Serving since 2015
Blake was born and raised in the heart of Southern Illinois. He began his golf career washing carts, picking the range, and running the pro-shop at Red Hawk Golf Club in DuQuoin, Illinois at age 15. At 17, he began working for the grounds crew during the summers doing daily golf course maintenance. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a BFA in 3-D Animation/Illustration and Graphic Design, Blake decided his true passion was being on the golf course. He then decided to pursue a career in the golf business. After working as the Assistant Superintendent at Red Hawk, he was then promoted to Golf Course Superintendent. Blake was then hired as the Assistant Superintendent of Bent Creek Golf Club in Jackson, Missouri. After three years at Bent Creek, he assumed the role of Golf Course Superintendent. Blake joined the Oak Creek crew in October of 2015.
Director of Instruction
Serving since 2022
James is the newest member of the Oak Creek golf professional staff and is a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He grew up learning and playing golf while working at the famed Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. James was first introduced to golf instruction as a golf coach with the First Tee of America. He has a passion for developing junior golfers and a keen eye for helping the beginner as well as the seasoned golfer reach their full potential. “My philosophy as a golf instructor is seeded in the belief that there is an athlete in all of us. I want my students to understand how their time playing other sports can translate into success in the golf swing, no matter your age.” – James Frye As a member of the Callaway Golf Professional staff, James is also available to assist you with your golf club fittings and repairs.