Meet Our Instructors

Boykin Powers

Boykin Powers, PGA is "The Muni’s" Head Golf Professional and Charleston’s premier golf instructor. Boykin is one of only a few PGA Master Instructors in the Carolinas! Before landing at "The Muni" in 2013, Boykin was previously a full time instructor for GolfTEC in Mount Pleasant. Boykin enjoys working with golfers of all skill levels and has a teaching philosophy that treats all golfers individually to get each student to the level he or she desires. Boykin also offers the Trackman 4 golf radar technology in his instruction to analyze and diagnose with fact-based confidence.  In 2020, Boykin was honored with receiving the designation of US Kids TOP 50 Master Instructor after being selected as a TOP 50 instructor three years in a row.

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Neil Gowan

Neil Gowan, PGA is a PGA Class A Professional with several years of teaching experience, as well as playing experience.  Neil was a NJCAA 1st Team All American in 2011 while at Midland College, then finished his college golf at College of Charleston. He has competed as a professional golfer also, competing in Adams Pro Tour Events.  Neil was the West Texas PGA Chapter Champion in 2014 and West Texas Player of the Year in 2016.  He has achieved a specification in Teaching from the PGA, been nominated for Teacher of the Year and has receive the US Kids Golf Top 50 Coach.  Neil uses a Flightscope X2 Elite Launch Monitor, V1 Golf, Blast Golf and Total Golf Trainor in helping his students achieve their golf goals.

Tim Calcagno

Tim Calcagno, PGA is a PGA Class A Professional with over 42 years of teaching experience. Tim has helped students become high school State Champions and college All-Americans; as well as a North-South Amateur Champion and a Canadian Junior Champion. Before joining our team at The Muni, Tim enjoyed a stellar playing career as a junior, college, amateur, and touring professional. Following his playing career, Tim spent a combined 18 years with the International Junior Golf Academy and the Mel Sole Golf School, one of the premiere golf schools in the country.

Tim takes pride in his ability to help golfers achieve their goals at any skill level. He has studied under some of the best instructors in the world, including: 

  • Byron Nelsen
  • Claude Harmon, Sr.
  • Gary Player
  • Jim Flick
  • Phil Ritson
  • Sam Snead

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Preston Johnson

Preston Johnson is "The Muni’s" Assistant Golf Professional. After growing up on James Island as a member of the James Island High School golf team, Preston went on to play at Spartanburg Methodist, before transferring and graduating from Charleston Southern University. Preston spent nearly 3 years at The Muni while finishing school at Charleston Southern, and is now, following a year at Dunes West, he is back as our Assistant Professional. Preston is now a PGA of America Level III Apprentice with experience working with individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels. In January 2021, Preston received the honor of being selected as a US Kids Golf TOP 50 instructor. 

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