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Meet Our Coaches

Greg Jones, Academy Director

Greg “The Golf Guy” Jones is the epitome of the modern day golf professional.  He is a teaching professional, club fitting specialist, and outstanding communicator with over 25 years experience in the field.
Greg currently serves as the Director of The Greg Jones Golf Academy in Medina, Ohio.  Prior to opening his golf academy, he co-owned and operated Vic’s Golf & Teaching Center in Mansfield, Ohio, one of Ohio's largest golf teaching facilities in the country, where he taught over a two thousand lessons annually.  Greg works with all skill levels from low and mid-handicap amateurs, collegiate and potential professional players to beginners and juniors.  His enthusiasm for teaching is unparalleled, as is his commitment to each of his students in helping them achieve their goals.
Greg works with golfers to understand their strengths and weaknesses, establish their performance objectives and goals, and then develop a plan to set them on the path to success through personalized lessons and practice drills.
Greg has been molded under the brief tutelage of several top PGA professionals including famed instructors: Chuck Hogan (Raven Facility), Jim McLean (Doral), Phil Blackmar, Jim Flick, Dave Pelz, and Dick Harmon (River Oaks), to name a few.
The methodolgy that Greg uses is "Keep it Simple".  While always believing in traditional instructional information, such as strong basic fundamentals and proper swing techniques, Greg has taken the understanding of the swing, the motion, the hit and the impact to a new level. Greg has devoted his career to developing and refining teaching methods, terminologies and instructional techniques to help you, the student, understand the swing and the individual golf shots and to reach your desired scoring goals.
Over the course of his career, Greg:
  • taught golf for the Ohio State University for a number of years till 2008.
  • owned and built, from the ground up, his first teaching center and range in 1985-1992
  • co-owned and built, from the ground up, a 43 acre teaching complex - 1992-2008
  • awarded number one sales in the USA by Taylor Made and Wilson Golf in 1999 and 2004.
  • was the first account in the world to receive the the Callaway fitting center.
  • finished 25th in the Taylor Made Open in Puerto Vallarta Mexico with 4 under for 4 days.
  • has had three different TV shows.
  • was the host of two different radio talk shows.
  • has had numerous course records.
  • passed his PGA players ability test.
  • enrolled in the PGA program in 1995.
  • consulted with and taught major PGA professionals.
  • hosted the Re-Max World Long Drive Regional Championship 2006, 2007 & 2008.
  • owned and operated the Greg Jones Golf Academy for over 20 years
  • developed and delivered public speaking/professional development events for companies and schools that relate the game of golf to real world life.
  • hosted multi-million dollar clientele for global companies.
  • committed himself to the instruction of inner city students on the game and values of golf.
Greg was awarded Teacher of the Year by the Mansfield News Journal and was voted Akron Ohio's Best Instuctor.  He has been actively involved in the media community, writing golf tip columns and hosting live call-in radio shows and TV golf shows.  


Pam Stefanik, LPGA


Pam Stefanik is a Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional and specializes in junior golf development and beginner/intermediate adult instruction.  She has continually developed some of the best talent in the area, including two state champs and several club champs. Every year, her players have been awarded scholarship money and have gone on to play all divisions of college golf.  Several have joined the LPGA as aspiring touring pros, PGA members and LPGA T&CP members.  Pam's personal experiences in golf have formed her style and enthusiasm for the game.  A late starter (35 years old) to the game, gives her a unique perspective on the challenges and joy of learning the seemingly impossible!

Pam Bio

Tori Jones, Junior Assistant Coach


Tori Jones is a collegiate golfer at Ohio Dominican University and is our Junior Assistant Coach. Tori not only brings exceptional golf skills to her students, but also is in a unique position to be able to share her experiences as a junior golfer with her younger students.


Her achievements include: 

  • LEJGA Junior Golf Champion

  • Four-year varsity player for Ashland High School

  • Four-time sectional low medalist

  • Cardinal Conference Player of the Year

  • All-Conference- High School

  • All-County- High School

Holly Jones, Assistant Coach

Holly Jones has over 20 years of teaching experience, working alongside Greg at the academy.  Holly specializes in teaching beginner junior and adult group programs.  She is a great communicator and brings a level of energy and enthusiasm to her teaching that makes her students feel confident and comfortable.  In addition to teaching, she and Greg have raised (and coached) two beautiful daughters, both of whom were outstanding high school and collegiate golfers.

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