Meet the Pros

Rick Gay, Head Golf Professional

A Western Pa native, Rick started his golf career at Diamond Run Golf Club near Pittsburgh in 2004. After 8.5 years and becoming 1st Assistant Rick moved on to the 1st Assistant position at Wildwood Golf Club. Most recently, Rick was Head Golf Professional at Totteridge Golf Club, both in Pittsburgh. Rick has 17 years of instruction experience and has taught many high school and collegiate level golfers. Rick has coached multiple junior interclub and PGA Junior League teams and looks forward to working with Firethorne members to improve their golf games.

Austin Scarboro: Austin grew up in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and was a decorated junior golfer, winning many tournaments, most notably, a North Carolina 4A State Championship in High School. After graduating, he enlisted in the Army as a military police officer and interned at Ko'Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii. Most recently, he worked as an assistant golf professional at Rolling Hills Country Club in Monroe.

Aaron Ellis: Aaron grew up in Statesville, NC, and fell in love with golf at age 12. He played in high school and later became more serious about the game after college. He has had success in amateur events, including multiple top 5 finishes in his flight at the Myrtle Beach World AM. After working as a manager at TopGolf, he now works as an Assistant Golf Professional at Firethorne Country Club and is pursuing the Professional Golf Management program to advance his career.