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Instruction Staff

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  • Gene Bakkum

    Gene Bakkum

    Co-Director of Instruction

    Gene is a Class "A" PGA Professional who has been on the coaching staff for the UC Berkeley Men's Golf team since 2002. In 2004 he helped lead the Golden Bears to their first NCAA National Championship in school history. More recently, he’s helped players on the Cal Men’s Golf Team (currently #1 ranked team in the country) win back-to-back Pac-12 team titles, back-to-back Regional team titles, back-to-back semifinalists at the NCAA Championship, and an NCAA record 12 wins in a season (2012-13). He has worked with one of the top players on the team to be ranked #1 in the country individually.

    In addition, Gene is a Level 3 TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified Golf Instructor, giving him a broad base of experience and knowledge to help his players achieve the most out of their games.

    Since 1996, Gene has directed and instructed at NIKE Junior Golf Camps in Pebble Beach, San Diego, Davis, Lincoln, and Phoenix, AZ, as well as, PGA Tour Academy camps at Metropolitan Golf Links.

    During his college golf career, Gene won two conference tournaments as an individual and, while assistant coaching at his alma mater, helped the Aggies reach the #1 ranking in the country for DII Men's Golf. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from UC Davis in Exercise Science, with an emphasis in Sport Psychology. High-speed video and dual-camera V1 video analysis are available for use during lessons and coaching programs.

    Information:

    Visit www.genebakkumgolf.com for information on coaching programs for adults and juniors, as well as, private lessons, and rate information.

    Contact Information:

    Phone: (510) 219-2823
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  • Greg Thrall

    Greg Thrall

    Teaching Professional

    Gregg has been teaching golf for over 30 years all over the world and is a long time bay area resident. He recently returned from Hong Kong, China where he was the Director of Instruction at the Waterfall Bay G.C. working with some of South Asia's developing new professionals. He has worked with players on the Asian, Japanese, and Nationwide tours. He has continued to build his teaching skills while working while working with some of golf's most well-known instructors and staffs including Jim Flick and David Leadbetter. Gregg has also worked with Rich Marik at the Nike junior camps in Monterey, and has recently worked with the Titleist Performance Institute staff, who are at the forefront of technology and fitness in golf instruction. Gregg's well rounded training will help develop the skills of all players beginning to advanced, all levels and ages.

    Rates:

    • $100 per hour for adults
    • $85 per hour for juniors (under 18)

    Contact Information:

    Phone: 925-939-9394
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  • T.K. Miyazono

    Teaching Professional

    T.K is a Teaching Professional with experience at all levels. His method of teaching includes both traditional and modern techniques. He emphasizes on Set-up, Grip, & the understanding of cause and effects of each move. T.K. believes each player has his/her own individual golf swing to suit their most productive abilities. He can work with you on your: Full-Swing technique, Short Game, Putting, Mental game, Pre-shot routine, course management and golf etiquette. As your instructor, he aspires to surpass and exceed all expectations one sets for themselves as a player. From beginners to advance players, TK will help you reach your goals and take your game to the next level.

    Rates:

    • $110 per hour for adults
    • $55 per half hour
    • $100 per hour for juniors (under 18)
    • $50 per half hour

    *Call to find out information on group clinics and Junior Golf Camps.
    *Video analysis is available.

    Contact Information:

    Phone: (510) 381-2661
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