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
United States Golf Teachers Federation, Certified Member
 

Mike Vechery is a US Kids Golf Certified Instructor and he has passed the Playing Ability Test requirement to become a PGA of America member.  Coach Mike offers lessons to kids, women, and men of all playing abilities.  

One student is Tyler, a high school sophomore, who began playing golf after an injury stopped his soccer career.  After working with Coach Mike for 3 months, Tyler went from shooting in the mid 50's for nine holes to shooting in the low 40's and playing on his high school team.  Another is Dylan, a 25 year old basketball coach, who now has a 4 handicap, dropped from a 32, after working with Mike for 5 months.  Ben is a student who has begun shooting in the 80's for 18 holes after 5 lessons.

Mike's students have made tremendous progress in their games but the one of whom he is most proud is his daughter, Lauren, who is shooting in the 70's for 18 holes at 12 years of age!  

In his teaching, Mike's students receive video clips of their swings, recommendations for improvement, and before/after photos.  You can take a look at a few of these on Instagram or on Mike's website, MikeVgolf.com. 

Call Mike at 301-642-4430 to discuss your lesson program and to schedule your lesson times.