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

General Manager – Level II TrackMan Certified

Pete is the general manager of our Cincinnati location. He oversees all aspects of the facility, from our golf shop to our fun center. Pete graduated with a BBA in management from Eastern Michigan University is 2007. He joined the Miles of Golf team shortly after, at the beginning of the 2008 season as a club fitter. As Pete has grown with the company job responsibilities have changed, but club fitting is still at the core of those. He takes pride in it and is an excellent club fitter. Pete is TrackMan Level 2 Certified, and Quintic Ball Roll Level 1 Certified.

What’s in Pete’s bag?

  • Titleist TSi 3 Driver w/ HZRDUS RDX Shaft
  • TaylorMade Sim Ti Fwy w/ Graphite Design GP Shaft
  • Titleist u505 Utility #2 Iron
  • Titleist T-200 4-PW Irons
  • Titleist SM9 Brushed Steel Wedges
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6 STR Putter
  • Titleist ProV1 Golf 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?

  • Cobra LTDx Driver 9*
  • Cobra LTDx Fairway
  • Cobra King F8 3 Hybrid
  • Cobra MIM Tour Irons 4-PW
  • Cobra MIM Wedge 52*
  • TaylorMade Hi-Toe 56* & 60*
  • Bettinardi Queen B #11 Putter
  • Titleist Pro v1 Golf Ball

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Derek Skidmore

Club Fitter – Level II TrackMan Certified

Derek started college 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. He has worked at Barton Hills CC prior to Miles of Golf, and still competes in high level amateur events around the midwest. Derek joined MOG in 2013. He didn’t have much experience fitting golf clubs, but in a short time he developed the skills to become one of our most trusted club fitters. He is now the manager of our Cincinnati fitting studio, The Cluboratory. He is in charge of making sure we have the proper fitting tools for our customers. Derek is TrackMan Level 2 Certified.

What’s in Derek’s bag?

  • Callaway Rogue ST LS/9 Driver w/Project X Smoke Green PVD 60/6.5
  • Callaway Rogue ST LS #3 & #5 Fairways
  • Callaway Apex Players Combo (Apex Pro/Apex MB) Irons
  • Callaway Jaws RAW Wedges
  • Odyssey Tri-Hot Triple Wide Putter
  • Callaway Chrome Soft LS Ball

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Doug Hutchins

Club Fitter

Doug came to Miles of Golf in 2014 at the opening of our Cincinnati store. Before MOG, Doug spent the previous 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. Doug started fitting golf clubs for us in 2015. He performs our Basixx fittings, and has become the putter fitting guru of the Cincinnati staff. Doug is Quintic Ball Roll Level 1 Certified.

What’s in Doug’s Bag?:

TaylorMade M5 Driver 10 deg. w/Tensi stiff
TaylorMade M4 Metalwoods
TaylorMade M4 Rescue Hybrids
TaylorMade P790 Irons 5-PW
TaylorMade Wedges 50, 54 & 58
TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Putter

TaylorMade TP5 Ball

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Eric Hensler

Cluboratory Manager / Club Fitter

Eric joined the Miles of Golf team in May of 2013. He graduated from Mount St. Joseph in 2016 with a degree in marketing and management, where he also starred on the golf team for 4 years and was 1st team all conference for 3 of those years. Eric has worked at Miles throughout his entire college career and is one of the few to work almost every position at Miles of Golf, starting out in maintenance, assisting in the golf shop, to Manager of the Fairfield Fun Center, to now being one of our club fitters. He brings with him more than 10+ years playing competitively, stemming from junior golf, high school golf and then ultimately, playing at the collegiate level. Eric is still an active tournament participant in the GCGA and many club championships.

What’s in Eric’s Bag?:

  • Ping G410+ Driver w/ Tour 65 x
  • Titleist 915 FD 15* Fairway
  • Ping G425 Max #7 Fairway
  • Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4 Iron
  • Mizuno JPX 921 Tour Irons 5-PW
  • Mizuno T22 Raw 52* Wedge
  • Edel SMS 55* c grind and 60* c grind Wedges
  • Ping PLD ANSER 2 Putter
  • Bridgestone Tour BX-S Golf ball

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Seth Vannoy

Club Fitter

Seth joined the Miles of Golf team in May of 2019. He Graduated from Alderson Broaddus University with a degree in sport management and is currently pursuing his MBA in Human Resource Management from Tiffin University. During his college golf career he received several all conference honors, along with one individual win. Prior to MOG he has worked at several golf courses was an assistant coach for the Tiffin men’s golf team. Seth is an active participant in GCGA events. 

What’s in Seth’s Bag?:

  • Srixon ZX7 ​Driver ​w/ Ventus Blue 6X Shaft
  • Srixon ZX ​Fairway
  • Srixon ZX ​Hybrid
  • Srixon ZX7 ​Irons
  • Cleveland RTX Zipcore ​Wedges ​50,54,58
  • L.A.B ​G​olf BLaD 1​ Putter​
  • Srixon Z-Star X Golf Ball

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Matthew Peacock

Club Fitter

Matt joined the Miles of Golf team in April of 2021.  He Graduated from Muskingum University with two degrees in Business Management and Marketing. Prior to joining the staff, he worked as a fitter/club builder at Golf Galaxy in Dayton. Matt still actively plays in MVGA events.

What’s in Matt’s Bag?:

  • Ping G425 Max 10.5° Driver w/Tensei Pro Blue 60TX
  • TaylorMade Sim 5 wood
  • Ping G425 3 Hybrid
  • Ping I525 Irons 5-UW
  • Ping Glide Forged Pro Wedges 52s/56s/60s
  • TaylorMade Spider X Chalk
  • Bridgestone Tour B XS Golf Ball

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Carissa Pitts

Club Fitter

Carissa started golfing competitively her Senior year at Edgewood High School where she was First Team All Conference. From there, she attended Mount St. Joseph University and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She was a member of the MSJU Golf team all four years. During her collegiate career, she contributed to the programs first ever team victory, as well as placed individually on the All-Tournament team in a few tournaments. She joined the Miles of Golf team in March of 2021. 

What’s in Carissa’s Bag?:

  • Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver w/ Tensei Blue 55 R
  • TaylorMade Sim 2 TI Fairway
  • Callaway Apex Hybrids
  • Callaway Apex DCB Irons
  • TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges 52*, 56* and 60*
  • Mizuno M-Craft #6 Blue Ion Putter
  • Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball

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