Steve Stombaugh

Steve Stombaugh

RYG™ Certified Fitting Professional
RYG™ Certified Teaching Professional

I remember clearly failing in love with this great game when I was 7 years old watching Tiger win his First Green Jacket in Augusta. I watched every second of Tiger’s first Master’s win, and golf has been a major part of my life ever since. I grew up playing golf with my dad in Detroit, Michigan where golf was truly my passion, but I also have always enjoyed Music. I specialized in percussion growing up, and I performed on the drumline in High School and College where I also studied Music theory. I don’t get to spend as much time with music these days, but it is still something I really enjoy.

My career in the golf started when I entered the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris St. University. My family instilled a great respect for education and learning in my life, and I have applied this principle to my career in golf. Since attending Ferris State, I have also earned my Sports Management degree from the University of Phoenix and graduated from the Golf Academy of America were I received certifications in clubfitting, teaching and club repair. I have been clubfitting and teaching golf for more than 10 years now, but I still strive to learn something new and better myself as a golf professional every day.

I have attempted to expose myself to many different aspects of the both the sport and the business of golf in order to grow my knowledge and understanding. During this time, I have been fortunate to receive a few different recognitions and awards. I was the High School Golf Coach for Stevenson H.S. in Sterling Heights, Michigan where we were the four-time conference champions, and I was awarded the Michigan MAC Blue Conference Coach of the Year in 2012 & 2013. I was also honored with an “Excellence in Club Repair” Award from my time with the PGA Superstore, and I was elevated to the Director of Instruction position at TPC Michigan.

After all of my experiences, however, across a wide spectrum of the golf industry, I am thrilled to have arrived at RedTail. I have never seen a facility that combines such resources, technology, passion and knowledge about clubfitting and teaching the game of golf. I am excited every day to show people what we can do and how much we can raise your game here at RedTail!

My individual fitting philosophy is simple, I want to analyze your swing and build you a set of clubs that will make you a better golfer and help you progress your golf game. In my fittings, I hope to provide you with an educational experience, so you understand how we arrived at the clubs that are best fit for you. I also believe that creating a foundation for solid, consistent impact is one of the most important goals of the fitting process. I pride myself on my knowledge of the vast amounts of equipment in today’s market, as well as my in depth understanding of the art of clubfitting. Let’s learn and understand together how your equipment will make you a better golfer and allow you to enjoy the game more!

As an instructor, I am results oriented in that I want to give you the tools and knowledge to be more successful on the golf course. My teaching and fitting philosophies have many similarities as my primary goal in both is to help you achieve an efficient and repeatable golf swing. I believe in focusing on the fundamentals to improve my students, and I specifically do NOT believe you can fit all students into one particular philosophy or “method” to get better at golf. I work to create a Personal Lesson Plan (PLP) for each of my students that are customized to their unique issues and goals for improving their game. I hope you will allow me the opportunity to show you the benefits of our golf instruction as well as our ability to provide you with truly custom fit golf equipment. I guarantee you will be amazed at how much we can improve your game and lower your scores.

When I am not clubfitting or teaching golf, I love music, and I am a huge sports fan. I am a big fan of all four (4) Detroit area Professional sports teams (Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons), but my greatest passion is for Michigan Wolverines. Go Blue!!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I hope to see you soon!