MEET THE TEAM
Golf is not played on the range but a solid golf swing has to be born on the range. Every student has to work towards the most efficient swing that he/she has the potential to create. Through drills, video analysis, stength or flexibilty exercises, and more, each student can maximize his/her potential towards an efficient swing.
Next, students need to learn how to play golf. They achieve goals by learning course management, club selection, shot selection, and understanding all the different areas of the game.
Every student/golfer is different. Golfers learn different, swing different, think different, and act different. Julee really works with each student to make short term and long term goals so they can stay on track towards success as a team. Helping each student become aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses and developing a plan to achieve those goals is vital.
Julee was born and raised in New Castle, roughly sixty miles north of Pittsburgh, PA. She started swinging golf clubs at age 5. She played on Neshannock’s high school men’s golf team. Julee helped the team win the conference title three years in a row. After high school, Julee attended Ohio University and was a member of the Bobcats’ Women’s Golf Team for four years and earned a full athletic scholarship. Julee was the individual medalist at four invitationals and the Lady Bobcats won three team titles. Julee hold a place in every collegiate record for the Ohio University Women’s Golf Team. All MAC Conference Team all four years also adds to her college playing resume.
Charlotte, NC was Julee’s move after college. She was an investment representative for Edward Jones for two years. Julee was drawn back to the golf industry after the turn in the economy. She worked at Verict Ridge Golf and Country Club and NorthStone Country Club as assistant golf professionals where she entered into the PGA/PGM program and in 2006 earned the title of PGA Class A Professional. Julee continued to play competitive golf in as many PGA Section events over the years. She was a member of the Carmel Country Club golf instructional team for a year and a half before starting her own instructional facility at NorthStone Country Club in March of 2008. Julee was inducted to her home county's (Lawrence County) Historical Society Sports Hall of Fame in April, 2015.
The Golf Studio at NorthStone was developed with a vision of providing an enjoyable and productive avenue for new golfers, veteran golfers, junior golfers, women golfers, senior golfers, and anyone else who wants to have golf be a part of his/her life.
Erik believes that every good golf swing comes from good fundamentals. While incorporating good fundamentals in his teaching, Erik adapts to each individual player’s needs. His ability to assess different habits and learning styles, allows him to make each lesson unique and appropriate for every individual.
Erik works with many of his students first on the big picture. By getting his students to engage the larger, core muscles, Erik is able to help his students build a good foundation of both control and power. After this is achieved, Erik works individually with each student in all areas to fine tune the smaller details for better results. He also incorporates strength, flexibility, and fitness into his instruction.
Erik was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After a successful junior career, Erik attended Ohio University. While at Ohio, Erik won two tournaments, was named to the All District Team, and set every university scoring record along the way. He is one of few men to compete in both the U.S. Amateur and the British Amateur.
Erik has been involved in competitive golf for over 15 years and was a touring professional from 2002-2007. Over his 5 year professional career, Erik played in two Nationwide Tour events, recorded two victories, numerous 2nd place finishes and countless top 10’s. With his playing experience and ability to assess each individual player’s needs, Erik is a valuable asset to those good players who are trying to become great.
Erik served as the Director of Instruction at Cabarrus Country Club in 2007 and 2008. He has been a member of The Golf Studio’s team since its inception in January of 2009.
Graduated Ohio University 2002 with Marketing and Finance Degrees
Was ranked 4th in the country collegiately by USA Today in 2002
Holds 7 course records (4 during competition)
Held Tarheel Tour scoring record with 61
Teacher / Owner
Every golf student’s goal is different. Matt believes focusing on a person’s individualized swing change is most important. He knows that each and every student has a different way of learning. In order to reach these goals, Matt believes in analyzing a student’s shot pattern and body type. He then develops an enjoyable plan that best fits the student.
Matt always strives to keep the golf swing simple. First, he finds the students strengths and areas for improvement. His teaching methods incorporate video analysis and specific drills to enhance muscle memory. Then Matt implements the best path to achieve a more consistent golf swing and predictable ball flight.
Matt Cannon was born and raised in Sparta, New Jersey. It was there he gained the fundamentals and passion for the game of golf. He played four years of Division I golf at Old Dominion University where he was Co. Captain his junior and senior years. After college he returned home to work in the New Jersey PGA Section. Greenbrook Country Club was a small private club where Matt was a teaching pro for five years. After relocating to North Carolina, Matt began playing professional golf. He has been playing competitive golf for the last ten years. Matt is the all time leading money winner on the Tarheel (currently E-golf) Tour, with sixteen wins. During his professional career Matt has played in both PGA and Nationwide events. Matt has also had the privilege of playing just about every tour on the east coast. Matt has reached a point in his life where he wants to share all he has learned throughout his professional career with others. Whether you are a beginner or a competitive professional, Matt can bring your game to the next level.