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Don Emerick - PGA Director of Instruction


$60.00 for Adult one hour

$40.00 for Junior one hour


SDPGA Assistant Pro of the Year 1989

SDPGA Jr. Golf Leader of the Year 1999

SDPGA Teacher of the Year 2001

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During my 35 years of being a Golf Professional I have worked at every function of the golf club. The early years were to prepare me for being a Head Golf Professional at a country club. As the golf business has changed over the years, so have my priorities. Growing the game and helping people enjoy their game, is what I am meant to do. I love the game of golf…it’s what I do …it’s who I am, it has been since I was 12 years old. To be able to help students enjoy the game, uphold the tradition of sportsmanship, honesty, and integrity that golf is known for, makes me proud to be a PGA Professional.
What started out as teaching has evolved to include coaching and mentoring…something I take seriously. Knowing how a PGA Professional inspired me, not only to be a better golfer, but to be a BETTER PERSON. My goal is to offer the kids I teach and coach the same. Since 1998 I have taught hundreds of kids at Rancho Carlsbad. Some played competitively in high school and college while some just wanted to learn how to get the ball around the course. I’m happy with both as long as you play. Watching kids gain confidence while getting better at playing the game is still very gratifying to me. Teaching adults and seniors is also very rewarding. Keeping the instruction easy to understand as well as taking a great interest in my students success is important to me.
Rancho Carlsbad has been my home for many years. I feel I could not have picked a better place to teach. Having a wonderful grass range, being able to take my students on the golf course to play makes learning the game more fun. The “feeling” you get when your here is one of peace and relaxation, something that we can all use from time to time.

Turned professional 1981
PGA member since 1988
Director of Instruction at Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club since 1998
North County San Diego golf professional since 1984

1989 San Diego PGA Assistant Professional of the Year
1999 San Diego PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year
2002 San Diego PGA Teacher of the Year

1998 Authored “Tigers Tips Beginners Golf for Kids”
1999- Present- Golf Coach for the Oceanside High School Girls Golf Team

Have coached over 40 high school students to “All-League” status
More than 20 students have gone on to play in college at every division

Competed in San Diego Chapter and Southern Californian PGA events since 1981 with several victories and top finishes

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