Golf Instructor Bios

Woodcreek and Diamond Oaks Instructors


Woodcreek Instructors


 


Kevin has over 17 years of experience teaching golf to juniors and adults at both public and private golf facilities. He has helped design and implement the American Golf Learning Centers, developing golf programs and teaching and coaching beginning to advanced/competitive golfers.

Trained at the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Kevin understands the importance of how the golf swing affects the body and how the body affects the golf swing. TPI’s golf swing philosophy is, “There isn’t just one way to swing a golf club; there are an infinite number of ways to swing a club. But there is one efficient way for all golfers to swing a club and it is based on what they can physically do.” As a certified golf fitness instructor Kevin will help you understand how your body affects your golf swing in order to help you find your most efficient swing- one that produces consistent, desired results.

Kevin is also an Authorized Instructor of The Golfing Machine. The Golfing Machine’s Authorized Instructors are award-winning golf professionals who base their golf instruction on the scientific facts behind the golf swing. Because they focus on the actual physics and geometric mechanics behind the golf swing, they are able to apply The Golfing Machine principles to every student, regardless of their natural swing pattern. Other teaching professionals often try to fit you into a pre-set golf swing style, which may or may not fit your particular swing and may or may not fit within the potential limitations of your body’s current ability.

Using the most updated physical screens, customized training programs, and modern training techniques with a variety of training aids, Kevin can develop an individualized program to help you reach your golfing goals.

• V1 video swing analysis with 300 frames per second high speed video
• K-Vest 3-dimensional motion capture to measure the kinematic sequence and swing efficiency
• Foresight GC2 launch monitor technology

 


PGA Class "A" Teaching Professional - Bill Childs

Bill has 30 years experience in the golf industry and is revered as one of the leading PGA instructors in Northern California. His teaching method utilizes technical expertise to develop athletic skills and movement patterns that allow golfers of all ability levels to enhance their enjoyment of the game.



 


LPGA Teaching Professional - Marilyn Herbert

Marilyn Herbert has worked with golfers of various backgrounds and skill levels in her more than 20 years as a professional golfer. Her career in golf began in junior golf and then on the Mini Tours both on the East and West coasts.

 


 



Diamond Oaks Instructors

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Kevin has over 17 years of experience teaching golf to juniors and adults at both public and private golf facilities. He has helped design and implement the American Golf Learning Centers, developing golf programs and teaching and coaching beginning to advanced/competitive golfers.

Trained at the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Kevin understands the importance of how the golf swing affects the body and how the body affects the golf swing. TPI’s golf swing philosophy is, “There isn’t just one way to swing a golf club; there are an infinite number of ways to swing a club. But there is one efficient way for all golfers to swing a club and it is based on what they can physically do.” As a certified golf fitness instructor Kevin will help you understand how your body affects your golf swing in order to help you find your most efficient swing- one that produces consistent, desired results.

Kevin is also an Authorized Instructor of The Golfing Machine. The Golfing Machine’s Authorized Instructors are award-winning golf professionals who base their golf instruction on the scientific facts behind the golf swing. Because they focus on the actual physics and geometric mechanics behind the golf swing, they are able to apply The Golfing Machine principles to every student, regardless of their natural swing pattern. Other teaching professionals often try to fit you into a pre-set golf swing style, which may or may not fit your particular swing and may or may not fit within the potential limitations of your body’s current ability.

Using the most updated physical screens, customized training programs, and modern training techniques with a variety of training aids, Kevin can develop an individualized program to help you reach your golfing goals.

• V1 video swing analysis with 300 frames per second high speed video
• K-Vest 3-dimensional motion capture to measure the kinematic sequence and swing efficiency
• Foresight GC2 launch monitor technology

 


PGA Class "A" Teaching Professional - Bud Perkins

Bud Perkins is a a Class "A" member of the PGA of America and has been playing golf for forty-plus years.  Bud has been teaching professionally for over ten years, and offers private and semi-private golf lessons to players of all skill levels. Bud also manages a dynamic Junior Golf Program at Diamond Oaks.

Junior Golf at Diamond Oaks offers a valuable opportunity for boys and girls ages 6 through 16 to improve self-esteem and self-confidence while developing golf skills that can provide years of enjoyment and peer recognition in both recreational and professional environments.



 Teaching Professional -  Dale Smith

A professional golf instructor with many years teaching men, women and junior golfers, Dale Smith teaches beginners the basics of the golf swing in a manner which makes them feel comfortable and puts them at ease. One of Dale’s major objectives in working with beginners is to allow them to enjoy the wonderful game of golf.


 


Teaching Professional - Jason Penman

Jason Penman is 35 years old and has been with Woodcreek Golf Club for five years. During that time he has been a Pro Shop Assistant and Golf Instructor.  He has also participated in the Professional Golf Management program with the PGA.




 


Teaching Professional - Fran Cone

Fran is a swing and lady golfer specialist. She is a USGTA certified instructor, and has been playing the game for over 40 years.

Teaching Philosophy:  I am very excited to pass on my passion and knowledge of the game.  There are some fundamentals that every golf swing must have; however I believe that each person has their own learning style, physical abilities and goals.