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About us

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 accompishments

  • 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

Daisy-May Kenny

Director of Uk & Europe

daisy@rypgolf.com

Daisy-May Kenny is a golf performance coach based in South East England at Princes Golf Club. She obtained her Master's degree from The University of West Florida in Exercise Science with a research specialization in golf biomechanics. She specifically studied the effects of OverSpeed training interventions on golf biomechanics using 3D motion capture, electromyography and force plates. Daisy-May presented her golf biomechanics research globally at the International Olympic Conference and the National Strength and Conditioning Conference. Being an educator, Daisy-May has presented her scientific findings across America at prestigious events like the PGA Show and Titleist Performance Institute Certifications. Daisy-May leads operations for RypGolf in the UK and Europe while she continues her online coaching business helping golfers all over the world reach their potential.

Playing accompishments

  • Handicap: +2
  • Low round: 4 under
  • Career Highlight: Qualified for NCAA National Championship as an individual in 2014
  • Clubhead Speed 102mph

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 accompishments

  • 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

Sarah Iverson

Director of Fitness & Marketing

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
  • TPI Golf Fitness Professional
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Registered Yoga Teacher – Mind Body Yoga
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Nutrition and Weight Management

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