Hermitage Golf Course Teaching Center
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.
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.
Janell Joslin: developed her love for the game of golf as a young girl after her parents encouraged her to begin playing. She continued to compete as a junior and later accepted a position to compete for Texas A&M University. Throughout her high school and college career Janell worked with multiple junior programs under various PGA and LPGA instructors.
Upon graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in Sports Management, Janell further established herself and her professional reputation in the golf industry. In addition to teaching privately, Janell has held the Assistant Golf Professional position at 2 other courses prior to Hermitage Golf Course. Janell is one of our Assistant Golf Professionals working towards her full PGA membership, currently holding Level 2 status. Janell is also a certified club fitter for PING. Her passion, experience and wealth of knowledge make Janell a connoisseur at the game of golf. Her objective isn't to teach you how to hit a golf ball, but to teach you how to play the game of golf.
Doug Curtiss: Class “A” PGA professional and has taught thousands of golf lessons at Hermitage Golf Course over the past nine years to all ages and all skill levels. A cornerstone for Doug’s success is that he has a true passion for teaching that his students can see and feel. True learning is best done when the student is relaxed and not trying too hard and Doug makes sure to help each student learn as an individual.