Meet the Team

Rich McClure

Role: PGA, Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 615.824.6566
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Mike Aldrich

Role: PGA, Director of Instructions
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 615.824.6528
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Mike delights in making you smile during and after your lesson, whether your goal is to get the ball airborne for the first time, to survive a charity scramble, or win the State Open.  He will take the time to understand what you want out of golf and then guide you toward reaching those goals.  Mike’s instructions are simple, result in improvement and are always driven by your preferences.  He likes to say, “I take FUN very seriously!”  While Mike enjoys teaching all ages & skills golfers, he really enjoys helping junior golfers.

Prior to coming to Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, Mike worked for the PGA of America in the Player Development Department.  Mike was elected to PGA Membership in 1997 and in 2015 became the 14th Professional to be Certified in Player Development.  Mike is a protégé of Manuel de la Torre, PGA and Fred Shoemaker of the Extraordinary Golf School.

John Kading

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
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John was born and raised in the cold northern tundra of upstate New York and attended the New York State University in Delhi, NY.  He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.  He recently passed his PGA of America Players’ Ability Test as the medalist in the event.  John will begin his Level One as he begins working toward PGA Membership.

John’s favorite part of instruction is watching his students’ become more skilled and increasing their enjoyment of the game.

Golf is a game, and I want to help you discover how much fun it can be.”

Chris Weilandt

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
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Born and raised in Boston, MA, Chris attended the University of New Hampshire where he played both hockey and golf for their NCAA Division II teams.  Chris moved to Tennessee as a sophomore and graduated from the University of Tennessee with Business Administration.

Chris is a highly skilled player, instructor, club fitter and club tech.  He is certified on Trackman & FlightScope and leverages technology for the benefit of his students. He enjoys helping golfers of all skill levels and ages reach their potential.

Golf is a game of misses. My first goal is to make your misses better.”