About us

Welcome to Swing Crafters, the ultimate destination for all your golfing needs. We are thrilled to have you here as we embark on a journey to provide a comprehensive resource for golf enthusiasts like yourself.

Our Mission

At SwingCrafters, we aim to empower golf enthusiasts of all skill levels to improve their game and enhance their enjoyment of this timeless sport. We are committed to providing golfers with expert guidance, valuable resources, and curated product recommendations through our affiliate partnerships.

Through comprehensive reviews, insightful articles, and instructional content, we aim to be a trusted source of information and inspiration for golfers seeking to refine their swing, optimize their equipment, and stay informed about the latest trends and innovations in the golfing world.

At SwingCrafters, we believe that golf is not just a game but a passion, a lifestyle, and a journey of continuous improvement. We are committed to helping golfers make informed choices, maximize their performance, and enjoy every moment on the course.

Join us as we aim to make golf fun for everyone, regardless of age, developing a community committed to improving the golfing world.

Core Values
  • Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Passion
  • Fun
  • Trust
Our Story

Our journey began in 2013 when I met Josh and Austin, working as the Assistant Golf Professional at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Ohio. Their commitment to getting better at golf was noticeable at an early age. As young, up-and-coming golfers on the local high school scene, I was excited to see what they would achieve. Boy, was I right. Both had successful high school and college golfing careers. Fast forward ten years, and I approached Austin and Josh about creating Swingcrafters without hesitation, and they agreed. We are committed to providing a golfing destination from which golfers of all ages can benefit.

Who We Are
Anthony Mahone
Anthony Mahone photo face on of founder of swingcrafters

Anthony is a passionate golfer who found success as a junior golfer in West Virginia. Starting his golfing journey in 1998, Anthony’s dedication and skill propelled him to excel in the sport. 

In 2010, he moved to Ohio, where he later joined Heatherwoode Golf Club as the Assistant Golf Professional and further enriched his golfing expertise. 

Inspired by his love for the game and the desire to create a united community, Anthony founded swingcrafters.com. Anthony will serve as the low to middle handicap player for our independent golf gear reviews

Below are some of Anthony’s playing highlights:

  • West Virginia High School Tournament Individual Champion AA 2005
  • 4 Consecutive State High School Golf Tournament Appearances (Olglebay Park Wheeling, WV)
  • Career Low Round of 69 during PGA Playing Ability Test

Josh Gilkison

Josh grew up in Springboro, Ohio, playing at Heatherwoode Golf Club, where he became obsessed with golf at a young age. After playing at Springboro High School, he played Division 1 college golf at Kent State University, where he helped the golden flashes win four straight MAC Championship titles, made 4 NCAA Regional appearances, and 1 NCAA Championship appearance, where they finished 10th in the nation. 

He is currently playing professionally, trying to gain status on tour. He also has multiple years of experience in club fitting, working at Golf Galaxy and as a sales associate for an online golf retail company.

josh gilkison golf swing finish

Below are some more of Josh’s playing highlights:

  • 3 Division 1 NCAA Midwest All-Region team selections
  • 2022 Mid-American Conference Individual Champion
  • 2020 Northern Amateur Champion
  • Course record holder (64) at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, SC

Austin Schoonmaker

Austin Schoonmaker is a professional golfer from Springboro, Ohio. His golfing career started in 8th grade on the Springboro Junior High golf team. He continued playing for Springboro on the Boy’s Varsity team, making three State Championship appearances from Sophomore through Senior year. He finished 4th individually and 3rd as a team in his Senior year.

He played Division 1 collegiately at Wright State University. He was fortunate to lead the 2019 Horizon League Championship team to an NCAA regional appearance. He won 2 individual collegiate events at Wright State, the 2019 and 2020 Dayton Metropolitan Championships, and a few other amateur events around the country. 

After finishing his collegiate career in the spring of 2021, he became a professional golfer and has continued pursuing the highest level of competitive golf. 

austin schoonmaker golf backswing

Below are some of Austin’s playing highlights:

  • NCAA Regional Appearance 2019
  • Dayton Metropolitan Champion 2019, 2020
  • Wright State University Invitational Champion 2021
  • Savannah Invitational Champion 2019
  • Horizon All-League First Team 2021