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 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 TS2 Driver w/ HZRDUS Smoke Shaft

Titleist TS2 16.5* Fairway w/ HZRDUS Smoke Shaft

Titleist 816 H2 Hybrid w/ Project X Evenflow Blue Shaft

Titleist 718 AP3 Irons w/ Project X LZ Shafts

Titleist SM7 Brushed Steel Wedges

Scotty Cameron Futura 5s Putter

Titleist ProV1x 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 F8+ Driver

Cobra F8 4/5 Metalwood

Cobra F8 19 deg Hybrid

Cobra Forged Tour Irons

Cobra PuR Wedges – 54 deg & 58 deg

Odyssey O-Works Black 7s Putter

Titleist Pro V1 Ball

 

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Derek Skidmore

Derek Skidmore

Cluboratory Manager – 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 Driver w/ HZRDUS Black 62x
Callaway Rogue Fairway
Callaway CF18 Utility Irons 3&4
Callaway X Forged Irons
Callaway Mac-Daddy 4 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 in 2014 at the opening of our Cincinnati store. Matt’s knowledge of golf equipment, fitting technique, the golf swing, and his interpersonal communication skills have led him to become one of our more requested members of our fitting staff. Matt is TrackMan Level 2 Certified.

What’s in Matt’s Bag?

Ping G Driver w/ Diamana White 60x shaft

Ping G Metalwoods
Ping Crossover 3 Iron
Ping iBlade Irons
Ping Glide 2.0 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 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 M1 Driver 10 deg. w/Tensi stiff
TaylorMade 3 & 5 Metalwoods
TaylorMade #4 Hybrid
TaylorMade PSI Forged 5-pw
TaylorMade Wedges 50, 54 & 58
TaylorMade Spider Tour Red Putter

TaylorMade TP5 Ball

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Eric Hensler

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?:

Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Driver w/Diamana S+ blue 70x
Tour Edge Exotics CBx 13.5* & 18* Fairways
Mizuno MP18 MMC Irons
Mizuno S18 Black Wedges 50*/ 55*/ 60*

Custom Scotty Cameron X5 Putter

Titleist ProV1x Ball

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