Professional Staff

The professional staff at Macatawa welcome the opportunity to work with their students by focusing on identifying the player’s goals and implementing and executing a game plan to meet that goal. 

John Kuenzli


Head Golf Professional
John is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program from Ferris State University. He is a 30-year PGA Member and has given more than 3,500 individual lessons and more than 200 Clinics over his career. John has served as the Lead Instructor at the Hartford Golf Club, Delhi College Golf Course, Manistee Golf & Country Club, TPC of Michigan, The Polo Fields Golf & CC, and Northland Country Club. He also coached college golf in New York and helped lead his team to a 6th place finish at the National Championship. John’s teaching philosophy is centered around the simple goal of helping the student enjoy playing golf. This means addressing any areas that could lead to improvement and consistency such as: swing mechanics, practice habits, physical fitness – flexibility and strength, course management, and the psychology of playing your best golf.
Troy Thom


Director of Instruction
Troy is a Professional Golf Management graduate of the Professional Golfers Career College in Orlando, Florida. He started his instructional career with shadowing some of the top instructors in the world at Orange County National Golf Club including Tiger Woods former Coach, Sean Foley. Troy served as an Assistant Professional at Quail Ridge Golf Club and as the Director of Instruction at Grand Haven Golf Club. Troy has been at Macatawa Golf Club since 2016 and has been teaching golf to players of all ages and all abilities since 2008. Troy is certified in TPI (Titleist Performance Institute), Sam Puttlab, and Trackman Launch Monitor. In addition, he has an in-depth understanding in ground forces and body biomechanics. Troy is an accomplished golfer playing to a scratch handicap competing annually in the Michigan Open as well as the US Open Qualifier. He believes there is more than one way to swing a golf club and focuses his efforts in helping his student find the one that is best suited for their skill level and body’s abilities.
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