Director of Golf
In my forty years in golf and over a 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 VJGA.org
2006 to Present : Director of Golf for Menifee Valley Golf School / Southern Ca.
2005 to Present : Professional Golfers Career College, Golf Management Instructor / Murrieta, Ca.
2005 to 2007 : General Manager / Director of Golf @ Cherry Hills GC in Sun City, Ca.
1995 to 2005 : General Manager @ Vail Lake Resort / Temecula, Ca.
1996 to 1999 : Director of Instruction @ Murrieta Valley Golf Range / Murrieta, Ca.
1994 to 1996 : General Manager @ SCGA Members Club / Murrieta, Ca.
1987 to 1994 : Head Golf Professional @ Rancho California Golf Course / Murrieta, Ca.
1987 to 1994 : Director of Golf Operations @ Johnson & Johnson Land Development Corp.
1983 to 1987 : Director of Golf / Links at Monarch Beach / Laguna Niguel, Ca.
1978 to 1983 : VP of Golf Operations for Avco Developers@Oaks North Golf Course, Rancho Bernardo,Ca.
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
: Currently Serving on PGA Board of Directors for Southern California PGA
: Past President of San Diego Chapter PGA of America
Director of Golf School Operations
Executive Director: The Southern California Junior Golf Players Club
Steve started his golf career in 1980 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in north San Diego.
In the 33 years since Steve has worked around some of the worlds best golf instructors.
In1988 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. In 1994 Steve joined the Hank Haney Instructional Staff of
California. Mr. Haney was swing coach for Tiger Woods & helped him to win many major championships.
In the last thirty plus years Steve has helped players of all skill levels to understand, improve and enjoy
golf at a higher level. Give Steve a call today and allow him to help you with all the areas of your golf game.
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 : Asst. Professional @ Stardust Hotel & Country Club / San Diego, Ca.
1987 to 1988 : Asst. 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 1995 : Owner of Great American Golf Shops / Two locations
1993 to 1994 : Hank Haney Instructional Staff of California / 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 / Murrieta, Ca.
2001 to Present : Director of Golf Instruction @ www.MenifeeValleyGolfSchool.com
2008 to Present : Director of Golf School Operations @ www.SouthernCaliforniaGolfSchools.org
2010 to Present : VP of California Golf Schools for US Golf Schools
2009 to Present : Executive Director of the Southern California Junior Golf Players Club
2005 : 5 Diamond Award for Customer Service in the Golf Industry
2010 : PGTCA Teacher of the Year
2011 to Present : Staff Instructor for http://www.learntoteachgolf.net
2010 to Present : Owner of Las Vegas Golf Schools @ http://www.lasvegasgolfschools.org
|Menifee Valley Golf School Teaching Staff
PGA & Senior PGA Tour Professional
Tim is a PGA member that has improved golfers since 1988 and a top competitive golfer, earning the title
of San Diego Chapter PGA Player of the Year for 2003, '04, '06 & 2010. He also has competed in the 2004,
2010 Buick Invitational and 2006 Nissan Open as well as the 2010 Senior open on the PGA Tour. 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 with quality practice time.
Learn to simplify the game and create "a world of effortless energy".
Scott Pastor a ten year mini tour player has joined the Menifee Valley Golf School teaching staff.
Scott started his golf career at Escondido Country Club in Escondido, California. Scott is also a personal
trainer. Scott spent more than five years competing as a body builder. Scott is available for personal
training to increase your strength for golf as well as helping you with your golf game.
Women's Only Golf Schools Instructor
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. Sharon
has taught at PGA National Academy of Golf under Mike Adams and has been a life-long student of Dana
Rader. Sharon handles all our Ladies Only Golf School programs.
Golf Teaching Professional
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 Hogan, Nike and Nationwide Tours
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 professional, exciting and fun to work with.
Director of Golf Schools in Orange County and LA Counties, California
Sean Lanyi pursued the golf business after high school and attended the Professional Golfers Career College
earning a degree in Professional Golf Management eventually becoming a Class "A" PGA Member in 2005.
Lanyi began working in the golf industry at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine as an Assistant Golf Professional,
then moving to Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda as the Tournament Director. 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 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 Hyundai
Tournament of Champions. 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 accepted a Head Instructor position for the PGA 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 PGA TOUR Academy, I joined
the staff as the Lead Instructor at the Jack Nicklaus Academy at DragonRidge Country Club. In early 2010, I
returned to Orange County to teach at Coyote Hills Golf Course and have transitioned my teaching business
and reconnected with Black Gold Golf Club as a Teaching Professional, minutes from Disneyland and great
beaches in Southern California. I have been fortunate, learning and teaching with outstanding teachers
including Jerry King, Ben Hongo, Stan Utley, Jim Waldron, Alan Ochiai, Glenn Deck, Mike Malaska, Seth
Glasco, Greg Nichols and Tim Dietrich. I have worked with top juniors and collegiate players throughout the
country and can adapt to players of different ages, skill levels and learning styles. Throughout the years
golf has not only been a game and a career, but my passion. I look forward to meeting many of you at the
|Menifee Valley Golf School Management Staff
Golf Teaching Professional
Short Game Expert
Greg has been teaching golf for over ten years. He has worked on such teaching staffs as Southern
California Golf Schools and Menifee Valley Golf Schools. Greg is a very good technical full swing instructor
but enjoys helping students work on their short games. Greg is available to completely over haul your
short game. Greg has been known for years around the San Diego area as one of the best short game
players & teachers . You wont believe your eyes or your scores after Greg gets done with your game. Greg is
available by appointment only. Call the school at 951 286-0027 to setup your 3 hour short game golf school.
|* Junior, Adult & Group Golf Instruction
* Commuter and Stay and Play Golf Schools
* Inland Valley Junior Golf Club
* Junior Golf Summer Camps
Golf Instructor / Tournament Player
Scott was born and raised in Southern California. Scott has been a member of the PGA since early 2000.
Scott also played tournament golf on many of the mini tours and PGA tour. Scott
will be doing golf schools for us in the Southern California area.
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