Paul was born and raised in Plymouth, England. He has been a member of the MCG Golf Academy since 2013. Outside of golf, Paul enjoys traveling, spending time with family and watching soccer. He learned to golf at the age of 12 after caddying for his dad decided it would be more fun playing golf rather than carrying the bag. At the age of 15 was ranked in the top 100 in England for juniors. In 2009, he attended the Golf Academy Of America in Myrtle Beach graduating with honors. Paul has certifications in club repair, advanced rules and teaching.
Paul believes that all golfers should have fun playing golf. His teaching philosophy is to work with their personalities so they can understand the concept of the lesson whether it is by feel, visual or analytical. During the lesson Paul likes to breakdown the swing into stages and focus on the stage that is causing the most problems. He sets goals with them and gives drills to improve their game. His major teaching passions are working with juniors and adults trying to get back into the game, it gives Paul great pleasure to see there excitement as they start to grasp the concept of the game and realize how much fun golf is. During the 2017 season, Paul taught 804 private lessons in addition to teaching many of our junior programs - mini camps, full and half day summer camps and coaching MCG Juniors Golf League teams. Paul also teaches Get Golf Ready, Keep Golf Going and Golf Playtime Classes.
The next time you are at Falls Road, please stop by and introduce yourself to Paul. He would love to get to know you and help you improve your golf game.
Brent was born and raised in Mount Airy, Maryland. He has been a member of the MCG Academy since the 2018. He was introduced to the MCG team by completing a six-month internship. During that time, Brent was the lead instructor for several Full Day Summer Camps, as well as the lead instructor of various Junior Mini Camps. Brent also logged many hours in the Falls Road and Needwood pro shops, where he assisted greatly with the day-to-day operations.At the age of 10, Brent picked up a golf club for the first time. Brent attended the Professional Golf Management Program at Allegany College of Maryland, where he received the honor of the Most Outstanding Student in the spring of 2018. Brent is continuing his education in golf by pursuing his PGA membership as an associate at Falls Road. From a playing perspective, he has tallied five individual victories, including the NJCAA Division 2 Men’s Regional Championship and a six-shot victory during his 36-hole Playing Ability Test for the PGA. Aside from golf, Brent enjoys traveling and sight-seeing, visiting his friends and family, exercising and cooking. Brent is known for his positive energy, hard work and dancing ability!From his playing experience, Brent understands that there is more to golf than just swing theories. He is determined to show all of his students how to maximize both their playing potential and their enjoyment in the game of golf. Along with teaching individual lessons, Brent will be teaching a variety of classes for Falls Road; including, Full Day Summer Camps, Mini Camps and Take Golf Further classes for adults.The next time you are at Falls Road, please stop by and introduce yourself to Brent. He would love to get to know you and help improve your golf game.
Marquis was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. He is one of the newest members to the MCG Academy. Marquis found a passion for golf stemming back to age 6, when his dad introduced him to the game, and he fell in love. Marquis hails from University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he was enrolled in the PGM program. Marquis spent some amazing time during college at Springfield CC, Mont Vernon CC, and his last internship was at the world-famous Pebble Beach.Marquis has been influential in the lives of juniors that he has had the honor to coach. Most of Marquis’s time has been spent teaching juniors and beginners, but he has experience of coaching all levels with his training from UMES. Marquis starts each lesson analyzing what strengths each new student has and takes a step by step procedure to make suggestions on how to improve. He will work on your swing, go into the bunker, chip, pitch or even hit drivers with you and Marquis will always ensure his students are learning in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.In addition to teaching private lessons, Marquis will teach our Golf 101, 102, and 103 classes, so if you’re interested in a group setting Marquis is your guy.The next time you are at Falls Road, please stop by and introduce yourself to Marquis. He is looking forward to meeting the MCG Golfers!
Matt Jarvis grew up in central Wisconsin but has been a resident of Maryland for 16 years now (although always a Badger at heart). Matt has been a member of the MCG Academy since 2008. His hobbies include working out, attending local sporting events, active participant in the church and striving to be a loving husband to wife, Kelly, and father to his three young kids, Mason (6) and twin daughters Campbell and Ivy (4).
Matt's teaching philosophy is to give my students enough understanding of their golf swing to improve it and enough motivation so they always leave with a positive attitude and high expectations. He focuses on helping each student understand the importance of keeping the mind and body at ease during the golf swing, as well as understanding cause and effect as it relates to the game. Matt analyzes the swing and explains techniques based on their personal learning style, whether it is by pictures, analogies, or other unique means of communication. Most importantly, he is always available to his students with an open door policy.
The next time you are at Laytonsville, please stop by and introduce yourself to Matt. He would love to get to know you and help you improve your golf game.
Brad Cameron was born and raised in Germantown, Maryland. He has been a member of the MCG Golf Academy since 2017. Brad has a passion for playing and watching many sports in addition to golf. He is a fan of all DC sports teams and roots for University of Maryland Athletics. He learned to golf from his father, Dave Cameron. He has been playing the game since he was 13 years old. He played for the 2006 Montgomery College Regional Championship team which also competed in the NJCAA National Championship. His father has taught him to love, respect, and enjoy the game from a very young age.Brad's philosophy includes using natural athleticism and understanding basic swing principles in order to grow one's game, lower scores, and enjoy golf rounds more. He believes that having fun and small tweaks can be ground breaking for developing more consistency and more love for the game. Brad teaches with a variety of methods between on course adjustments and playing lessons, range time, and endless short game sessions. Brad is involved in many youth golf programs and really enjoys teaching our youth how to enjoy the game and how to thrive on the course. In addition to teaching private lessons at Laytonsville, Brad teaches Ladies clinics at Laytonsville Golf Course and helps run the 9, Wine, and Dine.The next time you are at Laytonsville Golf Course please stop by and introduce yourself to Brad. He would love to get to know you and help you improve your golf game.
Brandon grew up as a Green Bay Packer fan from central Wisconsin. Sports have always been a part of his life with his parents and two competitive brothers! Some of his favorite past times are playing golf and basketball with friends, snowboarding, and going to movies! Being close to his brother, Matt, his wife, Kelly, and his nieces and nephew has been very fun and action-packed!
Brandon found patience, effort, and practice are the keys to becoming a skilled golfer. His passions leaned toward golf, but he didn’t decide to turn it into a career until attending the Golf Academy of America in Orlando, graduating with a degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management.
Brandon joined the MCG team in 2015 at Rattlewood Golf Course. Following graduation, he had an amazing job offer to serve as Little Bennett’s Assistant General Manager during the winter of 2016, which has led to completion of a Level 1 Certified Coach for the First Tee Chapter in the greater Washington D.C. area. Brandon’s philosophy is to surpass the expectations of all my students by providing personalized golf instruction in a fun, healthy, and relaxed atmosphere, while also creating a personal relationship with each student.
What are you waiting for? Come on out to Little Bennett, and meet with Brandon so he can get to know YOU and help improve your golf game.
In 2016, Dustin Stearns relocated to Maryland from South Florida. He has been a member of the MCG Golf Academy since his relocation. Outside of teaching golf, Dustin enjoys playing as much as he possibly can and spending time with his wife Tracey. He also enjoys studying Nutrition and Human performance. Growing up playing every sport imaginable except golf, Dustin learned like many of his students later in life. Realizing golf was a true passion; Dustin attended the Golf Academy of America in Orlando Florida. Dustin fell in love with how people learn sports (specifically golf) and motor movements and went on to get a bachelor’s degree from Keiser College of Golf. He then earned his Master’s degree from the University of Miami in the department of Sport Science and Kinesiology. He is now pursuing a MS/PhD in Nutrition from the University of New England. Dustin is a PGA apprentice in level 2. He is also a certified US Kids instructor and a First Tee instructor. In 2016 Dustin won “Coach of the Year” for the First Tee in Broward County. Dustin enjoys working on his own game and loves playing competitively on the South Florida Mini tours and in PGA section events.
While attending the Golf Academy of America, Dustin went from an 18 handicap to a 0 in 18 months. He understands the frustrations that many of his students feel. He is a no quick fix kind of guy. Golf improvement takes time and repetition. The next time you are at Needwood, please stop by and introduce yourself to Dustin. He would love to get to know you and help you improve your game.