Any Business is Only as Good as its Staff

Ours staff is comprised of avid golfers whose goal is to make our customers better golfers and help them enjoy the game more. As a group there are certain things we value:

  • We do what we say we’ll do.
  • We treat each other and our customers with fairness, honesty, and respect.
  • We take pride in doing things right and being successful.
  • Working as a team is important to all of us.
  • Although we come from very different backgrounds, we all have one thing in common: we all love golf.
Pete Smith

Pete Smith

General Manager – Level II TrackMan Certified

Pete came to Miles of Golf in the spring of 2008 from Barton Hills Country Club where he worked as the outside operations manager.  He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, runs Miles of Golf – Cincinnati and is an outstanding club fitter.

What’s in Pete’s bag?

  • Titleist 915 D3 Driver w/Diamana Kaili Shaft
  • Titleist 915FD Fwy
  • Titleist 816 H2 Hybrid
  • Titleist 716 T-MB Irons
  • Titleist Vokey SM6 Wedges
  • Scotty Cameron Select M1 Putter
  • Titleist Prov1x Ball

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Dave Lambarth

Golf Shop Manager
Dave joined the staff at Miles of Golf in December of 2013. Dave’s background in golf includes holding positions at several golf courses in Southeast Michigan, including outside maintenance, as well as inside the pro shop.  Before joining Miles of Golf’s staff, Dave was working as a Food and Beverage Manager on the campus of Michigan State University, which is also where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business in 2007. Dave’s passion for golf started at a young age with a cut down Chi Chi Rodriguez 7 iron, learning to swing and hit wiffle balls in his parent’s back yard, carried through his years in high school as a Varsity letter winner at Saline High School, and is still something he enjoys to do as much as possible. Golf has always been a family activity for Dave, and his most enjoyable rounds are played with them. Even more enjoyable still when he can leave with their lunch money.

What’s in Dave’s bag?

  • Nike Vapor Fly Pro Driver 10.5* X
  • Nike Vapor Fly 3W 15* X
  • Nike Vapor Pro 3 Hybrid X
  • Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-A Dynamic Gold X100
  • Nike Engage 54* Square
  • Nike Engage 58* Toe Sweep
  • Nike Method Matter B2-01 Putter
  • Nike RZN Tour Platinum Ball

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Derek Skidmore

Derek Skidmore

Cluboratory Manager – Level II TrackMan Certified

Derek started college here in Michigan at Adrian College to pursue golf and business management. Transferred after 2 years to the Golf Academy of America in Orlando FL to finish school with Business Management and Golf Operations degree. This is where he began fitting golf clubs and studied golf club repair and design.  Derek also obtained a teaching degree in golf in Florida. He has worked at Barton Hills CC and still competes in high level amateur events around the state.

What’s in Derek’s bag?

  • Callaway GBB Epic w/ Hzrdus Black 65
  • Callaway GBB Fairways
  • Callaway CF 16 APEX?APEX PRO Mixed Set Irons
  • Callaway Mac-Daddy 3 Tour Issue Wedges
  • Toulon Design Long Island Putter
  • Callaway Chrome Soft X Ball

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Matt Green

Matt Green

Club Fitter – Level II TrackMan Certified

After Studying Golf and Leisure Management in the United Kingdom, Matt set off for the 5-Star Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia, as a trainee golf professional.  Four years of tournament professional golf followed playing events on the European Challenge tour, European Developmental Tour and events throughout Eastern European and Mainland China. After an exciting global golfing adventure, Matt moved into membership consulting and sales before a managing stint at a 36 hole, Golf, Spa and Hotel. Following extensive club fitting training in Asia and Europe Matt settled in Cincinnati and joined the Miles of Golf team.

What’s in Matt’s Bag?

  • Ping G Driver w/ Diamana White 60x shaft
  • Ping G Fwy
  • BiG Bioengineered in Germany Hybrid
  • Ping S55 Irons
  • Ping Glide Wedges
  • Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Putter
  • Srixon Z Star Golf Ball

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Doug Hutchins

Doug Hutchins

Doug came to Miles of Golf in January after having spent the past 10 years as Director of Golf at Four Bridges Country Club. He brings with him over 35 years of experience in all facets of the golf business. He has spent most of his career in the Cincinnati area beginning at The King Island Golf Center (Assistant Golf Professional), Golden Tee Golf Center (Teaching Professional) and years as a sales rep. for companies such Etonic, Founders Club & Orlimar Golf Company.

What’s in Doug’s Bag?:

  • TaylorMade M1 Driver w/Graphite Design Tour AD
  • TaylorMade M1 Fairway
  • TaylorMade M1 Rescue 19*
  • TaylorMade PSI Forged Irons
  • TaylorMade EF Wedges
  • TaylorMade Ghost Putter
  • TaylorMade Tour Preferred Ball

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