Scott Hall - Teaching Professional for The Faldo Golf Center at The Greenbrier Resort
Oct 13, 2014
How did you achieve your current position?
Upon graduation from Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach in 2008, I accepted a position at Evansville Country Club in Evansville, Ind. I knew that to get ahead in the golf business, I had to surround myself with educated, experienced and passionate professionals who were willing to help me find my way. ECC had a pedigree of great instructors who came along before I got there--Jim Flick, Chuck Cook, and Mike Reynolds just to name a few. As an Assistant, Mr. Reynolds gave me the opportunity to teach as much as I could. The membership was very accepting, and I found out quickly that my passion was for instruction and helping others achieve their goals. I spent a lot of time with top instructors in my off time and read and watched as many swings as I could. I still do. Once I achieved a certain amount of experience and confidence, I began looking for teaching opportunities. Mr. Reynolds put me in touch with Burt Baine, General Manager of Greenbrier Golf Operations. I interviewed with Mr. Baine, Sir Nick Faldo and Keith Wood (who is Faldo’s Lead Instructor) and I was eventually offered the position.
What were the biggest influences on your career choice of golf?
The biggest influence on my golf career would come from my family. My father passed away from brain cancer when I was 21. He was, and is still, known as a great coach in Southern Kentucky. After his passing, I realized the mark he left on the world by helping so many kids achieve their goals. I believe it was his love for others and his competitive spirit that has made me travel the path I have chosen.
How did Golf Academy of America help you to achieve your goals?
Golf Academy of America was a very unique experience for me. I truly believe it was one of the greatest decisions that I could have made at that point in my life. The education process at the Academy is a lot like the game of golf, in the respect that you get out of it what you put in. They provided great information with excellent professionals. The relationships and real world experiences that the Golf Academy of America presented me is what I cherish the most.
What advice would you give those wanting to get into the golf business?
The Golf Professional wears many hats and playing golf is just one of them. Always set long-term and short-term goals for yourself and your career and keep pushing to achieve them. The golf business can be very difficult, but very rewarding.
Are you currently a PGA member or seeking membership?
I am currently a PGA Apprentice and have a goal to achieve full membership before 2015.
If so, what level are you in the program?
Level 2 PGA Apprentice
Find more details about Scott’s career path in this short video he shared.