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Instruction

Finding the right golf instructor is an important step to improving your game. At the Stanford Golf Course, our Professionals are certified to teach every level of golfer, from beginners to scratch players.

All lessons are held in a reserved, grass section of the Stanford Golf Learning Center, with 9-hole playing lessons offered on the spectacular Stanford Golf Course. All instructors teach to the general public and both private and group lessons are offered. Rates vary by instructor and lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60 minute increments.


Shannon Donlon

Shannon Donlon

Shannon Donlon
General Manager and Head Professional
PGA Class A Member
650.721.9288

Prior to joining Stanford, Shannon taught for four years at the Olympic Club after being Head professional at Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach. Shannon is available for private or group instruction by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Herman McKee

Herman McKee

Herman McKee
Assistant General Manager
650.724.0944

Herman’s tenure with the Course is the longest of any member on the teaching staff, having come to Stanford in 1983. In addition to his duties at the Course, Herman also helps manage and serves as an instructor at the Stanford Junior Golf Academy.

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Terry Gingell

Terry Gingell

Terry Gingell
Assistant Manager
PGA Class A Professional
775.690.7970

Terry joined Stanford Golf Course as an assistant golf professional in July 2011. Terry has been teaching and coaching golf for more than twenty years. Terry is well versed in the methodologies of the best teaching professionals and has attended countless seminars and schools.

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Casey Hall

Casey Hall

Casey Hall
Tournament Director & Membership Coordinator
LPGA Class A Professional
408.340.3966

Casey has been coaching and teaching in the Bay Area for 15 years and provides both private and group instruction for every age and skill level, with a focus on women and juniors. In 2017, Casey created, launched and became the official Site Director for the first ever LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Program at Stanford.

Please visit CaseyHallGolf.com for more information and to book a lesson.

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Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Jim Miller
PGA Class A Assistant Golf Professional
408.838.4148

Jim was originally hired in 1993 to teach the Stanford P.E golf classes. In May 2011, Jim joined the Stanford golf operations team as an assistant golf professional. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the golf industry, teaching golf to students of all playing abilities. Jim is a graduate of UCLA.

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Russ Vander Sluis

Russ Vander Sluis

Russ Vander Sluis
Assistant Golf Professional
650.438.1680

Russ has been teaching at Stanford Golf Course since 2001. Russ competed in several pro tournaments in Japan in 1994 and founded the Vander Sluis Golf Academy in Toyko where he taught for six years and held golf clinics throughout Asia. Russ also has a four year teaching degree from Calvin College in Michigan.

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Josh Zander

Josh Zander

Josh Zander
PGA Class A Professional
415.810.9764

Josh played for the Stanford Golf Team and graduated as an Academic All American in 1990. He is ranked as a Top Instructor in the Bay Area by Golf Digest and is part of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America. For more information, visit ZanderGolf.com.

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Phil Marrone

Phil Marrone

Phil Marrone
PGA Class A Professional
408.921.9193

Phil played for the Stanford Golf Team and graduated as an Academic All American in 1990. He is ranked as a Top Instructor in the Bay Area by Golf Digest and is part of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America. For more information, visit PhilMarroneGolf.com.

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