Meet Our Instructors

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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Ted O'Rourke

Ted O'Rourke, PGA is a Life Member of the PGA of America with over 45 years experience. He has a passion for the game of golf employing the highest standards of excellence while he maintains a reputation of exceptional quality, courtesy, and service. Ted is a three time NJPGA Golf Professional of the Year while notching victories in the 1981 Footjoy/PGA National Assistants Championship and the 1990 New England Open. Most recently, Ted has been assistant/coach to World Golf Hall of Fame member Dennis Walters. During the summer of 2022, Ted assisted Dennis in winning the inaugural US Adaptive Open in Pinehurst, NC. Ted takes pride in his ability to work with golfers of all ages and abilities and looks forward to becoming a member of the teaching team at "The Muni".

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Preston Johnson - booked until February 2023

Preston Johnson, PGA  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 Class A Professional with experience working with individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels. Preston received the honor of being selected as a US Kids Golf TOP 50 instructor in 2020 and 2021. 

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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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