About Stephen Puryear
Stephen Puryear has been a PGA Professional for over 20 years, and has been playing golf for over 30 years. He grew up in Dumas, AR, a small town in Southeast Arkansas. As a junior golfer, he learned to play and love the game at Walnut Lake Country Club. Even though it was a small course in a small town, Stephen developed an immense passion for competition and a huge thirst for constant improvement through practice and instruction.
Stephen attended Mississippi State University and went through the Professional Golf Management program. He graduated with a degree in Marketing and Professional Golf Management. During this time he was able to experience almost all aspects of the golf business and train under some incredible professionals.
Upon graduation Stephen, went to work at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club in Montgomery, AL. Before leaving Wynlakes Golf and Country Club, he was promoted to Head Golf Professional, where he worked under the Director of Golf, Brent Krause. Krause was a leader in the PGA of America and left a lasting impression on Stephen that taught him the best in any skill always have a never ending passion for improvement. Stephen left Wynlakes to be the Head Golf Professional at Decatur Country Club and later Canebrake Golf Club, both in North Alabama.
After working in several parts of the golf business, Stephen was able to focus on the area that got it all started, instruction. He started P.U.R.E. Golf and was able share his passion and love for the game with golfers through his golf instruction business.
Stephen was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year for the Dixie Section of the PGA. He was chosen from golf instructors throughout Alabama and North Florida for this prestigious peer recognition.
Graduated Mississippi State University
- Degree in Marketing & Professional Golf Management
Head Golf Professional
- Wynlakes Golf and Country Club
- Decatur Country Club
- Canebrake Golf Club
PGA Certified Professional
- Golf Operations
Plane Truth Level 2 Certified Instructor
Trackman Pro with Level 2 Certification
2014 Teacher of the Year - Dixie Section of the PGA