Head Professional / Owner
Chad is the owner and head PGA Professional at Oxford Golf Academy
Chad enrolled in the PGA Golf Management Program At Campbell University In 2005 And Graduated In 2009.
He started teaching his first year at Campbell and quickly realized that teaching is what avenue he loved and wanted to pursue as a PGA Professional.
Chad began playing golf at the age of young age of 3 in Rochester, NY where he learned to play with the help of his parents and coaches. succeeding at the junior level he also played on the high school varsity team starting in 7th grade.
At Oxford Golf Academy Chad now focuses on giving introductory lessons to new students so that everyone will be paired with the best instructor for them.
Chad is also the lead club fitter at the Academy. He has fit clubs for the past 12 years and is skilled at fitting all skill levels.
Come make schedule your first lesson with Chad Monday through Saturday 9 Am-5 Pm.
By the time he was old enough to walk, BIlly Speckman was playing golf. His obsession only grew when his family moved from a suburb of Philadelphia to Jacksonville—directly across the street from a par 3 course. In his teens, Billy established himself as one of the top players in Northeast Florida where he competed (and defeated) future PGA Tour players like David Duval, winner of The Open Championship. After college, Billy worked as an assistant golf pro at private courses around the state and played on the Gold Coast Mini-Tour. He has been with Oxford Golf Academy since its inception, sharing his decades of experience and expertise with golfers of all ages and skill levels while inspiring them to appreciate the game that has given him so much.
Billy is the founder and chief encouragement officer for Positive Elite Golf or PEG, named for his late mother. He and his wife Jennifer live in The Villages of Charlotte with their fur babies Chuck, Bandit, and Buford.
PGTAA Class A Master Teaching Professional
Scott has been teaching golf at Oxford Golf Academy for the past two years.
Prior to that, he was the Golf Instructor at Water Oak Country Club while also working at Edwin Watts as a club-fitter.
Scott was the Assistant Pro & Golf Instructor at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northboro, MA before moving to Florida in 2018.
Teaching Professional / Putting Specialists
Rick was a late bloomer to golf, he started playing at 40 years young. Rick has spent 46 years playing, coaching, and teaching volleyball. His love of competition and helping others led him to want to help others with their golf game.
Rick recieved his golf teaching certificate and taught at Shawnee golf course in his hometown of Louisville ,Ky until moving to The Villages in 2012. He worked at the Sarasota Custom Club Shop for 8 years and was referred to as The Putter Guy.
Rick is giving full swing lessons to experienced and beginner golfers. He gives putter fittings and 3 putting clinics, his putting clinics start with DISTANCE CONTROL, then moving to fitting the client to their putter, creating a REPEATABLE STROKE, finishing with GREEN READING and PUTTING STRATEGIES.
GEORGE T GREGORY
George began his golf career as a PGA Assistant Golf Professional working for Club Corp at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda CA. After a year and a half, he was transferred to Harding Park in San Francisco CA. After 3 years at Harding Park, he resigned to return to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to care for his elderly parents.
After his parents passing George relocated to Park City, Utah to work in both the ski and golf industries. He spent 12 Years as a ski instructor at Deer Valley Resort and the first 7 years as the Assistant Manager and 1st Assistant Golf Professional at the Homestead Golf Resort in Midway, Utah. During this time, besides helping manage the daily operations of the golf course, he was also the Head Instructor teaching adult and junior private and group lessons, corporate golf clinics at the resort and running the Wasatch County Jr Golf Camps. After 7 years George retired from the resort and took a full time teaching positional at Fore Lakes GC in Salt Lake City.
In 2018 George and his wife moved to Uxbridge MA. George spent four seasons working at Blackstone National Golf Academy working for Bob Bruso the Head PGA teaching professional. While at Blackstone George taught private and semi-private lessons of all levels and assisted Bob with the Junior and Women’s group programs. George’s lessons always emphasize strong fundamentals and are individually tailored taking into consideration age and physical limitations.
George and his wife relocated to Lady Lake FL in 2022 and on a letter of recommendation from Bob Bruso was hired by Chad Orbaker to join his staff at the Oxford Golf Academy. George teaches part time at Oxford and also works as a club fitter for XXIO golf clubs. George really enjoys teaching at Oxford and is available all year for golf lessons.
Besides working as a golf instructor George is a Rhythm and Blues vocalist and saxophonist who was inducted into the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame in 2018. He still performs concerts and club dates so watch for the George T Gregory Band in your area.
Nikki might look familiar to some, she was in the hospitality industry for 15 years in the Villages before joining the O.G.A. team.
Nikki has golf in her DNA, her father was a PGA Pro! She finally decided to take up the game after working with Chad & Billy.
"They inspired me! How could I spend so much time with these guys & not take lessons! I'm sure my dad is smiling down on me."
Nikki has a Love for vintage PYREX and mid-century modern decor. Her pyrex collection started when she was at a yard sale and spotted the bowl her grandmother always used when they make cookies.
Cherish those who have touched you & live a life so others will cherish you too.
WILLIAM “BRUCE” URTON
William “Bruce” Urton
Originally from Sturgis, Kentucky
35 Years as a golf teacher and 25 Years as a PGA Instructor.