As many of you know, I have been teaching golf at Oakmont/Valley of the Moon for six years. Working there has felt like my home and so many of my wonderful students live in the community. This year has been a challenging time with the course being closed the beginning months, COVID-19, and changes in management companies. As a teaching professional it has been extremely hard to maintain my business through the ups and downs. That being said, I have decided to move my lessons exclusively to Santa Rosa Country Club for the duration of the season beginning August 1st. This decision has been a very hard one to make. I am desperately in need of stability and support from the course that I teach at. Santa Rosa Country Club has been gracious in allowing me to bring in any clients regardless if they are a member or not, and the teaching facility is wonderful. I hope my Oakmont and Sonoma students will come see me there for lessons — the drive is just 25 minutes from Oakmont. If you need to cancel your lesson due to the venue change, I completely understand and please let me know as soon as possible.
After quite a few months, I have finally been cleared to give golf lessons again! I couldn’t be more excited to get back to my normal schedule and see all of my wonderful students. I will be teaching individual lessons at both Valley of the Moon (Oakmont) and Santa Rosa Country Club. If you cannot find a time that works for you, I do have some flexibility. The best way to book a lesson is through my website. My new schedule is as follows:
Tuesday 9:00-3:00 Valley of the Moon
Wednesday 9:00-3:00 Valley of the Moon
Thursday 9:00-3:00 Valley of the Moon
Friday 9:00-3:00 Valley of the Moon
Saturday 8:00-3:00 Santa Rosa Country Club
I am excited to announce that I have the opportunity to give back to LPGA. I have accepted the honor of being part of the Global Education Team. I will be evaluating new LPGA teachers getting their Class B and Class A Certifications. Don’t worry, my teaching schedule will remain the same once the courses open! This position will take a little bit of traveling to do evaluations a couple times a year. I’m happy to grow the game!
On April 11th, Rebecka Heinmert and I co-hosted a Deep Dive Zoom Call where we talked about our experience at the Masters last year. Warning: We will geek out! Here is the link to the webcast:
I will be having two wonderful events coming up in May. This year will be the 4th year Rebecka Heinmert and I will lead events together!
The Shortgame Extravangza will be help May 1-3rd at the beautiful Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa. We are excited to again be focusing exclusively on the SHORT GAME! This year we will do a deep dive on high, soft shots around the green
The second event is a foundational program for new women golfers on May 30-31st which will be held at Santa Rosa Country Club.
Please mark your calendars for these exciting events! Also, feel free to forward this email to the women in your life who might benefit for attending. Formal sign-up is coming soon, so be on the look out.
Updates…with the Oakmont course being closed and the range open Thursday through Monday, I have decided to teach at another location on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Starting on December 31st, Santa Rosa Country Club allowed me to take non-members into their facility to teach lessons. Below is my new teaching schedule and lessons can be booked online as usual.
- Mondays 9-2:30 at Oakmont
- Tuesdays 9:30-2:30 at Santa Rosa C.C.
- Wednesdays 9:30-4:00 at Santa Rosa C.C.
- Fridays 9-2:30 at Oakmont
- Saturdays 8-3:30 at Oakmont
As many of you have now heard, Oakmont Golf Club is closing the course on December 16th. What will happen to my lessons until they re-open? I am still teaching! The driving range will be open Thursday through Monday with balls being purchased at the Quail Restaurant. I will be teaching my normal schedule on the driving range with the exception of Tuesdays and Wednesdays where I will be in the Golf Lab. During rainy weather, lessons will resume in the Golf Lab as well. If you have not taken a lesson inside, I have my new Flightscope Launch Monitor which allows you to see your ball flight and lots of other useful information.
Check out the featured Golf707 article on me by Bruce Meadows at the Youth Sports Network ysn365.com. Bruce and I go way back to the days when I was a junior golfer and he worked at the Press Democrat. Thanks for the good word, Bruce!
Gift certificates available. Can be purchased online or by check. Contact me directly or purchase online at Lessons and Scheduling.
- 3 Half Hour Lessons $150. A $30 savings.
- 10 Lessons, 3 Clinics, 9 Hole Playing Lesson, and Range Card $1,100. The best way to really improve your game all year long. Bonus $100 practice card to Oakmont’s driving range. A $410 savings.
- Private Group Clinic. 2 hour clinic for you and up to 4 of your friends. Topics can be decided as a group and could be used for on course time as well. $329.
- Series of 3 Hour Lessons $300. A $30 Savings
- Series of 6 Hour Lessons $650. Plus Bonus $100 practice card to Oakmont’s driving range. A $110 Savings
There is still room in the ILT All-Inclusive trip to Punta de Mita on March 3-10th. Click here for more information. 3 short game clinics will be included from me!