Our Golf Professionals

Chris Crenshaw, Certified PGA
Head Golf Professional

Chris grew up in a golfing family where a passion for the game was instilled early on. When it was time to decide what career path to pursue, he couldn’t imagine life without being around the game he loved. For the last sixteen years, Chris made it his goal to learn as much about golf business as he could. One of his biggest passions is teaching the game. He had the opportunity to learn from great teachers like Chuck Cook and seeing him first hand understood what it takes to play golf at the highest level. Chris is a big believer that not everyone thinks and communicates the same way and it is important to adapt to a student’s learning style and physical capabilities. He uses a variety of methods from video analysis, launch monitors, teaching aids, and drills to help a student improve. Chris loves helping people improve and enjoy the game more. Chris previously worked at Seawane Country Club in New York and Barton Creek Country Club in Austin, TX and is a University of Texas Alum. Chris is currently a Callaway staff member. To book a lesson with Chris email chris.crenshaw@stgeorgesgolf.com to check on availability.

Andrew Sorber, Certified PGA
First Assitant Golf Professional

Andrew grew up in Naples, FL where golf is everywhere, so it is no surprise he chose to follow a
career path in golf. Having previously gained experience at private facilites in Florida and New
England, Andrew spent 3 years as the Lead Assistant Golf Professional at Metairie CC in New Orleans, LA.  Andrew greatly enjoys teaching and helping themembership get the most out of their own game. He especially enjoys helping players improve their shortgame and course management strategies. Along with being experienced in using the latest launch monitor technology, Andrew is a certfed club fter.  Additonally, Andrew is certfed in Golf Operatons through the PGA of America Certfed Golf Professional program. Andrew hopes to contnue to grow his skillset as a Golf Professional here at St. George’s while working towards his goal of becoming a Head Golf Professional in the near future. When not at the club, Andrew and his wife Kathryn, who is an elementary school teacher, enjoy getng out and exploring the local area and
trying new places to eat.

Please stop by the Golf Shop and welcome Andrew to St. George’s!
Email: Andrew@stgeorgesgolf.com

Matthew Hoppe
Second Assitant Golf Professional

Hello members at Saint George's. My name is Matthew Hoppe. I have been a resident of Long Island almost all of my life and grew up in the Selden/Centereach area. I also spent a number of years in North Carolina. I graduated from CUNY Baruch with a BBA in Marketing Management/Digital Marketing and a Minor in Psychology. 
I started working in the golf business at the age of 15, at Island Green driving range. From there I went on to work in outside operations at Pine Hills Golf & Country Club. I passed my Players Ability Test and my first teaching position was at Oyster Bay Country Club. I have also taught at Tall Grass, Heritage Country Club (North Carolina), Olde Liberty Country Club (North Carolina), Timber Point Golf Club and Tam O'Shanter Country Club. At all the facilities I have had a hand in helping with the Ladies Leagues and Junior Camps and Clinics. I am excited to join the Saint George's team this upcoming season and meeting all the members.
Please stop by the Golf Shop and welcome Andrew to St. George’s!
Email: matthoppe@stgeorgesgolf.com

Richard Plotkin
Golf Shop Merchandiser

Ricky grew up on Long Island, in the shadow of Bethpage State Park, where golf became a big part of his life at an early age. While caddying for most of his high school and college career, he’s also provided entertainment and performed at private and corporate events for the last 20 years. His knowledge of the Golf and Country Club experience is as well rounded as you can get. Always current on the newest trends and technology of golf attire and equipment, Ricky is excited for the opportunity to join the team at St. George’s. He is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of golf merchandising and management, while bringing his unique skill set to help facilitate and improve our member’s overall experience! When not at the club, Ricky splits his time between Long Beach, NY and Delray Beach, FL and loves watching the joy of his 5-year-old son crush a drive or drain a putt. That feeling never gets old for anyone does it! 

Please stop by the Golf Shop and welcome Ricky to St. George’s!
Email: Merchandiser@stgeorgesgolf.com