I have been in the golf business for over 40 years and have been very successful teaching all levels and abilities - men, women, and juniors.
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 with complicated theories and verbiage. I keep learning simple and utilize proven drills, teaching aids, and video.
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, La Miranda 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 field there, in addition to teaching future PGA instructors how to teach and pass their player ability test, was short game.
I have been fortunate to also have a playing background both on the LPGA Tour and Mini-Tour. At Wittenberg College in Ohio, my degree was in Sports Education where I was inducted into their Sports Hall of Honor as the first female athlete.
The best part about teaching is that I get to interact with such a wide variety of people and help them enjoy golf. I’ve had so many students come to me who were ready to quit and I was their last hope. Lots of pressure! But they invariably said they were so happy they had found me and now enjoyed golf.
I keep golf simple and fun. It has to be humorous because we hit a lot of crazy shots, don’t we? I know I have lots of stories to tell about wild shots I’ve hit in front of people, even on the LPGA tour.
I think the most important thing is that I get it. I know what my students go through because I’ve already been there myself. I’ve been through the ups and downs of making changes, not trusting my instructor, finding out I didn’t have a good instructor, and actually wondering why I am going three steps back to go one step forward.
This is the best game around. It has everything you want in a sport that you can play for as long as you can walk. ⛳️
Most effective lesson I have received.
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.