Golf Professional / Lead Club Fitter
Sam Christiansen is an Alexandria native who has been at the Golf Academy for nine years and has been playing golf for over 20 years. He enjoys sharing his passion for golf by making the game more enjoyable for all skill levels. Sam is our head club fitter and offers custom club fitting for Callaway, Mizuno, Ping, TaylorMade, and Titleist. Sam has helped the academy continue to maintain its position as one of the Ping Top 100 Club Fitting facilities over the last decade.
Golf Operations Manager
Maggie Slagle is originally from Alexandria and joined our team as the Golf Operations Manager. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Sport Management. Maggie is dedicated to making sure all our customers have a positive experience. She is in charge of all the behind the scenes activities from scheduling lessons/club fittings or simulator time to running our social media accounts. She also works with our outside vendors and organizes all of our in-shop merchandise and clubs.
Assistant Instructor & Club Fitter
Lauren is an Alexandria native and former Bemidji State University Women's Golf Captain, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Lauren has been playing the game since the age of 12. She is dedicated to growing the game for all but is extremely passionate about increasing female presence on the golf course as well as developing a fun atmosphere for junior golf. Along with teaching at the academy, Lauren is the assistant coach for the Alexandria Area High School Girls Golf team and the Alexandria College Men's and Women's teams.