Coach Ed Gill, Director of Golf Instruction & Founder CoachEd Golf
My name is Edward Gill, often known as "Coach Ed". I was born in Chester, England, and moved to the United States in 2000. I have lived in Virginia ever since, and graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. After graduating I quickly discovered a passion for working in the golf industry, specifically coaching players to reach their fullest potential.
I am the Director of Golf Instruction at The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Virginia as well as a Junior Golf Circuit Coordinator for the Virginia State Golf Association. I am passionately growing the game, offering a Junior Golf Academy, individual private lessons, long-term coaching programs as well as other organized group instruction. I am currently a Level II PGA Associate working diligently towards my PGA of America Class A membership.
My passion for growing the game is expressed in my energetic and enthusiastic approach to helping my clients set and achieve new goals. Golf is a never ending journey full of learning - let's learn together today!
Level II PGA Associate
Certified Titleist Club Fitting Professional
K-Coach Level 1 Certified
SuperSpeed Golf Level 1 Certified
Coach Craig Wood, PGA
Associate Golf Instructor
Craig began his golf career as a junior playing in tournaments in the Virginia Peninsula area as well as Collegiate Golf at Christopher Newport University.
After college, Craig worked at The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Resort in Williamsburg VA and served as an apprentice in the PGA of America from 1991-1996. During this time, Craig was fortunate to work as an Assistant Instructor for the Golf Digest Instructional Schools.
After becoming a PGA Class A Member in 1997, Craig further developed his career as a Head Golf Professional on Virginia’s Northern Neck Peninsula and eventually settled in the Greater Richmond Area.
In 2003, Craig focused on the junior side of golf instruction when he joined the First Tee of Greater Richmond Youth Programming Team. He is the former Director of Youth Programming for the First Tee of Greater Richmond and served in that role from 2003-2014. During this time, Craig facilitated the opening of a new programming location in downtown Richmond and grew chapter programming both in quantity and quality. He completed training to become a First Tee Coach in 2006 and was selected to join the First Tee National Training Team in 2008. Craig currently coaches at the First Tee of Greater Richmond seasonally and conducts both regional and national multi-day Coach Trainings for The First Tee HQ year round.
Craig has spent his career developing (coaching) golfers of all levels. He has helped thousands of juniors and adults learn the game of golf through coaching that builds on individual strengths through self-discovery and process-oriented coaching techniques and mental game strategies.
“I learned early on in my coaching career, through observation and through my experience as a junior/ amateur golfer, that the traditional approach to teaching golf could be altered to become a more fun/interactive developmental journey for the student as well as the coach. I strongly believe in enhancing the skills/abilities of golfers by guiding them through a self-discovery experience that is grounded in solid golf swing fundamentals.”
Coach Miles Rhoden
Assistant Junior Golf Coach
A young, bright new addition to The Dominion Club's staff, Miles Rhoden is a junior at Deep Run High School. His father introduced him to golf as soon as he could hold a club. Miles began to love growing and improving as a golfer and as an elementary schooler, he joined an Operation 36 program lead by Gavin Parker, PGA. Miles completed the program as a middle schooler and the lessons he learned are still with him today! He has since gone on to win two high school state championships and earned “All-State” status his 10th grade year. He is looking to go into a career in Golf Management and is excited to teach and coach your future stars!
Miles assists and leads several of the junior programs here at The Dominion Club, including PGA Jr. League, Operation 36 and Summer Youth Sports Camps.