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Stephen M. Pietsch, PGA

Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Raleigh, NC
Lonnie Poole GC at NCSU, Raleigh, NC

About Stephen

A PGA Teaching and Coaching Certified Instructor, Steve has dedicated his professional career to teaching, and has worked with players of all skill levels and abilities. He has taught full-time for over 10 years, is currently the Director of Instruction at NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course, and has served as Director of Instruction at New York City's Premier Indoor Golf since 2016.

From beginners and juniors, to club champions and collegiate players, he takes pride in a dedication to his students and utilizes a fact-based, comprehensive approach to help them reach their goals.

His detail-oriented and process-driven teaching style is combined with a belief that great communication is the most important part of coaching. A true student of the game, Steve is constantly seeking new information and striving to improve as a coach, just as he expects his students to improve on the golf course.

A graduate of NC State's PGM program, Steve worked as a part of the original team at Lonnie Poole Golf Course when it opened in 2009. Upon graduation, he started his teaching career in Raleigh as a Certified Personal Coach at GolfTEC.

In 2015, he moved to New York, NY to pursue a role as PGA Teaching Professional at GolfManhattan, before serving as Director of Instruction at NYC's Premier Indoor Golf.

In 2020, Steve returned to Lonnie Poole and now serves the role of Director of Instruction, leading an expert team of both PGA and non-PGA accredited instructors.

Maintaining a passion not only for teaching, but for learning, Steve holds the following certifications:

Class-A PGA Professional since 2012 PGA Certified Professional in Teaching & Coaching Trackman - Level 2 Certified Swing Catalyst - Level 2 Certified TPI Level 1


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Stephen'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

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

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Stephen's Facilities

Lonnie Poole GC at NCSU

Raleigh NC

*Coaching available to public

1509 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-5234