Meet the Team

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TPI Certified - Kansas City - KC
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Kevin Ward

TPI Level 1, TPI Golf Level 2, TPI Power Level 2, GCS-ACE

Kevin is the founder of The Golf Stable, whose holistic approach has found one central theme that was lacking the golf community...wellness. Through years of study, experience, and implementation, Kevin has been able to develop one of the most unique training platforms for golfers. Kevin played at KU and highlights during his amateur career include: Big 12 All-Conference Golf-Team, Kansas Amateur Champion (2004),Missouri Amateur Champion (2004), 3-time State Champion at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, MO. He turned pro in 2005 and competed on the Nationwide, Hooters, Gateway, and Canadian tours and worked with world renowned coaches such as Chuck Cook, Randy Smith, Stan Utley, Pia Neilsen, Matt Christian, and Brech Spradley. Kevin has received the following designations: TPI Certified Level 1, Golf Level 2, Power Level 2 and ELODA through TPI. He is also certified as a Golf Conditioning Specialist through ACE.

Charlie Hillier

Charlie Hillier

Charlie is from New Zealand and is a recent graduate of The University of Kansas. Charlie led the KU Golf Team in scoring average in 2018-19 with a 71.13, including a win and 5 top-10 finishes. He finished with the 2nd best career scoring average in KU Golf history and was an Academic All-American for the Jayhawks. On top of helping improve golfer's games at The Golf Stable, Charlie will be competing on professional tours around the world including the PGA Tour China. Charlie has a passion for helping give golfers of all levels the tools in orders to play better golf. He spends the majority of this time helping golfers identify swing faults and correlating them to specific body limitations, short game, and putting. He also works with his students on pre-shot routines, course management, and performance.

Wade Binfield

Wade Binfield

Wade, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, joins The Golf Stable as a swing instructor, club fitter, and putting coach - bringing with him nearly twelve years of experience playing the game at the professional level. Wade played collegiately at Clayton State University, earning NCAA Division II All-American honors in 2009, as well as capturing the 2009 Peach Belt Conference Tournament title. That same year, he finished 2nd at both the Spirit of America and the Southeastern Amateur.

 

After turning professional in 2010, Wade has competed on various mini tours in the US, earning double digit wins to date. Wade played PGA Tour Canada from 2015-2018, and spent 2019-2021 on the Korn Ferry Tour.

 

During his years as a professional, Wade has come to understand the holistic model of playing golf at a high level. His experience with club fitting and putter analysis will help our clients maximize what is in their bag and get the ball in the hole faster! Additionally, he understands how professionals practice, and can help map out practice plans for juniors and executives looking to maximize their time on the practice tee. Wade also brings a tour level approach to course management and the mental side of golf.

 

Wade lives in Overland Park with his fiancé Courtney, whom he met at the 2019 edition of the AdventHealth Championship

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TPI Certified - Kansas City - KC

Sara Peppes

TPI Level 1, TPI Fitness Level 2

Sara graduated from The University of Kansas focusing on Health, Sports, and Exercise Science. She was a dance instructor for 7 years and then furthered her passion for exercise by getting her certification though ACE in Personal/Group Fitness Training and Pilates Instruction. In 2018, Sara became the founder and instructor at Core Performance 18, which focuses on helping golfers and other athletes work on body awareness, core strength, stability, and flexibility. Sara is a certified Golf Fitness Specialist through NASM and has received both her TPI Level 1 certification and TPI Level 2 Fitness certification, and will continue innovating within the industry to help keep TGS on the leading edge.  Sara is an integral part of our initial TPI screening process, using 3D motion capture with the Kvest to analyze and identify where any limitations or strengths are. She specializes in helping clients in one-on-one general and golf fitness sessions, whether it be just to improve overall health and fitness, or anyone wanting to dive further into a more personalized approach to bettering their game in the gym.  Sara enjoys educating her clients with the tools and knowledge that they can take with them and apply to their everyday life…they love her passion for helping them on and off the golf course.

 

In her free time when she isn’t working on her own golf game, you can usually find her walking or playing with her and Kevin’s two Cane Corso’s, Stella and Birdie 

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Michael Sinks

TPI Level 1

Michael is a former college baseball player who played at the University of Central Missouri.  He was a First Team All-American in junior college in 2017 and was awarded First Team All-World Series in 2019 with Central Missouri. He attributes his success to one major component: his ability to move with proper biomechanics. He has taken the knowledge he gained from years of studying baseball biomechanics and transitioned quickly into the realm of golf, making him vital in members’ pursuit of more speed in their golf swings. Michael’s passion for movement and proper body mechanics has helped him blend instruction & movement in order to get golfers of all levels to hit it with more speed.  Michael is certified as a Golf Conditioning Specialist through NASM and will continue to further his knowledge and certifications, as he serves as The Golf Stable’s specialist on swing speed and ground force reactions.

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TPI Certified - Kansas City - KC

Steve Fletcher

TPI Level 1

Steve had been searching for his best golf for years. Kevin Ward helped him realize most of his swing problems were due to physical limitations, such as poor flexibility, mobility, and lack of golf strength. As a result, Steve has developed a passion for connecting the body/swing connection in order to help golfers improve. He has personally seen the results in his own game...his distance has improved dramatically and he has found himself playing the best golf of his life. Steve has a passion for helping others become the best golfer they can through movement, mobility, and golf-specific strength training. Steve is TPI Level 1 certified.