Learn the game on one of the best practice facilities in the desert or have on-course private lessons on the Arnold Palmer Classic Course. Whether you are a beginner eager to learn the game or a veteran wanting to improve, one of SilverRock's PGA instructors will always be available to make your appointment. Call 1-760-777-8884 for more information.

Randy J. Duncan, PGA General Manager & Director of Golf

  • Member of PGA since 1996
  • Played Collegiate Golf at San Diego State University
  • Taught Juniors and Adults, Conducted Golf Clinics and Playing Lessons
  • Active participate in Southern California Golf Tournaments

Golf Instruction Philosophy:
"In order to create a proper golf swing, the basic fundamentals of golf must be built first (grip, ball position, posture, alignment and stance). It's important that the swing is built around a person's needs and abilities; no one swing fits all. Furthermore, keeping the game of golf fun and light is and will always be the most important aspect."

For more information please email me at

James Mitchell Saenz, PGA Head Golf Professional

  • A Native to Southern California with 10 years of Experience in Teaching and Growing the Game of Golf
  • The Approach I take is to Tailor each Lesson to the Learning Style of each Individual Student to Best Help them Accomplish their Golf Goals
  • Recognized by the PGA of America for Extraordinary Support of PGA Professional Conducting Player Development Programs that are Vital to the Future of Golf
  • My Philosophy to Teaching is to Provide a Fundamental Base in which to Build a sound Golf Swing

Becky Fossum, LPGA

Teaching & Club Professional – Class A

  • 25 Years of full time Golf Teaching experience (Washington & California)
  • Teaching golf winters at SilverRock Resort (La Quinta, California) (Nov – May)
  • 13 years full time resident in La Quinta
  • Former Director of Instruction: Canterwood Golf Club (Gig Harbor, WA), Fircrest Golf Club (Tacoma, WA) & Indian Ridge Country Club (Palm Desert, CA)
  • Teaching Summers in Tacoma (Tacoma Country & Golf Club) – home of 7 PGA Tour Players
  • National Junior ranked player (Washington Junior Golf Association – WJGA Alumni)
  • National College ranked player (Washington State University): All Pac 10, All Star Team & WSU Team of the Decade
  • Played in several LPGA Tour events
  • National finalists in the golf channels “Big Break 3”
  • Keeping golf fun and helping teach golfers of all ages

Book your golf lessons with Becky Fossum, LPGA, by appointment (Monday – Saturday)
Contact Becky Fossum by website,
email and phone 253-576-3130.

Jim Wilkinson, PGA Golf Instructor

  • Three (3) Time PGA Teacher of the Year
  • PNWPGA Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Jr. Leader
  • Three (3) Time PBWPGA Sr. Player of the Year
  • Two (2) Time PGA Champion
  • Northern California Sr. Open Champion
  • Two (2) Time PNWPGA Sr. Players Champion
  • Exempt Player Champions Tour 1996-1997 (best finish tie 3rd)
  • Twenty Years Doing Education for PGA of America Focusing on Playing and Teaching

Mike Wilson, PGA Golf Instructor

  • Teaching Professional, Silver Rock Resort, La Quinta, CA
  • Class A PGA Professional
  • Plane Truth Golf Level 2 Certification
  • Certified C.H.E.K. Golf Biomechanic
  • '07 - '08 Desert Chapter of the PGA, Teacher of The Year
  • 2 Guest appearances on Golf Channel's Academy Live

Contact Mike by website, email at and phone at 760-831-1604.

Joe Simonds, PGA Golf Instructor

  • 32 years golf instruction experience
  • 24 years PGA Member
  • Past SCPGA Player Development Award Winner
  • Past Desert Chapter Player Development Award Winner
  • Member of 1985 CSU Stanislaus Hall of Fame Team

Contact Joe by email at and phone at 760-219-1212.