United States Golf Teachers Federation Level III Certified Member
Michael started playing golf in the early 1980s. Previously a teacher at Greendale Golf Course, Hilltop Golf Club, Pinecrest Golf Course and Korea Times Culture Center, he now teaches at the Oak Marr Golf Complex. He believes that "golf is science" and stresses not only technique but also theory. He says "A player cannot always be with the instructor, so he or she should learn how to "catch a fish" by him or herself" He teaches with patience until his student is satisfied.
USGTF Teaching Professional
Matt Gullo is a USGTF professional with 5 years of golf teaching experience. He began playing golf as a kid and played for years of high school golf at Lake Braddock in Northern VA. Matt has played courses throughout Virginia, as well as in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Las Vegas and most notably at Pebble Beach in California.
Matt has the view that golf instruction should suit the individual player utilizing their natural swing and ability. He realizes that every golfer is unique starting at a different level, and that each golfer has their own specific goals for improvement. Matt feels it is extremely important to first start with the basic fundamentals of each part of the game, and then to branch out from there.
Matt is interested in all aspects of golf including the short game, full swing, specialty shots, golf psychology and the mental game, golf fitness and nutrition. as well as on course playing strategies. Matt is continually working on expanding his golf teaching knowledge by reading books. watching videos, learning from other instructors, and working on further education and certifications.
Matt is available to work with all golfers on all aspects of the game. He is typically available for lessons in the evenings Monday- Thursday or on the weekends. He can be reached at 703-946-9083 or at email@example.com.
PGA Apprentice/ USGTF Certified Teaching Professional
After 12 years in the computer industry, Rony played golf professionally on various mini tours in the Carolinas and Florida. Rony has worked in the golf industry for over 25 years as a caddie, high school golf coach, lead instructor for the First Tee of Washington, DC, and PG County Chapters and as Assistant Golf Professional at Woodmore County Club. His knowledge of the golf swing and his flexible style of teaching compliment each student's specific goals and physical abilities. Rony's goal is to make golf fun and keep the swing simple. He believes that today's technology and training techniques help to speed up the learning process for the student, which makes it more enjoyable and easier to comprehend.
Kara Moore started playing golf at the age of 7. She grew up in Centreville, Va, and took lessons from long-time Virginia coach, Varden Dyer. Kara was a 4 year varsity golfer at Westfield High School.
After graduating from Marymount, Kara volunteered with the First Tee D.C. and returned to Westfields High School as a golf coach.
Kara is enthusiastic about golf and has a passion for sharing golf with kids, teens and adults. She credits the US Kids Level Learning Program for a structured, goal-oriented, FUN was to help juniors love the game as much as she does.
Kara is an apprentice with the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division.
Certified Callaway Golf Club Fitter/ Callaway Golf Staff Professional
Spanky Richards, a PGA Apprentice, has been playing golf for most of his life. As a Staff Professional at The Every Body Golf School, Spanky has worked with every level of student, junior camps, group and private lessons. His teaching philosophy is that each student will have his/her own swing and that the teaching/coaching must suit the individual. It is with this philosophy, Spanky's students have competed at the highest levels including: US Senior Open, Virginia Senior Open, MAPGA Spring Fling, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and the Bobby Bowers Junior Golf Tournament. He was the Assistant Golf Professional at Greene County Country Club in Pennsylvania and Tournament Administrator for the Tri-State PGA Junior Golf Tour. Spanky is incorporating the latest technologies into his teaching including: Flightscope Launch Monitor, Blast Golf and video analysis.
Spanky graduated from California University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Professional Golf Management. While there, he organized monthly teaching summits with some of the top professionals in the Tri-State PGA.
In addition to his teaching, Spanky is the Office Administrator for the golf school, keeping our online scheduling system running and our office humming. Spanky is the head golf coach for Flint Hill High School Varsity Golf team, 2016 Mid- Atlantic Conference Champions. He also serves as a coach for the Oak Marr Junior Golf team, and as an instructor for the Oakcrest School Girls Golf team. He is currently working towards PGA membership.
United States Golf Teachers Federation, Certified Member
Coach Mike has over 37 years of golf experience as a player and coach. He became a coach to pass on his extensive knowledge of the great game of golf to beginners, intermediate players, and professionals. Coach Mike provides private, playing and group lessons to men, women, and kids. He has educated himself by watching and playing with some of the top teachers and players in the game and has read the varied golf theories of prolific teachers both past and present. Coach Mike has also endlessly watched and analyzed the moves and technique of the all time great ball strikers (Moe Norman, Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan, Annika Sorenstam, and Jack Nicklaus), chippers (Ray Floyd, Gary Player, and putters (Bobby Locke, Ben Crenshaw). He has developed his own special and unique golf philosophy and teaching. It is this philosophy that is creating golf champions and believers. He coached and instructed his daughter Lauren to 15 victories in 2015 including the Virginia State 9 Hole Championship for 13 and under girls and the Algonkian Women's Club Championship playing her first every 18 hole of golf (84- 5500 yards). She also shot the lowest score in the United States in US Kids competitions for 8-9 year old grls in 2014. Mike graduated from the University of Georgia (BBA) and earned an MBA from Georgetown University. Mike and his 10 year old daughter reside in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Mike can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube at Mike_V_Golf and his website is mikevgolf.com.