Riverside Golf Course

Riverside Golf Course

30 employees
37 years in business

About this pro

I taught myself how to play as a child, and understand what it is like to learn what can be a complex game.  I try to make lessons fun and help students to relax while learning.  I cover the basic fundamentals for each area of the game and work to teach beginners the etiquette of how to move around the golf course.  I want my students to feel comfortable in going out to a golf course and playing with people who know the game well.

I have been around the golf business for 30 years, and have seen teaching principles change dramatically in that time.  I work with each player's individual capabilities and gear a lesson plan around their physical ability.  Not everyone is going to hit the ball like a tour professional, but we can work together to learn how to enjoy this great game. 

I attended the Professional Golf Management school at New Mexico State University and passed the player ability test from the PGA of America in 2010.  I also teach several group golf classes for Austin Community College, while working as the General Manager and Head Golf Professional at Riverside Golf Course.

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Austin, TX 78741
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I determine how much experience the student has in the game, then work on the basic areas they are learning to improve on.  For beginners, I start with the basics in the short game (putting, chipping) and move on from there.

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

Professional Golf Management School at New Mexico State University.

Level one of the PGM program through the PGA of America

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

$60 for a 45 minute lesson.  Discounts for group lessons and multiple lessons are available.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching junior golf programs while working for the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.

What types of students have you worked with?

Juniors, Men, Women, Seniors and people with physical disabilities.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Dell Matchplay Challenge at Austin Country Club.  It is a well-run event at a beautiful venue with the best players in the world.

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