Player Development Leader

  • Birdwood Golf at Boar's Head Golf Academy, Boar's Head Resort, Charlottesville, VA

Staff Instructor, 2017 - 2021

  • Carmel Country Club, Charlotte, NC

Golf Academy Intern

  • Carmel Golf Academy, Charlotte, NC

Junior Golf Coach, Instruction Intern

  • 1757 Club, Dulles, VA

Intern Assistant

  • Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Scarborough, NY

  • The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Professional Experiences

Podcast Appearances

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Host, Doctors 4 at Mark Grace Golf Academy Featuring Dr. Bull, Dr. Kwon, Dr. Kay and Dr. Foster, 2023

  • Guest Presenter, MAPGA Junior Golf Summit, 2022

  • MAPGA Southern Chapter, 2022

  • Panelist, MAPGA Section Teaching and Coaching Summit, 2022

  • Andrew Rice Coach Camp, 2019

  • South Carolina Area 1 PGA Teaching Summit, 2019

  • Clemson University Professional Golf Management, 2018

  • North Carolina State University Professional Golf Management, 2018


Bachelor of Science, 2017

  • Clemson University

    • PGA Golf Management

Professional Certifications

  • PGA Certified Class A Teaching Professional

  • Bull 3D Academy Member

  • Kwon Golf Biomechanics Level 2 Certified

  • Golf Smart Academy Level 2 Certified

  • Scott Cowx 3.0 Certified Instructor

  • Game Like Training Certified Coach


Golf Digest, Best Teachers in Virginia, '22-'23


  • From Harrisonburg, VA

  • Married to Anna Boyer Failes

  • Son, Jackson Thomas Failes