Meet The Pros

Matthew Gordon, PGA Director of Instruction

I began the game of golf at the age 3 and have since dedicated over twenty years to working with others to help make golf more enjoyable. I started my career assisting with the opening of Hartefeld National in 1995 in beautiful Avondale, PA. This is where my passion for teaching developed. In 2000 my first golf academy opened at Chisel Creek in Landenberg, PA and remained until 2007 when my wife and I decided to move south to enjoy golf (and the beach) more year round.

Since moving from Wilmington, DE to Wilmington, NC, I had the privilege to work at the esteemed Bald Head Island Country Club which led me to the fabulous teaching facility at Magnolia Greens in Leland, NC which is now my “home away from home”.

When I’m not on the course, I’m enjoying time with my family at the beach, watching lacrosse or playing golf with my kids and just enjoying living in beautiful southeastern coastal Carolina.

Jay Zahran, Assistant Golf Instructor

Jay studied Golf Operation under Class A PGA Master Golf Professional, Gordon Fulp, in 1982.

Bryan Park in Greensboro, NC 1986-1989 – Managed Super Camps, taught golf lessons and also operated the driving range.

Cardinal Country Club 1990 – Completed 6-month apprenticeship under Class A PGA Professional; successfully passed the PAT and Rules Test. Was the First Assistant Golf Professional; responsible for entire golf operation, pro shop, lessons, tournaments, clinics, junior interclub, club repair, sales, merchandising, club fitting, etc.

Forest Oaks Country Club, 1998-2001 – Worked with course Superintendent, Dan Winters. PGA Site of the Greater Greensboro Open.

In 2003 worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Ocean Ridge Plantation. From 1990-2003 played tournament golf in the Carolinas PGA Section and also participated in the qualifying rounds for the U.S. Open, the Kemper Open and the Greater Greensboro Open.

Greg Pitts, PGA Teaching Professional

At the age of 11 Greg’s love of the game began by watching his dad & friends play at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, NC. He has been passionately active in the golf industry since 2001 and began as a young apprentice to Ted Brewer at Catawba Country Club in Hickory, NC.

Greg moved to Wilmington, NC with his wife, Tara, and their son, Lukas in 2003 and earned the assistant professional position to Larry George at Echo Farms. It was in 2005, while working alongside Barry Walters at St. James, he discovered his passion for teaching golf.
Greg achieved his Class “A” PGA Membership in 2011, and accepted the director of instruction position at Beau Rivage GC in Wilmington, NC.

In his continuous ambition to improve his craft he has attended numerous national and local PGA teaching seminars & workshops. Greg’s patient demeanor, coupled with his attention to detail and desire to help the individual, ensures a high level of coaching for everyone.

Matthew Gordon, Director of Instruction