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.  

Adult Rates: $140/60 mins., $390/3 hr. pkg., $600/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg. 
Junior Rates: $120/60 mins., $315/3 hr. pkg., $500/5 hr pkg.


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Joshua Willard

Instructor / Class A Australian PGA Member

Josh has been a Class A member of the PGA of Australia 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 Linzer Golfclub in Austria. He has competed on the PGA tours of Australasia, Asia and South Africa, and has taught players ranging from beginners through to European Tour players. Josh uses the most advanced swing analysis software to help identify problem areas and develop a targeted strategy for each player. 

Adult Rates: $140/60 mins., $600/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg. 
Junior Rates: $120/60 mins., $500/5 hr pkg.


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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.

Adult Rates: $140/60 mins., $390/3 hr. pkg., $600/5 hr. pkg., $1000/10 hr. pkg. 
Junior Rates: $120/60 mins., $315/3 hr. pkg., $500/5 hr pkg.


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Sara Yarmer

Instructor/PGA of America

Sara has been a part of the Peacock Gap Golf community since 2017. She is a member of The PGA of America and a Class A Teaching Professional. She played Division ll Golf for Sonoma State University and currently coaches Boys and Girls High School Golf for local Marin schools. Through mindfulness techniques, her approach is to help her students appreciate their own unique style of play while improving on skills necessary for an enjoyable round of golf.

Adult Rates: $70/30 min., $140/1 hour, $390/3 hours, $600/5 hours, $1000/10 hours
Junior Rates: $60/30 min., $120/1 hour, $315/3 hours, $500/5 hours

(626) 264-2590

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Kelvin Kelley


Kelvin is a Class A PGA golf professional. He has taught at some of the top golf clubs in the Bay Area including the Olympic Club and Sonoma Golf Club. He is TPI certified and a certified Callaway and Titleist club fitter. He also written several instructional articles for Golfwrx and Secret Golf. 


Kelvin has sought advice and learned under several of the top instructors in the game including Alex Murray and Scott Hamilton. Kelvin will help teach you all aspects of the game. This includes building a swing that is powerful and efficient, developing proper structure to your practice sessions and enhancing all areas of the short game.


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Paul Gorman

Instructor - PGA Section Teacher of the Year

Paul began instructing as a member of the PGA in 1996 and has had the privilege to train with the best teachers & players in the world ever since.  Paul's teaching philosophy is "Understanding Complexity, Teaching Simply." He believes that, "No one does everything wrong," and opts to elevate the weaker parts in your game while making sure to keep the good things you already do intact. Paul is an Exclusive Aimpoint Express Putting instructor, a system recently used by Justin Rose in the 2017 Masters. Paul's other certifications include BioSwing Dynamics and Trackman; tools that can be used for all levels of golfers, from beginners to elite players. Paul customizes practice drills & regimens to ensure players have fun and perform at their personal best.

Golf Magazine "Top Teachers by Region"


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