Meet Our Instructors
The elite instructors that Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett have selected to teach the Stack & Tilt material at the Academy.
Steve was born and raised in southern New Jersey where he graduated from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. After high school Steve attended Arizona State University to partake in their PGM (Professional Golf Management) program but quickly realized that ASU was not the place for him to maximize his learning potential, and moved back to the area to play Division I college golf at LaSalle University and be closer to his long time swing coaches Dave Quinn and Andy Plummer.
Although he enjoyed playing the game, Steve’s passion was always teaching. As a player he was always filming his own golf swing as well as those of his friends, breaking down the pieces and finding ways to improve. He was fortunate to have such great golfing minds as Dave Quinn, Andy Plummer, and Mike Bennett to call upon as instructors and friends. Steve has been studying under these guys for years, and is now one of the premier Stack and Tilt teachers in the country. Steve has taught alongside Plummer and Bennett teaching golfers at all levels. This past year he has spent time traveling various events on the PGA Tour with Plummer and Bennett as well as setting up Stack & Tilt golf schools across the country. Steve is looked upon as one of few elite instructors that Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett trust to teach the Stack and Tilt material at the highest level.
Steve is located at Burlington Country Club in Mt. Holly, NJ during the summer months & Ironhorse Country Club in West Palm Beach, FL during the winter months.
You can contact Steve via email or 609-238-5149 (cell)
Melainey Gunning is a LPGA Class “A” Professional and has over 18 years of experience as a golf professional. She has worked as a Director of Instruction, Head Assistant Professional, and Assistant Professional at various golf clubs, country clubs, resorts, & municipal facilities nationwide. She has received instruction and mentoring from premier golf instructors such as: Mike Bender, Dr. Dee Dee Owens, Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer. Melainey has been teaching golf since 1996 and has been a Class A Member of LPGA T&CD since 2002. Her playing accomplishments include: Cape-Cod Women’s Open – Runner Up, Futures Tour participant, US Open Qualifiers, LPGA T&CP events, Qualified for Public Links Championship, Caddy/Coach for Jay Gunning.
Melainey is located year round at Ironhorse Country Club is West Palm Beach, FL, and assists Golf Schools at Burlington Country Club in the summer months.
You can contact Melainey via email or 561-371-1107 (Cell)
David Quinn is a PGA class “A” Professional with 19 years of playing and teaching experience. As a player, David was the 2003 and 2005 player of the year in the Philadelphia PGA Section as well as the low stroke average award winner in 2004 and 2005. He has participated in three PGA Tour events and a dozen Nationwide Tour events. David also qualified and competed in five National Club Pro’s competitions. David won over 50 Philadelphia section events with victories in five local US Open Qualifiers, the 2006 Section Championship, and the 2006 Philadelphia Open. David’s biggest victories were the 2001 and 2005 Haverford Classic. David’s extensive playing and teaching background allows him to effectively teach students with a wide range of playing abilities, from the beginner golfer to the most experienced tour professional. Further, David has worked with renowned instructors such as Bob Toski, David Leadbetter, Butch Harmon, Claude Harmon, Mitchell Spearman, Mike Bender, Mac O’Grady, Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett. David continues to be instrumental in starting Stack and Tilt golf schools across the country.
Dave is located at Burlington Country Club, Mt. Holly, NJ and assists in Golf Schools at Ironhorse Country Club during the winter months.
You can contact Dave at: 865-912-4878 (cell)