Teaching Staff
Steve Bean
37 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.

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 28 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
2
4 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.
Frank Shaw
18 Years Europe PGA
4 Years US PGA

Vice President, The First Tee of Southern Nevada
Pilot Chairman, National School Golf Program
First Golf Pro, Moscow Country Club, Russia
Former Coach, Russian National Golf Team

Director of Instruction, John Jacobs Golf Schools, US & China
Founding Member, Russian PGA within the PGA of Europe Past President
Golf Pro of the Year

Southwest Region
Past Vice President
Pilot Chairman

Frank Shaw is renowned around the world (from Russia to China, around Europe, Japan to South Africa
and from throughout the US and Canada) as one of the brightest and the most sought after teachers and coaches in the southwest
United States. Respected by his peers and revered by his students, Frank Shaw brings over 25 years of teaching experience to
every lesson.

Hailing from Independence, Iowa, Frank’s professional career has spanned the globe.  Entering the golf business at age 16, he
was mentored by Jock Olson, PGA Master Professional & 2002 PGA National Golf Pro of the Year.  He was later mentored by
Mike Hebron, golf’s first PGA Master Professional & 1991 PGA National Teacher of the Year and Dr. Jim Suttie, the 2001 PGA
National Teacher of the Year.  Frank  apprenticed under Rod Loesch at The Connecticut Golf Club at age 19 and taught his way
through school while attending Cornell College.  In 1993, at only 23, Frank became the first Golf Pro at the Moscow County Club
and helped form the Russian PGA within the PGA of Europe and coached the Russian National Golf Team.  During the winters,
he taught for the world renowned John Jacobs’ Golf Schools where he ran schools around the United States and at Mission Hills
Golf Club, near Hong Kong, China.  He was named the Senior Director of Instruction for the Nike Golf Learning Centers at age 29
and helped form The First Tee of Southern Nevada serving as Vice President of the Board until 2007.   During his tenure, Frank
was also Pilot Chairman of the National School Golf Program, the largest  program of it’s kind in the US; annually introducing golf
to over 50,000 kids locally and over 1 million kids nationally. In 2004, Frank ventured out on his own and founded Frank Shaw’s
Lesson Tee.
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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Tim Skophammer
PGA Golf Teaching and Fitting Professional

A golf professional since 1976 and a member of the PGA since 1981, Tim has taught golf to students in Northern and Southern
California. His resume includes teaching at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, recognized multiple times as a leader in
the golf industry for its instruction and merchandising arenas. Tim also taught at The Harmon Club, a state-of-the-art teaching
complex in Rockland, Massachusetts. Tim has received multiple awards for his expertise, including 2000 Clubfitter of the Year
by the Northern California PGA and the 2012 Clubfitter of the Year by the Southern California PGA. He was awarded the Inland
Chapter of the Southern California PGA section Clubfitter of the Year in 2002 and 2007, Teacher of the Year in 2009, and has
also has received the Horton Smith and Bill Strasbaugh awards recognizing educational and service achievements in the PGA.

Tim’s teaching philosophy is based on the simple basics of hand position, posture, and body balance. He focuses on five
fundamentals including swing knowledge, short game, clubs that fit, a strong flexible body, and a solid mental approach.
His knowledge, commitment, and love for teaching allow him to develop any skill level in any student.
Scott Ballif
PGA Teaching Professional

I have been a golf professional for 24 years. I have taught thousands of golf lessons to juniors, seniors, corporate outings, golf
schools and the general public. I have been a tournament coordinator, assistant golf professional and head golf professional.