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Jacob Mast

Head Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Amherst, VA
Poplar Grove Golf Club, Amherst, VA

About Jacob

Golf is a passion of mine since an early age. I grew up watching my dad, Dick Mast play on the PGA Tour, which initially started my interest in the game.

I worked to become a competitive junior and high school golfer, eventually playing Division 1 golf at Liberty University. Having started in the golf business since 2014, I am now the Head Golf Professional at Poplar Grove Golf Club, in Amherst, VA.

I enjoy coaching and teaching, having extensive experience with PGA Junior League, group clinics, and private instruction. I also maintain a competitive game, playing the Middle Atlantic PGA Section Tournaments, Pro-AMs, and other professional events.

I want my students to reach their goals, and enjoy the game of golf for a lifetime. I work with golfers of all skill levels, on all aspects of their games. In particular I enjoy helping my students improve their short game.

Golf should be simple, and it should be fun. As an instructor, I want my students to know that!



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Jacob in Action

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Jacob in Action

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Jacob's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Improving Your Game

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 100

Earn a college golf scholarship

Break 80

Break 90

Get swing diagnostic testing

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Students & Lessons

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Jacob's Facilities

Poplar Grove Golf Club

Amherst VA


A Sam Snead and Ed Carton design, Poplar Grove Golf Club offers a premiere golfing experience. We offer a robust calendar of member tournaments, and a championship style, 7,200 yard long course. Host site for the 2025 NCAA regionals and a 2023 top 20 in Virginia by Golf Digest, Poplar Grove is a must play course for the avid golfer.

*Coaching available to public

129 Tavern Ln, Amherst, VA 24521-4686

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