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.
Assistant General Manager
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.
PGA Class A Assistant Golf Professional
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.
Russ Vander Sluis
Assistant Golf Professional
Russ Vander Sluis has been teaching at Stanford Golf Course since 2001. Russ competed on the Professional tour in Japan starting in 1994 and then founded the Vander Sluis Golf Academy in Toyko where he taught for six years and held golf clinics throughout Japan and Asia. Russ also has a four-year teaching degree from Calvin University in Michigan.
PGA Class A Professional
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.
PGA Class A Professional
Phil Marrone has worked and taught golf at Stanford since 1984. He is a Lifetime PGA member and has given tens of thousands of golf lessons as well as having coached at the high school, college, and professional levels. He has been the recipient of many prestigious coaching awards over the years.
His teaching combines modern science and old-school artistry, logic and creativity… and laughter. It’s supposed to be fun, right?
PGA - Head Golf Professional
Class A PGA professional since 2011. Joined Stanford in 2022, bringing experience from some of the most prestigious golf facilities in the country. Most recently Somerset Hills Country Club, NJ and prior to that serving as the Head Golf Professional at Sand Valley, WI. Named the 2016 WPGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Shadowed instruction of several top teachers including, Laird Small, Kevin Weeks, Jason Carbone, Dean Reinmuth to name a few.