Director of Golf
In my forty plus years in golf and quarter century member of the PGA, I have performed every job possible in a golf operation.
First as an assistant Professional, Head Golf Professional, Golf Director and finally General Manager positions. I was in charge of
golf course construction and golf course development for Avco Community Developers including start up of new golf operations.
I have been lucky enough to be involved in three start up operations and reconstruction of two other golf courses.
2006 to Present : Director of the Valley Junior Golf of Southwest Riverside County, California
2005 to Present : Professional Golfers Career College, Golf Management Instructor / Murrieta, California
2005 to 2007 : General Manager / Director of Golf at Cherry Hills in Sun City, California
1995 to 2005 : General Manager @ Vail Lake Resort / Temecula, California
1996 to 1999 : Director of Instruction @ Murrieta Valley Golf Range / Murrieta, California
1994 to 1996 : General Manager @ SCGA Members Club / Murrieta, California
1987 to 1994 : Head Golf Professional @ Rancho California Golf Course / Murrieta, California
1987 to 1994 : Director of Golf Operations @ Johnson & Johnson Land Development Corp.
1983 to 1987 : Director of Golf / Links at Monarch Beach / Laguna Niguel, California
1978 to 1983 : VP of Golf Operations for Avco Developers @ Oaks North G.C. / Rancho Bernardo, California
1970 to 1978 : Assistant Professional at various clubs in the greater San Diego area.
1969 : MVP University of San Diego Golf Team
1977 : Assistant of the Year San Diego Chapter PGA
1980 : Employee of the Year Avco Developers
1984 : Nominated for Professional of the Year Southern California PGA
1986 : Nominated by Golf Digest for Golf Shop of the Year
1990 : Nominated by Golf Digest for Golf Shop of the Year
1990 : Named Merchandiser of the Year Public Courses Southern California PGA
2005-2007 : Inland Empire Chapter PGA Board of Directors
Director of Golf School Operations
Steve started his golf career at the Rancho Bernardo Inn & C. C. in San Diego. In the thirty years since Steve has taught on the staffs
of some of the worlds best golf instructors. In 1988 Steve was on staff at Derek Hardy's California Academy of Golf. Derek at the
time was and still is teacher to many LPGA stars. Derek is also in Golf Digest Top 50 Teachers in America. In 1994 Steve joined the
Hank Haney Golf Instructional Staff of California. Mr. Haney worked as the swing coach for Tiger Woods and many other tour players
and is listed in Golf Digest as a top 5 Instructor . In the last thirty years Steve has helped players of all skill levels to understand,
improve and enjoy golf at a higher level.
Job & Teaching Experience
1980 to 1985 : Asst. Professional @ Rancho Bernardo Inn & Country Club / San Diego, Ca.
1985 to 1986 : Asst. Professional @ San Vicente Country Club / Ramona, Ca.
1986 to 1987 : Golf Professional @ Stardust Hotel & Country Club / San Diego, Ca.
1987 to 1988 : Golf Professional @ Redlands Country Club / Redlands, Ca.
1988 to 1990 : Teaching Professional @ Derek Hardy's California Academy of Golf / Highland, Ca.
1990 to 1994 : Head Golf Professional @ Loma Linda Golf Center / Loma Linda, Ca.
1992 to 1994 : Owner and General Manager of Great American Golf Shops
1993 to 1994 : Teaching Professional for the Hank Haney Teaching Staff / Loma Linda, Ca.
1994 to 2001 : Head Golf Professional @ Palm Meadows Golf Club / San Bernardino, Ca.
2008 to 2009 : Custom Fitter @ Max Out Golf Labs @ SCGA Golf Course / Murrieta, Ca.
2001 to Present : Director of Golf Instruction @ Menifee Valley Golf Schools / Southern California
2009 to Present : Director of Golf Operations @ Southern California Golf Schools / Southern California
2009 to Present : VP of Instruction for United States Schools of Golf in California
2010 : PGTCA 2010 Teacher of the Year
2011 to Present : Owner of San Diego Golf Schools (5 Locations in San Diego)
2011 to Present : Owner of Las Vegas Golf Schools (5 Locations in Las Vegas, Mesquite & Pahrump Nevada)
San Diego Golf Director
PGA & Senior PGA Tour Player
Teaching Professional in San Diego, California
Tim Parun is a PGA Member that has helped improved golfers since 1988 and a top competitive golfer, earning the title of San Diego
Chapter PGA Player of the Year for 2003, '04 and '06. He also has competed in the 2004, 2010 Buick Invitational and 2006, 2010
Nissan Opens on the PGA Tour as well as the 2010, 2012 US Senior Open. Tim's teaching philosophy emphasizes drills to improve
swing mechanics and a mental approach to "relax and react" for each shot. Tim will show you how to improve your golf game at
home as well as the golf course with quality practice time. Learn to simplify the game and create "a world of effortless energy".
Golf Teaching Professional / Tour Player
San Diego, California
Golf Coach CSU San Bernardino 3 Years
CSU San Marcos Director of Golf 9 Years
Coached 6 Men All-Americans, 5 Women All-Americans
3-Time Regional Coach of the year (1998, 2000, 2001)
Coached National NCAA Champion 1997
20 year member Canadian Tour (1987-present)
Worked with renown short-game artist, Dave Stockton, master professionals, and tour professionals
Most valuable player for the UC Irvine golf team 1984
Has played the Canadian tour, Ben Hogan and Nationwide Tour
Fred Hanover has been a professional golfer for 20 years. He has played the Canadian Tour and Hogan Tour (now Nationwide).
He has been a successful college golf coach for 10 years and coached numerous All-Americans.
More than Fred's resume is his passion for teaching - his passion to guide golfers of all levels to their own personal goals.
Whether those goals are to just make contact or play competitive golf, Fred is exciting and fun to work with and hits the ball a mile.
PGA Golf Professional
Mike’s professional career began in 1970 in Palm Springs, California where his early and longtime
association with prominent golfers contributed to his immense knowledge of the golf swing He
continued his duties as club professional, tournament player and teacher over the past 40 years with the
PGA of America and the Canadian Professional Golfers Association. Mike developed Canada’s premier Wolf Creek International Golf
School in Ponoka , Alberta, Canada. Mike’s outstanding Body in Balance program was presented to over two thousand people a
season thru golf schools, seminars and private sessions. It was adopted by the Alberta Ladies Golf Association as a standard for
their women’s golf improvement program. Mike also coached Kareem Qually Canadian Amateur Champion and Hall of Famer. Mike
was involved with many of Canada’s top male amateurs as well as sending over 40 young students to the states to play at the
college level. Mike takes personal satisfaction in directing all players to a higher level of play and challenges them to exceed their
current expectations. To his students, he imparts confidence in their swing and in their ability and understanding of how the game is
played. Mike’s system and approach to teaching has received acclamation from thousands of students who have benefited from
participating in this outstanding program.
Women's Only Golf Schools Director
Sharon, a PGA/LPGA Class A Teaching Professional, graduated from Furman University with a BA in Exercise Physiology.
Sharon has had extensive teaching experience, both domestically and abroad. She has taught at PGA National Academy of Golf
under Mike Adams and has been a life-long student of Dana Rader. Sharon will be doing our Women's Only Golf Schools in the Palm
PGA Golf Professional
Fred Arcaina was born into a golfing family and has continued the tradition, currently a member of the PGA
program since 1999. He also combined military service of 22 years with his golfing career he taught and served around the world.
He was a member of the US Navy Ryder Cup Team, competed in the Orient, the Mid-East and the United States. He was a member of
the All US Navy Team one of the only 10 in his service. He taught since 1982 and his command of the fundamentals combined with
high energy and enthusiasm instills into his students a great confidence in their own swing mechanics. He currently teaches with
Southern California Golf Schools in the San Diego area.
Golf Teaching Professional
LA /Orange County Golf Director
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. I grew up in a snow skiing
family until relocating to Southern California where I pursued playing soccer, baseball, tennis and eventually golf. I picked up golf
during my junior year in high school, and haven't set the clubs down since. I pursued the golf business after high school and
attended the Professional Golfers Career College earning a degree in Professional Golf Management eventually becoming a PGA
Member in 2005. I began working in the golf industry as an Assistant Golf Professional at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California
where I first learned how to establish a junior golf program and was part of the Golf Channel's Drive, Chip and Putt event. I was
promoted to work at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional and Tournament
Coordinator where I continued to establish and grow my teaching business. After winning my first professional golf tournament, I
returned home in preparation for my next event and began developing severe pain in my elbow and determined that I needed
reconstructive elbow surgery after dealing with some of the finest doctors in California. I spent twelve months working with a
trainer and a physical therapist, training and rebuilding the strength in my arm, which led to establishing a consistent training plan. I
pursued teaching full time and accepted a position as a Teaching Professional at the Kaanapali Golf Resort as well as the Kapalua
Golf Resort, host of the PGA Tour's SBS Championship. After a few years on the island of Maui, I was promoted to Director of
Instruction for the Ko Olina Golf Academy on Oahu. This opportunity allowed me to create and build a full service golf academy and
what turned out to be the most popular junior golf program on the island. I developed a Link Up to Golf program offering player
development classes for new players as well a full menu of golf schools for the intermediate to advanced player. Needing to be
closer to family and friends, I accepted a Head Instructor position for the TOUR Academy at TPC Las Vegas. This position exposed
me to the best players in the world; seeing players like Chris Riley, Alex Chejka, Bill Lunde, Charley Hoffman and Dean Wilson gave
me great insight to the tour players practice regiments, habits and work ethic. After a few years with the TOUR Academy, I joined the
staff as the Lead Instructor at the Jack Nicklaus Academy at Dragon Ridge CC. In early 2010, I accepted the position of PGA Director
of Instruction at Coyote Hills Golf Club in California.