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Coaching Team

ExperienceGolf Coaching Team

 

Elena King, LPGA Class A /
 Director of Instruction
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President and Founder ExperienceGolf®

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 

eking@experiencegolf.biz   www.experiencegolf.biz

 

Stefanie Ferguson, LPGA and PGA Class A                                     
ExperienceGolf®
 
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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 

To schedule a lesson with Stefanie, please Click Here

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Contact Information: (303) 877-3202

sferguson@experiencegolf.biz 

 
 
Mikayla Tatman, Junior Leader   Mik Crop
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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.
 
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Professional

To schedule a lesson with Mikayla, please Click Here

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Contact Information: (303) 345-4798

mtatman@experiencegolf.biz 

  

 

 


 

CommonGround Independent Instructors 

 
 
Tom Connell, PGA Teaching Professional
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  • 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.

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Contact Information:  

(303)333-9525 - home  (303)927-8546

tconnell@commongroundgc.com


Joe Egnoski

Golf Instructor/Club Fitter - Titleist Certified                                                                                                       
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My great passion is in teaching others to become the best golfers they can be. Helping students along the journey of discovery and understanding. Watching a student’s development and seeing the joy on their face when they are able to do things with a golf club that they only dreamed of.

My desire to help others comes from my own experiences as a child and young adult growing up in and around the golf industry. The game of golf has provided me with many great role models and teachers. I am grateful to have apprenticed with some of the game’s best teachers: Gene Johnson, Jim Edder, and Matt Zadalis in Omaha, and Mike McGetrick in Colorado.

I have coached players that have won tournaments at the junior, college, and amateur level. My patience and ability to communicate complicated things simply, coupled with my desire to help every student improve, ensures a high level of instruction. Even with twenty plus years of teaching experience, I pride myself on the fact that I am always learning and continuously striving to become a better instructor

Contact Information: 

(303) 619-9983

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Lauren Howe, LPGALauren Crop

Tour Division and T&CP 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.

Contact Information:

(303) 653 - 4442

howetogolf@gmail.com

www.howetogolf.com

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Chris Schultz, PGA Master Professional

Contact Information:          

(330) 607-6536

chrisschultzpga@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                   

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Scott Wells, PGA

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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. Scott was awarded by US Kids Golf as a “2017 Top 50 Kids Teacher”. He is a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, and maintains his PGA Teaching & Coaching Certification. Scott is also the Head Coach of the Kent Denver Varsity and JV Girls Golf Teams.

Learning under preeminent instructors, many ranked in the top 100 by different golf publications, 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.

Contact Information:

(717) 283-8193 - cell 

scott@catch72golf.com

www.catch72golf.com 


Brad Neher /  Nike Camps

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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:bkneher@yahoo.com
(303) 549-3217