelor's degree in finance at Siena College, in Albany, N.Y. He is the First Assistant Golf Professional at the George Fazio Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes. George enjoys teaching at Palmetto Dunes and working with golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Keith Marks, Golf Instructor - Arthur HillsLPGA Symbol

For nearly half a century, Keith Marks has been teaching people to play better golf. His writings, seminars and golf clinics have improved the skills of players in nine countries. Formerly a staff instructor with Golf Magazine, Marks was retained by the Argentine Golf Association to upgrade its teaching methods following a recommendation from the British Golf Foundation. In 1990, his teaching programs produced three national champions in Argentina. Keith has worked with literally hundreds of students from beginners to professional players, aiding them in their quest to improve their game. His teaching methods were heavily influenced by his long relationship with the legendary Sam Snead.

Edward Sires, Assistant Professional - Arthur Hills

A Charleston, S.C., native, Edward Sires caddied for Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman in 1982 and 1983. He earned a Class A certificate from the PGA in 1997 and has taught the James Island High School Golf Team from 2002 to present. He honed his golf skills while working with Tommy Kuthbert, director of instruction at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and earned a certificate in club fitting from Golfsmith International in 2005.

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