Introductory, Level I – Adult
Acquire the basic fundamentals, information and ability to feel comfortable on the golf course – perfect for individuals with limited or no experience! Classes will begin with putting and chipping and progress to pitching and full swing. Finish up with an experience on our par 3 golf course where students will get a basic overview of how to apply the skills learned on the golf course. Classes provide a fun environment to learn how to play this wonderful game of a lifetime. Come out and join a class to experience the joys of playing.
Introductory, Level I – Adult
Intermediate, Level II – Adult
Are you ready for more than the fundamentals? These classes are the suggested “next steps” after completion of introductory classes. Classes focus on fine tuning your golf swing through the introduction of games and drills that will help you transition successfully to the golf course. The fourth lesson will be held on our Par 3 or Executive 9 Golf Course.
Introductory, Level I – Junior
Our introductory classes are designed for those who are interested in learning the basic skills to get out and play golf. Classes and camps provide a fun environment to learn how to play this wonderful game of a lifetime. With the Par 3 course at Foothills Golf Course, we can provide the perfect situation for students to experience the joys of playing.
Intermediate, Level II – Junior
Are you ready for more than the fundamentals? These Level II have been created for you as suggested “next steps” after completion of introductory classes. Focus is on fine tuning your golf swing through the introduction of games and drills that will help you transition successfully to the golf course.
Developmental, Level III – Junior
Do you play routinely, want to lower your scores and improve your overall consistency? Developmental classes and camps will provide the concepts needed for creating consistent motion. Lower student/teacher ratio and increased class time allow for more personal attention. Our instructors will assist you in developing an improvement plan to satisfy your goals.
Hometown: Holdrege, Nebraska
College: Regis University, Denver
Randy is currently the PGA Head Golf Professional at Foothills Golf Course. He has been teaching with Foothills and The Meadows golf courses since 1992. Randy is a Certified Class A PGA Member who has been involved in golf the majority of his life. Prior to working in golf Randy spent four years of NCAA golf on scholarship, he was medalist in 14 NCAA events. He has extensive experience at teaching every phase of the game to students of all ages and ability levels.
Instructor Quote: “I like to keep the fundamentals of golf as simple as possible. When analyzing an individual’s golf swing I isolate areas to locate the fault that is causing other problems. Once this is determined, many swings can be improved quickly and dramatically. I enjoy teaching the mental aspects of the game and helping students get to their next level.“
Hometown: Wadesville, Indiana
College: University of Evansville, Indiana
Maggie is from the small town Wadesville, Indiana. Maggie helped start her high school’s first girl’s golf team in 2010. Maggie was the first female in her school’s history to go to Indiana State Finals for golf in 2012. She then earned a Division I golf scholarship to the University of Evansville in 2013. Maggie was a highly competitive Division I golfer for the University of Evansville where she played and started all four years in college. She went on to work at Victoria National Golf Club, as well as for the Web.com tour during this time. Maggie went on to become the Assistant Golf Pro at McDonalds Golf Course in Evansville, Indiana. She was the coach for the PGA Junior League in Evansville and represented their section’s teams in Indianapolis. She was also the head coach for the high school girls and boys golf team and track teams. She competed in several LPGA Amateur tournaments and finished well along with winning several other tournaments. Maggie is a true lover of the game of golf!
Instructor Quote: “Focus on your next shot”
Hometown: Dysart, Iowa
College: Northeast Missouri State University, University of Northern CO
Beth is a Class A LPGA Professional and has been teaching golf since 1991. She has worked at Foothills for most of that time, but also spent five years with the McGetrick Golf Academy. She grew up in Iowa and played college golf at Truman State University. In addition to Foothills, Beth also teaches physical education and coaches both the boys and girls middle and high school teams at Colorado Academy. She formerly served the LPGA as a National Evaluator and currently serves on the LPGA Master Professional Committee. Aside from golf, Beth loves baseball (Go Cubs Go!), traveling and just about everything in Colorado.
Instructor Quote: “I think a person’s golf game and reasons for playing golf are as unique as the individual. I also believe that golf is much more ‘learned’ than ‘taught’. My primary goal in instruction is to help players discover and develop physical and mental skills in order to become the best they can be in accordance to their personal goals.”
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
College: University of Tulsa
Lauren is a Class A member of the LPGA Tour as well as a member of the Teaching & Club Professionals division of the LPGA. Lauren’s expansive knowledge, heart and humor make her an incredibly fun and effective coach! Lauren is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Neuro-Associative Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Passion Test Facilitator. Lauren was also voted Player of the Year in 1978 & 1983 and Person of the Year in 1983 by the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. In 2019, Lauren had the great honor of being inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.
While spending 13 years on tour, Lauren won and had numerous Top 10 finishes. But what shaped her most from the tour was her exposure to champion’s from all facets of life. As Lauren interacted with great athletes, captains of industry, actors, politicians and other successful people, she was always questioning them about what made them successful. While there are many ways to get to the top of your field, certain things kept showing up. She is a great synthesizer of information and an excellent communicator.
Instructors Quote: “They say ‘golf is a game played by complex people.’ My mission is to keep golf simple by focusing on the sound fundamentals of the physical and inner games, create successful habits and make it fun!”
Hometown: Chicago, IL
College: University of Illinois Campaign-Urbana
Jim is a Class A PGA Professional who has been teaching Individual & Group Private Lessons and Clinics on all phases of the game since 2009. Years of martial arts practice led him to study the Body-Swing Connection in golf. He achieved Level One Certification from the Titleist Performance Institute, and works with both physical therapists and fitness instructors to help golfers reach their potential.
Instructor Quote: “Every ‘body’ is different, so every swing will be unique. The physics of impact don’t lie – ball flight is a diagnosable cause and effect. We just need to find the most efficient and repeatable motion for each individual to optimize that moment of impact. I’m just a guide, though – trying to help each client ‘find their groove’.”
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
College: University of Colorado
John is a Class A PGA member and has been a golf professional since 1981. His prior experience includes Head Professional at Copper Mountain Golf Course and Head Professional at Breckenridge Golf Course. John has extensive years teaching at several courses in Colorado, including: Foothills Golf Course and Englewood Golf Course. John enjoys teaching the game and playing in professional tournaments.
Instructor Quote: “There are a number of ways to play good golf. I try to match each person’s physique, athletic ability, and work ethic with a swing model that will fit their goals.”
Hometown: Evergreen, CO
College: Colorado State University
1988-1989 Heather Ridge County Club
1990-1991 Kennedy Golf Course
1992-1998 Overland Golf Course
2007-present Meadows Golf Course
Instructor Quote: “Golf is a game that to be played well, has to be played by feel. The best players describe feeling like an artist on the golf course, not an engineer. However, for someone beginning the game, or a player struggling with their game, the swing mechanics have to be addressed. In golf, like othe sports, consistency is achieved by developing good fundamentals.”