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Meet the Golf Team

TRAVIS JOERGER, PGA

DIRECTOR OF GOLF

At Turtle Bay Since: 2014
On Oahu Since: 2003
Golfing Since: 5 years old
Awards:
      • 2016 Aloha Section PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient
      • 2011& 2015 Aloha Section PGA President's Plaque Recipient
Favorite Hole at Turtle Bay Golf: Arnold Palmer #3 because this hole is my nemesis. It tests you off the tee and the wind really amplifies a miss. I've mad a few eagles, and even more triple bogeys!
Fun Fact: Gave lessons to Dr. Dre, Peyton Manning & Steve Harvey
Contact Travis: TJoerger@turtlebaygolf.com

JOE PACK

HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL

At Turtle Bay Since: 2013
On Oahu Since: 2007
Golfing Since: 1995
Awards:
      • 2016 Turtle Bay Resort Manager of the Year
      • 2002 Olympic Silver Medalist for Skiing Freestyle Aerials
      • Member of United States Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame (Inducted 2013)
Favorite Hole at Turtle Bay Golf: Arnold Palmer #18 because this hole has a great risk and reward as a par 5 finishing hole
Fun Fact: Joe is a 2X Winter Olympian for Skiiing. He competed in the 2002 Salt Lake City, US & 2006 Torino, Italy winter olympics
Contact Joe:jpack@turtlebaygolf.com

ALEX CROMER, PGA

DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION

At Turtle Bay Since: 2015
On Oahu Since: 2011
Golfing Since: 12 years old
Awards:
      • Graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism with the PGA Golf Management Option and a Minor in Business.
      • Titleist Club and Ball Fitting Certified
      • PGA Junior League All-Star Captain
Favorite Hole at Turtle Bay Golf: Arnold Palmer #11 because it's a perfect risk & reward hole for the longer hitter!
Fun Fact: Caddied in three LPGA Tour Events
Contact Alex: acromer@turtlebaygolf.com

LARRY KEIL, PGA

ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL

At Turtle Bay Since: 1993
On Oahu Since: 1973
Golfing Since: 1989
Awards:
      • Aloha Section PGA Board Member
      • Hawaii State Junior Golf Association Board of Directors
      • 2011 Golf Professional of the Year for the Aloha Section PGA
      • 2000 & 2003 Junior Golf Leader for the Aloha Section PGA
Favorite Hole at Turtle Bay Golf: Arnold Palmer #17 because it's a challenging tee shot to an elevated landing area with the bonus challenge of trade winds. It also has beautiful ocean views and late in the day when the sun is going down, it's spectacular.
Fun Facts: Worked 7 Champion Tour events & 5 LPGA events at Turtle Bay Resort. Larry also started Arnold Palmer himself on the first tee of the Palmer Course when he played in the Turtle Bay Championship.
Contact Larry: lkeil@turtlebaygolf.com

MICHAEL TAYLOR JR, PGA

ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL

At Turtle Bay Since: 2016
On Oahu Since: 2016
Golfing Since: 1996
Awards:
      • Graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Professional Golf Management
Favorite Hole at Turtle Bay Golf: George Fazio #6 because the view from the green walking to the #7 tee is one of my favorite views on property. I also love Palmer #14 because this shorter par 4 hole gives you the ability to challenge the tree line and opportunity to be in position to score.
Fun Fact: I made my first hole-in-one while walking my childhood home course in Crestview, Florida with my Dad when I was 12 years old.
Contact Michael: mtaylor@turtlebaygolf.com

SCOTT SIMPSON

CHAMPIONS TOUR PROFESSIONAL

At Turtle Bay Since: 2017
On Oahu Since: 1990
Golfing Since: 1965
Awards:
      • 1976 and 1977 NCAA Champion
      • Winner of 7 tournaments on the PGA Tour including the 1987 U.S. Open
      • Winner of 3 tournments in Japan, 1 tournament in Europe and 1 on the Champions Tour
      • Has played on the PGA Tour since 1978

Favorite Hole at Turtle Bay Golf: Arnold Palmer #18 because It’s a risk reward hole that give you options and if you’re close to the lead, you feel like you can catch up here.
Fun Fact: I played with Bill Murray for 14 years in the AT&T Pro-am.
Schedule a Lesson: Personal sessions with Scott are available by request. To schedule a lesson, contact the Golf Shop at golfshop@turtlebaygolf.com today.