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Meet The Team

Dr. Luke Benoit, Ph.D., PGA, Founder

luke@rypgolf.com

Luke is the Director of Instruction at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota and the Founder of Ryp Golf. He has been a Golf Digest "Best Young Teacher" for more than a decade and is known for his creative and personable approach to coaching golf. His academic research at the University of Minnesota includes a PhD in motor control and learning. Luke coaches State Champions, professionals, college players, total beginners, and everyone in between.

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

PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2012, 2014, 2021 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

Recognition as a Coach

Golf Digest "Best Young Teacher" (10 times)

Golf Digest "Best in State" (#2)

3x NCAA Regional Coach of the year

2017 Minnesota PGA "Teacher of the Year"

3x MIAC "Coach of the Year

Dr. Luke Benoit, founder and president of RypGolf. Director of Instruction at Interlachen CC in Edina, MN

Scott McDonald -Vice President

Director of Speed

scott@rypgolf.com

Scott has been a Head Professional for the past nine years, including eight seasons at Minnewaska Golf Club in Glenwood, Minnesota, followed by one season at Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minnesota. Scott’s passion to grow the game is unwavering. He has served on the Minnesota PGA Board of Directors for the last five years and is currently serving as Secretary. In 2018, Scott founded the Minnewaska Fairways Fore All, a non-profit foundation.

Scott graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he met his wife Julie and together, they have four children.        

Playing Accomplishments:

2011, 2019, 2020 PGA National Championship Qualifier

2011 PGA Assistants National Championship Qualifier

Top 10 Player of the Year Minnesota PGA (2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2011, 2010)

10 Career Wins - 3 Hole In Ones

Career Low 64

Scott Mcdonald, Vice President and Director of Speed, PGA member and head golf professional

Sarah Iverson - Personal Trainer

sarah@rypgolf.com

Sarah joins Ryp Golf with experience in both playing and coaching competitive golf, as well as an extensive fitness background. With a wide range in certifications, Sarah takes pride in assisting her clients with goal achievement. She enjoys building personal relationships and creating communities around health and fitness. Sarah is a new mom to son Maverick, with her husband Colton. Colton and Sarah have lived in six different countries over the last eight years following Colton’s professional basketball career.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences – Colorado State University

NCAA Division I Collegiate Golfer - Colorado State University

Master of Art in Kinesiology and Sport Management – University of South Dakota

Certified Personal Trainer -ACE

Registered Yoga Teacher – Mind Body Yoga

Group Fitness Instructor - ACE

Nutrition and Weight Management - ACE

TPI Certified Golf Fitness Professional – Level One

Sarah Iverson, Fitness Professional and College Golf Advisor, TPI certified, Masters in Kinesiology and Sport Management

Bryan Everett - Personal Trainer

bryan@rypgolf.com

Bryan joins RypGolf with more than a decade of experience in the field of personal training.  Prior to his years in the industry he served 4 years in the United States ARMY, and is a decorated combat veteran that served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. With a strong will to teach, and to have his clients succeed, Bryan brings a passionate energy to each and every session.  Throughout his years as a coach, Bryan has worked with every fitness level that exists. Bryan, and his wife Jaclyn have been married for 15 years, and have 3 daughters… Ashlyn (13), Tatum (10), and Hallie(6) #girldad.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Fitness (Minnesota School of Business)

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM

Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM

Certified Olympic Lifting Coach – USAW Level 1

Bryan Everett, Fitness Professional, Lifetime Fitness Top Trainer

Ben Hauge – Instructor and Social Media Outreach

Ben is a 2020 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College where he played collegiately for all four years. During the summers in college, Ben worked with Luke as his instructional intern at Interlachen Country Club.

As an Exercise Physiology graduate, Ben is very passionate about health and how we can better train our bodies for golf. His current maximum ball speed with his playing driver (44.5”) is 190mph and his goal is to reach 200mph by 10/1/21.

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