Play And Enjoy Golf

Play And Enjoy Golf

5.0 (1)

About this pro

Work as golf instructor last 25 years in Europe and USA.

BS in Physical Education from the University of Zagreb, Croatia

IPA from PGA of Europe 

Tennis instructor license from European Tennis Association

Together with my husband  opened first golf club in Croatia and organize PGA of Croatia.

With girls and boys junior teams, we participate several times in Junior Open and  different Championships all around Europe.

In the USA I worked at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes golf course in Orlando, Prunridge Golf Course in Silicon Valley and Champions Golf Links in Sacramento.

I'm highly specialized in teaching all level of players but my heart is with beginners to help them to have enjoyable and smooth start with this great game.

Highly experienced in diagnostics and quick fix of golf swing techniques.

Simple and easy to follow instructions.

Individual approach and guidance for self-improvement and independence in practice and play.

I enjoy improving players ability to understand basics and their growth through the game of golf

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Sacramento, CA 95821
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  • Boba Scekic

    My experience of learning to play golf with Mirjana Hendija was absolutely fantastic. I am extremely grateful because by Mirjana’s side I’ve learned everything about this beautiful game in a very short time. If you are a beginner, or if you just want to improve your game, there’s no one better than Mirjana to help you. Her lessons make everything that once seemed complicated and hard become so easy and simple. She knows how to relax you and raise your level of confidence, and she explains everything in such a simple and acceptable way that already after a few lessons you start playing golf without even realizing it. I had never done any sports before, and I thought of myself as a total anti-talent, especially now in my fifties and with already several health issues. However, watching my husband play golf, I decided to give it a try. My husband supported me but I thought it was a mission impossible and I didn’t believe I would succeed. I tried with a highly recommended golf instructor but it wasn’t working for me. I was constantly tense and rigid, and I was afraid of everything – the golf club, golf balls and all those rules. It seemed like I would never learn how to play. However, I then met Mirjana, and with some very useful advice she managed to relax me. She showed me a couple of simple exercises, she taught me the basics of swing, and after only 2 lessons she took me out on a beautiful golf course. One year after, I won a tournament on that same golf course! I completely fell in love with golf… and also with the way Mirjana, always with the same dedication, teaches you to play golf in only a couple of lessons, to enjoy the game, and how she, in an unobtrusive way, gives such useful advice which you will never forget. Also, with the same ease, she can lead you from being a beginner to quickly improving your game and becoming a winner!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Find out  student level of experience

Diagnostics and individual program for student

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BS in Physical Education

I use knowledge of methods in teaching different sports as well as sports psychology and different approach in teaching all levels of players 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

45min lesson

Adults  $ 30

Juniors $ 20 

Players pay for balls

How did you get started teaching?

I used to teach tennis and my head coach got me golf clubs and we start to play and after that, I shifted my priorities and made career in golf

What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with children from 4 years old to adults  and with all levels and profile of players 

I'm Captain for Croatian National Ladies Team

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Lesson for professional soccer coach

We cover 3 basic shots in 45 min and I change his struggles into the great athletic performance

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

You have to know what would you like to work on with me and be ready to become independent in practice and play

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Where I'm right now and where I would like to go after I work with teacher

Lessons offered