Skip Guss’ Philosophy & Career

Skip Guss has given more than 32,000 golf lessons. His list of clients includes beginners as well as LPGA, PGA Tour and Champions Tour winners and a U.S. Amateur Champion and Walker Cup Member.


PGA Professional and owner of GolfRite, Skip Guss is dedicated to enhancing your enjoyment of the game. Whether you are a beginner or a tournament-hardened veteran, you can reach your optimum playing level at GolfRite, a unique year-round golf learning center where you will have all your questions answered.

An accomplished player, Skip has won as many as 30 individual tournaments during his professional playing career, including the 2005 Rhode Island Senior Open. That same year, he was a qualifying medalist for the 2005 U.S. Senior Open at NCR Country Club in Kettering, OH.

After spending two years at Arizona State University, Skip played on the mini-tours, including the New Zealand Tour, before qualifying to play on the PGA Tour for one season (1977-’78), earning one top-25 finish.

Skip Guss Highlights

  • PGA Professional
  • PGA of America: Class “A” Member (elected 1982)
  • Golf Digest Best Teacher in State since 2013
  • 2014 Teacher of the Year, New England PGA
  • Certified Golf Psych instructor
  • Currently instructing US Open Champion
  • Personally instructed by: Sam Snead (World Golf Hall of Fame), Tom Creavy (1931 PGA Champion), Bob Toski (World Golf Teacher Hall of Fame Member), Jack Grout (Jack Nicklaus’ life-long instructor), Peter Kostis (CBS Golf Analyst)
  • Former students include LPGA, PGA and Champions Tour tournament winners as well as a U.S. Amateur champion and a Walker Cup member.
  • Women’s Golf Coach, College of the Holy Cross, 2014-2015
  • Collegiate Golf: Arizona State University
  • Qualifier: 1977 PGA Tour at Q-School, Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Member: PGA Tour from 1977-1978
  • Qualifying Medalist and Participant in the 2005 U.S. Senior Open
  • Winner: 2005 Rhode Island Senior Open
  • Winner of more than 30 individual professional golf tournaments

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