Role: Head Golf Professional | Flat Creek
Serving Since: 0000
Email Mark Owen
Eddy Young is a native of Atlanta. Raised in the Cascade heights area just north of Canongate 1. Eddy attended Southwest Atlanta High school and graduated from Georgia Southern with a degree in Criminal Justice. His first job in the golf industry was in the DeKalb County public course system first serving at Sugar Creek Golf Course and then at Mystery Valley. The first head professional job was at Riverside Golf and Country club in Macon, Georgia. After leaving Macon to return home he was the Head Professional at Hidden Hills Country club in Stone Mountain. Eddy became the golf professional at Canongate 1 in 2006 where he has proudly served for 12 years.
Role: Head Golf Professional | Whitewater Creek
Serving Since: 2021
Email Daniel Harper
Role: Head Golf Professional | Braelinn
Serving Since: 2021
Email Christopher Brode
Sean Renaud is originally from Cocoa Beach, Florida. With both his grandfather and father being PGA Golf Professionals, Sean had an early start in this profession. Sean got accepted into the Professional Golf Management College at Mississippi State University. In 1997, he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree with a major in Marketing.
After graduation, Sean was the assistant golf professional at Madison Golf Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He then chose to take the Assistant Golf Professional position at Saugahatchee Country Club in Auburn, Alabama. In the spring of 2001, Sean got his first Head Golf Professional position at Newnan Country Club. After a successful five years at NCC, he decided to pursue a career outside of golf by capturing his real estate license and becoming a realtor.
Needless to say, the middle to late 2000’s weren’t the best time in the housing market. Sean became the Head Golf Professional job at Arbor Springs Golf Course in 2008. He enjoyed his tenure at ASGC but decided to further his professional golf career at White Oak Golf Club in 2012.
Sean currently is the Head Golf Professional at White Oak. His hobbies include golfing, poker and grilling out with friends. His favorite college to root for is Mississippi State and he is a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Please feel free to contact Sean with any golf related needs you may have. He looks forward to hearing from you!
One of America’s Junior Golf Leaders is coaching in Peachtree City, GA @ Braelinn Golf Club.
One of America’s Junior Golf Leaders is coaching in Peachtree City, GA @ Braelinn Golf Club. Chris brings his energy, enthusiasm and colorful style to every lesson/program with a continual desire to see his students improve. A mix of GAME-based Learning Experience, creating a PLAYful Atmosphere, using TECHnology to Entertain and Educate. His hands-on coaching has impacted thousands of golfers of all ages. Chris has been playing golf for over 40 years and teaching kids & adults since 1987.
Awards & Certifications
Program Information at JuniorGolf365.com or Text Chris @ 770.402.8749
Role: PGA Teaching Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 678.378.2463
Ted playing, coaching and teaching success from past locations: Cherokee Town and Country Club, the Standard Club and Newnan Country Club. His philosophy is "The purpose of golf is for fun--the higher the quality of the golfer's skill, the more fun he or she has; therefore, let's keep elevating the golfer's skill level so we can get to even higher levels of fun in golf."
Teaching Location: Flat Creek
Role: Regional Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2006
Email Steve Morgan
Steve Morgan has worked at White Oak Golf Course for the past 12 years. He was the first assistant for four years and has held the Head Golf Course Superintendent position for the past eight years. Before moving to the Atlanta area in 2006, he was employed at Seven Oaks Country Club in Bakersfield California as the first assistant Golf Course Superintendent for six years.
After graduating from Bakersfield JC in 1994 with a degree in Economics, he attended Rutgers Professional Turf grass Management Program and graduated in 1996. Before getting his first assistants job, he worked at a few different golf course as a spray technician and crew foreman.
Steve is married with three children of ages 13, 15, and 16. His hobbies include working out, landscaping and enjoying all sporting events.
Sherry Dircks is an Inspired Coach who empowers her students to achieve their dreams and goals on and off the golf course. She is an LPGA Class A Professional with over 25 years of experience coaching diverse individuals from ages 2 - 92. Through a student-centered approach and using player development programs she helps her students achieve their desired results.
Sherry held positions as Director of Instruction and Head Golf Professional at various private and semi-private golf clubs. She joined The First Tee in 2000 working for 5 different Chapters serving as Program Director, Head Golf Professional and Executive Director and has been the Site Director for multiple LPGA-USGA Girls Golf programs. She is a certified DreamBuilder and Life Mastery Coach through the Brave Thinking Institute. Sherry has an extensive background in both the mental and physical side of the game through her work at the John Jacobs Golf School.
As a student of the game, she has studied with Vision 54, RGX Results‐Based Golf Group Coaching, and The Scoring Method which is a comprehensive golf improvement system that uses a student’s own scores to determine how they can play better and have more fun. Whether it’s lower scores or more enjoyment playing the game Sherry will help you create a plan to get the results you are looking for.
Text Sherry @ 321.345.9328
Brandon is originally from Mobile, AL. Brandon has been playing golf since the age of six, and has built an impressive resume as both an amateur and professional golfer. As a junior golfer, he was a full time student at the IMG/David Ledbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Florida. While there he was exposed to some of the best instructors in the game. He played his collegiate golf at the University of North Alabama. As a professional, he has twice represented Georgia as a member of the Georgia PGA Assistants Cup team and was the 2012 Georgia PGA Assistants Champion.
A talented club-fitter with ten years of experience to his credit, Brandon has a wealth of knowledge about the scientific aspects of ball flight and how to make a club perform its best for each player. He is a Certified Flightscope professional, trained in the use of the radar based launch monitors. He is also certified by Eyeline Golf as a 4PE putting instructor, US Kids Golf, the Positive Coaching Alliance and is a member of the 4D Motion Sports advisory panel.
Brandon loves spending time in the outdoors and when he’s not at the golf course he can most likely be found hiking in throughout the southeast.
Role: Regional Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2009
Email Johnny Merrick
Johnny Merrick grew up in Senoia, GA and graduated from The Heritage School in Newnan. After working a summer job at White Oak Golf Club in 1993 he started classes at Gwinnett College in Golf Course Management. Following graduation, Johnny was hired as an Assistant Superintendent at White Water Creek for two years and then returned to White Oak as an Assistant to hone skills needed to become a Superintendent. Three years later, Jeff Burton hired Johnny to be the Head Superintendent at Heron Bay Golf Club in Locust Grove, GA in 2004. After four years at Heron Bay, Johnny moved to Sun City Peachtree in Griffin, GA and hardly had time to unpack when the job at Canongate 1 was available in October of 2009. Wanting to return to the area and work at a 36-hole golf course he returned and has made Canongate his home. Since accepting the new position Johnny has gotten married and has two young boys. Connor and Jack enjoy coming to work with Daddy. They especially like riding some of the equipment around the golf course and visiting with the staff. Johnny’s hobbies include playing golf, kayaking, and watching football.