Staff

David Rupp
PGA Life Member
Quarter Century Club Member

  • Graduated Wilson High School 1969
  • 1969 Central Penn Golf League Player of the Year
  • 1969 John Weitzel Memorial Award Winner
  • Graduated Lehigh University 1973
  • Four year golf team member, Team Captain 1973
  • Turned Professional 1973
  • Assistant Professional Berkshire Country Club 1973-1976
  • Assistant Professional Berkleigh Country Club 1976
  • Attained PGA Membership 1976
  • Assistant Professional Heidelberg Country Club 1977-1978
  • Head Golf Professional Heidelberg Country Club 1978-1984
  • Head Golf Professional Berkshire Country Club 1984-1993
  • PGA Professional and Owner Pagoda Golf Area 1993-present
  • Achieved PGA Quarter Century Club Membership 1998
  • Member Philadelphia Section PGA Board of Directors 1998-2003
  • PGA Merchandiser of the Year 1990, 1995, 2005
  • Ping Clubfitter of the Year 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 
  • Callaway Clubfitter of the Year 2005
  • Only PGA Professional in the nation to be named both Ping and Callaway Clubfitter of the Year in the same year

I have taught the game for over thirty years. I have taught PGA and LPGA Tour players, Hall of Fame members, and accomplished amateurs who have had successful competitive careers. My most rewarding moments in teaching occur when I get the beginning golfer hooked on the game I love. That may be a junior player, of that may be the senior who has just retired and wants to take up the game. They may have endless athletic ability or they may be physically challenged... the golf ball doesn't know, and doesn't care. I feel everyone can enjoy this game at different levels with different goals. I do not teach every student in the same manner because each student is unique, and while there are fundamentals that must be achieved even those may be altered to achieve the individual's set goals. Of all the things we do here at Pagoda Golf Area, getting people to enjoy their game more through improvement is the most important.

 


Scott Remley
PGA Professional

 

  • Graduated Fleetwood High School 1985
  • Assistant Professional Berkshire CC
  • Attained PGA membership 1992
  • Teaching Professional Pagoda Golf Area 1997-2003
  • Worked winter months in Florida with Dr. Jim Suttie
  • Teaching Professional Pagoda Golf Area 2008-present

I have learned the game and the golf swing from working with many PGA Professionals for over twenty years, including Dr. Jim Suttie, a Golf Digest Top 100 Teacher. My philosophy is simple, to be a better golfer you must master the fundamentals. I enjoy teaching all aspects of the game and am constantly working on improving my own game by experimentation and computer analysis. I enjoy teaching players of all abilities and experience.



Blake Scheider
Teaching Professional





Graduated Wilson High School 1987
Attended Penn State Berks Campus 1988-1990
Assistant Golf Professional Blackwood Golf Club 1991
Assistant Golf Professional Phoenixville Golf Club 1992
Assistant Golf Professional Berkshire Country Club 1993-2003
Assistant Golf Professional Pagoda Golf Area 2003-2007
Head Golf Professional Galen Hall Coubtry Club 2008-2010
Teaching Professional Pagoda Golf Area 2011- present



   I endeavor to make the game of golf more enjoyable for my students by keeping things simple and having fun. I employ many methods and philosophies so that students of all abilities can relate to my instruction and improve their games. I enthusiastically promote the game and take a sincere interest in my student's improvement.


 

Scott Gerhart
Teaching Professional




Graduated Wilson High School 1979
Holds best two season scoring average in school history
Two time PIAA Championship Qualifier
Four time BCGA Junior Champion
1979-1980 Golf team member Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1980-1984 Penn State Golf Team member
1983 Walter McGlaughlin Invitational Champion (Bethpage Black Course)
1984 Atlantic Ten Conference Champion
1984 NCAA Division I Championship Qualifier
1982, 1983, 2006 Berkshire CC Champion
1993, 1994, West Chester CC Champion
1996-2008 Head Golf Coach, Hempfield HS (444-31 Record)
Nine Time Lebanon-Lancaster League Championships....Two District Three Championships
2001 PIAA State Coach-of-the-Year
2011-Present...Pagoda Golf Area Teaching Professional