Our Staff

Michael Pius, pga

Executive Director

Michael joined The First Tee of the Upstate in the February of 2017 after spending five years with The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC as their Senior Program Director. During his time there he helped expand their programming sites from three to 15 and grew the number of participants from 400 to over 1,000. Michael is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and worked at a number of area golf courses, including Congressional Country Club, Westfields Golf Club and Hidden Creek Country Club.

Michael graduated from Penn State University’s PGA Golf Management Program and is a Class A PGA Professional. He also earned his Masters Degree in Sport and Leisure Service Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He spent two years working for the American Cancer Society as a fundraiser and has over fifteen years of experience teaching the golf swing. Michael is also a certified Titleist Performance Institute Instructor.

Michael was selected as the 2016 MAPGA Youth Player Development Leader for the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA of America.

Michael resides in Mauldin, SC with his wife, Marie and sons, Noah and Patrick.