Pat Bernot, PGA

Pat BernotPat Bernot, PGA (Columbus, OH) is Director of Instruction at GolfTEC Easton in Columbus, Ohio.  He has been teaching and growing the game of golf for the past 10 years.

Unlike many golf professionals, Pat did not get into the game as a child but instead grew up playing hockey in the Pittsburgh area.  It was in college at the University of Dayton while getting his degrees in secondary education and history that Pat developed a passion for the game and the desire for a career in the golf business.

Today, Pat has a strong passion for teaching and helping people gain knowledge.  To this end, he has a strong passion for teaching the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of golf and believes that golfers should be well rounded in all areas of the game to get the best out of their abilities.

Pat is not just a teacher but a passionate tournament golfer as well.  He plays golf at every opportunity competitively and recreationally. When he is not golfing or teaching, he spends his time bowling, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his wife, Susan.

Pat can be reached at bernotpj@yahoo.com or at 937-470-2658


Bobby King, PGA

bobby king picOriginally from Southern California, Bobby King, PGA (Cleveland, OH) got into golf by way of junior golf as a kid. Hooked on the sport immediately, he began a very rewarding golf career following an Associate’s Degree in Professional Golf Management from the Professional Golfers Career College.

Bobby has worked as a PGA Golf Professional at prestigious clubs from Arizona to Colorado (Troon North, The Ridge at Castle Pines North) where he focused on instruction, operations, tournament management, and merchandising.

Today, he is a full-time golf instructor at GolfTEC in Cleveland, Ohio.  At home, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife, Laurel and daughter, Norah.  On his down time, Bobby is fishing as much as possible.

Bobby can be reached at bking@golftec.com


Joe Meglen, PGA

joemegdlenJoe Meglen, PGA (Cleveland, OH) has been teaching and coaching golf to players of all ages and abilities for more than ten years. Since 2012, he has been under the guidance and tutelage of Nick Paez as a Certified Personal Coach at GolfTEC, earning the Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Instruction in both 2013 and 2014.

Joe began playing golf with his father when he was in the ninth grade, progressing to the number one player on his high school golf team and earning league player of the year honors and selection to the area all-star team. After high school, Joe played intercollegiate golf at Kent State University and Eckard College in St. Petersburg Florida. Upon graduation from college, Joe competed professionally until finding his true passion in teaching and coaching golf.

During his career as a golf professional, teacher and coach, Joe has given more 6000 lessons. Based upon this experience, he has developed a comprehensive approach to instruction that includes all facets of the game, enabling hundreds of golfers to shoot their best rounds. He has also coached many junior golfers to improvements which have enabled them to qualify and play for their high school teams. To date, Joe has more than twenty students who have gone on to play intercollegiate golf.

Joe can be reached at jmegdlen@golftec.com >


Nicolas Paez, PGA

np2Nicolas Paez, PGA (Cleveland, OH) is the owner and the director of instruction of four GolfTEC locations in Northeast Ohio.  As a member of the PGA, Nick has devoted his career to helping players of all levels improve their game using a comprehensive approach. By focusing on the mental and physical conditioning of his players, along with instruction and club fitting, he has produced some of the top junior players in Ohio.

Using this approach he has had more than 45 players receive a college scholarship for golf. In addition to teaching and managing a staff of eighteen golf professionals, Nick has contributed to Golf Digest, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and several other publications.  He has also developed an I-phone/Android App called the Golf Fix which provides more than 100 different video golf drills and a training aid called The Radius which improves a player’s short game and full swing. His two GolfTEC locations in Cleveland were listed in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Clubfitters in America.

In 2012, Nick was named to the Golf Digest Top 40 instructors Under 40, was the Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year in 2012, and named GolfTEC National Teacher of the Year in 2009 and 2012. Nick is expanding in 2014 by opening two new locations in Northeast Ohio. Currently he resides in Cleveland with his wife Susan and their children, Isabella, Avery, Savannah, and Coleson.

Nick can be reached at GolfTEC Cleveland West at 440-348-1757


Joe Parsley, Spirit of Golf Coach

jparsleyJoe Parsley (Springfield, OHwas introduced to golf 23 years ago and has been passionate about the game ever since. He has been playing competitive golf on both the Golf Channel and Golf Week Amateur Tours for over the past three years, achieving some of his goals by winning three events during that time.

While working with Tim Kremer, Joe has learned that deliberately accessing peak states of emotion is a major key to achieving success both on and off the golf course. He looks forward to passing along the teachings of Spirit of Golf to help others reach their goals as they gain emotional mastery skills.

Joe received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked as an engineer in the natural gas industry for 23 years. He enjoys biking, cooking, and spending time with his two children, four grandchildren, and fiancé.

Joe can be reached at 614-623-7446 or at jrp64golf@yahoo.com


Kevin Sullivan, PGA

kevinsullivan2Kevin Sullivan, PGA (Cleveland, OH) is an investor and manager of GolfTEC Brecksville in Brecksville, OH.  He was head golf professional at Legend Lake in Chardon, OH and the Director of Instruction for The First Tee of Cleveland (he grew the program from 40 kids to more than 550) before joining GolfTEC in 2009.

Today, Kevin assists golfers of all ages and abilities achieve their goals by helping them with swing technique as well as the mental and emotional aspects of the game.   By looking at the “total golfer” he helps his students break through plateaus in their games, and they have shot their career low rounds or won tournaments more than 200 times.

In 2007, Kevin was selected as the Northern Ohio PGA Junior golf leader, and in 2010 he was selected as a U.S. Kids Top 50 instructor Honorable Mention.  Kevin resides in Painesville, OH with his wife Margaret and daughter Corinne.

Kevin can be reached at ksullivan@golftec.com or at (216)792-6700


Chris Walsh, GolfTEC Instructor and Spirit of Golf Coach

chriswalshChris Walsh (Cleveland, OH) has been a student of Spirit of Golf since 2011 while playing professionally on various mini-tours throughout the country.  He turned professional in 2003 and was constantly seeking to improve and take his game to the next level.  He spent time playing the NGA Hooters Tour, E Golf Tour, Gateway Tour, and many others as well as competing in PGA Tour and Web.com Tour Monday qualifiers.

Chris has worked with many of the Top 100 swing instructors and has studied human and golf psychology extensively in an effort to access states of peak performance.  He found himself in The Zone on many occasions, only for it to be lost the next day.  Things changed when he was introduced to Spirit of Golf and he began developing emotional mastery skills both on and off the golf course.  The game became more enjoyable, scores went down, and his love for the game returned!

Chris believes the emotional mastery skills taught through Peak Performance Mind Coaching are the next step in optimizing human performance both on and off the golf course.  He has recently transitioned to sharing his knowledge, experience, and passion for golf by starting a full-time teaching career at GolfTEC Stonebrook in Middleburg Heights, OH.  He likes to spend his free time travelling, playing golf, practicing yoga, and learning new things.

Chris can be reached at cwalsh@golftec.com


Melissa Yeazell, PGA

MelissaYeazell 200Melissa Yeazell, PGA (Cincinnati, OH) began swinging the club at the ripe old age of five under the tutelage of her grandfather.  Her love for the game continued to grow beyond the backyard “driving range” and she eventually became a member of the Xavier University Women’s Golf Team while earning an undergraduate degree in Sports Management and eventually an MBA.

Melissa began administering golf programs in college as the Director of the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Club of Cincinnati. Her passion for teaching continued after graduation and she became an assistant golf professional at Kenwood Country Club (2003 Southern Ohio PGA Apprentice Assistant of the Year) and later a PGA Teaching Professional at Meadow Links and Golf Academy (2012 Southern Ohio PGA Player Development Award winner).

Melissa has always been a competitor on the golf course (1997, 2001 Cincinnati Women’s Met Champ; 2004, 2009, 2011 SOPGA Women’s Champ with more to come!).  Her current endeavors include the Symetra Tour, Cactus Tour, and Suncoast Series with the ultimate goal of earning a spot on the LPGA Tour.  Her current training includes golf fitness workouts/stretching, yoga, peak performance mind training, and countless hours spent on the golf course with her teachers and mentors.

Melissa can be reached at melissa.yeazell@pga.com or at:  www.golfranchtricounty.com