Golf Instructors


Any golfer will undoubtedly tell you that there are few things that feel as good as hitting a great golf shot. It's almost like magic. Practice and swing drills are the key to good shots.

The Teaching Center at San Rafael's Peacock Gap Golf Club, located 25 miles north of San Francisco in Marin County, offers complete, attractive practice facilities and experienced, knowledgeable instructors.
Our Teaching Center is an invaluable resource for golfers at all levels. If you don't have time for a round of golf, grab a bucket of range balls and work on the fundamentals of your swing. If you're looking to step up your game, need a little motivation or just have a question, our pros are happy to assist you in a private lesson. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.
Val Verhunce

Instructor / Class A PGA Professional

Val is currently a Class A PGA Member and head coach for the Sonoma State men's and women's golf teams. His approach is to define a player's physical ability and stature in order to develop the most efficient way of producing a consistent swing, thus helping the player reach his/her goals.  

Rates: $130/60 mins., $360/3 hr. pkg., $550/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg.


Email Val Verhunce
Rod Ghilarducci

Pro Shop Manager / Head Golf Professional

Rod became a Class A PGA Member in 2012 and is an accomplished player and teacher. He has competed in more than 60 professional golf tournaments and taught more than 1,500 golf lessons. Rod is also an experienced club fitter and believes that properly fitted clubs are essential to players reaching their full potential.

Rates: $130/60 mins., $360/3 hr. pkg., $550/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg.


Email Rod Ghilarducci
Joshua Willard

Instructor / Class A Australian PGA Member

Josh has been a Class A member of the Australian PGA since 1995. He's worked at facilities around the world, including The Australian Golf Club, Gary Player Golf Academy in Singapore, Singapore Island Country Club, and Golfschule Luftenberg at Linzer Golfclub in Austria. Josh uses the most advanced swing analysis software to help identify problem areas and develop a targeted strategy for each player. 

Adult Rates: $130/60 mins., $360/3 hr. pkg., $550/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg. 
Junior Rates: $60/30 mins., $100/60 mins., $450/ 5 hr pkg.


Email Joshua Willard
John Grund


John, a former UCLA golfer and coach, has competed in the PGA Tour, Canadian Tour, South African Tour, 4 NCAA Championships, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur. He has taught extensively since 1994 and several of his students have won amateur and professional events, including the PGA Tour. John is passionate about helping players of all levels achieve their goals and enjoy the game of golf.

Rates: $130/60 mins., $360/3 hr. pkg., $550/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg.


Email John Grund
Kristin Walla


Kristin is an LPGA Professional. Kristin played Division 1 college golf at University of Texas. Kristin has worked with players across the country at the Jim McLean Golf School - PGA West, as the Director of Instruction at Indian Wells CC and at the Country Club of Fairfield in Connecticut. She played professionally on the LPGA Symetra Tour for two years and will be playing in an LPGA Major this summer at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Olympia Fields. Kristin specializes in short game and mental coaching. She believes there are many ways of hitting a golf ball well—not all of them are hard. 

Rates: $130/60 mins., $360/3 hr. pkg., $550/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg.


Email Kristin Walla
Will Karnofsky


Rates: $130/60 mins., $360/3 hr. pkg., $550/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg.

Will is a PGA Class A professional, US Kids certified and a certified personal trainer. He also trained in therapeutic bodywork, nutrition, yoga, and mindfulness. A golf coach since 1998, Will works with all levels of golfers and especially enjoys those interested in working with the mind-body connection as a way to discover their own unique swing.

Email Will Karnofsky