Joel is originally from Fort Wayne, IN. He picked up the game of golf at a young age and continued that through his high school sports career. After working for a few years, he decided to move down to Myrtle Beach and pursue his passion for the game of golf and further his education at the Golf Academy of America. Upon graduation in December of 2012, Joel joined the staff at the Dye Club in February 2013. He hopes to take the knowledge he gains and put it towards his Class A PGA membership.
Chris originally hails from Charlotte, NC and relocated to the Myrtle Beach area following his graduation from the Golf Academy of America. Chris has successfully completed the PGA Level One and is diligently working on his goal of becoming a Class A PGA Professional. A life-long competitive golfer, Chris was a starter on several championship teams at Charlotte Catholic High School and Charlotte Middle School.
Gregory A. Motil, a native of southeastern Ohio, was born and raised in Pleasant City, Ohio. In April of 2000 he received his Degree in Business and Golf Complex Management from Golf Academy of America.
Upon completion of his education at the Golf Academy, he has worked at golf facilities on the Grand Strand and in Ohio. Each of these employment opportunities has provided him with invaluable knowledge of the game of golf and the daily operations of a facility. He feels very fortunate to have developed numerous long-lasting relationships with each facility’s members and employees.
Gregory joined the staff of The Dye Club at Barefoot in March 2012 and looks forward to bringing his knowledge of the game and business of golf to the member community. Additionally, he will continue his education and work towards finishing his apprenticeship and gaining his Class-A PGA card.
James Gillespie is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and has 15 years playing golf experience. James is a graduate from The Golf Academy of America, being the Valedictorian of his class in 2010. He also holds a Liberal Arts Degree from West Chester University and a Masters of Business Administration from Penn State. A 4.0 Hdcp player with a complete understanding of golf swing fundamentals.