About Me

Hi, I'm Rupe Taylor, your instructor.

I’ve been a Class A PGA Member since 2013 after graduating from NC State University’s Golf Management Program. Growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, I had the privilege of working at several facilities in the area, including Birdwood Golf Course, Spring Creek Golf Club & Keswick Golf Club. Most recently, I worked at The Kiawah Island Club’s Cassique Course and Princess Anne Country Club. 

What's my story?

My passion for teaching the game of golf has continued to grow over the span of my career.
I received a Bachelor's Degree in PGA Golf Management & a Minor in Coaching at NC State. I have coached two High School Teams, several PGA Junior League Teams, utilized Operation 36 instructional platform for juniors and adults. I earned a certification in the PGA's Specialized Professional Program for Teaching & Coaching and I am certified in Titleist Performance Institute's Golf Fitness.

My experience in numbers

Competed in the 2017 PGA Professional National Championship.
Won MAPGA event at International CC in 2018

Years of experience
in 2013 VA State Open
Medalist in VSGA State Amateur Qualifiers
PGA Junior League Team Captain

My core training values


I am committed to helping you improve in a strategic way, which will produce measurable results.


As an experienced competitor who still plays tournament golf, I know what it takes to help you play your best when it matters the most.

Team work

I would not be where I am without the help of others, so I will share my experiences to give you the best opportunities to succeed. Having played & coached team sports, I love working together to accomplish goals.


Helping you achieve your goals is my primary focus. I will give you my best effort in & out of lessons, following up with you to make sure you are developing a deeper understanding of what we work on.

Virginia Beach National Golf Club

2500 Tournament Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Phone Number

(434) 953-5729