Mark began his career in the Athletic Club industry over 20 years ago, joining Columbia Athletic Clubs in 1998. During his Athletic Club career he as worked in many different capacities from a front desk attendant to his current position as General Manager. During his tenor with CAC he has worked at some capacity in each of the 4 different locations. He began managing the Silver Lake Location in 2010 after spending the previous 5 years as the GM of the Juanita location. He is a graduate of Washington State University with a BA in Business Administration and a minor in Sports Management.
Operations Director, LPGA Professional
Originally from Michigan, Val grew up playing a golf course named Par Mor, and her golf coach was the owner of the course. She has lived in Seattle 30 + years. She has devoted her life to being the best instructor she can be. Moving in ways to grow the game through Women’s Golf programs, Junior Golf programs, and private lessons for the weekend player that simply wants to play better. She is dedicated to teaching the student, no matter the skill or their age, to help them play better golf, and not reinvent their wheel.
She has good listening skills – by taking time to learn how the student learns! “Teachers are taught to be ‘good listeners’ she said, “a golf lesson is about the student, and I enjoy helping them in as many ways as it takes to help them improve. A good teacher has a lot of teaching tools in their ‘tool-bag’.”
Some of my students say they have been hit with the – ‘Val Effect’. One student told me:
“When I am on the course – I say to myself – ‘what would Val do, or what did she tell me to do with this shot? I wish you had an app that I can open when I’m playing – we can call it – Pocket Val with all the tips and tricks you’ve taught me!” – Mark H.
When I can get into someone’s head and be there during their round when I’m not with them – there is NO greater compliment!
Call or email her today to book a lesson.
PGA Master Professional
A member of the PGA of America for 28 years attaining the classification of Master Professional. Employs a simplistic complete teaching approach focusing on the students overall improvement. His students swear by him in providing them with proper diagnosis, corrective measures including drills, structured follow-up practice suggestions all to improve their playing abilities no matter what the skill level or prior experience. You can contact Chuck by email.
PGA Class A Professional
Owner Class ‘A’ Golf
Kevin started his career at the University of Montana where he was the Golf Professional from 1981 to 1987. He became a Class A PGA member in 1987. After four years teaching golf in California he joined Columbia Super Range in 1992. Kevin owns and operates Class A Golf.