Meet the Team

Kevin Ward, TPI Level 1, TPI Golf Level 2, GCS-ACE

Kevin is the founder of The Golf Stable, whose holistic approach has found one central theme that was lacking in 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: Big12 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, and ELODA through TPI.  He is also certified as a Golf Conditioning Specialist through ACE.

Charlie Hillier

Charlie is from New Zealand and is a recent University of Kansas graduate. Charlie led the KU Golf Team in scoring average in 2018-19 with a 71.13 average, including a win and 5 top-10 finishes. He finished with the 2nd best career scoring average in KU 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 order to play better golf.  He spends the majority of his 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 routine, course management, and performance. 

Scott Carroll

Scott is a former Major League Baseball player whose passion for sports and fitness began back in high school in Liberty, Missouri. As a dual-sport athlete at Missouri State University, playing quarterback and pitcher, he was eventually drafted in the 2007 MLB draft. After a successful pro career spanning over 12 years, he has found a passion for Golf. Scott’s love for golf, and the desire to be better, makes him an integral part of our team. Through his years of competing at the highest level, he understood the importance of blending sports performance with biomechanics and understanding how the body moves. Scott is certified as a Golf Conditioning Specialist through NASM, and is a significant resource to help guide you through your golf journey.

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Sara Peppes, TPI Level 1

Sara graduated from the University of Kansas focusing on Health, Sport and Exercise Science. She was a Dance Instructor for 7 years, and then furthered her passion for exercise by getting her Certificate in Personal 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.  In 2020, Sara received here TPI Level 1 Certification.  Sara has been a great addition to the team and her clients love her passion for helping them on and off the golf course.  

Steve Fletcher

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, as 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.

Danny Laughlin, PT, DPT, CGFI-L1, SFMA

Danny is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy who graduated from Saint Louis University Undergraduate in 2006 and Rockhurst University Doctorate program in 2009.   Danny addresses tissue, movement, and joint dysfunctions that can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. Because of this, Danny is able to identify and correct these issues to make the golf swing more efficient, powerful, repeatable, and pain-free.   Danny is TPI Certified Level 1 as well as TPI Medical Level 2. In addition, he is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment which allows him to evaluate his athletes from a functional movement perspective.

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