Spartan Golf Academy Instructional Staff

Chad Kurmel, Director of Instruction, Certified PGA Member (Golf Operations and Retail)
Certifications: 
TPI-Level 3 Golf Fitness, TPI Level 2 Golf, AimPoint Express, FlightScope, KVEST, BodiTrak and Wright Balance Level 6. 

Chad is committed to helping golfers improve their game through basic instruction, physical conditioning, utilizing proper equipment, a disciplined mental and emotional approach, course management and shot making skills. By having one coach to address all of these critical areas, golfers will receive valuable, specialized instruction in a customized personal golf program. Kurmel has been a PGA Professional for 20 years. He has played junior, collegiate and professional golf. Kurmel played in the PGA TOUR's 2007 Honda Classic and 2013 Puerto Rico Open , the 2007 Nationwide TOUR's Miccosukee Championship, the 2004, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Professional National Championships. He won the South Florida PGA Section Championship in 2012. Kurmel is also the Volunteer Assistant Golf Coach for the Michigan State Men's Golf Team.

Tom Kang, PGA Member

Tom is a graduate of Michigan State University and the San Diego Golf Academy. He is entering his 9th year as part of the Golf Center Staff, Fluent in Korean and a level 2 certified Jim Hardy Plane Truth instructor, Tom is a valuable addition to the instructional staff at the Spartan Golf Academy.

Alex Lorencz, PGA Member

Alex joined our instructional team in 2010.  He graduated from Trine University where he was an Academic All-American and team captain of the men's golf team.  Alex brings knowledge, enthusiasm, and competitive golf experience which are helping develop golfers of all skills levels.  Since joining our team, he has given over 3,000 lessons.  With his passion for the game, he is dedicated to the success of all of his students.

Pader Her, LPGA Apprentice Professional

A graduate of University of Akron with a major in sports management, Pader received a full-ride scholarship to play for the Division 1 Akron women’s team. Experience includes coordinating and teaching junior golfers as an intern, the First Tee and the Spartan Golf Academy junior camps. Pader plans to pursue her teaching career with the LPGA teaching program and takes the lead for all junior golf programming in the Spartan Golf Academy.