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.
Sam was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is a new member to the MCG Golf Academy but brings with him a strong teaching and playing history. Outside of golf, Sam enjoys hiking, movies, basketball, and spending time with his family. He was introduced to the game by his father at the age of 7 year old. Sam grew up playing junior golf in South Carolina and played on scholarship at Coastal Carolina University. While at Coastal he played on the team alongside PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson. His memorable amateur highlights were winning his first college event and being a quarter-finalist at the US Amateur Public Links where he defeated Rickie Fowler in the Round of 16. After college he turned professional and played on tours across the world, as high up as the Web.com Tour. He has spent time learning alongside players and coaches such as David Leadbetter, Paul Azinger, Greg Norman, David Frost, and Dustin Johnson.
Prior to coming to Falls Road Sam was Director of Instruction at an academy at Sky72 Golf Resort in South Korea, where he taught junior golfers, amateurs, and professionals. Sam is also a Swing Catalyst Level 1 instructor. Sam’s goal in teaching is to help players enjoy the game as much as he does. Sam works towards this, with strong fundamentals such as grip and setup, but always tailors the lesson to the players goals. He aims to make the swing easy on the body where the player will be able to practice and play more freely, while hitting it longer and straighter. Sam really loves to work on the golf swing, but likes to put a big emphasis on working around the greens on short game and putting. In addition to private lessons, Sam teaches Get Golf Ready and Keep Golf Going classes. He is a MCG Juniors Golf Coach and teaches many of the Junior Mini Camps and Summer Camps at Falls Road.
The next time you are at Course, please stop by and introduce yourself to Sam. He would love to get to know you and help you improve your golf game.
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 the coach of the JV golf team at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School 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.
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.