Director of Golf
Life Member PGA
In my fifty years in golf and quarter century member of the PGA, I have performed every job possible in a golf operation. First as
an assistant Professional, Head Golf Professional, Golf Director and finally General Manager positions. I was in charge of golf
course construction and golf course development for Avco Community Developers including start up of new golf operations.
I have been lucky enough to be involved in three start up operations and reconstruction of two other golf courses.
2006 to Present : Director of the Valley Junior Golf of Southwest Riverside County
2005 to Present : Professional Golfers Career College, Golf Management Instructor / Murrieta, Ca.
2005 to 2007 : General Manager / Director of Golf at Cherry Hills in Sun City, Ca.
1995 to 2005 : General Manager @ Vail Lake Resort / Temecula, Ca.
1996 to 1999 : Director of Instruction @ Murrieta Valley Golf Range / Murrieta, Ca.
1994 to 1996 : General Manager @ SCGA Members Club / Murrieta, Ca.
1987 to 1994 : Head Golf Professional @ Rancho California Golf Course / Murrieta, Ca.
1987 to 1994 : Director of Golf Operations @ Johnson & Johnson Land Development Corp.
1983 to 1987 : Director of Golf / Links at Monarch Beach / Laguna Niguel, Ca.
1978 to 1983 : VP of Golf Operations for Avco Developers @ Oaks North G.C. / Rancho Bernardo, Ca.
1970 to 1978 : Assistant Professional at various clubs in the greater San Diego area.
1969 : MVP University of San Diego Golf Team
1977 : Assistant of the Year San Diego Chapter PGA
1980 : Employee of the Year Avco Developers
1984 : Nominated for Professional of the Year Southern California PGA
1986 : Nominated by Golf Digest for Golf Shop of the Year
1990 : Nominated by Golf Digest for Golf Shop of the Year
1990 : Named Merchandiser of the Year Public Courses Southern California PGA
2005-2007 : Inland Empire Chapter PGA Board of Directors
Director of Golf School Operations
40 Year PGTCA Master Teaching Professional
Steve started his golf career at the Rancho Bernardo Inn & C. C. in San Diego in 1980. In the last 40 years since Steve has
taught on the teaching staffs of some of the worlds best golf instructors. In 1988 Steve was on staff at Derek Hardy's
California Academy of Golf. Derek at the time was and still is teacher to many LPGA stars. Derek is also a Golf Digest Top 50
Teacher in the USA. In 1994 Steve joined the Hank Haney Golf Instructional Staff of California. Mr. Haney worked as the swing
coach for Tiger Woods and many other tour players and is listed as a Golf Digest Top 5 Instructor. In 2010 Steve was named
Golf Instructor of the Year by the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches Assn. In the last forty years Steve has helped
players of all skill levels to understand, improve and enjoy golf at a higher level.
Jobs &, Teaching Experience
1980 to 1985 : Golf Professional @ Rancho Bernardo Inn & Country Club / San Diego, Ca.
1985 to 1986 : Golf Professional @ San Vicente Country Club / Ramona, Ca.
1986 to 1987 : Golf Professional @ Stardust Hotel & Country Club / San Diego, Ca.
1987 to 1988 : Golf Professional @ Redlands Country Club / Redlands, Ca.
1988 to 1990 : Staff Teaching Professional @ Derek Hardy's California Academy of Golf / Highland, Ca.
1990 to 1994 : Head Golf Professional @ Loma Linda Golf Center / Loma Linda, Ca.
1992 to 1994 : Owner and General Manager of Great American Golf Shops (3 Locations)
1993 to 1994 : Teaching Professional for the Hank Haney Teaching Staff / Loma Linda, Ca.
1994 to 2000 : Head Golf Professional @ Palm Meadows Golf Club / San Bernardino, Ca.
2008 to 2009 : Custom Fitter for Titleist, Taylormade and Ping @ Max Out Golf Labs at the SCGA Golf Course / Murrieta, Ca.
2000 to Present : Director Golf Operations @ Southern California Golf Schools - 20 Plus Locations in Arizona, California & Nevada
2011 to Present : Owner & Director of San Diego Golf Schools (6 Locations in San Diego and 2 in Baja Mexico)
2011 to Present : Owner & Director of Las Vegas Golf Schools (5 Locations in Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada)
2015 - 2016 : Thumbtack (Voted Best Inland Empire Golf Instructor in Southern California, Two Years Running)
2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018 & 2020 voted Best Golf Lessons in Riverside County from online golf lesson retailers.
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