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Payne Gniewek, PGA

Teaching Professional
PGA Crest

Grand Rapids, MI
Thousand Oaks Golf Club, Grand Rapids, MI

About Payne

Experienced PGA Professional recognized for elevating customer experience, golf operations expertise and playing ability. Solid background in tournament operations, teaching for improving student playing levels along with core teaching at the junior level. Named "Mr. Golf" of Michigan in 2006 and continued to play collegiate golf as an NCAA Division 1 student-athlete at Michigan State University and Baylor University. Graduated from Baylor University in 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Adams Golf Professional Tour member from 2013-2016 and currently a Class "A" Member of the PGA of America.




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Payne'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

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Payne's Facilities

Thousand Oaks Golf Club

Grand Rapids MI

Semi-private 18 hole facility with state of the art teaching academy

*Coaching available to public

4100 Thousand Oak Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Ann Arbor MI

*Coaching available to public

730 Country Club Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1035

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