Our Story


Greg Milligan started The Golf Shop Carlsbad in 2015 after working for 30 years as the Director of Golf and Head Professional at San Luis Rey Downs Golf Resort. Greg’s vision was to merge his traditional teaching and club fitting skills with the new technology of the Trackman Launch Monitor in order to achieve a quicker and more complete change in his students golf swings. Knowing that each student has their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses, he works with those to help them find their ideal swing. Greg was also chosen by Crystal Cruises as one of five PGA professionals to teach aboard their various cruise ships in the U.S. and Europe.

In 2018 The Golf Shop moved from its original location to its current site on the border of Carlsbad and San Marcos. At the same time, Shaun Price joined with Greg to provide marketing support and challenge Greg’s teaching skills with his golf swing. He is lovingly referred to as the “Test Pilot” due to his love of all golf clubs and his continued search for the perfect putter.

2019 has brought even more changes to the business. The decision was made to change the name to Carlsbad Golf Studio in an effort to further differentiate the shop from the many golf shops at all the great area golf courses. Seems that quite a few people were calling us for tee times. Go figure. At any rate, the new name is Carlsbad Golf Studio and we will promote CGS as our new acronym.

The latest change at the Carlsbad Golf Studio has been the addition of Ron Pelton on board as Club Builder. A former PGA professional, Ron has been been building and repairing golf clubs since the early 1970’s.

So there it is, the history of Carlsbad Golf Studio in a nutshell. We look forward to being here for years to come, bringing our unique blend of Teaching, Fitting and Building to the North County golf community.