Golf Instruction and Fitness

Play Your Best Golf

Shadow Hills Country Club is committed to helping our members play their best golf through the improvement of their golf skills, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Golfers are free to use the club's facilities to improve their golf skills and fitness, or sign up for lessons or workout sessions with one of our Golf and Fitness Instructors. 

Playing Your Best Golf begins with fitness and practice. Our Driving Range and Practice Facilities are expansive and unique. Our Fitness Center is fully equipped, with weights, machines for aerobic exercise, stretch bands, and a golf-specific stretching apparatus.

Shadow Hills is proud of its team of professional golf coaches. They provide individual and group instruction for golfers at all skill and age levels. The instructors at Shadow Hills Country Club are committed to helping members play their best golf by improving their golf skills, flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Gary Davis, Head PGA Golf Professional
Certifications: Class A PGA Head Golf Professional Years of teaching experience: 28 Specialties: Golfers of all abilities, from the youngest beginners to the most knowledgeable veterans. In addition, I have instructed high caliber golfers at the professional level and NCAA Division I college level. Instructional approach: I continually encourage each of my students to learn and practice, because simply being interested in becoming a better golfer is not sufficient. I have them take an active role in each of my golf lessons by creating meaningful drills for them to practice. These drills and other activities move my students beyond just hitting balls, which actually can interfere with the learning process. In addition, I use Trackman (a state-of-the-art computerized sensing device) to advance my students' understanding of such things as ball flight, angle of attack, and club path, and to ensure they are using the proper equipment. I want all my students to see themselves as capable of becoming successful golfers. Availability: I am available for individual lessons, group lessons, and junior lessons. 

Mr. Davis can be contacted by phone: 541-998-8441 email: garyd@shadowhillsscc.org

 

Colin Inglis, Class A PGA Pro, Assistant Golf Professional

A graduate of Churchill High School,   where he starred in both basketball and golf, after graduating from the University of Oregon, Colin spent the past 7 years as the assistant pro at Emerald Valley Golf Club.  All of this before migrating North to his next golf career opportunity, here at Shadow Hills.  Colin has a history of winning in local, state and regional competitions, and brings that experience to his teaching.   

His recent Tournament Wins Include: 2018 Oregon Open, 2 time Oregon Chapter Championship (2018 was here at Shadow), 2019 Pacific Northwest Assistants Championship, 2019 Assistant Golf Professional Player of the year in the Northwest Section.

Colin has excelled as a teacher, sharing his knowledge and skills with players of all levels.  He described his teaching style this way, “I like giving lessons to all types of skill levels! I am a big believer in drills with instant feedback, so I use a lot of training aids and sticks to help get you to feel the right movement. I also love using TrackMan because I believe it helps me be a better teacher, and gives you quantifiable data about your golf game and the changes we are making.”

 




Jeff Smith, Assistant Golf Professional
Certifications: PGA Apprentice Golf Professional Years of teaching experience: 23 Specialties: Golfers of all ability levels and ages. Instructional approach: My goal is to help all my students improve their golf skills. I do not believe that there is a universal correct swing; rather, there can be a correct, but different swing for each individual. When practiced and developed in a proper fashion, that particular swing can be repetitive and successful for the individual. Also, I have my students focus on the action of the golf ball when struck, because that action is the best source for diagnosing a golf swing, pitch, bunker shot, chip, or putt. Finally, I make it a priority to create a relaxed, comfortable environment for my students as they work on playing their best golf. Availability: I am available for individual lessons, group lessons, and lessons for juniors. 

Mr. Smith can be contacted by phone: 541-998-8441 email: jsmith@shadowhillscc.org

Brandon Hepner - Asst. Golf Professional
Certifications- PGA Apprentice with 5 years teaching experience

Can work with golfers of all abilities, with a focus and enthusiasm in junior golf! Each person learns differently so I will teach to fit your need by either being hands on or showing videos to help you understand what we are trying to achieve. Together we will find the simplest ways to make the game come easy and naturally to you. Great setup fundamentals are essential to making an efficient swing. Since many swing issues are directly influenced by the setup finding a personal and efficient pre shot routine is vastly important. My goal is for my students to learn new drills and ways to achieve their goals and have a great time at the golf course for years to come!

Availability-Junior lessons, individual lessons and group lessons

Contact- Mr. Hepner can be contacted by phone: 541-998-8441 email: brandon@shadowhillsscc.org


Fitness Instructor 

Nick Mainenti, Fitness Trainer
Certifications: Certified Professional Trainer, American Council on Exercise; Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Professional Years of teaching experience: 15 Specialties: (a) Strengthening and (b) increasing the flexibility of muscles used in the golf swing. Improving each individual's overall fitness. I work with golfers at all age and fitness levels. Instructional approach: I firmly believe that exercise is the secret to a healthy life. It is H2O for the soul, if you will. Exercise repairs, releases, rewires, and rejuvenates the mind and body. I show you how to fit strength training into your daily routine at the club or home. Whether by having you curl a can of tomato sauce or performing the "Farmers Walk" carrying 50-pound dumbbells, I can design an individualized program that will help you not only play your best golf, but live the rest of your life with more vigor and enthusiasm! 

Mr. Mainenti can be contacted by mobile phone or text: 541-870-0647 email: shadowtrainer3@gmail.com Twitter: @shadowtrainer3

Birk R. Nelson

My goal is to give each and every student the tools they need to succeed on the golf course. I have instructed students with a wide range of experience and skill-sets.  I realize no two golfers are alike, and my instruction is tailored to each student spoken in a language that is fully understood. I will teach you to lean on your strengths and modify other aspects that need attention.  

 

Don’t waste time finding somebody else’s swing. I'll help you find YOUR swing.

 

Birk Nelson can be contacted by phone at 541-514-4473, email birk@orangewhiptrainer.com, or at www.birkenstick.com

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