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Abigail J. Welch, PGA

PGA Crest

Kiawah Island, SC
Kiawah Island Golf Resort / Turtle Point, Kiawah Island, SC

About Abby

As a PGA Certified Instructor and LPGA Certified Instructor, Abby brings 15 years of experience leading the resort’s instructional programs for both women and juniors, as well as Kiawah’s award winning golf schools. Abby has been highlighted in several national publications for her golf prowess, including Golf Digest and Southern Living. She was selected for the inaugural list of Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers, and nominated for the Junior Golf Leader award for the Carolinas PGA. Her credentials and high standing in the instruction community earned her a spot among the top 40 instructors under the age of 40 for eight consecutive years. Abby began her love for golf at the age of 12, leading to her role as Captain of the women’s golf team at the University of South Carolina. Abby and her husband, Greg, have two sons, Brent and Cole, as well as a golden retriever, Merritt.

The core of my teaching philosophy is to grow the game of golf through everyone I work with. It is imperative to teach the game in each student’s individual learning style. Continuous growth of my personal methodology is always at the forefront. We as PGA/LPGA Professionals must never forget we are role models on and off the lesson tee.


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So many instructors insist on tearing up everything you are currently doing and starting over. Abby has taken our games and our styles and improved them, without having to go back to ground zero to learn “her way”.

Connie Nelson


Abby is the perfect instructor for women, men, and children–in other words, for anyone and everyone! She meets every student ‘where they are’, building a foundation on which to develop each individual’s game.

Vicki Latham


Abby has been working with my family for about 10 years now. We absolutely love working with her! Her method of instruction and patience suits all levels of golfers. She is always encouraging and is so positive.

Umphlet Family


You quickly identified issues I could improve on, and explained them in a simple and practical manner. Your demeanor allowed for a relaxed, safe and fun learning environment.

Eric Solverson

Abby'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

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

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Abby's Facilities

Kiawah Island Golf Resort / Turtle Point

Kiawah Island SC

*Coaching available to public

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434