Rocky River Golf Club – Golf Instruction

Our Teaching Professionals

Call the Golf Shop for information: 704-455-1200 Option 2

Ryan Brickley, PGA Director of Golf

A 1992 graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a degree in finance, and elected to PGA Membership in 1996, Ryan has been in the Charlotte golf business since the 1998 opening of the Michael Jordan Golf Center. He was the Director of Instruction there and then at the Northstone CC Golf Academy and has a great deal of experience with players of all abilities. His teaching philosophy is to build on the strengths an individual has in place while correcting any flaws in fundamentals. He also has a very accomplished playing record with several Carolina’s PGA Section Pro-Am wins and top finishes. A career playing highlight was winning the 1998 Oldsmobile Scramble National Championship as the Head Professional at Tamarack GC in Naperville, IL. Contact Ryan by email at:


Floyd Gragg, PGA Teaching Professional

Floyd is a quarter-century member of the PGA of America, having formerly served as Teaching Assistant at Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte, NC, Golf Professional at Cabarrus Country Club, Concord, NC, and Director of Golf at Rocky River Golf Club at Concord. Competing in Carolinas PGA Tournaments for over 25 years, Floyd has been a winner in pro-am events, finished in the top 10 in the Carolinas PGA Assistant Professional Championship, and qualified locally for the U.S. Open. During this time, Floyd has developed his teaching skills by attending numerous PGA of America teaching programs. Contact Floyd by email at:


Bryan Porro, PGA Head Professional

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Bryan pursued his professional golf career by attending Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. Methodist University is one of a select group of colleges in the nation to offer PGA Golf Management accredited by the PGA of America. Taking courses such as “Teaching Fundamentals” and “Science of the Golf Swing” helped Bryan perfect his teaching technique. He was elected a PGA Member in 2004. Over the years he has attended seminars by top PGA instructors such as David Leadbetter, Michal Breed, Mike Malaska, and Dr. Jim Suttie, which helped him become a more knowledgeable PGA instructor. Bryan also spent 3 years as the master club fitter at Golfsmith in Charlotte, NC. Contact Bryan by email at:


Kennedy Ramsey, Apprentice Golf Professional

Born and raised in Charlotte and a 2014 graduate of North Mecklenburg High School, Kennedy played softball throughout her childhood and for her high school before discovering a love of golf. As the newest member of the professional staff here at Rocky River, she is working toward becoming a PGA Member, and also attending UNCC, studying Business Administration. Kennedy has a passion for teaching, especially juniors and women. She can be reached by calling the golf shop, or by email at:


The Learning Center

We offer an indoor facility with state-of-the-art video equipment and technology. Outdoor offers a private grass teeing area and 4500 square foot chipping and putting green complex complete with a practice bunker. Home to the Charlotte 49ers Golf Teams, the Center allows indoor practice and swing analysis year round. Our Center is equipped with a Flight scope Launch Monitor and V1 Video for swing analysis.


Video Analysis

Video is available for those students who wish to see every aspect of their swing. Our video program also allows you to compare your swing with some of the best playing professionals on the PGA Tour. Any player can benefit from using the great technology available

Call the Golf Shop for information

704-455-1200, Option 2



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6900 Bruton Smith Blvd. Concord, NC 28027
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