Master Teaching Professional – 1997 – current
Sport Psychologist - 2004 - current
Head Golf Coach – Men & Women, West Hills College Lemoore – 2004-current
Assistant Women’s Golf Coach – Fresno City College, 2001-2003
Golf Experience: I learned my golf on the great Midwest courses, just west of Chicago. Played football, basketball, baseball and captained my high school golf team. Played numerous tournaments as an amateur with low scores in the 60’s and a one handicap. I am certified as one of only 150 Master instructors in the world with the United States Golf Teachers Federation. Also, I work with athletes as a practicing sport psychologist.
Teaching Experience: Currently, at West Hills College in Lemoore, I teach classes in Biology 10 (online), Health, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Kinesiology, Theory of Golf, and PE Golf.
B.A. Political Science Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
M.A. Sport Psychology California State University, Fresno
Team goals will depend on the make-up of each team, the individuals involved and their own shared commitment to goals that we set together. My program goals are to provide players with an experience of a lifetime, one that they will have positive thoughts of and will be able to say that it was a true learning experience. The dream is to develop one of the foremost programs in the country, using all of the latest knowledge available within and without the sport. My players will be exposed to not only ball striking, but physical conditioning for golf, mental training, and life management skills. Through a combination of physical and psychological skills training my overall goal is to provide an environment where a player may truly develop his or her potential. Players will be worked with as individuals and as team members-resources will be developed that will allow the serious player to move on to a four year college—at West Hills he or she will be exposed to the type of programs that Division I teams practice and what is needed to gain a scholarship. For the player, who just wants to play two years of competitive golf, he or she will find support at West Hills College Lemoore.
Assistant Coach Tim Wahl
Assistant Coach Tim Wahl was born and raised in Ventura, California. It was on the courses of the Ventura and Ojai areas that he learned to play the game of golf. He attended and graduated from Fresno State College. He received a BA in History/PE, but also was fortune to get a real background and education in the finer points of golf.
Among his Fraternity brothers, with whom he spent a lot of good times on the golf courses of the Fresno and coastal areas, were future PGA Tour multi-tourament winner Jerry Heard. He also learned many of the technical points of golf from then FSU player and future its coach, Bruce Sanders. Larry Anderson, the 1966 San Francisco City Champion and CCAA Champion, taught Coach Wahl much about the mental aspects of golf.
Wahl spent thirty-six (36) years teaching and coaching in the Central Union School District in Lemoore. He retired in June, 2007, and began second mini-career as the assistant coach at West Hills College Lemoore. He is a member of Kings Country Club in Hanford and is the current Senior Men's Club Champion.