Monroe Golf Club

Golf Shop

Monroe Golf Club's award winning pro shop is fully stocked with an outstanding selection of golf clubs, bags, balls, gloves, junior equipment, as well as a variety of men’s and women’s apparel.

 
We offer club repair, special ordering and gift wrapping services for all of your golfing needs.
 
Click on the heading below to meet our talented team of pros.
 


  • PGA Professional Staff
    • Joe Merlin, PGA 
      Head Golf Professional

      585-586-3608 (Golf Shop) 
      jmerlin@monroegolfclub.com

      Joe joins Monroe Golf Club as a Class “A” PGA Member and has spent the last 13 seasons honing his skill set at top clubs in the country including, Inverness Club, Wannamoisett Country Club, Metedeconk National Golf Club, Pittsburgh Field Club, and Loxahatchee Club.  Joe’s love for golf grew as he learned the game from his grandfather while growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Joe is a graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania Professional Golf Management Program and has since become U.S. Kids Golf Certified, Eyeline Golf: 4 Elements of Putting Certified, and is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance.  He currently resides in Farmington, NY. Outside of golf, he enjoys fishing and keeping current on the Pittsburgh sports teams. Joe is excited to get to know you and your family while helping you enjoy the game of golf!

      Daniel Steinsdoerfer, PGA 
      Senior Assistant Golf Professional

      585-586-3608 (Golf Shop)
      dsteinsdoerfer@monroegolfclub.com
       
      Dan is returning to Monroe Golf Club as the Senior Assistant Golf Professional. He is originally, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Penn State University Professional Golf Management Program.  He has gained incredible experience while working at TPC Michigan, The Club at Olde Cypress, Chartwell Golf and Country Club, and The Fisher Island Club.  Dan earned his Class “A” PGA Membership in 2014 and recently became a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach.  Dan is enthusiastic about his  new role and looks forward to enhancing the experience here at Monroe.  

      Christian Hoecker, PGA  
      Assistant Golf Professional

      585-586-3608 (Golf Shop)
      choecker@monroegolfclub.com

      Christian is Class “A” PGA Member who was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Mercyhurst University where he played four years on the University Men’s Division II Golf team. He graduated in 2016 with Bachelor Degrees in Accounting and Finance. Christian recently became Certified as a Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Coach and as a U.S. Kids Golf Coach. He has furthered his skill set in Florida at Hobe Sound Golf Club, Fisher Island Club, and Jupiter Hills Club. Outside of golf he enjoys running, yoga, and is an avid follower of the Buffalo Bills and the English Soccer Club, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian is excited about the 2019 season and growing the game here at Monroe.  

      Eric Wilson, PGA 
      Assistant Golf Professional

      585-586-3608 (Golf Shop)
      ewilson@monroegolfclub.com

      Eric is returning for his 3rd year here at Monroe Golf Club.
        He has spent the last 2 winters as an Assistant Professional at Fisher Island Club in Miami, FL. Prior to working in golf, Eric received a Packaging &Engineering Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. This off-season Eric had the pleasure of working with Top 100 Instructors John Graham & Trillium Rose in organizing first-class golf schools for the members at Fisher Island Club. Eric has quickly worked through his PGA Education and is enthusiastic about earning his Class “A” membership this summer. Outside of golf, he loves to play hockey and watching the Buffalo professional sports teams! Eric is looking forward to an expanded role here at Monroe and getting to share his passion for the game of golf with you! 

      John LaCrosse, PGA 
      Golf Services Supervisor

      John is a native of the Finger Lakes and a Class “A” PGA Member.  He has built a wealth of golf industry knowledge while serving as the Head Golf Professional at Bristol Harbour Resort, the Hobart Men’s Golf Coach and as an Assistant Golf Professional at Canandaigua Country Club. John spent 21 years in the mountains of Colorado while working in the golf industry during the summer months and in the Ski Area Management industry during the winter. Beside the game of golf, John’s passions are skiing and fly fishing. John is thrilled to be here at Monroe and looks forward to servicing the membership’s needs.
       
         

      Britton Simmons
      PGM Intern

      Britton was born at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and raised in Slippery Rock, PA, graduating from Moniteau High School in 2016. Britton is currently a junior in the Professional Golf Management program at California University of Pennsylvania. This past summer he gained experience while serving the members at the Country Club of North Carolina. A favorite golf memory is personal tournament best 2-over 74 this past year. A couple hobbies outside of golf include hunting, bowling, and watching Pittsburgh sports teams.