Scott Wilson, PGA Professional, grew up in Saugatuck, MI where he spent his days at the local golf course learning, practicing and playing the wonderful game of golf. With golf being such a huge passion in his young life Scott decided to pursue a career in golf and entered the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University, graduating in 1996. As part of this program Scott was hired at Crystal Mountain for an internship in 1994. That internship turned into much more than initially expected. Scott now comes to us with over 20 years of experience as the Director of Instruction at Crystal Mountain. In addition to being a proud member of the PGA of America, Scott is also a US Kids Certified Instructor, Double Goal Certified Coach Of the Positive Coaching Alliance and a Level One Certified Coach for the First Tee of America. Scott is a proud recipient of the 2007 & 2008 Michigan Section PGA Player Development Award, the Northern Michigan PGA Youth Development Award in 2010, Northern Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year in 2014 & 2015, and the Northern Michigan PGA Player Development Award in 2015. He has also been recognized 3 times on the Golf Digest Best Teachers in State list and a featured instructor for PGA.com.
Scott is most proud of his students’ accomplishments over the years. In addition to dozens of players moving into collegiate programs across the country, students in Scott’s youth programs have developed and had success with individual and team MHSAA State titles, advancement to the national finals of the Drive, Chip, & Putt Championship at Augusta National, US Kids & Optimist World Championships, AJGA and FCWT National Tours, GAM State Junior Championships, and wins on all of Michigan’s great local tours.
Scott’s Traverse City Elite program just recently had a member be crowned the Division 1 High School State Champion, Miss Golf for 2017 and this June she won her first National AJGA tournament.
Scott believes in simple philosophies that remain consistent over time and cover ALL aspects of playing the game, and that those philosophies are the key to long term enjoyment of the game at all levels of play. So whether you are an Elite player, looking to break 100, or just looking for a game to enjoy for a lifetime, Scott is here to help you succeed.
Bay Meadows Family Golf Course proudly welcomes PGA Professional Scott Wilson, and his family. Wife, Emily Wilson, a medical technologist at Munson and children, Maya Wilson a 6th grader at Central Grade School, Bodie Wilson a freshman at Traverse City West High School, and Allison Bridges a graduating senior from Traverse City West High School are all excited to be a new part of our Traverse City Community.