Golf is in my blood. My grandfather, Pres Summerhays, was the head golf coach at the University of Utah. My father, Lynn, played collegiate golf, and for several years served as President of the Utah Junior Golf Association and on the USGA Committee. My uncle, Bruce Summerhays, is a Champions Tour winner and was also an accomplished golf instructor. His daughter, Carrie, is a former LPGA Tour player. My younger brother, Daniel, has played over 8 seasons on the PGA Tour, reaching as high as 53rd in the world rankings.
As soon as I could walk, I had a golf club in my hands. My father taught me the fundamentals and my fascination and love for the game quickly developed. As a junior golfer, I won over 75 junior and high school tournaments, numerous national junior events, and three Junior World Championships. I was a four time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) High School All-American and at age 16 was ranked No. 1 in the country and named the Golfweek/Titleist Junior National Player of the Year. I played collegiate golf for Oklahoma State University with teammates and PGA Tour winners Charles Howell III and Bo Van Pelt.
As a professional golfer, I won over 20 events. I earned my PGA Tour card in 2003 and from 2004 to 2006 competed in 29 PGA Tour events. I also played on the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Canada, and several other professional tours during my 11 year professional career. At age 32, I took the lessons I learned and the knowledge I gained from the success and failures I experienced throughout 25 years of competitive golf, and began teaching the game to others. Quickly, seeing the progress and success of my students became my new passion.
For the last 6 years, I have traveled 15-20 weeks a year coaching players on the PGA Tour. When I am home, I equally enjoy helping golfers of all skill levels to improve their golf game, lower their scores, and reach their goals. Much of my time is also spent at the golf course with my three kids Preston 17, Grace 15, and Cam 12. Seeing my kids love for the game and their drive to improve and succeed has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Witnessing in person Preston sink the winning putt to become the 2019 US Junior Champion, seeing Grace becoming one of the best junior golfers in the country, and Cam beginning to work on his game to follow in their footsteps has been a huge joy to me.
Currently I am the Director of Instruction at McDowell Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Through teaching, like playing, I have met so many amazing people. I feel very fortunate to teach a game I love to people that share in my passion. I am honored to be nationally recognized as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teachers in America and also as a Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor. I feel blessed to be involved in such an amazing game and be able to help others enjoy the game more.
Come see me, I can help you.