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Professional Teachers at the River Ridge Learning Center

Lee Martin, PGA
(805) 983-4653 or (805) 377-9629
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Lee has been a PGA member for the past 49 years, working in both the public/private sectors in Florida and California.  He has been SCPGA Northern Chapter Teach of the year twice (1998 and 1999) and club fitter of the year in 2002. He uses video technology for students and specializes in preparing juniors for high school and collegiate golf.  Five of his former junior became Division 1 College All-Americans.  He has experience working with players from both the LPGA and PGA Tours.

Susan Olson Sipes
(805) 983-4653
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River Ridge Head Professional and a 27-year member of the PGA of America, Susan Olson Sipes, has instructed at River Ridge for 30 years.  She provides small group classes and individual lessons for players of all levels.  She will teach you how to manage your game on the course and how to read greens.  Susan is available Wed-Sun.

Chad Wright, PGA
(805) 701-2677
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Chad has been a professional golfer since ‘98 and has been instructing at River Ridge GC since ‘07. During his playing career he earned NCAA All-American honors twice at USC and spent the next several years on professional tours, including the Korn Ferry, Australasian, and Canadian Tours.

Chad’s focus now is sharing his knowledge, experience, and love for the game with those that he instructs.  In addition to giving private lessons to adults and juniors, he organizes year-round junior golf classes and camps through the River Ridge Jr. Golf Academy (all info can be found at riverridgejrgolfacademy.com) and has been the Head Golf Coach of the Ventura College Men’s Golf Team since ‘15.

In addition to video analysis, lessons include the revolutionary Sportsbox 3D Golf biomechanics swing analysis software and the availability of a Flightscope Mevo+ launch monitor. Typical availability for lessons is Tuesday through Saturday.

Jon Gomez
(805) 320-2668
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Jon has been a golf professional for 26 years and a member of the River Ridge team for 9 years.  He coaches the boys’ and girls’ golf teams at St. Bonaventure High School and has done so for the past 10 years.   He was instrumental in creating the Club Team, which introduces children to the team aspect of learning.     Jon also works with golfers in the Ventura County Special Olympics and with players in the Big Brother/Big Sister programs.  Jon teaches group classes for children between the ages of 4 and 8 through the Oxnard Rec Dep Department, as well as Challenger Golf classes through the City of Oxnard’s Special Population Program at Oxnardrec.org.   He enjoys working with golfers of all levels in private or group settings.

Brian Powers, PGA
Brian Powers Website

Brian is one of only a select few golf teaching professionals in the world who is both a PGA Class A Member and a Master Golf Teaching Professional® with the United States Golf Teachers Federation. He has been teaching golf and playing professionally for over a decade, in addition to having won multiple times on the Pepsi Tour. His teaching philosophy is grounded in simplicity, teaching the fundamentals of the swing and short game with increased repetition to build proper muscle memory. His students improve quickly with lasting results. See the Testimonials page of his golf instructional website.