I have been in the golf business for over 40 years and love teaching now more than ever. I have been fortunate to also have a playing background both on the LPGA Tour and Mini-Tour. At Wittenberg College in Ohio, my field was Physical Ed and Health and was inducted into their Sports Hall of Honor as the first female athlete.
I have a great eye for detail so I can spot errors in a swing within 2-3 swings. Knowing "cause and effect" means my students don't have to go through lengthy processes of trial and error. I utilize proven drills, teaching aids, and video.
My motto is keep golf "simple and fun for all levels and abilities - men, women, and juniors".
I have held Head Instructor positions throughout the country including Soaring Eagles GC in New York, Ojai Valley Inn, Cathedral Canyon CC in Palm Springs, Costa Mesa GC, plus been on Staff for Nike Camps, The School of Golf For Women, Women's Executive Clinics, all driving ranges in Temecula, and 10 years at The Professional Golfers' Career College, a training ground for Professionals. My forte there, in addition on teaching teachers how to teach and pass their player ability test, was shots within 100 yards of the green and putting.
My desire to teach began in second grade - my "a-ha" moment when I taught my friend how to ride a bike after I had just learned a short while before. The expression on his face was priceless and I was hooked. So throughout my entire education, I was a class leader, started my high school golf team, and helped coach my college team.
When my students call/text they just won the Club Championship, or broke 100, or won their flight, or finally started hitting the fairway, that is what teaching is all about for me - my student's success.
I had little experience with golf. Kati helped me to get the right golf clubs. She has taught me so much and I am ready to try out my new skills . I could not get the ball up in the air. Kati taught me how to do that on the first lesson. I was surprised how much I didn’t know. I am finishing up my 5th lesson and I am going to take more. She has me feeling very confident now. Her experience and teaching ability are excellent. She shows me how so I understand and make the right swings. She is a very special teacher! She makes learning golf fun..
Unlike many instructors I have a degree in sports education - kinesiology and physiology. All of my lessons are formatted so I know where we are in the learning process. Because of my own extensive background in sports, and with my education, I strive to find parallels to other sports for my students so they will understand what we are doing.
I also am certified by the LPGA as both a Class A and Lifetime Member. I have had to go through rigorous training yearly as well as being graded on my teaching abilities through actual lesson giving to attain each Class starting with Apprentice, then B, A, and finally Life.
Most importantly, I have trained with all the top Instructors who have influenced the top Instructors of today.