Golf Instruction at Treetops Resort
Treetops Resort is renowned for providing some of the best golf instruction Michigan has to offer. Our golf pros offer lessons for players at all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner who can barely swing a club, or a seasoned golfer looking to fine-tune a few techniques, our workshops, clinics, and lessons will meet you where you are in your golfing career.
Golf Instruction Programs
Maybe you’re not sure what kind of lessons you’re looking for. That’s okay – we can help you assess your strengths and weaknesses, and then prescribe the right golf instruction for your needs. Here are the highlights of the golf instruction programming available at Treetops:
- Golf Lessons
Why not start with a one-, two-, or three-day workshop to jump-start your golf season? We also offer Golf School for women and couples. Plus, every day throughout the season, one of our golf pros holds a demonstration clinic for a variety of skills.
- Get Golf Ready
Looking for a more in-depth, intense golf instruction experience? Get Golf Ready is a springtime, five-day series that whips golfers into shape at the beginning of golf season.
- Junior Golf Lessons
Our Junior Golf lessons are ideal for players ages 18 or younger who want to improve their game through private, intensive instruction. Many of our Junior Golf students use this opportunity to polish their skills in order to make their high school golf teams.
Meet Your Instructor
Steve Scheuermann - PGA Director of Instruction
Steve Scheuermann is a 39-year Life Member of the PGA of America and specializes in Junior Golf. Through his growth of the game initiatives, Steve was a top leader and golf instructor of one of the largest junior golf programs in Michigan for many years. Steve developed a strong passion for junior golf as a junior golfer himself. He believes that everyone should learn ways to enjoy the great game of golf. Steve was also the Executive Director of the Lake Michigan Junior Golf Tour providing competition for kids ages 8-17, He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan High School Athletic Association Golf Coaches for his extensive involvement and support of Junior Golf.
Steve’s teaching philosophy is a simple approach designed for golfers of all abilities as it easily adapts to every student’s skills and physicality. Steve is extremely knowledgeable in the Nine Ball Flight Laws and uses drills and “triggers” to improve a golfer’s impact position and the impending improved ball flight. Read more about Steve here.
Kosta Ramirez - PGA Head Golf Professional of Jones Masterpiece
Kosta Ramirez serves as the PGA Head Golf Professional of the Jones course at Treetops Resort. Kosta has been a member of the PGA of America since 2015 and has been on the professional staff of the top facilities in the country, including Kent Country Club, Oakland Hills Country Club and most recently Bloomfield Hills Country Club. Kosta is competitive in the Michigan and National PGA tournaments and is excited to share his experiences with Treetops’ guests.
Kosta is TPI certified which focuses on building an efficient and effective swing based on the player’s physical ability. He also has an expertise in TrackMan Launch Monitor and is a certified club fitter. Kosta has a passion for volunteering and building relationships through the game of golf. He has coached the Michigan Area 5 Special Olympics Golf Team as well as coordinating the Michigan Amputee Golf Association clinic at Treetops Resort.
Mark Hogan - PGA Head Golf Professional of Treetops North
Mark is in his 5th year after a storied career (25 years) at the neighboring Otsego Club and is now serving as Head Golf Professional at Treetops North. Mark has been a member of the PGA for 35 years. The respect that Mark has earned in the Gaylord Community and statewide has us very excited to have him be a member of our team. His vast experience with golfers of all abilities and ages will complement tremendously with some of the younger instructors on staff. Mark was instrumental in bringing Junior Golf to Gaylord with the reinvigoration of the Gaylord Area Junior Golf Association (GAJUGA). In addition to his long tenure in Gaylord, Mark has worked at TPC Sawgrass and was mentored as a young professional by Michigan PGA Hall of Famer Ron LaParl at Battle Creek CC.
Kevin McKinley - PGA Assistant General Manager
Kevin McKinley is a 18-year member of the PGA of America and has worked in the golf industry for more than 20 years. He has won numerous special awards at the Chapter level, Section level, and National level through the PGA for his dedication to growing the game, serving the military through golf, serving PGA Members, and being a consummate professional. He currently serves as the Assistant General Manager for Treetops after working through the ranks of Assistant Golf Pro, Head Golf Pro, and Director of Golf.
Kevin believes wholeheartedly that golf is a game for everyone, and he is especially passionate about PGA initiatives such as PGA Junior League; Get Golf Ready; and Drive, Chip and Putt. His professional golf experience is deep, including helping a Golf Academy earn a Top 25 ranking. He continually works hard to improve not only his teaching but also his own game. Kevin focuses on building rapport with his students and takes great pride in seeing them improve their game.
Nick Lewis – PGA Apprentice Golf Professional
Nick Lewis is in his 4th season as an Assistant Golf Professional at Treetops. He has been active in the Junior Instructional programs at Treetops along with being a key instructor in our Ladies Golf School. His calm and cheerful demeanor puts students at ease and students can learn from his demonstrations given that he is an accomplished player. He led his PGA Junior League team to the championship in 2019 and will be back to coach again this season.