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Meet Our Staff

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Mike Saunders

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PGA Associate – Golf Course Administrator

Michael began playing golf at the age of 19 while living in California and serving in the Marine Corps. During these four years he developed a deep passion for the game and decided to pursue it as a career. He started his career as an Assistant Professional at the Country Club of Ithaca in New York where he helped run the pro shop, manage tournaments and gave private lessons.

Michael relocated to South Florida late summer of 2019 to advance his career in golf and live by the ocean with his family. He accepted the Golf Professional position at Sailfish Sands in October of 2020.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Florida, both in Sport Management. 

Michael is a die-hard fan of Boston sports, especially the Red Sox and Patriots, and lives in Jupiter with his wife Paige, daughter Oakley and two Great Danes, Odin and Shelby.

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Will Reilly

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PGA Professional – Golf Professional

Will Reilly has been playing golf for fifty years. He comes from a golf family. His brothers, Hugh Jr. and Michael, along with his father, Hugh Sr., are all members of the PGA of America. He also has four sisters that play, and his mother, Suzanne, was their high school golf coach at Bishop McDevitt in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Will has a passion for every aspect of golf, especially when it comes to growing the game.

Will is a Top 50 Master Teacher for US Kids, a coach at The First Tee of the Palm Beaches, and has been a golf coach most of his life. Will was the recipient of the 2005 PGA of America Junior Leader Award and in 2007 received the PGA of America’s Growth of the Game Award for his work in inner-cities and nationwide. Will has been recognized as a Top 50 Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) Growth of the Game Teacher for six of the last seven years and has risen to the rank of GRAA ELITE TEACHER for 2020 and 2021. Will has received numerous awards from the Philadelphia Section, including the 2009 Professional of the Year.

As the Junior Golf Development Manager for the PGA of America, he was responsible for the development of The PGA Sports Academy, which received the Golf Digest Player Development Award, and the Ryder Cup Junior Academy. While at the PGA of America, he also helped to develop the PGA Junior League and wrote many articles on junior golf and player development for the PGA Magazine.

During his career, Will was the Director of Golf at Twining Valley Golf and Fitness Club for 29 years. Will was also the Executive Director of The First Tee of Montgomery County and the Program Director for The First Tee of Suburban Philadelphia. Will has also had the pleasure of coaching high school golf teams for 22 years in the Philadelphia area, including several Pennsylvania State Golf Championship Teams with Mount St. Joseph’s Academy "Magic." Most recently, Will was the Head Coach at his Alma Mater, Villanova University, where he had the honor of leading the Wildcat Men’s team to multiple tournament championships. 

Will Reilly also enjoys playing golf competitively. Will was named Spalding Top-Flite Player of the Year for 1996. As a player, Will has recorded many wins, including 15 holes-in-one and two albatrosses. Will’s hobby is Philly Sports and he is the President of the P.A.S.T. (Philadelphia Association of Sports Trivia). Will has a passion for teaching, growing the game and sharing his love of golf with everyone he meets.

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Craig Weyandt

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Golf Course Superintendent

Craig started working on golf courses at age 15 and immediately fell in love with the profession. He graduated from Lake City Community College (now Florida Gateway State College) with a degree in golf course operations and has worked at both private and public facilities throughout his career.

From 2005–2007, Craig served as President of the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association and has served on the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association's (GCSAA) Research Proposal Review Task Group and the USGA’s Research Proposal Review Task Group. Craig is the first golf course superintendent in the state to become a Florida Master Naturalist and enjoys leading wildlife tours, sharing his knowledge and passion for Florida’s flora and fauna. In his spare time, he enjoys high-power rocketry and endurance sports (2X Ironman, qualified and competed in the 2012 Boston Marathon).

Kevin Perkins

PGA Master Professional

PGA Master Professional – Teaching Professional

Kevin Perkins is a nationally recognized golf instructor and the 92nd PGA Professional to achieve the PGA Master ranking. As a 42-year veteran in the golf arena, he has given over 55,000 golf lessons, helping players of all skill levels reach their full potential. Kevin is a PGA of America Adjunct Faculty Member and serves on the PGA Master Professional Mentoring Committee.

During his career, Kevin has served as Head Professional at several Florida golf clubs. He also served as Director of Golf at Champions Gate Golf Resort in Orlando and most recently completed a long-term licensing agreement with Miami–Dade County to provide all instructional programs at the Crandon Park Golf Course in Key Biscayne, Florida.

His passion for golf has driven him to write numerous articles for national golf publications, serve as a speaker and instructor at numerous PGA Chapter Education Seminars, and author the golf instructional book "Golf Everyone".

Laurie Rinker

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LPGA Tour Player – Teaching Professional

Laurie Rinker was born in Stuart, Florida. Laurie’s father, Laine shared his love for the game with his children. Laurie, Larry and Lee all played at the highest level making the Rinker’s one of the most successful golf families.

Laurie won at every level of golf, from winning the USGA Junior Girls, Two-time first team All-American, 3 wins on the LPGA Tour, most recently she has won 4 LPGA Legends Tour events. Laurie would like to share her love and knowledge of the game with you!

Brendan Flood

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PGA Associate - Teaching Professional

Brendan has played golf his entire life and has competed at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels. For the last 17 years, he has had the privilege to work and teach at Hobe Sound Golf Club and Medalist Golf Club, providing valuable knowledge and experience to help further his career.

Brendan caters to players of diverse skill levels, from beginners and junior golfers to elite athletes. His teaching approach centers around a blend of curiosity about the person in front of him and an absolute commitment to using art and science to help that player reach their full potential. He finds immense satisfaction in addressing the unique challenges presented by each player and will tailor his skills to their individual needs, providing an enjoyable and effective learning experience.

In addition to teaching, Brendan is also the director of golf at The Pine School and spends his free time with his wife, Kali, and two children, Teagan and Cooper. They enjoy getting outdoors and exploring all that this wonderful area has to offer.