Coach Portrait

Blake Hardesty

Director of Golf


PGA Crest

Louisville, KY
First Tee of Louisville, Louisville, KY

About Joseph

After completetion of the PGA Golf Management Program at EKU in 2016 I have spent time at various facilites. Since July of 2018 I have served as the First Tee - Louisville Program Director steadily growing participation and attendance numbers as well as navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic. Over this time we have added at least one new offering for our youth each year. During a busy 2021 I was named the Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award Winner, became our chapters third First Tee Certified Coach, and began US Kids Certification. I now serve as the Director of Golf for First Tee - Louisville, Shawnee Golf Course and Bobby Nichols Golf Course. I am passionate about giving golfers of all backgrounds opportunites to play and learn this great game. Helping them begin and grow as golfers and people is one of the most rewarding things. I look forward to getting to know you and help you improve!

Joseph in Action

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Joseph's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Break 80

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Joseph's Facilities

First Tee of Louisville

Louisville KY

*Coaching available to public


460 Northwestern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40212-2736

Louisville KY

*Coaching available to public


460 Northwestern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40212-2799

Louisville KY

*Coaching available to public


4301 E Pages Ln, Louisville, KY 40272-2629

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