Guest Speakers

Below is a list of speakers currently committed for the 2018 St. Louis Golf Expo. Check back frequently for an updated list of speakers and a detailed daily schedule on the stage!

David Brinker

David is the President of Mid America Golfing Events, a three-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion and an 11-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Finalist. His long drive journey began in 2004 at the Long Drivers of America tour Qualifying School in Dallas, Tex. He captured the interest of seasoned long drivers by earning his LDA tour card on his first attempt. David has a flair for bringing excitement and entertainment to both corporate and charitable events. Through his efforts, he has helped raise in excess of $1,500,000 for charitable events in the last eight years.


Pete Buchanan

One of Golf Digest’s top-10 teachers in the state of Missouri for 2017-18, and a volunteer assistant for the University of Missouri women’s golf team, Pete Buchanan brings over 30 years of teaching experience to the St. Louis Golf Expo. As director of Plane Simple Golf, Pete has been simplifying his golf swing philosophy in an effort to make it simple for players to play the game. After a career with the John Jacobs Golf Schools, Pete has put together a new revolutionary golf swing program that all golfers will find immediate results and a very simple approach to improving their golf games. This swing program — designed with you in mind — challenges the current status quo of golf instruction, taking out all of the junk, noise, confusion and unnecessary items, and giving you the tools and knowledge to identify your faults and correct them yourself. For those golfers wanting to simplify their golf games, Plane Simple Golf Circuit will give them an opportunity to take advantage of Pete’s new revolutionary swing program that will give them great control over their golf and greatly improve their scores. Learn more about Plane Simple Golf, and how you can improve your game, at the St. Louis Golf Expo this year!


Ed LeBeau

Continually receiving top marks as a golf educator and coach, Ed chose this field because of his persistent enthusiasm for the game and the joy it brings to people. Whether it is putting life into someone’s golf or golf into someone’s life, Ed always finds a way to help players play better faster and to discover golf as a wonderful metaphor for life. He explains, “Golf is unsurpassed as an opportunity to know yourself, build self confidence, and appreciate your abilities.” Ed has been featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, Maximum Golf, Fairways and Greens, and the In-Flight magazine.  He is the host of the best-selling golf DVD “Understanding the Golf Swing,” which features the teachings of Hall of Fame teacher Manuel de la Torre, and is the founder of Heartland Golf Schools, based in the U.S. with schools in Thailand, Singapore and India.


Scott Worley

St. Louis Native Scott Worley is a Certified Personal Coach at GOLFTEC Chesterfield. Scott has more than 23 years of teaching experience, and is a TPI Certified Instructor in junior golf, golf mechanics and power. He also specializes in elite junior golf player development. Scott is a PGA Apprentice, the founder of Gateway Golf Academy and the former head professional at Four Seasons Country Club in Chesterfield. Stop by the golf show main stage to learn how Scott can blend his decades of expertise with GOLFTEC’s video analysis tools to unlock the best version of your game this year!


Dr. William Schroer, M.D.

Dr. Bill Schroer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty expertise in total knee replacement, one of the co-medical directors of the Joint Replacement Center at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, and the SSM Health Network Medical Director of Orthopedics. One of the initial proponents of minimally invasive knee replacements, Dr. Schroer has performed more than 6,000 knee replacements with this technique. During this time, Dr. Schroer has conducted and published several clinical research studies related to improving patient experience and outcomes after total knee replacement.

CGCH 8/20/2015

Katie Smith, MEd, ATC, LAT

Katie Smith is the outreach manager for SSM Health Sports Medicine. She is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. Prior to her role with SSM Health she worked in various levels of athletics, including high school, college and professional sports. She is responsible for the outreach team and assisting patients in getting exceptional care at SSM Health. She enjoys the opportunity to educate patients and helping them navigate the health care system.

SSM Ortho 11/19/ 2014

Dr. Cody Bellard, MD

Dr. Cody Bellard is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty training in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, and in reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. During his years of practice, Dr. Bellard has been a team physician for the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, and is currently a team physician for Lindenwood University.


Drew Lollar, DPT, TPI

Drew Lollar is a Physical Therapist for SSM Health Physical Therapy. His passion for golf developed early in life playing with family and friends, and eventually for the Edwardsville High School team. He has continued to play throughout the St. Louis area as often as possible. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Soon after beginning to work for SSM Health Physical Therapy, he traveled to Phoenix to obtain Level I Certification with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). He is currently working to become proficient using K-vest technology to better analyze the body-swing connection and use bio-feedback for corrective exercises.

NOTE: Times are subject to change. Check back frequently.
12:00Pete Buchanan, Plane Simple Golf
1:15David Brinker, ReMAX World Long Drive Champion
2:30William Schroer, M.D. - 'Potential Benefits of Knee Replacement'
11:00Katie Smith, MEd. & Cody Bellard, MD - 'Golf's Elbow'
12:15First Tee of Greater St. Louis -- Junior Golf presentation
1:30Scott Worley, GOLFTEC
2:45Ed LeBeau, Heartland Golf Schools
10:45Ed LeBeau, Heartland Golf Schools
12:00Drew Lollar, DPT, TPI
1:15David Brinker, Re/MAX World Long Drive Champion

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