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About Us


Ryan Goldsborough

Founder, Hacker

  • Golfed my whole life, got serious about my game in college

  • Electronic Media and Film Degree from Towson

  • Born and raised in St. Mary’s County

  • Always wanted to combine Electronic Media, Golf, and great times into a way to make a living

  • Started Above Par Golf Tournaments as a hobby, then side gig, now small business


Becki Goldsborough

Director of Finance

  • Started golfing to try and impress Ryan, it worked

  • Business Management Degree from Towson

  • Born in Annapolis, MD, moved to St. Mary's in 2009

  • Makes sure the financial, legal, and overhead responsibilities are in order

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Nick Isom

PGA Professional

  • Born and raised in Falls Church, VA

  • Moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and attended the Golf Academy of the Carolinas and graduated in 2008 at the top of my class

  • Assistant professionals at Litchfield Country Club until 2014

  • 2014 became a PGA professional

  • Later hired as the Head Golf Professional at TPC Myrtle Beach.  At TPC, I oversaw all of the day-to-day operations.  The most memorable highlight was hosting the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship in 2016

  • 2016 family and I moved to Southern Maryland where I became the Golf Course Manager of Wicomico Shores in St. Mary's County. 

  • Growing the game of golf in Southern Maryland and instructing juniors became the highlight of the job

  • Excited to focus on teaching individuals, developing junior golfers for competition, and becoming a true golf ambassador to the region

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Grant Palmer 

Golf Coach

  • Started golfing in middle school  

  • Raised in St. Mary's County

  • Served in the United States Navy from 2012-2016 as an Air Traffic Controller. 

  • Excited to bring his knowledge of the game and passion for teaching to Above Par in the form of golf lessons for golfers just getting started, or looking to make improvements.  Grant also assists with golf camps for the youngsters!

  • Passionate about bringing new golfer to the game! 


Tim Herron

Club Smith / Facility Manager

Born in Ohio, Tim grew up around golf in his youth. His dad played frequently and young Tim was often recruited to tournaments to play along side other family members. After his family moved to Arizona, golf often took a back seat during his young adult life, but that all changed when he moved to SOMD and was offered a job at Above Par. He immediately took the reigns as the Facility Manager and quickly honed his equipment repair skills and began tinkering in the Pro Shop in his down time. Tim now creates his own custom clubs and has become one of the more knowledgeable Above Par employees, Ryan constantly receives compliments on Tim’s friendliness and willingness to help. When he’s not at Above Par you can find him on any of the local courses, and he’s always looking for playing partners!


JD Tennyson

Fantasy Golf Contributor

  • Golfed my whole life, although I played for Chopticon High School, I got serious about my game after my world tour

  • Music mastermind and composer

  • Born and raised in St. Mary's County, toured the world in a band

  • Deep passion and understanding for the game of golf and how to bet on it

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