Director of Instruction
Andrew Stephens is the co-founder and Director of Instruction at the Stephens Golf Academy. In just 5 years Andrew has become one of the best young instructors in the industry and has worked with hundreds of players ranging from beginners to elite amateurs. After a standout junior career where he was named the KY Post Player of the year in 2001, Andrew accepted a scholarship to play golf at the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky, Andrew was a part of the 2005 SEC Championship team, was a 5 time SEC Academic All-American, and was elected to the Frank G. Hamm Society of Character.
Upon graduation, Andrew turned professional and competed on various tours nationwide for the next 5 years. Andrew’s professional career was highlighted by winning the professional division of the 2008 Kentucky Open and taking home the $10,000 first place prize. Andrew still regularly competes in Kentucky PGA Section events. He has successfully qualified for U.S. Open Sectionals 6 times throughout his playing career, narrowly missing qualifying for the U.S. Open in 2014 at Pinehurst by 2 strokes. He currently holds 5 course records, including Coldstream Country Club (63), Triple Crown Country Club (61), and Ft. Mitchell Country Club (63).
Andrew began his teaching career in 2011. His instruction philosophy has always been to provide a blend of new school technology with old school feel. He believes that every golfer is unique, both in physical make up and physical abilities, and thus no two golfers should ever be taught the same way. This is a mantra that emphasizes with the rest of his teaching staff. He doesn’t try to fit every student into a box, he creates a new box for each student based on their goals, time available to devote to their game, and physical makeup. Andrew specializes in the teaching of intermediate to advanced junior, high school, college, and adult players. He has had several students go on to play at the Division 1 college level, both male and female. He is currently the highest certified instructor in tristate area for use of both Trackman and K-vest. While continuing to improve his craft as a teacher, Andrew also served as the assistant coach of the University of Cincinnati Men’s Golf team for 3 seasons, helping them crack the top 100 in the national rankings for the first time in program history in 2014. Andrew is constantly continuing his education as an instructor, attending seminars, receiving new certifications, and taking courses every off-season. He founded the Stephens Golf Academy in 2015 with his wife Sara with the goal to use their passion for the game of golf to grow the game in greater Cincinnati, one swing at a time.