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About Us

Rypstick Golf was created by Luke Benoit in 2020 with the mission of helping golfers hit the ball farther and straighter.

LUKE BENOIT - FounderAbout Luke — PLAY. LEARN. EXCEL.

Luke is the Director of Instruction at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota. He is known for his creative and personable approach to coaching golf as well as an extensive background in the science and application of teaching golf. His academic research at the University of Minnesota includes a Masters of Education in Kinesiology and a PhD in motor learning (defending in Jan 2021). His area of research is in focus attention and cues for learning golf. Luke has also researched club head speed extensively at Interlachen, which led to the start of Rypstick. Luke coaches State Champions, professionals, college players, total beginners, and everyone in between.

Luke with his wife and two boys in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

RECOGNITION

  • 2012-2020 Golf Digest “Best Young Teacher”

  • 2019-2020 Golf Digest "Best in State" 
  • 2011-2013 NCAA Coach of the Year (Midwest)

  • 2012-2013 MIAC Coach of the Year
  • 2017 Minnesota PGA Coach of the Year

  • Academic All-American
  • 3x Collegiate All-American
  • Gustavus Adolphus "First Decade" award winner
  • Gustavus Adolphus Hall of Fame (2019)
  • Director of Instruction at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, MN

CREDENTIALS

  • PGA Certified Professional of Instruction

  • TPI Certified Golf Fitness Professional

  • Masters of Education in Kinesiology - University of Minnesota

  • Pursuing a PhD in Kinesiology - University of Minnesota

PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2012, 2014, 2020 PGA National Championship Qualifier

  • Winner of 19+ professional tournaments, including 2009 Bhutan Open 

  • DIII National Runner Up (2004)

  • Three time All-American

  • Academic All-American

  • Career low 60

 

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