ExperienceGolf Coaching Team
Elena King, LPGA Class A /
Director of Instruction
President and Founder ExperienceGolf®
ExperienceGolf Coaching Team
Since founding ExperienceGolf in 2008, Elena has been recognized as one of Colorado's elite golf professionals. Her dedication and success empowering her students to perform at their personal best has earned her some of the sports' most prestigious awards.
- Top 50 LPGA Teacher Presented by Women's Golf Journal
- Golf Digest Best in State
- LPGA Teacher of the Year - Central Section
- CAGGY Award - Best Instructor for Women / Best Mental Coach
- Sportswomen of Colorado Contribution Award
- LPGA T&CP Central Section Senior Division Champion
- World University Games Women's Team USA Assistant Golf Coach
- Golf Digest Junior Development Award
Prior to founding ExperienceGolf in 2008, Elena taught at the McGetrick Golf Academy in Denver, CO. During her five years at McGetrick, Elena refined her approach and philosophy to instruction and coaching to include overall performance and player development. Elena coaches players of all levels from beginners to touring professionals and tailors her approach to support each individual in discovering his or her specific goals. She is coach and mentor to many of the top junior players in the state. Elena is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Instructor, Titleist Certified Fitter and FlightScope Certified.
In addition to her 25 years of teaching and coaching, Elena is a popular keynote speaker and writer for local and national media. Elena played Division I golf for the University of Iowa where she was captain of her team for three years. She is an accomplished player with many individual titles both as an amateur and a professional.
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Contact Information: (303) 503-0330
Stefanie Ferguson, LPGA and PGA Class A
Stefanie is a Class A LPGA , PGA and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified instructor and recent winner of "Best Instructor for Women in Colorado" by Colorado AvidGolfer. She qualified for the 2013 LPGA Championship at Locust Hills and competed in her first major. Stef grew up in Broomfield, CO and played collegiate golf at Colorado State University where she was the team captain.
- Metro State Univeristy Women's Golf Coach
- 2014 and 2015 Best Instructor for Women chosen by the readers of Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine
- Lead instructor at Green Valley Ranch Golf Academy 2011-2016
- VISION54® Coach54 Tournament Coaching and Coaching for the future 2.0 Coach
- Titleist Certified Club Fitter
- Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Professional and Junior Instructor
- Qualified to play and competed in the 2013 Wegman’s LPGA Championship
- Won the 2012 LPGA Central Section Championship
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Contact Information: (303) 877-3202
Mikayla Tatman, Junior Leader
Mikayla, a Colorado native, grew up a multi-sport athlete, eventually falling in love with the game of golf at the age of 13. After a successful junior golf career, she went on to play Division I college golf for Colorado State University. During her career as a Ram, she was a four-time Mountain West Academic All-Conference selection and a three-time WGCA Academic All-American. Mikayla graduated in the spring of 2016 with a degree in Health and Human Sciences. After graduation Mikayla interned for the Colorado Section of the PGA and the Colorado Golf Association, where she was heavily involved in the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado. Mikayla has a deep passion for growing the game of golf and helping junior golfers reach their goals and dreams, while also finding their passion and love for the game.
Contact Information: (303) 345-4798
CommonGround Independent Instructors
Tom Connell, PGA Teaching Professional
- 1986 Colorado Section PGA Professional of the Year
- 1986 Colorado Section PGA Teacher of the Year
- 2008 Colorado Section PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
- 2009 CGA & CWGA President's Award
- 2010 Elected to the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame
Tom began his life-long involvement in golf at age 11 as a caddie at the Colorado Springs Country Club, a career that has spanned over 50 years and was highlighted with his election in 2010 to the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. After turning professional in 1971, Tom worked as an Assistant Professional at three different clubs in Colorado before arriving at Cherry Hills Country Club in 1976. In the spring of 1979 Tom accepted his first Head Golf Professional position at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs and remained there for three years (1979-81). In 1982 he was selected as the Golf Professional at the Denver Country Club, a position he held for 28 years until retiring in October of 2009.
As a competitor, Tom enjoyed moderate success during the length of his career. He was the Colorado State High School Individual Champion in 1967. While attending New Mexico State University he participated in four NCAA Championships, making the individual cut in his final two years. Tom also qualified and played in two USGA Open Championships - 1975 at the Medinah Country Club in Chicago, and again in 1980 at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. During his career he has also qualified and played in five PGA National Club Professional Championships.
As an instructor, Tom has been given the opportunity to work with, observe, and study all of the great teachers. He has introduced and instructed the game of golf to all ages and abilities, with his instruction based on sound fundamentals and setting realistic goals. In addition to his private instruction, Tom has concentrated on assisting CommonGround Golf Course, in conducting programs and clinics designed to enhance the Learning Center brand at CommonGround, as well as assisting in designing new programs to attract new players comfortably to the game.
(303)333-9525 - home (303)927-8546
Joe EgnoskiGolf Instructor/Club Fitter - Titleist Certified
Joe is a people person with thousands of hours of COACHING/MENTORING/TEACHING experience over the past fifteen years, from elite players to rank beginners. He has a unique perspective on learning this difficult game. Joe believes that the greatest predictor in a student’s success comes down to how they PRACTICE, as well as their UNDERSTANDING of the task, and the LEARNING process.
Lauren Howe, LPGA
Tour Division and TC&P Member
Lauren Howe has always been curious about how things, especially life, works. It's no mistake her last name is Howe!
Lauren became a champion at an early age. She was winning golf tournaments by age nine. Her fast track to the LPGA Tour included winning City championships at age 13, state tournaments by age 15, national and international championships by age 16. Lauren graduated from high school a year early so she could have one year of college competition under her belt by the time she was 18 and eligible to try for the tour. She then became the youngest winner of the LPGA Qualifying School. While spending 13 years on tour, Lauren won and had numerous Top 10 finishes.
What has shaped Lauren most from the tour was her exposure to champion's from all facets of life. As Lauren interacted with great athletes, captains of industry, actors, politicians and other successful people, she was always questioning them about what made them successful. While there are many ways to get to the top of your field, certain things kept showing up. Lauren's quest is to continue finding the most effective ways to help people achieve their dreams. She is a great synthesizer of information and an excellent communicator. Lauren's knowledge, heart and humor make her an incredibly fun and effective coach!
Lauren is a Neuro-Linquistic Programming and Neuro-Associative Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Passion Test Facilitator. Lauren was also voted Player of the Year in 1978 & 1983 and Person of the Year in 1983 by the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.
(303) 653 - 4442
Brad Neher / Nike Camps
Brad has over 20 years of Professional Golf experience. He has been the RegionalDirector for Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps in Colorado since 1999. He is the former assistant coach of the University of Colorado Men's Golf team and served as head coach during the 2005-2006 season.
As an honorable mention U.S. Kids "Top 50" Junior Instructor of America, he was the CEO/Founder of ACE (Access, Competition & Etiquette) Golf Foundation which he formed in 1998, running the organization until it merged with the Gold Crown Junior Learning Center, after seven years of dedication to the project.
Brad's Champions Golf School is a year round elite training program for Adult & Junior golfers to take their game to the next level!Contact Information:firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Schultz, PGA Master Professional
Scott Wells, PGA
Owner/Teaching Professional, Catch-72 Golf
Scott Wells founded Catch-72 Golf in 2015, and is a Class A member of the PGA of America. He is a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, and maintains his PGA Teaching & Coaching Certification. He is also currently pursuing his PGA Player Development Certification.
Learning under preeminent instructors, including Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Jason Carbone, has undoubtedly helped shape Scott's teaching knowledge and philosophy. However, his teaching method is distinctive, and not merely a replication of any other instructor’s style. Consistent feedback from Scott's students has proven that his method of teaching produces efficient, tangible results. Nevertheless, Scott continues to enhance his teaching style by staying abreast of the latest teaching drills, instructional aids, and trends. He then uses this information to create uniquely effective lesson plans for his students.
In his free time, Scott enjoys playing the game competitively. He has qualified for and played in national events, most recently winning the 2014 Colorado Assistant Professional Match Play Championship.
Contact Information:(717) 283-8193 - cell