Meet our Teaching Professionals
Steven Vaughn / PGA Teaching Professional
Steven Vaughn is now in his 18th year as the head PGA Professional at Sagamore Spring Golf Club. Steven was born and raised in Greenfield, MA, where he learned to play golf at the age of seven as a member at the Country Club of Greenfield. He went to New Hampshire College (now known as Southern New Hampshire University) where he received a degree in Sports Management in 1998. Steven is currently an adjunct professor at SNHU, where he teaches golf facility management during the winter months. He turned professional during the summer of 1998 while working at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, NH. Steven has graduated from the PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management Program (PGM) and has his Class A PGA Card. Steven oversees all the golf instructional programs at Sagamore Spring Golf Club, which includes individual, group, and junior instruction. Steven teaches the game using a variety of key golf-training aids, and he is also a certified golf club fitter, offering complete Titleist custom club fitting services... It's important for golfers to understand that having clubs that properly fit to your body and build is incredibly important to advancing your game.
Steven's Teaching Philosophy
#1 Interview the student
#2 Make sure the student is fully warmed up on the practice range
#3 Evaluate three key pre-swing fundamentals: Grip, Stance, and Posture
#4 Observe the student hitting golf balls (paying attention to ball flight)
#5 Individual instruction is then tailored to the student's most important 2 or 3 swing needs
#6 Drills, swing training aids, and/or swing analyzing software used to enhance the student’s new swing
#7 Lesson summary (on paper) with hand written drills for student to practice on their own
Timothy Doucette / PGA Apprentice
Tim Doucette is now in his third year as the Assistant Golf Professional at Sagamore Spring Golf Club. Tim grew up in Middleton, MA where he played much of his golf at Middleton Golf Course and Far Corner Golf Course in nearby Boxford. Tim turned professional in the spring of 2013 while working at Brae Burn Country Club. He attended Salem State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management.
Tim is a level 3 PGA Apprentice working towards his Class “A” PGA Card through the PGA’s Professional Golf Management Program (PGM). Tim will be running both our PGA Junior League Team and Junior Golf program at SSGC's Learning Center, which includes junior camps, clinics, leagues and individual lessons. Tim will also be conducting the beginner golf series and is available for individual ½ hour and hour lessons throughout the golf year.
To contact either Steven Vaughn or Tim Doucette about this year's lesson offerings at Sagamore Spring Golf Club, call us at 781-334-3655.