Thanks for visiting Golf Augusta, a leading golf retailer since 1997. We are located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, home to the USGA, and the US Open Championships - United State Men's Open (1999, 2005, 2014, 2024. 2029, 2035, 2041, 2047) and the Women's Open (2007, 2014, 2022)
Meet our dedicated team of golf professionals and enthusiasts:
Manager - Kevin MacDonald
Online Manager - Chris Roth
PGA Life Member - Kim Hand
In February 2022 Kim joined the Half Century Club of the PGA of America.
Kim is from Burlington, Iowa where he became fascinated with the game of golf at an early age. He played football and golf in high school and junior college, entered the US Army during the Viet Nam conflict and completed his PGA requirements in 1972. He has a business degree from Towson State University, in Maryland.
Kim spent his career in the DC Baltimore area with over thirty year’s of head golf professional experience. He is a PGA Certified Professional, specializing in Teaching and Coaching, Golf Operations, and General Management.
Kim partnered with Golf Augusta to build the area’s first Trackman Simulator. He is Trackman Certified and specializes in golf instruction. Combining his many year’s of experience with golf fundamentals and radar launch monitor technology, anyone can play better. Kim is a strong proponent of Wright Balance, developed by Dr. David Wright.
In his spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with his nine grandkids, exercise, reading, grilling and watching sports.
PGA/Owner - Scott Shepherd
Scott is a PGA Class A Golf Professional since 1989.
He moved to North Carolina in 1986 after graduating from Gettysburg College. He was the Head Professional and General Manger at Siler City Country Club before starting Golf Augusta in 1997 with his brother Greg.
Scott has many professional accomplishments and is playing competitively from time to time. Scott is also active in the community. Recently he retired from the Head Coaching position at Pinecrest High School after 5 years with multiple conference championships and a record of 96-25. He also coaches volleyball at AC Sandhills and has for the past 11 years
Scott is and avid sports fan and enjoys watching his Tar Heels, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He can also be found at the beach relaxing or on the lake fishing.
Scott has 2 daughters. Lauren is a Junior studying at Catawba College and playing Division II Beach Volleyball for the Indians. Sydney lives close by and is working as a manager at a local restaurant.
Owner - Greg Shepherd
Greg is originally from Toms River, New Jersey. He made his way to North Carolina via William and Mary and a 12-year career at AT&T in Virginia as a systems designer. He gave up the corporate life in 1999 to be his own boss at Golf Augusta.
Greg is an avid golfer. His lowest score ever is a 1 under 71 at Devil’s Ridge Golf Course in Holly Springs, NC. His lowest handicap was around 5 a few years back, and he currently shoots scores in the 80’s. He hopes to start playing a lot more golf in retirement in a few years.
When not working, he enjoys the Carolina Hurricanes, playing ball/deck hockey, exercising, reading both fiction and non-fiction books, cooking and grilling, traveling to Italy and Saint Martin, and collecting and drinking good wine.
Greg has been happily married to Colleen for 25+ years. They recently lost their dog Whitney and have been filling their house with joy by fostering puppies.
Our premium online store will focus on custom golf clubs from prestigious golf manufacturers like Mizuno, Taylormade, and Titleist, and on select, high quality, and rare products that we are able to find at a great price!
Thanks again for visiting!
Golf Augusta Plaza
1545 US Hwy 1 South
Southern Pines, NC 28387