Joanne has a unique and rare combination of expertise and achievement as a player, coach and performance psychology specialist.She is a Class A LPGA Professional who began her professional career in 1985 when she qualified on her first attempt for the LPGA Tour. After competing for 5 years on the LPGA Tour as well as European Tour and Japan LPGA, she retired to the Redmond area to start her own family and begin her teaching and coaching career at Sahalee CC.
Joanne grew up in So. California and won several junior events including the Junior World Championship (Age 11-12) the Western Junior Championship. She was a multi -sport athlete throughout high school as well as a dedicated student. She attended Stanford University on a full golf scholarship and studied Human Biology as a Pre -Med student and graduated in 1983. As a collegiate player she won the Stanford Invitational and the 1983 WCAA Conference Championship. Highlights of her amateur golf career include becoming the US Amateur Champion in 1983, Western Amateur Champion in 1984 and a member of the 1984 US Curtis Cup Team.
Joanne has built her career as a Peak Performance Specialist in 3 distinct areas: Sports/Golf Performance (as a LPGA Professional, Licensed Heartmath Coach and Sports Psychology Specialist), Nutrition and Wellness (as a Certified Nutritional Therapist) and Leader Development (as a Certified Facilitator and Coach with WiLD Leaders).
Whether she is working with an elite junior, collegiate or professional athlete or a “corporate athlete”, leader or team, or a " weekend warrior" ,she brings her experience and expertise to bear(as a player,coach, leader and Mom), to help them become the best version of themselves as a player and person, knowing that “playing golf” is so much more than just ”golf swing”. There is no one size fits all coaching in golf ... it needs to be customized to be effective!
I LOVE working with clients who are excited to learn and open to a whole person coaching approach!
I am passionate about helping clients integrate their golf learning and strategies into other areas of life. I am here to help you reach the goals you set , whatever they may be !
If you are a leader who desires to learn, use and play the game of golf to build networks, teams and self -efficacy, or an elite junior girl golfer who needs a competitive coach to help learn the critical mental /emotional self -management skills needed in pursuit of long term golf goals or if you just want to learn and enjoy the game with family and friends , please reach out at [email protected] or my cell at 425-922-9259 and I can go over coaching options for individuals and small groups.
Joanne is an absolutely amazing golf instructor! As a beginner to the sport, I was a little nervous to start. But, Joanne made me feel so comfortable and welcome. Her expertise and guidance helped me to begin developing a confident golf swing. She even provided guidance on how to look like a golfer! She helped me make the most efficient use of my new clubs and bag. With her support she makes me believe that I can grow to call myself a true golfer. I am excited to keep receiving lessons from her!
Joanne is an incredible instructor; she always has an alternative approach if I'm not getting the technique we're working on right away. She challenges and encourages me to be the best I can and gives me the tools to get there. And it's always a fun experience.
My wife and I did couples lessons with Joanne for 10 weeks, to get my wife trained on the basics and for me to fix and re-learn and improve. Joanne is a tremendous golf coach and also a life coach, for players at all levels. She blends her winning experience from Stanford and the LPGA, her background in sports and general psychology, and her truly compassionate, generous and infectious positive energy, to train adults and kids on the mechanics and the mentality of successful golf and successful life. We can't recommend Joanne enough and look forward to going back to her for more lessons, improvements and positivity!
1. Listening closely to what they want to learn and why
2. Considering their past experience, body type and injuries/concerns, amount of time they have and are willing to invest in the game
3. Create a realistic timeline that works with their goals
4. Customize a coaching program that fits perfectly into what they want and will commit to doing utilizing video and feedback as needed.
5. Provide them with effective practice ideas and help them choose right equipment for their game.
6. Hold them accountable to their goals and encourage them through the process.
7. Explore how they can experience the most enjoyment and least stress in playing and learning the game
Stanford All American/LPGA Tour Player
US Amateur Champion/Western Amateur Champion
US Curtis Cup Team
Class A LPGA Professional
Global Education Team Instructor for LPGA TEP program training LPGA teachers .
Certified NLP Practitioner- ( Sports Performance Psychology)
Nutritional Therapist/Functional Wellness Specialist
Licensed Heartmath Coach( stress modification/ resilience)
Class A LPGA Professional ( Coach and Instructor)
I offer a lot of customized programs but basic fee is 115/ hour with some discounted package prices.
I coach at 2 facilities in Redmond, Wa.
1. PNW Golf Centers - state of the art indoor training utilizing Trackman 4 tracking and video technology , where you can see your video and shot info on every shot . It is a grst option to learn and train all year round, especially when weather is cold and wet.
2. Golf Club st Redmond Ridge a beautiful golf course and practice facility, that offers grass driving range in summer. Also has a nice and well maintianed short game area for lessons and practice.
After my playing career ended, I was eager to start a family and begin coaching. I started my teaching/coaching career at Sahalee CC in 1991. I discovered I enjoy coaching the mental aspects of golf and performance and began doing seminars and coaching more mental game in 2001 when I started my company, Pure Impact.
Pretty much ALL types..- I have worked with all ages and skill levels for the past 30 years.
I was invited to play in the Inaugural USGA Senior Womens Open at Chicago Golf Club, in 2018. I had not competed for decades and was still recovering from a very bad back injury from a car accident in 2011 , but felt it was something I needed to do and I brought both my kids( ages 27 and 23 at the time) with me to caddie. I went with the intention to play with gratitude and joy and stay in the moment with my kids and it was an awesome experience . I was given a 3 year exemption so I will play again this year with boys there to caddy again just like the last 2 years. Amazing time with them!
Get clear on what you want and why. What specifically is important to you about learning the game? What do you hope to get out of your coaching sessions?
Why do they play golf or want to play?
How much time are they willing to invest each week to practice?
Where do they want to be in 3-6 months
What kind of coach do you prefer ? Who has worked well for you in the past in other areas or learning endeavors?
What is your personality and how do you learn and process info?
Is it important to be able to hit off grass as well as mats for practice?
Do they want playing lessons or anything on course? Does instructor have access and are they available to go on course?