Val Verhunce started playing golf at the age of 6 under the direction of PGA Professionals in the Chicago land area. His junior career expanded and led him to a college Scholarship. Current Class A PGA Member, and Sonoma State Men’s Head Golf Coach. Val has sought advice and direction from top teaching instructors across the country. Val has mentored under Tony Penna, Paul Runyan, Hank Haney, Dave Pelz, and Butch Harmon.
Val’s approach is to define a player’s physical ability and stature in order to develop the most efficient way of producing a consistent swing, thus helping the player reach his/her goals. As an instructor and coach, Val believes it is important to understand how a player learns and communicates. If this can be defined, the learning and developmental process is quick to obtain. Val was recently honored the Northern California PGA Club Fitter of the Year and was also nominated as Teacher of the Year.
"I enjoy the challenge of working with golfers of all levels but find working with Beginners and juniors a real opportunity to share my passion of the game. Their eagerness to learn the game along with creating a platform that each individual feels comfortable is the key to learning and achieving the student’s goals."
I’m a Class “A” PGA Professional from the Northern California section who loves coaching and can’t wait to get started helping you achieve your goals. My experience with golf started 30 years ago but has been more deeply refined during the last 9 years since I’ve been coaching.
My philosophy revolves around the correct grip, posture, and setup, GPS I like to call it. Without these fundamentals in place swinging the club properly becomes quite difficult. In fact many issues with ball flight can be traced back to one or all of these three concepts. When we hold the club properly, achieve an athletic posture, and create the optimal setup for the shot at hand, our performance improves while fatigue and injuries wane. From here, concepts such as structure, swing plane, and sequencing all help us maintain our posture and balance through the dynamic motion of impact and release. Ultimately, YOUR goals guide the lesson experience and adapting YOUR needs is one of my primary responsibilities as YOUR coach.
Each of our sessions includes a full assessment of your swing using the latest in TrackMan technology. TrackMan is the #1 preferred launch monitor used by PGA Tour professionals for its accuracy and powerful backend software. Dual camera angles and reliable data points allow us to accurately assess your ball flight and arrive at the exact cause of your misses within just a few swings. I coach students of all ages and abilities offering affordable rates every Thursday through Sunday between 10am and 7pm. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday sessions can also be arranged.
TrackMan technology is included at no additional premium as a way to provide you with the best lesson experience available anywhere.