Stephen Youngner, PGA

Department: Golf
Position: Head Professional, The Ocean Course
Phone: 843-266-4670

Stephen has been with Kiawah for over 20 years, starting as an assistant golf professional at Osprey Point. He was the head professional at Oak Point for three years prior to starting his current role in 2006 as the head professional at The Ocean Course. A class A PGA professional, he is also certified in golf operations and general management. Stephen served on the Carolinas PGA section Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013, was a member of the national PGA Apprentice Committee, a member of the PGA Performance Trak task force, a member of the Carolinas PGA Section Awards and Honors Committee from 2010 until 2016, and a part of Team CPP, a mentoring program for the PGA certified professional program. Stephen was named the Carolinas PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year in both 2009 and 2012. He was also recognized as the Carolinas PGA Section Horton Smith award winner in 2010 for contributions to PGA professional education. He was the PGA Head Professional during the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship. He was also member of the Executive Committee for the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course.