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Val Verhunce

Val Verhunce

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Phone: (707) 799-0712

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 beginner 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.”

Chandler Helmholz

Chandler Helmholz

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Phone: (925)586-7592
Website: www.chandlerpga.com

Chandler is 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. A Bay Area resident for over 30 years, Chandler has 28 years of golf experience with 8 years teaching at the professional level beginning at Green Valley Country Club in Fairfield, CA. Chandler’s teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of a correct grip, posture, and setup while incorporating concepts and ideas regarding swing plane and impact position from the minds of Dave Pelz, Butch Harmon, Bob Toski, Jim Hardy, Martin Chuck, Tim Mahoney, Dave Stockton, and Harvey Penick.

Chandler teaches using TrackMan 4 technology offering dual camera angles with instant replay of your swing from face-on and down the line. Every shot from your session is saved in your TrackMan account along with all of your videos and TrackMan data. Shot dispersion charts, trajectory lines, and voice over screen cast reviews are also included with every session. Cause and effect is clearly explained using immediate visual feedback.

James

James Fish

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Phone: (707)548-2664
Website: www.eagleeyegolfcoaching.com/

Founder and CEO James Fish is a certified USGTF (United States Golf Teachers Federation) golf instructor and performance coach who has worked in the Golf Industry since 1999.

James is also a certified hypnotherapist from the Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis in Santa Rosa and holds a Masters Degree in Transformative Arts from JFK University. He employs his knowledge of Buddhist and Shamanic thought in his teaching methodology. Addressing both the inner and outer game, James directs his students to develop their focus using his uniquely designed exercises and techniques.

James is currently a Club Fitting Specialist for World Wide Golf and teaches at the Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, California.

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