Our Story

Summit Golf School is your home for golf lessons, junior golf, and custom club fitting.  The process of playing the best golf of your life is our passion.  We are committed to helping you develop your golf game at every level.  Whether you are the social golfer or the junior golfer trying to compete at the next level we have a program for you.  Our team has over 50 years of teaching experience and utilizes the best technology and time-tested teaching methods. We have competed at every level of golf from junior to professional and have the experience to bring out the best in your golf game. We have been there, we know what each stage is like and what it takes. Golf is a game for life and we hope to share our passion with you. Are you ready to reach your summit?

Our Services

Junior Golf

Specifically engineered junior golf programs that focus on developing your junior golfer in a game based approach. With our programs students from beginner to advanced are evaluated on a weekly basis using measurable teaching techniques and challenges.

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Custom Club Fitting

Our award winning Custom Club Fitting Center features branded PING, TaylorMade, and Titleist suites. With a matrix of over 5,000 club head and shaft combinations available we make sure our customers leave with the perfect set for their swing and game.

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Golf Instruction

Instruction takes on many shapes and sizes based on the student in front of us. Timeless fundamentals are our foundation to lessons with modern technology as catalyst to your success. Each student is evaluated based on their swing and individual needs.

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Junior Golf

The four programs below make up our Junior Golf Development Program.  We suggest all of our juniors start in our US Kids Golf Program.  It is a great program that meets during a weekly basis in the fall and spring.  Our Play Day at The Summit is a perfect spot to transition your junior onto the golf course in a positive competitive environment.  Juniors have the option of playing 2, 3, 6, or 9 holes based on their ability.  During the summer season we offer PGA Junior League and Summer Camps.  Please follow the links below for more information and registration.  For any additional questions you might have please contact Lauren at lauren@summitgolfschool.com .

Summer Camps

Summer Camp is great for junior golfers ages 5-13.  All skill levels.  Juniors are separated into groups based on their age and ability.  Groups then rotate through different stations everyday that cover the fundamentals of golf including rules and etiquette. Equipment can be provided free of charge.

PGA Junior League

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.  During the course of one game, teams play four 9-hole matches in a popular two-person scramble format, reinforcing the team concept and creating a nurturing environment for learning the game.

Match Dates: Wednesdays - May 1, 8, 15  22, 29 and June 5 

Shotgun Start 5:00pm

Please search for "Summit Golf School" when registering.

Registration Closes April 15th

U.S. Kids Golf Classes

U.S Kids Golf is a five week program with two sessions during the Fall and Spring.  Junior Golfers are taken through the five levels of development under the U.S. Kids Golf curriculum.  Students earn pins at every level after passing a challenge on the topics of putting, chipping, knowledge, full swing, and scoring. 

Play Day at The Summit

Play Day at The Summit takes place once a month during the school year and once a week during the summer.  Junior Golfers begin by playing two holes and work their way up to three, six, and nine holes after scoring a certain score in each hole category.  A great place for your junior to get on the golf course and learn how to compete in a positive environment.

Golf Instruction

As golf instructors we wear many different hats. Over the course of a golf lesson we find ourselves teaching, coaching, and guiding students towards their goals based on their specific needs. There is no cookie cutter approach to our teaching philosophy. We use each student's physical attributes to create a unique approach for each golf lesson we teach. For more information on our Lesson Rates and Membership Packages please click here. 

Fundamentals

Every great swing has a great foundation. Grip, aim, and stance is where we start every lesson.  We use timeless fundamentals combined with state of the art technology to help students learn.

Optimization

Everything from your ball flight, to your equipment, and even your practice plan.  We make sure every aspect of your game is maximized so you can play your best golf.

 

Education

A large part of golf is understanding cause and effect and why an outcome occurs. From ball flight to scoring results, the why is most important in every student's learning process.

Our Instructors

Cole Smith

Cole has been a golf instructor since 1998.  In that time he has given thousands of lessons to both juniors and adults. Before coming to Summit Golf School , Cole was a Golf Professional at The Woodlands CC Palmer and Player courses as well as the TPC at The Woodlands. Cole was a 2001 and 2002 nominee for the Eastern Chapter Teacher of the Year award. Cole was featured in the May 24th, 2008 edition of Golfweek magazine with his former student and LPGA Tour Member, Stacy Lewis. Cole has also been featured in numerous editions of Houston Links Magazine.  Cole has worked with many fine instructors, including the late Don Massengale, Jim McLean, Stan Utley, Robert Singletary and Mark Massengale.  He describes his teaching philosophy as timeless with an emphasis on keeping it simple.

Brady Stapp

Brady has been an instructor with Summit Golf School since 2006.  Brady graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. Brady also had a very successful Junior Golf and High School career while at Brenham High School. Brady has developed into a fine instructor with many pleased students along the way. He was a student of Donnie Massengale as a junior golfer. His teaching techniques emphasize creating practice habits that generate results. The practice with a purpose mentality gives his students swing keys that work.

Lauren Gates

Lauren has taught at Summit Golf School since graduating from Texas A&M University in 2009.  While at Texas A&M University Lauren earned all Big Twelve Team Honors 2007 and 2008, was part of the 2006 and 2007 Big Twelve Championship Teams, earned NCAA and Big Twelve Academic All American Honors 2006-2009, and led her team to a school record 6th place finish in the 2008 NCAA Championship.  She has a wealth of teaching and junior development knowledge having worked with Dick Harmon as a junior golfer. In 2019 Lauren was named a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Coach.

Matt Eschenburg

Matt Eschenburg has been instructor with Summit Golf School since 2015.  Matt graduated from The Woodlands High School in  2006 and was a member of 2005 State Championship Team.  He played collegiate golf at the University of Houston 2008-2011 under Jonathan Dismuke.   During his tenure he was named  Conference USA player of the week twice.  Matt turned professional in 2012 and played on the  Adams Tour, E Golf Tour, and Hooters/Swing Thought Tour. He was a student of Donnie Massengale’s for 10 years.

Julie Monzingo

Julie is a proud native west Texan growing up in small town Snyder, TX where she learned to love the game of golf playing along side her dad and his buddies as a junior golfer.  She won a team state championship in 1997 with Snyder High School and in 2000 won a National Championship with Mary Hardin-Baylor.  Julie started her golf career as  assistant teaching professional at The Club at Carlton Woods  from 2001-2009 and ran both ladies and junior programs and leagues.  She brought TGA Premier Junior Golf to north Houston area schools in 2009 and got to teach thousands of students the basics of golf through after school enrichment programs and PE classes.

Allie Andersen

Allie Andersen grew up in The Woodlands and was part of The Woodlands High School golf team before playing collegiately at the University of Houston. As a Cougar  Allie earned 2017-18 All-American Athletic Conference honors, was named the American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week (April 5, 2017), was a 2016-17 WGCA All-American Scholar, and named to the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.  Allie has been a part of Summit Golf School since enrolling in our Summer Camp many years ago.  She has worked with Cole Smith as her instructor throughout her junior and collegiate career.  Allie comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in playing at every level and knowing what it takes to improve your game.

John Phillips

John became a member of the PGA in 1995. He started his career in Minnesota before coming back home to the Houston area and serving as Head Golf Professional at The Woodlands County Club, Golf Professional at Shadow Hawk Golf Club and Director of Golf at Houston Oaks.  John has extensive teaching experience with golfers of all ages and skill levels, including beginners through professionals. In 2001, he was presented the Southern Texas PGA’s Eastern Chapter Junior Golf Leader Award. John has competed in multiple Minnesota and Texas State Opens, and in 2010, he qualified and competed in the Club Professional National Championship in French Lick, Indiana. John has worked with and has been influenced by some of the most legendary golf instructors in the country, including Paul Marchand, Charlie Epps, Richard Cromwell, Don Massengale, Carol Mann and Dick Harmon.

Custom Golf Clubs

Our award-winning Custom Club Fitting Center features branded PING, TaylorMade, and Titleist suites. With a matrix of over 5,000 clubhead and shaft combinations available, we make sure you leave with the perfect set for your swing and game.

Our Facilities

Located at Augusta Pines and Gleannloch Pines Golf Club.  Summit Golf School consists of two 1500 sqft buildings with individual suites giving students the option to learn indoors or outdoors. Each hitting bay has a TrackMan launch monitor and two camera angles to capture one's swing video, ball, club, and path data with one single shot.

TrackMan Technology

TrackMan offers the pinnacle in golf technology, utilizing Dopplar radar to monitor club movement, trajectory, ball flight and landing.  Video, data and graphics are utilized to help you optimize your swing and ball striking

“Our experience at Summit Golf School has been exceptional.  Their approach is easy for kids to understand and makes it fun for them.”

Jennifer H.

“Summit Golf School has brought me to a potential I never knew I had.  From precise instruction to a flawless fitting the Summit has improved my game from day one.”

Robert B.

“Summit Golf School has not only taught my son the fundamentals of golf, he has made learning fun.  We are impressed by our son’s progress each and every week.  Thanks to coach Matt golf is officially my son’s favorite sport.”

Kim M.

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