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Scott J. Vice, PGA

Director of Instruction
PGA Crest

Lake Isabella, MI
Pines GC at Lake Isabella, Lake Isabella, MI

About Scott

-PGA Member in 1991 -PGA Specialized Professional in Coaching/Teaching -RGX Coach Certified - On course, group based instruction with guaranteed results -American Development Model Certified -Certified in the Mind Factor performance coaching -Certified PGA HOPE Instructor -Certified US Adaptive Golfer's Alliance -Gifted instructor with over 30 years of teaching experience -Founder and developer of Vice Golf Coaching, a system of teaching the complete game of golf from the hole backwards to the tee. -Former Director of Instruction with Bogart Golf, an indoor golf teaching facility using digital video technology. -Former Head Golf Professional at a private country club and experience with four private country clubs. -Number one junior golf program in the Gulf States Section of the PGA -Former Nike Tour qualifier -Former Oldsmobile Scramble national qualifier -Certified Club Fitter -Certified Club Repair Technician -Former Golf Department Manager and Regional Trainer with Dick’s Sporting Goods – Seven years -Bachelor of Arts – Theology/Biblical Studies -Bachelor of Arts – Advertising/Marketing


What is the difference between private lessons and coaching?

Private lessons are one on one with an instructor. The instructor gives information. The student determines the course direction and how often they will see the instructor or maintain contact. Golf coaching is where the golf professional determines what the student needs most and establishes an improvement plan particularly for that student’s individual needs. A coach requires accountability and commitment. The coach observes and creates a plan to bring to the surface the abilities that are in the student.

Do you offer private golf lessons?

Yes, private lessons are available. Group lessons may not be for everyone.

Do you offer group lessons?

Yes, group lessons are an excellent way to learn the game of golf. Golf is typically played in a group and when lessons are in groups it creates a more game like environment.

Do you offer on course training sessions?

Absolutely. On course instruction is the preferred method of teaching since the student is on the field of play in which the game actually occurs. Golf is the only sport I can think of where the student often learns the game in a place where the game is not played. The driving range does not provide a realistic game type environment. A golfer never stands in one place on the golf course repeatedly hitting the same shot on a flat, perfect lie.

What days and times are you available?

I am available most days of the week and have a wide variety of times available. We can always find a time that works for both the coach and the athlete.

Do you teach beginners?

Yes, I teach all levels of golfers and I am particularly fond of working with beginners. I love to see new people enjoy the game of golf. I provide clear and thorough explanations as well as an extra dose of patience.

Do you teach junior golfers?

Yes, junior golf lessons are available at a discounted rate. I work with juniors 12 years of age and older.

Do you use technology such as video, launch monitors, etc?

Yes, video instructional tools are available as well as a simulator, launch monitor and range finder. I also utilize the various apps which is a tremendous tool to maintain contact with my students and to provide instruction in between lessons.

Do you require a playing assessment for all your new students?

No, but it is preferable. An on-course assessment will show me exactly the areas of your game that need the most work. In nine holes of golf, strengths and weaknesses can clearly be discovered and a proper improvement plan can be developed.





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Scott is a wonderful instructor. He evaluates, tweaks, instructs and doesn't tear apart ALL that you do. He has helped both my husband and I and he is so good that I give my highest recommendation as a referral to friends.

Sue Wagenschutz


Scott has been very helpful and the key factor to the improvements in my game! Not only is he a great teacher, but a great friend as well. He is a master of his craft and you will notice improvements very quickly. Thank you Scott!

Sean Turner


Mr. Vice is an excellent golf teacher who knows the game inside and out. He sees things in your swing that you don’t even know are there. He is a very encouraging coach who believes in his students every step of the way.

Grady Wright


I have taken 20 strokes off my score since teaming up with Scott. His approach to the game and positivity is contagious. The impact Scott's teaching has had on my game is profound.

Maggie Bales

Scott's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Earn a college golf scholarship

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Scott's Facilities

Pines GC at Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella MI

*Coaching available to public

1022 Clubhouse Dr, Lake Isabella, MI 48893-9339

Mt Pleasant MI

*Coaching available to public

1313 E Broomfield Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858-9502