PGA/LPGA Professional Spotlight

Steve Loesher

Director of Player Development, Troon


Steve Loesher

Current Position: Director of Player Development, Troon.
Previous Position: National Director of Instruction, Indigo Golf, 1757 Golf Club.
Years as a PGA Professional: 29.
Top achievements / honors: Mid- Atlantic PGA Section Player Development Award.


Instagram: @steveloesherpga


What book(s) would you recommend? "Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect," Dr. Bob Rotella.
What podcast(s) would you recommend? "Coach Mo Golf Show."
Favorite golfer? Arnold Palmer.
Your most memorable round of golf: I was playing in a pro-am and I had a three-hole stretch of a hole-in-one, birdie on a par 4 then an eagle on a par 4 (1-3-2).


The First Call: What made you want to pursue a career in golf?
Steve Loesher: My father was an avid golfer, so I was around it all the time. I remember watching Arnold Palmer playing golf on Sunday afternoons and thinking that's what I want to do.

TFC: What is your favorite instructional tip to share with a golfer?
SL: I'm hard core basics guy. To me everything starts with a good grip and set-up.

TFC: What is the best advice you have received on your career path?
SL: There are a lot career paths to take as a PGA Professional, the best advice I received when I first started was to try all of them if you can. Try teaching, management, merchandising, work at a private club, public and a resort, if possible. You never know what might click.

TFC: Is there a particular area of your job that you find most rewarding?
SL: Helping professionals achieve their goals. In my position I get to work with all levels of professionals, from someone just getting into the industry to highly decorated, award-winning veterans. It's great to be able to take that experience and use it help others.

TFC: Where is there room for growth within the industry?
SL: There are still a lot people who have never played golf and are very interested in learning. We can never stop trying to find ways to get more people into the game.

TFC: When you look at your career, in what area(s) do you believe you have evolved for the better? And how so?
SL: I am definitely a better communicator and have more patience. I've learned over the years how important it is to listen and to build a great team.

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