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Having the reputation as one of the top facilities in the state for over two decades, Hermitage Golf Course is dedicated to helping all golfers become the golfer they want to be through high quality instruction and practice/learning facilities.

Hermitage Golf Course Teaching Center

Ryan Smith: is one of the best up and coming golf instructors in the state and has been a great addition to Hermitage Golf Course. His teaching philosophy is to take each player swing and customize it for that individual skill level and help the player take their game to the next level.

Since joining Hermitage Golf Course, Ryan has taught Academy programs, corporate clinics, junior clinics, and private lessons. Ryan enjoys teaching every level of golfer from the player trying to break 100 for the first time or the season professional. He is dedicated to helping his students reach their golfing potential through the fundamentals of golf. In addition, Ryan is certified as a Callaway club fitter. Ryan has been playing top level golf since he was a junior. In 2004, he was named Tennessee junior golfer of the year and moved on from there to play collegiate division one golf at Tennessee State University. While earning a degree in Exercise Science, Ryan led his team to a NCAA Division one National Minority Championship in 2008. After graduating Ryan played professional golf for six years on various mini tours and PGA sanction tours all across North America.

Cole Murley: A highly personable, teaching professional with over 5 years of experience working with golfers of all ages and skill levels. Cole is the newest addition to the player development team at Hermitage Golf Course. With a passion for helping others reach their desired goals, Cole has designed a specific curriculum to assist players in identifying challenges and opportunities within their golf swing.

Cole’s teaching philosophy includes linking each individual’s mind and body to achieve added consistency from round to round. Golf lessons with Cole provide a template for the basic fundamentals, practice habits, and proper routines for long term development. This progression helps players gain more comfort and confidence in all aspects of the game. Golfers are different in their experience and priorities, but ALL players strive for added stability and lower scores.

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