Golf Instruction

Meet Our Instructors

Kris Hertzske

PGA Certified Teaching Professional

Contact Me (MYPGA App)

I have been a member of the PGA of America for 25+ years. My entire career has been in Tennessee, where I started as an Assistant Golf Professional at Link Hills Country Club in East Tennessee. I then moved to The Bear Trace at Ross Creek in Clifton, TN, where we were the #1 Public Golf Course in Tennessee by Golf Digest Magazine. Most locals know me as the Head Golf Professional at Graymere Country Club, where I was for 14 years. I am currently the owner of KH Golf (Killer Hook Golf) where I give lessons, and do club regripping and reshafting, along with other miscellaneous tasks to make you and your game better.

I have been teaching from the start and specialize in beginners to properly introduce them to the game of golf. My focus is to start with the proper grip, stance, and basic swing to get you enjoying and hitting the ball better. I use techniques that make things simple along with aids that will you to get a true feel on what the club should be doing. I can do individual lessons along with group lessons and clinics. One of the highlights of my career is growing the game with a junior program that started with just a few kids to well over 60 participants. I enjoy teaching all types of players, from young to old and beginner to scratch golfers.

If you are interested in improving your game, call The Course @ Pillow Springs or reach me through the “MY PGA” app using the link below. The app allows you to see openings and book lessons, along with messaging and video sharing. This is the easiest way to contact me and schedule your next game improvement lesson. Look forward to meeting you!

Rick Saxby

USGTF Certified Instructor


I have been a certified teaching professional since 2005. My goal in teaching is to help you enjoy the game of golf. I believe through basic fundamentals that should be a part of your swing I can help you steadily improve. I would love the chance to help you. Feel free to call me directly to discuss your options.