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
2005 to Present : Professional Golfers Career College, Golf Management Instructor / Murrieta, Ca.
2005 to 2007 : General Manager / Director of Golf at Cherry Hills 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 G.C. / 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
Director of Golf School Operations
Steve started his golf career at the Rancho Bernardo Inn & C. C. in San Diego in 1980. In the last 39 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 a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in the USA. 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 as
a Golf Digest Top 5 Instructor. In 2010 Steve was named Golf Instructor of the Year by the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches Assn.
In the last thirty nine years Steve has helped players of all skill levels to understand, improve and enjoy golf at a higher level.
Jobs, Teaching Experience and Awards
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 : Staff 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 (3 Locations)
1993 to 1994 : Teaching Professional for the Hank Haney California Teaching Staff / Loma Linda, Ca.
1994 to 2001 : Head Golf Professional @ Palm Meadows Golf Club / San Bernardino, Ca.
2008 to 2009 : Custom Fitter for Titleist, Taylormade and Ping @ 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
2011 to Present : Owner of San Diego Golf Schools (6 Locations in San Diego and 2 in Baja Mexico)
2011 to Present : Owner of Las Vegas Golf Schools (5 Locations in Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada)
2015 - 2016 : Thumbtack (Voted Best Inland Empire Golf Instructor in Southern California) Two Years Running
2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2018 voted Best Golf Lessons in Riverside County from Lessons.com
Golf Teaching Professional / PGA Tour, Canadian PGA Tour & Nationwide Tour Player
San Diego, California
Golf Coach CSU San Bernardino 3 Years
CSU San Marcos Director of Golf 9 Years
Coached 6 Men to All-Americans, 5 Women to All-Americans
3-Time Regional Coach of the year (1998, 2000, 2001)
Coached National NCAA Champion 1997
28 year member PGA Canada 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
Played the PGA Tour, Canadian Tour, Ben Hogan and Nationwide Tours
Fred Hanover has been a professional golfer for 25 years. He has played the PGA, Canadian, Nationwide and Hogan Tours.
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.
Golf Professional in Las Vegas, Nevada
Scott Pastor a ten year mini tour player has joined the Southern California Golf Schools staff. Scott is currently General Manager at
the Taylormade Golf Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scott can help you with any golf club custom fitting you may need.
Scott started his golf career at Escondido Country Club in Escondido, California.
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 both our Women's Only Golf Schools
and regular golf schools in the Palm Springs area.
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 has been teaching since 1982 and his command of the fundamentals combined with high energy and
Golf Schools in the San Diego area.
Toll Free 888 318-1752
Tour Player / Teaching Professional
Combining an impressive teaching credential with a resume of global playing experience and 58 professional tournament victories.
Jim has a unique skill set. He's balanced a career of both competing and teaching, a rare blend of technical swing acumen and refined
playing talent. That translates to a resource loaded with information. Jim is currently doing our "Play with a Tour Pro Schools" in
San Diego, Palm Springs, Riverside and Beaumont.
Helios "SP" Espinoza
Golf Teaching Professional
Helios was Director of Instruction at Mountain View Golf Academy at Mountain View Golf Course in Pomona.
18 year golf teaching professional with a "Class A Teaching Certification"from "PGTCA" The Professional Golf and Teachers Assn.
Golf Professional Sheraton Makaha Resort , Oahu Hawaii 1970-1988
1975 Fuji Sanke Open Japan tie for 25th
1975 Hawaii State Open Professioal Medalist
1975 Aloha Section Medal Play Champion, 1st Place
1975 Aloha Section Match Play runner up
1975 American Samoa Invitational 2nd place
1975 Western Samoa Open 2nd place
Aloha Section Club Pro Championship Low Qualifier 1975, 1976, 1977,
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Sapporo Open Hokaido Japan, 1982, 1983, 1984
Mauna Kea Pro Am 1982 1st place 1975-1981 all top 5 finishes
Navy Marine Open 1975-1984 all top 10 place
Kaui Open 1983 3rd place
Aloha Section Match Play quarter finals
Governor Cup Professional Team Participant 1975,
Hali Kaliki Cup Kapalua Maui, 1st place
Kalu Koi Open Molokai Hawaii 1985, 3rd place
PGA Golf Teaching Professional
Played in PGA & Senior PGA Tour Events
Touring Professional and Teaching Professional
Tim Parun is a PGA Member that has helped golfers improve 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".
Our youngest member of the staff is Mando Vasquez. He began playing golf at the age of 7 and began instructing new players since the age of 18.
At 29 years old, he has experience with teaching golfers of various skill levels for over a decade. Currently, Mando is an instructor for the Oak
Valley Golf Academy in Beaumont, Ca. Throughout his time teaching for the Oak Valley Golf Academy, he has taught students from all over the
world. Skill levels ranging from college bound players, to children picking up the game for the first time. Also, he taught junior clinics at Colton
Golf Club in California for nearly 7 years. Mando has also competed in golf tournaments at both the collegiate and professional levels. He was
a member of the Cal State University San Bernardino Men’s Golf team (2013-2014). Also, he played at Riverside Community College earning all
conference honors in 2012. He is a graduate of Riverside Community College with a degree in Information Systems and Technology. Currently
he is studying at Cal State San Bernardino for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
PGA Teaching Professional
Jeff has been golfing since he was 9 years old and knew that was what he wanted to do when he grew up. He started teaching
golf not long after he attended and graduated from The Professional Golfers Career College in 1996 where he received a
Specialized Associates Degree.
He became the Director of Instruction at Emerald Isle Golf Course in Oceanside where he taught for almost 16 years. He then
purchased the TGA of Temecula Valley. He owned it for 5 years where he taught junior golfers of all ages at after school classes
as well as summer camps.
He then accepted a position at The Legends Golf Club in Temecula where he not only was the Head Professional but taught the
game of golf to enthusiasts of all ages.
Jeff also taught Techniques of Teaching II and IV at the Professional Golfers Career College. He taught the prospective Golf Pros
how to teach the game of Golf. Jeff has a passion for the game and loves sharing his knowledge and experience with all he comes
in contact with.