Thank you for visiting stephaniewagemann.com! I am a professional golf instructor at Meridian Sun Golf Club in Haslett, Michigan, where I teach individual and group lessons, adult clinics, and junior golf camps and programs! This website is designed to introduce you to the programs and lesson options that are currently being offered. These will be updated as new programs become available! You can also find me at www.learngolffromscratch.com giving on-line golf instruction via video and my insights into the game on my blog!
I was raised in Haslett, where my dad is a PGA Professional, and owner of Meridian Sun since 2000. My high school years were spent at the golf course, and playing Varsity golf for Haslett. As a junior golfer, I competed in every level of from local events to the National Junior Tours and was recruited to play in college. I chose to play for the University of Illinois, Fighting Illini! I spent four years as a starter on the U of I team (2004-2008), and made the record books with a top ten career scoring average. After graduating with a degree in Kinesiology, I knew I wanted to keep golf as part of my career, so I accepted a job as the Assistant Golf Professional at Champaign Country Club. There I taught numerous ladies clinics, junior programs, and individual lessons for two seasons. I also recieved my Personal Training Certification through NASM, and instructed fitness classes during this time. In August 2010, I went back to the University of Illinois, this time as the Assistant Women's Golf Coach, under my own college coach. For two years, I coached the Fighting Illini team, while they jumped 50 places in the rankings, and earned their first NCAA Regional appearance since 2004. It was when our first son was born in April 2011 (we now have 4 boys!) that we decided to make the move to Michigan, to be close to family. My passions are family and golf, and I am blessed to be able to enjoy spending time focusing on both!
Every person is unique physically, mentally and emotionally and therefore you can never teach two people the exact same swing, and you cannot teach two different people in the same way. I understand that there is greatness within each student, my job as their teacher or coach is to help them realize this greatness, and help remove any barriers that are getting between them and their full potential. I commit to helping the student become AWARE of what they are doing within their golf swing. Learning can only come through self-awareness. I will also focus on teaching the student what the club needs to be doing to get the desired results- since the club is what they use to hit the ball. As opposed to what they are doing with their body, because those feelings will be different for every player. I will focus on what to do and have the student DISCOVER how to do it.
No two golf swings will be the same. That being said, I believe that the most important thing for a golfer to learn is how the club face and the golf ball connect at the point of impact. It is also important for each individual golfer to develop a swing that is efficient for them, and that they are capable of repeating consistently from one swing to the next and that is similar from one club to another. The ultimate goal of the golf swing being to make the ball go to a chosen target, for a specified distance, through control of the club face, by taking a proper set-up and swinging the club with the arms and rotation of the core-back and forward to a proper finish position.