Staff Professionals

Michael Choi

Staff Instructor
United States Golf Teachers Federation Level III Certified Member

703-256-GOLF   703256golf@gmail.com 

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.  

 

 

Matt Gullo

Staff Instructor

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 four years of high school golf at Lake Braddock in Northern VA.   

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 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 matt.gullo@gmail.com. 

 

Rony McPherson

Staff Professional

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

Staff Professional

LPGA Apprentice

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 way to help juniors love the game as much as she does.  

Kara is an apprentice with the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division.   


Spanky Richards

Staff Professional
PGA Apprentice

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 Junior Golf Tour, 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.