The Grand Geneva Golf Team is made up of quality senior leadership and excellent PGA experience that will help take your game to the next level. Our team provides everything from individual instruction to couples and junior instruction, refresher clinics, and VIP Golf School.
Ryan's passion for the game of golf began at an early age and has progressed throughout his life. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he studied Marketing and Professional Golf Management. Throughout is golf career, Ryan has managed private and resort facilities all across the United States. Mentoring younger golf professionals and growing the game through instruction is what he enjoys most about being a golf professional. Outside of his profession, he and his wife Blair, and their daughter Ada enjoy the small-town life here in Lake Geneva. Ryan's favorite course at Grand Geneva is The Brute.
Rick Leslie is an 18-year Class A and Certified PGA member with WI experience at North Hills Country Club, North Shore Country Club, The Club at Strawberry Creek, Johnson Park and Geneva National Resort. Rick has been a Director of Instruction, a Teaching Professional a Head Professional in Wisconsin and Chicago, and Grand Junction, Colorado. Including his extensive teaching and junior golf background, Rick is also a collegiate golf coach and has led both men’s and women’s teams in Wisconsin. Rick’s favorite golf course at Grand Geneva is The Brute.
Robert was born in Illinois and grew up playing golf. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he moved to southern California where he continued to develop a career in the golf industry. He was elected to PGA membership in 2017. He has a passion for coaching and youth golf development. In his free time, he works with the College of DuPage Men's and Women's Golf Teams. He looks forward to growing the golf program at Grand Geneva and enjoying golf around the state of Wisconsin.
Sterling has been a golf instructor for over 30 years. He has been Head Golf Professional at Stony Creek Golf Club (Oak Lawn, IL), Country Club Estates Golf Club (Fontana, WI) and Bristol Oaks Golf Club (Bristol, WI). He was also a full-time golf instructor at South Pines Golf Center (Fontana, WI). Throughout his career, he has taught golf clinics for children and adults for all facets of the game, as well as private instruction. His goal has always been to help clients develop a swing for a lifetime. He has been experienced in club fittings for many years and continues to participate in club-fitting seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques. Since starting at Grand Geneva in 2014, he has earned awards for People Pleaser of the Month for his commitment to making Grand Geneva a positive experience for all.
Garrett started golfing at three years old, and has enjoyed it ever since. While he never really had a golf coach for most of his younger years, he learned a lot by playing on his own and with his father who was an avid golfer when he was growing up. Garrett had a lot of success in high school where he played on the varsity team all four years and was one of the best golfers in his conference his senior year. After attending culinary school, he moved to Illinois in 2013 and continued his golf career at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa as a cart attendant. He quickly became a supervisor and then moved into a role as one of the golf professionals. He joined our team at Grand Geneva as 1st Assistant Golf Professional in 2021. Garrett now resides in Genoa City, WI with his wife Paige.
The Brute and The Highlands