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Teaching Staff


  • Director of Instruction

    • Started playing golf at age 11
    • #1 player in Arizona as a freshman in college
    • Became a golf professional in 1990
    • Assistant Golf Professional at Gold Canyon Golf Club for 5 years
    • Tournament Director and Instructor at Anchorage Golf Course 2001-2004
    • Head Golf Professional at Settler's Bay for 4 years
    • Head Golf Professional at Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point for 1 year
    • First Tee of Alaska Coach
    • Certified Elementary School Teacher in Anchorage
    • BS in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University
    • Teaching Certificate from Alaska Pacific University
    • Nickname is "Slammer" after Slammin' Sammy Snead
    • Teaching Philosophy: Golf is a game - so remember to always have FUN!
  • PGA Teaching Professional

    • Graduated from Arizona State University
    • Won a national college golf championship in Scottsdale, Arizona
    • Instructor at John Jacobs Golf Schools and Golf Digest Golf Schools
    • Taught at the San Diego Golf Academy
    • Head Golf Professional at the Dragon Golf Course
    • General Manager at Nakoma Resort and Spa
    • Named 2005 & 2007 “Teacher of the Year” in Alaska
    • Philosophy on instruction is to help each golfer discover and understand their best golfing model and not molding golfers to one style.
  • Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional

    • 30+ years teaching experience
    • 50,000+ lessons taught
    • 2010-2011 Golf Digest Top 50 Women Teachers in America
    • 1998 and 2008 LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year
    • Golftec Teacher of the Year 2008
    • Golf for Women Magazine Top 50 Teacher
    • LPGA Top 50 Best Teachers
    • Certified Club Fitter for Ping, Mizuno, Callaway, TaylorMade, Adams Golf
    • Competed in 5 Majors as a Teaching Professional
    • 1989, 1993 United States Women's Open
    • 1998, 2000, 2001 LPGA McDonald's Championship
    • 1998,2000, 2001 LPGA Central Section Champion
    • 1988 LPGA Futures Tour Winner - Plantations Championship
    • 7 career Holes in One
    • 63 Lowest Competitive Score
    • Served 13 years as a LPGA National Evaluator