Owner and Lead Instructor since 2010.
Russ Brown is a Greater Boston, Massachusetts native who has lived in Myrtle Beach since 2005 with his wife and two children. For 15 years Coach Russ has taught golf to hundreds of students of every age and skill level. From 2016 to 2019 he was the boys and girls Varsity Head Golf Coach at Carolina Forest High School. Part of an athletic family he began playing golf at the age of 10. Russ honed his craft at the San Diego Golf Academy in Myrtle Beach, graduating co-valedictorian and receiving a degree in Golf Management in 2006. Russ worked at the famous Pine Lakes Country Club and began his golf teaching career at Whispering Pines in Myrtle Beach. He was Program Director and certified coach of The First Tee of Myrtle Beach and then founded the Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Foundation, a non-profit organization to teach kids. From 2010 to 2013 Russ directed a U.S.Kids Golf local tour that held over 75 tournaments that drew junior golfers from Myrtle Beach and 10 different states. He became a certified U.S.Kids Golf coach in 2012. Before coming to Myrtle Beach Russ had a twenty year career in software.
Instructor, New Wave Putting
Coach Mike started his life journey in golf at the age of 15 where he was mentored by the LPGA touring pro at his country club in Southern Maryland.
After graduating from Frostburg State University Mike briefly worked in corporate marketing. After that he opened the largest golf retail store in Southern Maryland working with all the major golf brands. Mike attended the Ping fitting school for clubs and putters. His store was full-service retailer offering lessons, launch monitor sessions, club fittings, and club repair. In 2003 Mike won the Southern Maryland four-ball championship.
He sold his store in 2007 and moved to Myrtle Beach. For the last 10 years he has studied putting gurus such as Bob Rotella and David Stockton, extrapolating and expanding on those methods to develop a mental putting system. In 2012 he began coaching his daughter, Mia Gray, who is now one of the best golfers in the Carolinas. Mike applied his mental game techniques to his daughter’s game when she was 13, and three months later she won the Carolinas 15 and under Championship. At age 15 she finished in the top 10 at the SC Women’s Amateur beating top amateurs and D1 college players. Her success has largely been due to the mind techniques she uses while putting. Mike is now the varsity Head Golf Coach at Carolina Forest High School. He has been teaching his mental techniques to his players for five seasons and four players have received college scholarships to play golf.