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 TSR 3 8* Driver w/ Ventus Black 6X Shaft
  • Titleist TSR3 15*Fairway
  • 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?

  • Driver: Callaway Paradym 9*  w/Project X Smoke Green PVD 60/6.5
  • 3 wood: Callaway Paradym 3HL (16.5*) w/ Ventus Black TR 7x
  • 7 wood: Callaway Paradym  w/ Ventus Black TR 8x
  • Irons: Callaway Apex MB w/ Project X LS 6.5
  • Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw 50.10/54.10/58.10 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx S400
  • Putter: Odyssey White Hot Versa #7
  • 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 Sim2 Max 10.5*​ Driver w/ ​Diamana 60S​ Shaft​
  • TaylorMade Stealth #5 Fairway
  • TaylorMade Stealth #4 & #5​ Hybrids
  • TaylorMade P790 ​Irons ​(5-PW)
  • TaylorMade MG3​ 50*, 54* & 60*​ Wedges
  • Taylor Made Spider Tour – Red​ Putter​
  • ​TaylorMade ​TP5 X​ 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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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?:

  • Driver: Callaway Paradym 9* w/ Ventus Red Velocore 6R
  • Fairway Woods: Callaway Paradym 15* & 21* w/ Ventus Blue Velocore 6R
  • Hybrid: Callaway Paradym 24* w/ MMT 80S
  • Irons: Callaway Paradym 6-PW, AW w/ MMT 85R
  • Wedges: Callaway JAWS RAW 54* & 58**
  • Putter: Odyssey Toulon Atlanta
  • Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball

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Christian Napier

Club Fitter

Christian is from the area, growing up in Mason.  Always a sports enthusiast, his sports of choice were baseball and basketball.  After high school, Christian moved to Casper, Wyoming.  It was while in Wyoming that he developed a passion for golf while working at Three Crowns Country Club as the Golf Shop Manager.  Christian moved back home after a few years in Wyoming and continued his career in golf as an Assistant Golf Professional at Walden Ponds Golf Club.  He then joined Miles of Golf in the spring of 2022 and became a Club Fitter in early 2023.  Christian has also worked as a TaylorMade Experiential Rep.

What’s in Christan’s Bag?:

  • Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 9*
  • 3 wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 3HL
  • Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth 2 3 Hybrid
  • Irons: TaylorMade P770 4-PW, GW
  • Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 56/60
  • Putter: TaylorMade GTX Center Shaft
  • Ball: TaylorMade Tp5x

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Justin Heflin

Club Fitter

Justin has been playing competitive golf for nearly 10 years. He attended La Salle High School where he competed for four years. After high school, he attended Miami University for business. In college, his competitive career took a brief hold. After returning to the Cincinnati area, he revived his competitive career in the Mark Macdonald Golf Academy. During that time, he found a passion for club fitting and pursued a career at Miles of Golf. He is currently a scratch golfer that plays in USGA and Ohio amatuer events. He joined the Miles of Golf team in February of 2022.

What’s in Justin’s Bag?:

  • Driver: Cobra Aerojet LS 9* w/ HZD Gen 4 Black 60 X
  • 3 wood: Cobra Aerojet LS 3 wood w/ HZD Gen 4 Black 70 X
  • Utlity: Cobra King Utility 3 iron w/ Catalyst 80 S
  • Irons: Cobra King Tours w/ Project X LZ 6.5
  • Wedges: Vokey SM9 50, 54, and 58
  • Putter: Taylormade Spider GT
  • Ball: Titliest Pro V1

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Matt Peacock

Club Fitter

Matt joined the Miles of Golf team in April of 2021. He Graduated from Muskingum University with a degree in Business Management and played all 4 years on the University’s golf team. Matt still is an active participant in MVGA events. He spent all of 2023 at PING traveling the country fitting at prestigious country clubs and fitting locally out of Phoenix headquarters. He rejoined Miles of Golf in January of 2024 with his more in depth knowledge and experience. Matt is TrackMan Level 2 Certified.

What’s in Matt’s Bag?:

  • Driver: PING G430 10K Max 10.5° w/ Tensei Pro Blue X
  • 3 wood: PING G430 Max 18° and 21° w/ PING Tour 2.0 Chrome Stiff
  • Hybrid: PING G410 22° w/ Tensei Pro Blue Stiff
  • Irons: PING i210 5 & S55 6-PW w/ Dynamic Gold S300
  • Wedges: PING Glide 4.0 50/56/60 w/ Dynamic Gold S400
  • Putter: PING PLD Custom Oslo
  • Ball: Titliest Pro V1x

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