Instructors and Lesson Rates

Steve Pietsch, PGA

Director of Instruction

A PGA Teaching and Coaching Certified Instructor and graduate from NC State’s PGM Program, he has dedicated his professional career to coaching and has helped players of all skill levels and abilities reach their goals. He has taught full-time since 2013 and has delivered over 14,000 career lessons.

He recently held the position of Director of Instruction at New York City’s Premier Indoor Golf, working with tour-level technology on a daily basis, before returning to Raleigh in 2020.  Steve specializes in the development of junior and competitive golfers, but enjoys working with players of all ages and experience levels.

His detail-oriented and process-driven teaching style are combined with a belief that great communication and personalization are essential to great coaching. A true student of the game, Steve is constantly seeking new information and striving to improve as a coach, just as he expects his students to improve on the golf course.

For more detailed information, or to book online, visit

1 Hour Lesson (60 min) – $195
3-Pack – $540 | 5-Pack – $825

Half-Hour Lesson (30 min) – $110
3-Pack – $300 | 5-Pack – $450

2-Person Lesson (60 min) – $225
3-Pack – $625 | 5-Pack – $950

Junior Discount – $20% off

Nick Dillman, PGA

Director of Golf

Nick grew up in Gastonia, NC and moved to Raleigh in 2004.  He is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he studied Golf Management. Nick joined the team in 2009, was named Head Golf Professional in 2011 and Director of Golf in 2019. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 Nick represented Lonnie Poole at the men’s and women’s US Opens, providing thousands of lessons for the American Express Championship Experience. He has gained a passion for developing players of all ages and abilities. Nick tries to simplify the golf swing to provide immediate results focusing on understanding good impact and balance throughout the swing. When he’s not at the golf course, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Nick is available for one lesson daily, including a day pass for the range – Practice all day and make sure you leave with results! Email Nick to reserve your session today!

  • Single Adult Lesson (45 min) with Daily Range Pass – $150

Scott J. Clagg, PGA

Head Professional

Scott is a graduate of the North Carolina State University Professional Golf Management Program.  He has many years of competitive golf experience, including two years of collegiate golf. Scott is excited to share his knowledge with golfers of all ages and abilities. His main focus is to keep things simple and start with the basics of the golf swing, PGA…


Without these essential fundamentals it is impossible to have a consistent golf swing. Scott tailors each lesson to meet the individuals wants and needs with a main focus on having FUN! The late great Payne Stewart put it best when he said, “But in the end it’s still a game of golf, and if at the end of the day you can’t shake hands with your opponents and still be friends, then you’ve missed the point.”

  • Single Adult Lesson (45 min) – $125
  • Package of 3 Lessons (45 min) with 10 bucket range card – $350
  • Junior Golf Lesson (45 min) – $75
  • Package of 3 Junior Lessons (45 min) with 10 bucket range card – $300

Daniel Spurling, PGA

Director of Player Development

Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitter

Daniel, a Raleigh native, joined the US Army where he served honorably for eight years, where he played All-Army golf. Daniel’s passion for golf continued when he settled back into North Carolina and began the Professional Golf Management Program at NC State University. After training for three years under the guidance of a Top 100 premiere fitter, Daniel obtained his Master Fitting certification from Golf Smith International. With the use of the most up-to-date ball flight tracking system, customers experience a golf club fitting that is unlike any other. Striving to make the fitting experience as realistic as possible is of utmost importance to Daniel. A full analysis is conducted outside with interchangeable equipment to ensure the customer is witnessing the process in real time. With extensive knowledge of golf club engineering, design, and construction, Daniel frequently builds clubs for customers to ensure the optimization and efficiency of the club’s performance.

  • 60-Minute Club Fitting – $180
  • Single Adult Lesson (60 min) – $250
  • Package of 3 Lessons (60 min) – $750

Club Fittings are conducted by the hour. Full bag fittings are based on time and pro-rated after the first hour.

Tyler Nelson

Tyler, an upstate New York native, has been employed at Lonnie Poole since 2018. Tyler began playing golf at the age of 10 and fell in love with it instantly. He competed in CNY Junior PGA events, then made the Varsity golf team in 8th grade, winning multiple individual medalist honors. Tyler went on to play in college and graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2016, completed an internship at Cortland Country Club, followed by an assistant position at Walden Oaks Country Club.

Tyler has put in countless hours studying the swing and believes since everyone is different, there’s not one way to swing the club. He likes to find the components you need and give feels to accomplish your goals. He enjoys building relationships with his students and helping them grow their game. Tyler is a lead instructor of the Lonnie Poole Junior Academy and has completed hundreds of lessons at the junior and adult level. Regardless of skill, feel free to reach out!

  • Single Adult Lesson (60 min) – $75
  • Package of 3 Lessons (60 min) with 10 bucket range card- $225
  • 2-Person Adult Lesson (60 min) – $120
  • Half-Hour Junior Golf Lesson (30 min) – $40
  • 1 Hour Junior Lesson or Junior Group (60 min) – $60
    • $30 per person (2 or more juniors)

Madison Corley

Madison grew up in Essex Junction, Vermont and started playing golf at 5 years old. She played D1 golf at Old Dominion University and graduated with a degree in criminal justice in 2021. Post graduation, she went to Q school for the LPGA and had status on 3 different tours and is an active member of the staff at Lonnie Poole. She is currently pursuing her PGA membership to become a PGA Teaching Professional. To build on her goal and passion to grow the game of golf for women, she has started a junior golf program at Lonnie Poole to inspire the next generation!

  • Single Adult Lesson (60 min) – $125
  • Package of 3 Lessons (60 min) with 10 bucket range card – $325
  • Junior Golf Lesson (60 min) – $60
  • Half-Hour Junior Golf Lesson – $40

Billy Deming

Billy has been teaching since 2015 and has been an instrumental figure in Lonnie Poole’s group lesson offerings such as Lonnie Poole Little League and Golf and Grape. His great personality and passion for the game of golf makes him a joy to work with. A great player in his own right, Billy is the only player in history (as far as we know) to get hole-in-one and albatross on consecutive holes. He did so on the 2nd and 3rd holes here at Lonnie Poole in June of 2022!

  • Single Adult Lesson (60 min) – $75
  • Half-Hour Adult Lesson (30 min) – $60
  • Half-Hour Junior Lesson (30 min) – $40

Club Fitting

Our staff is nationally renowned for its club fitting services. In fact, we are one of the top 100 Club Fitters in the nation according to Golf Digest! Have your swing analyzed by our Master Fitter Daniel Spurling, and he can suggest a set of clubs design just for your swing and price range. Before you buy, you can test them out on our driving range or in our indoor player development suite.

  • Certified Professional Club Fitting with Master Fitter Daniel Spurling — $180.00
  • Professional Club Fitting with LPGC Club Technician David Grimm — $120.00

To make an appointment, email

For more information, visit the Club Fitting Page.

Club Repair and Alterations

  • Re-grip — $3.00 per club
  • Re-grip add rib — $5.00 per club
  • Re-shaft — $25.00 per club
  • Tighten loose head — $10.00 per club
  • Loft/Lie Adjustment — $5.00 per club
  • Change Length — $10.00 per club
  • Change swing weight — $7.00 per club
  • Spec check — $3.00 per club
  • Stamping — $15.00 3 letters
  • Paint Fill — $5.00 per letter

To make an appointment, call the golf shop at 919.515-6527.