Golf Instruction

Tim Eckstein, PGA, CGM
General Manager/Director of Golf


Tim has been with Furman University Golf Club since 2014. He has been a PGA Member for the past 35 years, serving members at Black Diamond Ranch, Sea Pines CC, CC of Hilton Head and Governors Club. Tim is committed to educating and inspiring players seeking to attain their personal best in the game of golf.

From beginners to aspiring collegiate and professional golfers, his mission is to help players of all levels enjoy success on the links. Tim has developed a teaching philosophy that is streamlined to allow for improvement and enjoyment. Players of all ages have enjoyed his clear, concise and comfortable style of coachin/ teaching. Tim has also coached the Trinity School golf team (NC) to 2 State Championships.


Jon Allen, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Jon is the PGA Head Golf Professional at Furman and has been with the Club since 2010.  Jon’s teaching focuses on the basic fundamentals of the golf swing which eliminates big misses and increases consistency every golfer is looking for.  Jon encourages golfers of any age and skill to take lessons and offers them either privately or as a group.  He has been a Class A PGA Professional since 2014, is a Certified U.S. Kids Instructor and has previously worked with the American Junior Golf Association, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and the Duke University Golf Club.  He is originally from Montana and is a University of Montana - Western alumni.


Brandon Mathis, PGA Associate Professional 
Lead Assistant Golf Professional

Brandon Instructor Photo
Brandon is the Lead Assistant Golf Professional at Furman and has been here since 2022. Brandon brings tournament experience and golf course management to his philosophy. He believes that with the right outlook each player can improve. Brandon previously played 3 years of college golf at Milligan University before pursuing a career in the golf which has always been his passion.

Drew Lambrecht, PGA Associate Professional 
Assistant Golf Professional

Drew is currently an Assistant Golf Professional at Furman and has been here since 2023.  Drew has previously worked with the Pinefurst Resort & Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional and with Top Golf, assisting the Director of Instruction with junior camps.  Drew is originally from Greenville, SC and looks forward to helping golfers improve their games. 


Dre Rollins, PGA Associate Professional 
Assistant Golf Professional

Dre is currently an Assistant Golf Professional at Furman and has been here since 2023.  Dre is an alumni of Travelers Rest High School where he competed all four years on the golf team, gaining multiple work ethic awards, MVP awards, and the Dillard Pruitt award.  Dre won the 2022 Greenville Tournament of Champions by shooting a 69.  He enjoys working with golfers who are determined to improve, and uses his tournament experience, and his understanding of the golf swing to improve golfers.



Jennifer Shillington - Golf Instructor

Jennifer Shillington is from Chatham, Ontario, Canada and began playing golf at the age of eight. As a junior and amateur player, Jennifer was ranked #1 in Ontario and #2 in Canada. She had the talent and skill to be successful on the LPGA Tour but found that her real passion centered on teaching. In 1994 she turned professional where she has amassed over 20 years of teaching experience. Some of her most significant accomplishments include currently Director of Instruction for Greenville Country Club, Director of Instruction for the Peninsula Club in Charlotte, NC, lead staff instructor for the distinguished Dana Radar Golf Academy, and the Director of Instruction for the nationally acclaimed Phil Ritson/Mel Sole Golf School for the last 15 years.

Jennifer continues to study the game as she has observed some of the most prominent golf instructors around the country including Mike McGetrik, David Leadbetter, Jim McClean and Annette Thompson to name a few. She continued to research all aspects of the game as she studied under Carey Mumford, who was recognized by Golf magazine as among the top dozen golf psychologists in the country in 1990. In 1992 Golf World devoted several pages to his book, The Double Connexion.

Jennifer works with each individual on their specific needs. She has a unique ability to quickly assess a player’s personal learning style and begins immediately to communicate and teach the student on their level. Her knowledge of the golf swing and her approachability makes her students feel comfortable. She can quickly identify a swing flaw and give a reasonable solution. She works with all skill levels: beginners, nationally ranked juniors, elite amateurs, and touring professionals. She has taught several LPGA players that have 2 victories and have accumulated over 37 top-10 finishes. Her students have also not only been in contention but have also won many junior and amateur events, including, AJGA events and USGA amateur and professional qualifiers.