Meet the Buffalo Golf & Social Team
Jesse Struebing has been teaching for 20 years. His teaching philosophy consists of old school practices combined with the best technology available. Jesse has spent the last 14 years teaching golf in Boston, MA. He spent six years teaching and researching at one of the world's top colleges - MIT. During his time there he sat in on many studies from the strokes gained statistic to launch monitor technology testing and verification. From there he started Boston Golf & Social which he still owns and operates with business partner Robbie Vogel. He was awarded “Best of Boston” for his teaching program and was the top ranked instructor in Boston for many years. Jesse and his wife Madeline are both originally from Buffalo New York and they are very excited to be back home and bringing this new venture to downtown Buffalo.
Brian McGahey is our equipment fitting professional from Sacks Parente Golf that brings over 18 years of experience with him. Before coming to Buffalo Golf & Social Brian worked as a PGA Tour field rep for Nike where he would fit Nike's touring pros with all of the equipment and products provided to them. After that he was Nike's director of R&D until 2016 when he moved to OnCore Golf. For OnCore he assumed the role of player development director where he acquired athletes to play the OnCore golf ball.
Xander LaPlante started working for Buffalo Golf & Social after taking golf lessons from Jesse in Boston. He has been running the social media and marketing campaigns for BGS for two years. Xander is a former college baseball player and a marketing major at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is currently living in Boston and will be graduating in the spring of 2021. In addition to running the marketing for Buffalo Golf & Social, Xander also works as a marketing manager at a small business in Boston and coaches AAU baseball.
Erin Brawdy is our Events and Communications Coordinator/Retail Buyer here at BG&S. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2019, and has been working in marketing since then. Erin has worked on campaigns for various companies, including Wegmans Food Markets – coordinating in-store displays and events as well as helping to develop their social media presence. Growing up in the area, she is so excited to be back and working in the city. Plus, she gets to learn how to play golf from the best!
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