PGA GOLF INSTRUCTION

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 rduncan@silverrock.org

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

Neil Finch, PGA Golf Instructor

  • Class A PGA Teaching Professional, SilverRock Resort, La Quinta, CA
  • Owner/Director - Neil Finch Golf Academy
  • Arnold Palmer Golf Academy - Certified Instructor
  • Teacher to PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, JPGA Tour and JLPGA Tour Players
  • Author - Various Article in Golf Magazines
  • Inventor - ProView Alignment Tool

Golf Coaching Philosophy
Teaching the individual and developing their swing and golf game to their individual body type and abilities versus teaching a model swing. Major focus on short game & creating swing speed and distance.

Contact Neil by phone at 760.275.9543 and email at Neil.Finch@icloud.com.

John Shelden, PGA Golf Instructor

  • 2009-2010 Desert Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2010-2011 Desert Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award
  • 30 Years Teaching Experience
  • Dave Pelz Short Game School
  • 1992-1993 Golf Performance Consultant Centinela Hospital
  • 2013-Present La Quinta High Schools Men's Golf Coach
  • 2013-2014 Desert Valley League Coach of the Year
  • 2013-2014 Desert Valley League Undefeated Champions
  • 1987 Southern California PGA Stroke Play Champion
  • Played in three PGA National Club Professional Championships
  • 1995 Nike Tour-Moreno Valley Championship participant

Contact John by email at johnsheldengolf@aolcom and phone at 760-408-5804.

Debra Spain, PGA Golf Instructor

Taught for over 20 years with World Class Teachers such as:

  • Dave Pelz at his Short Game School
  • Master Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School at PGA West in La Quinta, California
  • Hank Haney Golf, coach to Tiger Woods
  • Featured in Numerous Instructional Articles for Golf Magazine and on the Golf Channel
  • Named to Golf For Women Magazine's "Top 50 Teacher" and Golf Magazine's "Elite List of Top Instructors" in the U.S.
  • Competed In U.S Women's Opens, LPGA events, Australian Tour and the European Tour
  • Former Texas State Amateur Champion
  • Class A member of the PGA

Now Offering THE PRACTICE CLUB!
Join me at SilverRock every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Starting January 12 through April 27, 2017
If you want to improve your game… this is it… we will cover it all!
Each week a different topic will be covered. Full Swing, Power, Short Game, Pitching, Chipping, Putting, Bunker, Funky Lies, Course Management on the Driving Range or on the Golf Course.
Season Package $495. Wow! About $30 a lesson

Contact Debra Spain at (760) 217-3812.

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 www.mikewilsongolf.com, email at mwgolf@gmail.com and phone at 760-831-1604.