Val Verunce Golf Improvement Center
 
 
Junior Golf Programs

Val Verhunce

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, Sonoma State Men’s Head Golf Coach, and ESPN Golf School instructor. 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 philosophy is to define a player’s physical ability and stature and develop the most efficient way of producing a consistent swing to help the player reach their goals. “As an instructor or coach, 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 also is one of the pioneers in using the state of the art forms of digital video technology. Val was recently bestowed the honor by his peers as the Northern California PGA Club fitter of the year and was nominated as Teacher of the year.

As the owner and Director of Instruction of the Val Verhunce Golf Improvement Center, Val finds it extremely important to keep his clients well informed of various updates and information pertaining to new teaching methods, programs and equipment needs.

Val

Val Verhunce - Director of Instruction
Class A PGA Member / ESPN Instructor

Half Hour - $60
45 Minutes - $90
One Hour - $120
707.799.0712
val@valsgolf.com


 
Gary Fain

Gary’s love for the game, keen interest in the golf swing and desire to promote the game he loves, brought him to work in the golf industry after retiring from a career in marketing and business management.

Gary has taught golf for six years and is especially drawn to teaching children about the game he loves. He is currently a full time instructor and Director of Junior Development at the Game Improvement Center at Adobe Creek Golf Club. He is a certified golf instructor through the United States Golf Teachers Federation, ESPN Golf School Instructor, past Varsity High School golf Coach, is currently a First Tee Instructor and has been Adobe Creek’s Junior Summer Member Instructor and coordinator for the past 6 years.

Gary is a certified club fitter, product specialist and is on staff for Cobra Golf. He utilizes the latest computer and video technology in teaching and to assist students in understanding their golf swing. Gary utilizes a dynamic system to fit irons and a ball launch monitor to assure proper driver fitting.

Gary Fain

Gary Fain - Director of Junior Development
USGTF Instructor/ESPN Instructor

Half Hour - $50
One Hour - $90
(707) 765-3000 ext. 225 or
(707) 322-2989
gdfain@aol.com

 

Susan Young

An LPGA Class A Teaching Professional, Susan Young began her career in the sport focusing on the particular needs of women golfers – both new golfers and executive women who need to develop skills in golf for career enhancement. Since that time, she has expanded her clientele to include a wide range of golfers at all handicap levels. A full time instructor since 1990, and current Director of Instruction at Peacock Gap GC, Susan spent her early years training under some of the finest teachers in the industry. Her mentors include Hank Haney, Dave Pelz, Sandy LaBauve, Mike LaBauve, Butch Harmon, Dave Ledbetter and Dr. DeDe Owens.

Susan has been a 11 year member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and helped to develop the Sonoma/Marin Chapter. She is also a member of the California Golf Writers Association and the Golf Writers Association of America. Susan has written golf articles for ABC Television and Wayne Freedman’s Golf Addiction. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Susan is a proud Hawkeye. She lives in San Rafael with her golf addicted husband, Don. Yes, he does take lessons from his wife!
Susan Young
Susan Young - Director of Instruction Class A LPGA Member

Half Hour - $60
45 Minutes - $90
One Hour - $120
415-453-4940 xt.36
syoung@peacockgapgc.com

 

Ray Leach

Ray Leach a PGA Apprentice and former member/player of the PGA Tour.  A native a Marin County, Ray was an outstanding junior player that led him to a career in golf. A graduate of BYU, Ray was named to four All-American Teams. Currently holds the NCAA record for tournaments won, 18.  Meadow Club course record of 60.  

Ray has sought the expert advice of many of the Worlds Top Instructors in helping formulate his simplistic approach to any golfer at any level with any level they desire.

Currently a full time instructor at Peacock Golf Club, Ray is also reestablishing his competitive position as a PGA Champions Tour Player.

Ray Leach

Ray Leach – Teaching Professional
PGA Apprentice

Half Hour - $60
45 Minutes - $90
One Hour - $120
415 -453-4940 xt.37 rleach@peacockgapgc.com
 

Marsha O'Neill

Marsha O'Neill has competed successfully as an amateur in both tennis and golf at the local, state and national levels. Formally a member of Peacock Gap Golf & Country Club, she served as ladies team Captain and was a multiple-time Club Champion. Marsha entered the golf business in 1993 and became a member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division in 2000.

Having received her B.A. degree and Secondary School Teaching Credential at San Francisco State College, Marsha enjoyed a 20 year teaching career in physical education, including coaching high school teams and individual sports.

Marsha O'neill

Marsha O’Neill – Teaching Professional Class B LPGA Professional

Half Hour - $60
One Hour -$120
415-453-4940 xt.38 moneill@peacockgapgc.com
   
 
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