PGA Professionals & Golf Instruction

The PGA Professional staff at Red Run Golf Club are dedicated to providing an enjoyable and exciting learning environment for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Our team of expert instructors and certified fitters will use state of the art technology including TrackMan 4 Golf Radar and V1 video analysis to ensure the finest instruction for every student. Whether your goals are to learn the game, lower your scores, win club events or just play better golf, our highly trained PGA Professional staff are excited to help you along the way.

Our PGA Golf Professionals offer individual and group lessons to all members.

Wally Sierakowski, PGA Head Golf Professional

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Hometown: Hadley, Michigan
College: Ferris State University – BS in Business, Major – Marketing & Professional
Golf Management
Family: Laurie (wife) & Emily & Jason (children)
Professional Associations: PGA of America, FSU Alumni Association, AGM Association
Staff Affiliations: Callaway Golf Master Staff member since 1995, 
Foot-Joy Staff member since 1995

Certifications: Certified Callaway, Taylor Made, Ping and Titleist Fitter, 
Certified AGM Merchandiser

Mentors: Don Perne’, Bill Strausbaugh, Dr. Gary Wiren, Michael Hebron, Dr. Lowell LeClair, Ron Beurmann & Harry Barrett

Coaching Experience: PGA Jr. League, Lumen Christi HS, Saints and Queens Elementary

Professional Experience:
Red Run Golf Club – Head Golf Professional
Arbor Hills Country Club – Director of Operations & Head Golf Professional
Country Club of Jackson – Head Golf Professional
Flint Golf Club – Assistant Golf Professional

Professional Leadership:
Michigan Section PGA Board of Directors
Michigan Section Growth of the Game, Special Awards and Tournament Committee Chair/Member
Ferris State University PGM Alumni Association Board of Directors – Past President
Co-founder of the Team Selfridge Family Relief Fund through Family Support Group at Selfridge Air National Guard Base
PGA Quarter Century Club member

Professional Awards:
Michigan Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year
Michigan Section PGA Patriot Award
Michigan Section PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

Professional Coaching Philosophy:
Wally’s likes to keep the golf swing as simple as possible by considering individual abilities and limitations.  He likes to make learning and playing the game fun.  He is always learning from his students and fellow professionals.  The use of technology / training aids assists him in the development of his students.  He loves to coach individuals whether it is in the game of golf or basketball.

Member Philosophy:
Wally encompasses a member first mentality.  Members should find solace in their club.  He has a passion for taking care of people.  Wally loves making people feel like they are apart of the Red Run family.   He believes his true job is make people smile, open their hearts and have fun.  Life is short he says!

Steve Naelon, PGA Assistant Golf Professional


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Hometown:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College:  
Broward Community College
Family:  Joseph & Angela Naelon (parents) Tom & David (siblings)
Professional Affiliations: PGA of America Class A Quarter Century Member
Staff Affiliations: TaylorMade and Adidas Golf Companies
Mentors: World Golf Hall of Fame Members Bob Toski & Jim Flick PGA of America. Director of Instruction & National Teacher of the Year Rick Martino, 2 Time South Florida Teacher of the Year Chris Czaja (National Finalist), Michigan Teacher of the Year & Hall of Fame member Dave Kendall, Dick Drager, Tim Cusick, Dell Starks, Joe Jones and Bill Baldwin PGA of America Teaching and Coaching Summit 4 Time Attendee


Playing Accomplishments:        
South Florida Section PGA Events, Michigan PGA Section Events, Michigan Open and Michigan PGA Championship, Michigan PGA Southeast Chapter Pro Ams, PGA of America Winter series and Winter Championships  

Professional Instructional Philosophy: 
Fundamentals start with the word “fun” and mixing fundamentals with the enjoyment of the game will certainly bring out the best in any student. It has been said that a good golf swing is one that a player can repeat with positive results. Steve understands that each student learns differently! Steve will be able to provide the most efficient manner possible for each student to reach their maximum potential and enjoy themselves while doing it. The use of video analysis and practice drills while creating a sincere relationship with each student will only enhance your learning experience.

Everyone can become the best player they can be tomorrow by starting today! 

Cody Haughton, PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Hometown: Chesaning, MI
College: Ferris State University – B.S. Business Management/Major: Professional Golf Management
Family: Erica (wife) Lily (dog)
Professional Associations: PGA of America
Staff Affiliations: Titleist & FJ Staff Member since 2014, PXG Staff Member since 2018
Certifications: Trackman Level 1 & 2, Certified Titleist & Callaway Fitter
Mentors : Wally Sierakowski, Ian Ziska, Aaron Waltz, Dean Schirle, Michael Hebron, Bob Grissett, Andrew Rice
Coaching Experience: Motown Cup, PGA Jr. League, Midnight Golf
Professional Experience: Indian Wells CC, Katke GC, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Hawk Hollow Golf Properties, Twin Brooks GC

Professional Instructional Philosophy:
His philosophy caters around the student’s learning style. The goal of each lesson is to have the student best learn how to use their body and the club in the golf swing in order to achieve better, consistent results. Using video analysis, drills and teaching aids, his students learn how to achieve better results with more confidence. Each lesson, he interacts with his students to get a better understanding of their style and personality, while having them get comfortable with him.

Playing Accomplishments: 
• Michigan Section PGA Top-10 Player of the Year (2019)
• Monday Qualifier Participant, Rocket Mortgage Classic (2019)
• Eastern Chapter Michigan PGA Match Play Champion (2019)
• Eastern Chapter Michigan PGA Champion (2018)
• Sectional PGA Match Play Qualifier (2017, 2018, 2019)
• National PGA Professional Championship (2018)
• National PGA Assistant Professional Championship (2017)
• Assistant/Apprentice Series Pine Lake Champion (2017)

Kelly Kuhlman, PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
College: Methodist University – BA & BS Golf Management/Minor in Accounting
Family: Leo & Lydia (children)
Professional Associations: PGA of America & LPGA
Staff Affiliations: Callaway Golf Staff Member since 2005
Certifications: Flight Scope, Trackman, US Kids Golf, Operation 36 Coach, TPI Level Two & Certified Callaway Fitter
Mentors: Eric Alpenfels, Kris Moe, Susie Meyers, Michael Hebron, Debbie O’Connell & Dana Radar
Coaching Experience: U of M Dearborn, Frankenmuth HS, Beaumont HS, Rochester Adams HS, Kilbourne HS & Seaholm HS
Professional Experience: Kuhlman Golf, Twin Lakes Golf Academy, Shaker Heights, Forest Lake CC & Knollwood CC
Professional Leadership: Site director for Girls Golf/LPGA of North Oakland County

Professional Instructional Philosophy:
Her philosophy is based upon a simplistic golf swing working with the individuals learning style making the swing repeatable, that can adept for each individual.  The approach is keeping a positive mindset.

Playing Accomplishments: 
Wisconsin Badger State Games Champion, Michigan Women’s Open Pro-Am, T-3 Pro-Pro Arcadia Bluffs, Local US Women’s Open 2008, and Sectional 2008 & 2009.

Jacob Connell, PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Hometown: Warren, Michigan
College: Ferris State University – BA in Golf Management
Family: Mike & Maria Connell (parents); Marisa & Alex Connell (siblings)
Professional Associations: PGA of America & Ferris State Alumni Association
Staff Affiliations: Callaway Golf Staff Member since 2018
Certifications: TPI Level One, Callaway Certified Fitter & US Kids Certified Fitter
Mentors: Ian Ziska, Wally Sierakowski, Josh Lathwell, Aaron Waltz, David Huffman and Doug Bell
Coaching Experience: PGA Junior League at Spring Lake Country Club
Caddying Experience: Red Run Golf Club, Wade Hampton, Desert Mountain GC and CC of Florida
Professional Experience: Spring Lake CC, Desert Mountain GC, Wade Hampton GC, CC of Naples,
CC of Florida & Members Club at Marco

Professional Instructional Philosophy:

Jacob has a philosophy that centers on providing members with accurate information and answering questions in a timely manner. Jacob approaches every encounter with a member with a positive attitude, making him easy to approach and talk with. His goal is to provide the ultimate experience for members and their guests whenever they are at the Club.