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Meet The Golf Room Team!

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Kyle Morris

OWNER & DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION

Kyle, Owner & Director Of Instruction of The Golf Room, played professional golf for over 7 years playing on PGA Tour Latin America, PGA Tour Canada, & Web.com Tour.  Kyle accumulated multiple wins on developmental tours shooting a career low 60.  He also set one of the all-time PGA of America Scoring records during his PAT test, shooting 63-63.

While Kyle was playing professionally he assembled arguably the best team to surround him including Mike Bender, Stan Utley, Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott, Lindsay Becker, & James Siekmann.  All were Top 25 Golf Digest Instructors / Trainers.

In 2015, Kyle decided traveling forty weeks out of the year in eighteen different countries made it extremely hard to spend time with his family.  And that's when The Golf Room was born.  It was Kyle's goal to bring amateur golfers everything that a touring professional has at their disposal.  The BEST Instruction on every aspect of the game, not just your golf swing technique.  

After just a short couple years, Kyle was named #1 Instructor In The State Of Ohio, Best Young Instructor In America, Best Academies In America, and Nominate Top 50 Instructor In America all by Golf Digest!

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Craig Talley

Chief Operations Officer

Craig brings his lifelong love of golf along with his operational expertise to provide TGR with the necessary organizational leadership to ensure processes are expertly resourced and managed, and that opportunities for improvement are determined, acted upon, and implemented. With 30+ years of diverse experience within a portfolio of both start-up and established industry
companies, Craig specializes in operations, customer service, customer satisfaction, quality assurance, revenue generation, strategic marketing and planning, and increasing shareholder value. Mr. Talley has held senior management roles with Alcyone, Inc., GoBig Network, Positivity, Elite Sports Group, Centegy Inc., Verify, Inc., United Technologies, Honeywell, and
Blue Shield.  Craig and the TGR team look forward to making your experience at TGR fantastic on a daily basis!

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John Brewer

Customer Service/Operations

John has been in the golf industry for more than 20 years, mostly in central Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a professional golf management degree. Previous to joining The Golf Room team he served as the general manager at Split Rock GC as well as The Links at Echo Springs. John brings an expansive knowledge of the industry and operations to the team. He leads our customer service team and loves helping customers from the time they enter the door through their journey to improvement. In his spare time, John enjoys supporting the local sports teams and local pizza shops.

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Dave Franklin

Front Desk Associate

Dave has intense experience when it comes to Teaching & Coaching.  He played D1 Men's Volleyball at The University of Findlay, taught High School Biology while being named the high school Volleyball Head Coach,  and has led his teams to many championships and much more.  Dave led his team to winning the conference championship three times, regionals twice, and also won a state championship. 

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Colin Lazlo

Academy Director

Colin is excited to join The Golf Room team becoming the first from Hawaii to be in House at TGR.  Prior to moving to Dublin, Ohio, Colin was the Head Golf Coach for the Men’s and Women’s programs at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. During his time at Wittenberg, he coached the men’s team top 5 ranking in the country and national championship run, rebuilt the women’s golf team, revamped alumni engagement and built a new indoor golf facility while earning his Master’s in Athletic Coaching and Administration with a focus on Golf Performance.  During his collegiate career at Wittenberg, he helped lead the Tigers to their first National Championship in 2017, four straight team conference championships, earned All-American honors in back-to-back years and was a Jack Nicklaus Award Finalist. 

Our Instructors For Your Skill

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Mitch Farrer

TGR Golf Instructor

Mitch spent four years working next to 2017 PGA of America Teacher of the year, David Leadbetter as his first assistant.  Mitch along side David, directly helped to train some of the worlds best talent including Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko, Suzann Pettersen, Mitchelle Wie, & Charles Howell.  Along with being a great Instructor, Mitch caddied all over the world for tour winner Ben Taylor, including caddying in the British Open.

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Mack McConaha

TGR Golf Instructor

Mack is a Certified Professional in Teaching & Coaching through The PGA of America, holds a Level 3 Certification From SuperSpeed Golf, he is TPI Certified Level 2 Golf Coach, has EXTENSIVE knowledge of Mike Bender and Kyle Morris' system and preferences of coaching, is a U.S. KIDS Golf Certified Coach, and is proud to be recognized as a Level 1 Coach for The First Tee.

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Pete Darke

TGR Golf Instructor

Pete, prior to moving to Dublin, Ohio, coached full time for GolfTec in Troy, Michigan and was working as an online coach for The Golf Room Everywhere.  Pete is a Class "A" PGA Member, Titleist Performance Institute Certified (Level 2 Junior, Level 2 Golf), U.S. KIDS Certified, Certified Coach To Teach At TGR, & has taught well over 7,000 lessons.

Our Golf Fitness Trainers

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Lindsay Becker

Golf Fitness Trainer

The Golf Room works hand-in-hand with Lindsay Becker and Buckeye Golf Performance. Lindsay is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapy Specialist and Titleist Performance Institute-certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Medical provider. Becker provides world-class rehabilitation and performance training to golfers of all skill levels, from juniors to players on the PGA Tour. She provides medical coverage during the Memorial Tournament and was a Team Trainer for the 2013 President’s Cup, working with multiple members of the PGA Tour.

Lindsay assists with The Ohio State University Golf team, performing 3D swing analysis and golf fitness training to collegiate golfers. She also works with the prestigious Muirfield Village Golf Club, and her work with their junior golf academy was awarded the 2012 Golf Digest Junior Program of the Year. Lindsay has spoken on the state, national, and international levels and is recognized as one of the premier authorities on golf fitness and rehabilitation in the world.

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Aaron Mawhirter

Golf Fitness Trainer

Aaron went to The Ohio State University where he studied Exercise Science and was a 4 year member of the Football Team and 2x Academic All Big Ten Selection. After his time at Ohio State, he went to the University of Findlay where he received a Masters Degree in Education and Athletic Administration. While he was there, he was a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach where he worked with the Mens and Women’s Tennis and Golf teams as well as the Women’s Softball and Lacrosse Teams. During this time, he helped the Findlay Women’s golf team win the GMAC conference title as well as placing 8th in the Division II National Championship. He has extensive knowledge of the golf swing as well as numerous training modalities used to increase club head speed, golf specific mobility and flexibility, while decreasing the risk for injury for all age groups and demographics.

Our Club Fitters

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Ryan Vanderwarker

Master Club Fitter

Ryan joined The Golf Room in July of 2020, bringing multiple years of experience fitting players. He also has a vast knowledge of all brand lines and how they best fit into each player’s specific needs. Like all our employees, Ryan brings the upmost integrity to the fitting. Each player leaves knowing their clubs will work for them and not against them.

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Joesph Saferian

Master Club Fitter / Instructor

Joseph has taught over 18,000 golf lessons in his career and has trained several division I Collegiate Golfers and Professional Golfers.  He is a TitIeist Performance Institute Level 2 Golf Coach, Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Fitness Expert, and he's also a former caddy in 3 PGA Tour Qualifying Schools.