Teaching Staff
Steve Bean
39 Year Golf Teaching Professional
PGTCA Class A Master Teaching Professional
Director of Golf School Operations

Steve started his golf career at the Rancho Bernardo Inn & C. C. in San Diego. In the thirty years since Steve has taught on the
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 in Golf Digest Top 50 Teachers in America. 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 in Golf Digest as a top 5 Instructor in the world. In the last thirty years Steve has helped
players of all skill levels to understand, improve and enjoy golf at a higher level. Currently Steve owns five national golf schools.

Job & Teaching Experience
1980 to 1985       : Asst. Professional @ Rancho Bernardo Inn & Country Club / San Diego, California.
1985 to 1986       : Asst. Professional @ San Vicente Country Club / Ramona, California.
1986 to 1987       : Golf Professional @ Stardust Hotel & Country Club / San Diego, California.
1987 to 1988       : Golf Professional @ Redlands Country Club / Redlands, California.
1988 to 1990       : Staff Teaching Professional @ Derek Hardy's California Academy of Golf / California.
1990 to 1994       : Head Golf Professional @ Loma Linda Golf Center / California.
1992 to 1994       : Owner and General Manager of Great American Golf Shops with two California locations.
1993 to 1994       : Staff Teaching Professional for the Hank Haney Golf Schools / Loma Linda, California.
1994 to 2001       : Head Golf Professional @ Palm Meadows Golf Club / San Bernardino, California.
2008 to 2009       : Master Custom Club Fitter @ Max Out Golf Labs @ SCGA Golf Course / Murrieta, California.
2001 to 2010       : Director of Golf Instruction @ Menifee Valley Golf Schools / Southern California.
2009 to Present : Director of Golf School Operations @ Southern California Golf Schools.
2010                      : PGTCA Golf Instructor of the Year.
2010 to Present : Executive Director of Southern California Junior Golf Players Club.
2000 to Present : Owner of Five Difference Golf Schools with more than 2
5 Locations in the USA and Mexico.
2010 to Present : Staff Instructor for "We teach teachers how to teach golf".
Tony Lawson
PGA Teaching Professional

During Tony's career he has had the opportunity to instruct at some the finest golf resorts in the world. He has taught at Kapalua
in Maui, Ojai Valley Inn and Golf Resort near Santa Barbara as well as other high end locations in the western United States. Tony
spent five years  as a head teaching professional with the world renowned John Jacobs Golf Schools and the Golf Digest Golf
Schools and has built an excellent reputation as an great instructor. Tony implements the usage if V1 video technology in all full
swing instruction classes and stresses the importance of the short game from 100 years in. Tony regards himself as a student
based teacher.
Tony Emma
PGA Golf Professional
24 Year Professional

I have been a Class A member of the PGA of America for the past eighteen years. My passion is for teaching golf, I have taught for
some of the most well respected golf schools in the country. I was formerly a Lead Instructor with both Golf Digest Schools of Las
Vegas, and California Golf Schools; I was also the Director of Instruction at The Legacy in Las Vegas, I also taught at the Callaway
Golf Center on the Las Vegas Strip and prior to that I worked as a PGA head Golf Professional and General Manager in California.

I have extensive experience working with golfers of all abilities, with my greatest asset as a teacher being my ability to
communicate clearly with a student the exact feel or change that we are working on achieving. I am familiar with both the classic
teachings of the all time greats, as well as the most of the modern techniques taught today, in addition I have studied the golf
swing and have taken lessons from several of the leading teachers in golf today.

Education:
I played college golf and graduated from Taft Junior College (CA) with my Associates Degree, attended and competed on the golf
team at Florida Atlantic University, and pursued my Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Golf Management from the
California State University- Bakersfield.

Competitive Career:
I am an accomplished player, having competed for the past 25 years at both the collegiate and professional level. I played
professionally on the Nationwide Tour (formerly NIKE Tour) and various mini-tours, having been skilled enough to win on both the
PGA Chapter and Section events. I have twice successfully qualified for and competed in the PGA National Club Professional
Championship.
Mitch Kemper
Golf Teaching Professional and PGA Tour Caddie

I grew up in Miami, Florida, where at the age of twelve I became friends with Bruce Fleisher. At the age of sixteen, I became a
junior student of Bob Toski who was recently inducted into the PGA Golf Hall of Fame. Following my completion at the University
of California Santa Barbara on a golf scholarship, I became the teaching professional at Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara,
as well as teaching for Bob Toski in many of his golf schools. After playing on many golf tours around the country, I became close
with Larry Rinker, Steve Pate, Mark Wiebe and the Late Great Payne Stewart, whom I caddied for on the PGA Tour from 1982 and
1983 I was mentioned in The Payne Stewart Story by Larry Guest with reflections by President George Bush and in the book "I
Remember Payne Stewart" by Michael Arkush.
Gaylord Rhodes
Golf Teaching Professional

The “Vegas Golf Coach” has over 30 years experience as a Golf Professional dedicating 26 of those years to educating,
coaching and teaching professionals and amateurs all over the US. He is a Certified Master Henry-Griffitts Club Fitter®,  GSEB
certified Golfing Machine instructor. After my first 15 years of teaching it became clear that player development and coaching
golf was way more effective than simply teaching golf. The students that I developed long-term relationships with as a friend,
coach and golfing mentor allowed me to work and develop a game plan designed to help them reach their goals in golf and
provided us both with a much more rewarding learning experience.  
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