Zach is Wildwood Green Golf Club in every aspect of the name. He grew up in the Wildwood Green neighborhood, starting his golf journey at the age of 3 playing alongside his father at the club. His passion for the game grew as he started participating and winning junior golf tournaments all throughout North Carolina at the ripe age of 6 years old. From there his golf journey exploded traveling the country mowing down the junior tour circuits. Although he was offered memberships with other clubs to pursue his dreams to one day play professional golf, he always stood by Wildwood, practicing, and playing at the club throughout his entire playing career.
He attended Leesville Road High school where he was part of the 2011 NC State Championship undefeated team, as well as winning player of the year honors in the conference in 2012. His successful junior career propelled him to earning a full scholarship to attend Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. During his collegiate career he was awarded Big South Freshman of the Year in 2014, Big South Player of the Year in 2015, and Division 1 Ping All American honors in 2015, and was named to the Big South All Decade team for 2010-2019. He won 5 individual titles across his career with 4 coming in the same season in his Sophomore year in 2015. With so much success during his collegiate career, his only path after college would be to turn pro and make a living playing professional golf. Zach turned professional in 2017, and played for five years until 2021. During his professional career, he had the luxury of playing all around the world including earning a spot in the PGA Tour Canada tournament in Calgary, Alberta in 2019. He was lucky enough to win 11 different times across multiple mini tours during his 5 year playing career. After the birth of his twin daughters in 2020, he decided family was much more important than pursuing a professional golf career and decided to make a career path change to start teaching at his home club of Wildwood Green Golf Club.
Although he did not have any teaching experience before he was hired as an Assistant Teaching Professional at Wildwood Green in 2022, his vast playing experience and success has been a great asset to his teaching foundation that many other teachers do not have. He has been able to use his skills and successes to help portray the golf swing to each one of his students in a unique and successful way. His goal each day is to learn one percent more about the golf swing and how it can relate to a student so that he can work his way towards becoming a Class-A PGA Professional in the near future.