David Moga, PGA- Head Golf Professional
David is the Head Golf Professional and Lead Instructor at Poplar Grove Golf Club. Born and raised in Ohio, David was introduced to the game by his father and grandfather. He nurtured his passion for the game through competitive junior, high school and collegiate golf. Prior to joining our team he was an assistant golf professional at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida and most recently the Head Golf Professional at Wintergreen Resort in Nellysford, Virginia. David is a class A PGA Professional and honors graduate of the Golf Academy of America with over 15 years of professional experience in club operations and instruction.
Teaching and playing the game have always been a true passion for David. He has had the opportunity to teach thousands of private lessons, clinics and golf schools. As a player, David makes it a priority to keep his game in focus. He enjoys competition and continues to develop as a golfer.
David and his wife Lindsay have two children, Madalyn and Nolan. When he is away from the club, David enjoys spending time with his family, competing in local section events, cooking, woodworking and will never turn down a conversation about fly fishing.
Nelson Wooten, PGA- First Assistant Golf Professional
Nelson is the First Assistant and senior instructor at Poplar Grove Golf Club. He is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University’s PGA Professional Golf Management program in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. During his educational tenure he also earned a bachelors degree in marketing. Nelson is a class A PGA professional.
Nelson’s most recent golf management experience comes from the world renowned Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Prior to Pinehurst, he gained a wealth of knowledge from nearby Wintergreen Resort in Nellysford, Virginia and Old Trail Golf Club in Crozet, Virginia.
Nelson has had the opportunity to teach numerous lessons for men, women and juniors of all ages and abilities. As with David, he shares a true passion for teaching and the experience of watching students grow as players.
Nelson and his fiance’ Kelsey reside in Nelson county. He enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and following University of Virginia sports.
Kevin Moore, GCSAA- Golf Course Superintendent
Kevin is the Head Superintendent at Poplar Grove Golf Club. With over 20 years of agronomic experience from some of the best golf courses in the country, Kevin has a wealth of knowledge that he can impart on Poplar Grove Golf Club. Most recently, he served as the Superintendent of the #4 ranked Cascades Golf Course at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Additions to his professional resume include Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland and Stoney Creek Golf Club in Nellysford, Virgnia.
Kevin is a class A member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and attended the University of Maryland’s Turfgrass Management program. He has overseen many comprehensive golf course renovations. These include a complete regrassing, irrigation overhauls and replacements, bunker renovations and extensive drainage projects. Kevin has made turf management his passion and continues to grow as an agronomy professional in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Kevin and his wife Tracy reside in Lovingtson, Virginia. When he isn’t spending time at Poplar Grove Kevin enjoys cooking, fishing and all things Penn State football.