The Golf Room is home to an all-star team of coaches built to help you maximize your potential in all facets of the game. Led by Director of Instruction Kyle Morris, Physical Fitness and Rehabilitation Specialist Lindsay Becker and Mental Training Coach Dr. Todd M. Kays work together to help you get the most out of your time at The Golf Room. The Golf Room is Central Ohio best golf coaching facility to work on your game with the most advanced technology, led by some of the top coaches in the industry all in an effort to help you unleash your true potential.

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MEET THE TEAM

Kyle Morris

Owner, Director of Instruction

As the owner, Director of Instruction, Junior Champions Director, and one of Golf Digest Best Young Instructors, Kyle Morris, can help you build the swing of a lifetime. Kyle has been endorsed by five of the top 20 Golf Digest Teachers in America. For seven years, Kyle traveled around the world playing in events on the PGA Tour Latin America, PGA Tour Canada, and Web.com tour. While playing professionally, Kyle accumulated multiple wins on developmental tours and enjoyed a career low round of 60. Kyle also set one of the all-time PGA of America Scoring records during his PAT test, shooting 63-63.

Kyle brings to life the art and science of the swing through mentorship by Mike Bender, Stan Utley, Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott, and James Siekmann (All top 25 Golf Digest Instructors). As a player, Kyle understands that there is more to golf than just the swing and that it takes a full coaching philosophy. Kyle will emphasize the individual’s unique set of skills by taking time to understand each student’s goals, commitment level, and physical issues, so that he can provide a customized plan that will maximize the golfers’ opportunity to improve. He accomplishes this by creating an individualized practice plan using the most accurate assessments and the most effective drills and training aids to efficiently turn your weaknesses into strengths. The end goal for each student is to develop maximum consistency that creates solid shots and a lifetime of enjoyment from this great game.

Lindsay Becker

Physical Training 

The Golf Room works hand-in-hand with Lindsay Becker and Buckeye Golf Performance. Lindsay is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapy Specialist and Titleist Performance Institute-certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Medical provider. Becker provides world-class rehabilitation and performance training to golfers of all skill levels, from juniors to players on the PGA Tour. She provides medical coverage during the Memorial Tournament and was a Team Trainer for the 2013 President’s Cup, working with multiple members of the PGA Tour.

Lindsay assists with The Ohio State University Golf team, performing 3D swing analysis and golf fitness training to collegiate golfers. She also works with the prestigious Muirfield Village Golf Club, and her work with their junior golf academy was awarded the 2012 Golf Digest Junior Program of the Year. Lindsay has spoken on the state, national, and international levels and is recognized as one of the premier authorities on golf fitness and rehabilitation in the world.

Dr. Todd M. Kays

Mental Training

Dr. Todd M. Kays, Ph.D. is the president of the Athletic Mind Institute, a sport and performance consulting firm in Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Kays is a licensed psychologist and is devoted to helping athletes and people of all walks of life achieve peak performance on a consistent and frequent basis. He attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree and obtained his doctorate at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Kays is a leader in the field of Sport Psychology. The co-author of Sport Psychology for Dummies (2010), Dr. Kays’ training and guidance have helped thousands of athletes eliminate the most common mental errors and breakdowns in sport. For five years, he was the sport psychologist for the Columbus Crew, the MLS team in Columbus, Ohio and has worked with numerous soccer players and coaches throughout the country.

Dr. Kays has consulted with athletes and coaches from all different levels of sport, including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, United States Tennis Association, Professional Golf Association, and Ladies Professional Golf Association. He consults regularly with the athletic departments at The Ohio State University and Ohio University, both of which he also serves as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Kays was the first sport psychology Doctor at The Ohio State University, training several athletes, coaches, and teams, including National Champions, All-Americans, and Olympians.

Dr. Kays has appeared on radio, television, and newspaper, including ESPN, Golf Channel, Fox Sports, and New York Post. He is and has been a consultant to top businesses, including NAPA Auto Parts, Huntington Bank, Mount Carmel Health, and Ohio Health. Dr. Kays brings an elite set of skills of transferring golf psychology into practice in the heat of competition. Through quantitative analysis, goal setting, and teaching the art of recognizing the moment we are in during a tournament, one can correctly assess and correct their current mind set to play at peak performance.

Mitch Farrer

Coach

Mitch has joined The Golf Room all the way from Sussex England. He spent four years working next to 2017 PGA of America Teacher of the Year, David Leadbetter as his first assistant. Mitch alongside David, directly helping to train some of the world’s best talent including:

  • Ernie Els – 1994, 1997 U.S. Open, 2002, 2012 British Open
  • Trevor Immelman – 2008 Masters
  • Danielle Kang – 2017 KPMG PGA Championship
  • Lydia Ko – 2015 Evian Championship, 2016 ANA Inspiration Championship, 2015, 2016 Best Female Golfer, 2014 LPGA Rookie of the Year, 2015 LPGA Player of the Year
  • Suzann Pettersen – 2006 Women’s PGA Championship, 2013 Evian Championship
  • Michelle Wie – 2014 U.S. Open
  • Charles Howell – 3 time PGA Tour winner

Along with being a great teacher, Mitch caddied all over the world for Tour winner Ben Taylor, including caddying in the British Open. Mitch is also an accomplished player, helping Nova Southeastern win a Division 2 National Championship. Mitch spent time in Asia playing on tour before turning to help other players reach their goals.

Kipp Keuter

Coach

The Golf Room is very pleased to announce that Mr. Kipp Keuter joined the staff at The Golf Room as a full time coach February 1st! Kipp will be working with students helping them improve their game and continuing to work with them on their journey to their best golf!

To better understand Kipp’s background and where he has come from, here are just a few of his career achievements and some of his professional mentors thus far:

  • He is a PGA of America Class A professional, since 2012
  • Trained full time for 2 years with Jim McLean and his Top 100 Lead Master Instructors in Dallas, Texas
  • Kipp is a Jim Hardy Plane Truth certified instructor since 2015
  • Coach Keuter has extensive knowledge of Mike Bender and Kyle Morris’ system and preferences of coaching
  • Most recently, Kipp finished over 4 years of coaching all around Southeast Asia and was an Elite Master Instructor at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia
  • Prior to working in Southeast Asia, Coach Keuter spent 8 years woking at the Kapalua Resort (Host of PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions) on the island of Maui
  • He has been classified as certified to teach by The Golf Room
  • Kipp has also spent time training with and learning from some of the following top coaches from around the world:
    • Jeff Smith
    • Joe Mayo
    • Jerry King
    • Kevin Smeltz
    • Chris O’Connell
    • Marty Joyce
    • Ian Triggs
    • Mark Bull

Coach Keuter has a deep passion for coaching and will be a key asset helping each student achieve their golfing goals here at The Golf Room and being a part of your journey to your best golf!

Ryan Vanderwarker

Master Fitter

Ryan joined The Golf Room in July of 2020, bringing multiple years of experience fitting players. He also has a vast knowledge of all brand lines and how they best fit into each player’s specific needs.

Like all our employees, Ryan brings the upmost integrity to the fitting. Each player leaves knowing their clubs will work for them and not against them.

David Tepe

Coach

David joined The Golf Room in 2017, then became part of the TGR team of coaches in March 2020. He played college golf at the University of Cincinnati and brings an accomplished playing resumé which includes:

  • Individual Champion, 2013 Big East Conference Championship
  • 2013 NCAA Regional Tournament participant
  • 2013 US Amateur Public Links participant
  • 2012 US Amateur participant

He has eight wins across various development tours and currently holds membership on The Mackenzie Tour, PGA Tour Canada for the 2020-2021 Season.

David has a passion for getting players to achieve their highest level while on the course. One of the keys to his success with TGR’s students is his ability to bring his understanding of the difficultly of successfully transitioning a range game on to the course. It’s one of the reasons he focuses his teaching efforts on helping players get the most out of their skill set by using proper course management and strategy tools. As a DECADE Certified instructor, David can help in creating a personalized plan that allows each player to turn their range game into better scores on the course.

Mack McConaha

Coach

The Golf Room is proud to welcome Mr. Mack McConaha as a full-time coach as of September, 2021! Mack’s passion for growing and teaching the game has taken him from country clubs to golf academies, working extensively with juniors and along the journey, he’s helped players become both club champions and collegiate golfers, with some reaching the LPGA/PGA Tour level.

To help you understand a bit of Mack’s background and where he comes from, here is a list of a few of his career achievements and some of his professional mentors thus far:

  • He is a Certified Professional in Teaching and Coaching through the PGA of America
  • Mr. McConaha is a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified Level 2 Golf Coach and is also designated a Level 2 Junior Coach with TPI
  • Mack holds a Level 3 Certification from SuperSpeed Golf
  • Coach McConaha is a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach
  • He is also proud to be recognized as a Level 1 Coach for The First Tee
  • Coach McConaha has extensive knowledge of Mike Bender and Kyle Morris’ system and preferences of coaching
  • Most recently, Mack was a Teaching Professional at GOLFTEC Cleveland East, located in Beachwood, Ohio
  • Prior to working at GOLFTEC, Coach McConaha was the Director of Instruction for The Don Law Golf Academy in South Florida
  • He has been classified as certified to teach by The Golf Room
  • Mack has also spent time training with and learning from some of the following top coaches from around the world, most notably:
    • Dave Phillips, Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
    • Dr. Robert Neal, Founder, Golf BioDynamics

Mack is very much looking forward to the opportunity to continue helping each student achieve their golfing goals here at The Golf Room and being a part of the journey to your best golf!