Senior Professionals

Linda Gaudi 
 
Linda GaudiSenior Professional
LPGA, Class A Member
PGA of America, Class A Member

 

 Linda is a Class ‘A’ member of the PGA of America, where only 3% of the professionals are female.  She is also a Class ‘A’ member of the LPGA T&CP division.  She has held positions at The Golf Club at Hidden Valley, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and has been with The Country Club of Fairfax for over 17 years.  Through the LPGA T&CP division in the Northeast Section she has been named Professional of the Year 1999, Coach of the Year in 2000, 2005 and has participated in 3 LPGA Tour events over her career.  She was awarded 2006 and 2009 PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game of Golf.  In 2010 she was named by U.S. Kids Golf, Honorable Mention as Top 50 Kids Teachers. Linda is the recipient of the 2014 Middle Atlantic PGA Youth Development Award.  Linda is the former head coach of Division I, George Mason University Men’s Golf Team and is also the Director of Instruction at the Country Club of Fairfax (members only).  She is a Certified Titleist Performance Center (TPI) Golf Instructor.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Linda graduated from Slippery Rock University. She enjoys working with anyone who wishes to learn the game.

 

 

Hong Kim 
 
Senior Professional
Korean PGA Member
 
Hong Kim is a Korean PGA Professional. He has played various tour events (Asian, USGA, Golden State...) over the years.  Hong came to the US in 1983 and started teaching golf full-time in 1985.  Hong believes each student has his/her own unique swing and adapts his teaching to bring out the best in everyone.  His goal is for his student's swing to match swing fundamentals, thus making the swing simple and easy to repeat.  Hong came to the DC area in 1997 and has taught at several top practice facilities in the area.  Mr. Kim teaches in both Korean and English.   To book with Hong Kim, please call 703-989-1997. 
 





Michael Vechery

Senior Professional 

PGA Associate

U.S.Kids Golf

 Coach Mike is one of golf's most sought after professionals.  Almost everyday, he receives calls and texts from students who break 100/90/80/70 for the first time, shoot their best score ever, or just had their best ever practice session.  His 40 years of experience give him the knowledge to pass on to beginners, intermediate players, and professionals.  Coach Mike provides private, playing , and group lessons to men, women and kids.  He has developed his own special and unique golf philosophy and teaching methods.  It is this philosophy that is creating golf champions and great golfers. The following students have shown dramatic improvement with Mike's teaching:

** Mike's student, Bernerd, a 55 year old energy executive, started lessons in May 2019 as a 115 shooter.  In 13 months, in June 2020, Bernerd broke 80 with a 79 at Lodestone CC in western Maryland.

**Tyler, a 16 year old Lake Braddock HS student, improved about 30 shots over 18 months. After 40 hours of lessons with Mike, Tyler went from shooting 110 to a 78 in the Virginia District championship.  He left for college carrying a 5 handicap.

**Dylan,a basketball coach, worked with Mike in a 5 month period.  After 32 lessons, he went from being a golfer who shot 110 to shooting a 72 at Lansdowne CC.  His handicap is now a 4.  He can be heard in Mike's Instagram video saying Mike is "The best in the game."

**Mike's student John was a self professed 105-110 player in early 2018.  By summer 2019, after 13 lessons and a playing lesson, he is consistently shooting in the mid 80's. This is a 20 stroke improvement with a $1000 investment.

**Mike's 12 year old daughter Lauren tied for 6th in the 2018 Virginia Amateur 36 hole qualifying event.  She tied the best Virginia Tech player who would finish 5th in the NCAA national championship in2019.  Lauren has a 2.6 handicap while practicing only 8 days a month.

Countless others have made dramatic improvements in their games.  Five star testimonials can be found at MikeVgolf.com.

Coach Mike graduated from the University of Georgia (BBA) and earned an MBA from Georgetown University.  He resides in Potomac Falls, Virginia.  Coach Mike can be found on Instagram at Instagram.com/mike_v_golf, Youtube at Mike_V_Golf and his website www.mikevgolf.com.  Contact Mike directly by phone or text at 301.642.4430 or through his MikeVgolf.com website.  Mike's pricing is different from other EBGS teachers and scheduling is through him directly.