Meet the Coaches

Taylor Carruth, PGA Teaching Professional

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Coach @ Polo Field Golf Center

Email: Cell: (210) 585-6251

Taylor's Bio:

 Taylor Carruth has been in the golf industry for over 10 year as a golf instructor. In 2013, he graduated  from the Sam Houston State PGA Golf Management Program. After graduating from Sam Houston State  Univeristy, he settled in San Antonio to become the Head Coach for The First Tee of Greater San  Antonio and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of San Antonio. 


Taylor's Junior Golf Development:

Taylor is committed to growing Junior Golf  in the San Antonio Community. His players have won the STPGA Little Linkster Tournaments, STPGA Tournaments and STPGA Junior Championships.

To schedule a golf lesson with Taylor, email him at or call him directly at (210) 585-6251.


Elaine Lang

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Coach @ Landa Park Golf Course, New Braunfels

Email: Cell: (210) 332-0551

Elaine's Bio:

 Elaine Lang has been a recreational golfer since 2002, a volunteer with The First Tee of Greater San Antonio, and  completed The First Tee Level 1 Coach training in 2017. She recently retired from her 30 year career as an  educator with children and college students.  



James Benites, PGA Teaching Professional

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Coach @ Windcrest Golf Club

Email:  Cell: (210) 355-5429

James' Bio:

  James has been working in the golf industry for over 14 years as an instructor. In 2008 he graduated from the        PGA Golf Management Program. He is also a Teaching Professional and Level 2 Coach for The First Tee of            Greater San Antonio. He is currently enrolled in The PGA Certified Golf Professional Program, specializing in the    Teaching and Coaching portion of The PGA of America Continual Education.


James' Junior Golf Development:

James prides himself in his commitment to Junior Golf Development. His coaching is FUN and tailored to the development of golfers of all ages and skill levels. His players have won the San Antonio City Junior Boys Championship, Junior STPGA Tournaments and at the College level. 

To schedule a lesson with James please contact him at or (210) 355-5429. He also offers bi-lingual golf instruction.