Golf should be fun and learning should be too! Dairy Creek strives to grow the game of golf and that includes providing fun, affordable learning opportunities to all players with various levels of ability. Dairy Creek is a host site for The First Tee Central Coast on Friday afternoons. This is a great way to introduce young athletes to the game of golf and teach them valuable life skills to help them to be great people. Not to mention that parents get to play the course for just $5 while their young golfers are in programming sessions.

In addition to The First Tee, Dairy Creek also has a group of highly skilled instructors ready to share their knowledge and passion with new and seasoned players through individual, group, and on course learning opportunities. We want you to enjoy practicing so that you can better enjoy the game of golf for the rest of your life! Learn, Practice, Play at Dairy Creek

Golf Instruction

Sofie Aagaard

LPGA Golf Professional

Sofie Aagaard

Sofie is a former touring professional, three‐time All‐American, and two‐time world amateur team champion who started playing golf early in life. Throughout her career as a player, she has competed on an international level in amateur golf (with the Swedish national team), and played college golf at University of California. Following her college golf career she spent 6 years competing as a professional on the Symetra Tour, LPGA tour, and competed in two U.S. Women’s Open Championships.

Sofie’s coaching career began with the University of California, Berkeley where she was the Assistant Coach. In2015, Sofie became the Head Coach for the Cal Poly Women’s Golf Team. During her tenure she has successfully lead the team improving individual as well as team scoring and performances. This culminated in Cal Poly Women’s Golf winning their first Conference Championship title in 2017. Sofie was bestowed the Big West Conference Coach of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017.

Rates:

  • Private Lessons: $70.
  • Group/Clinics: $25 per person.
  • To schedule a lesson contact Sofie at (805) 748‐5616 or via email at [email protected].

Scott Cartwright

PGA Golf Professional

Scott Cartwright

Scott Cartwright has lived in San Luis Obispo since 1990 and have been involved with many youth activities within the County while he and his wife Brenda raised their two kids Audrey and Bradley into the adults they have now become. He was a multisport athlete in college playing both baseball and golf and continued to play both sports professionally after graduating. Scott’s professional golf career has included many PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and PGA Club Professional Championship appearances.

Scott became a PGA Member in 1981 and has been teaching, playing, and promoting the game of golf ever since. He has served as the Junior Golf Director for the Southern California PGA, as well as the Head Golf Professional at both Mountain View Country Club and San Luis Obispo Country Club before accepting his current position as the Head Golf Coach for Cal Poly’s Men’s Golf team.

Rates:

  • Private Lessons
  • Driving Range: $60
  • Short Game: $50
  • 9‐hole On‐Course: $75
  • FlightScope/Trackman: $90
  • Group/Clinics:  Call Scott for pricing
  • To schedule a lesson contact Scott at (805) 748‐7048 or via email at [email protected]

Billy Gibbs

PGA Golf Professional

Billy Gibbs

For the past 35+ Years Billy has worked as a Cart & Range Assistant, Assistant Pro, Head Pro, Director of Instruction & Teaching Professional. Billy is currently the PGA Director of Instruction at the Blacklake Golf Resort and we are happy to have him now teaching at Dairy Creek Golf Course. It is quite possible that you have heard Billy’s voice as he has been a Co‐Host of Golf Talk Radio heard on KVEC, KKAL, and ESPN radio for nearly 20 years.

Billy’s true passion is with youth development and working with junior golfers. He has focused his passion with The First Tee Central Coast as the Program Director for more than 14 years. Billy is also the Lead First Tee Coach at the Blacklake Golf Resort, Sea Pines Golf Resort, and Morro Bay Golf Course. He has been awarded the distinction of The First Tee Master Coach (one of only eight in the nation) as well as being a National Coach Trainer for The First Tee. Billy’s other awards include the 2013 Southern California PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year, the 2011, 2013 & 2017 Youth Player Development Award Winner, of the Northern Chapter of SCPGA.

Mr. Gibbs’ playing experience includes competing in many professional tour events during the 80’s and 90’s and now plays for the love of the game. Billy’s outlook focuses on the “lighter side of things” with a sense of humor and a focus on kindness and respect. Billy lives in Nipomo, California with Josie, his wife of 23 years, and their two most amazing pets Brodie & Amber.

Rates:

  • Private Lesson: $50
  • Series of 3 lessons: $125
  • Juniors (18 and under): $15
  • Groups/Clinics: Call Billy to obtain a rate
  • To schedule a lesson contact Billy at (805) 219‐0060 or via email at [email protected]

Wes McKee

Golf Coach

Wes McKee, Golf Coach

Coach McKee grew up in San Luis playing competitive golf for San Luis Obispo High School and Fresno State. After a career in TV and High Tech, Wes moved his young family back to San Luis Obispo. Wes McKee now coaches the Boys and Girls Golf Teams at his alma mater, and teaches all aspects of this game in clinics, small groups, and privately at Dairy Creek and Monarch Dunes Golf Courses. Wes uses video and new technology (TopTracer) to teach the physical fundamentals and mental skills needed to play better golf and fully enjoy the game. Coach McKee works with juniors and adults of all ages interested in developing a focused practice program that translates the “Range Game” to lower scores on the golf course. Call 805-821-1568 for more information or to book a lesson.

Rates:

Adult : $60/hr
Junior (18 and under): $30/hr
Couples: Series of three lessons $300
Toptracer Caddy: $30 (up to 3 persons and Toptracer bay rental not included)
Corporate/Clinics: Contact for rates and availability

To schedule a lesson text or call Wes at 805-821-1568 or by email: [email protected]

(rates include range balls)

Rory Doll

Golf Coach

Rory Doll

In 2014 Rory Doll turned professional after a successful college campaign. Playing at Nebraska Wesleyan University Rory was a two time All-American, four time All-Conference, 2014 Conference Champion, and the 2014 Mid-America Player of The Year. As a professional Rory competed on various mini tours and accumulated 10 top 5’s and a professional win. Highlights of Rory’s career were qualifying for the final stage of the US Open twice and competing against some of the best PGA tour players. As an instructor Rory quickly developed a passion for working with his students. In 2016 he went from an instructor to founding his own golf academy. Since that time he has developed his golf academy to be the largest on the Central Coast, working with everyone from beginners to professionals, specializing in junior golf. Rory constantly attends workshops, certification programs, and has mentorship from some of the top instructors in the world to continually bring his clients the very best method of instruction. Rory’s main passion is to equip his students with a path to improvement that is simple, effective, and gives them the opportunity to achieve their goals. In addition to golf instruction Rory is also the head coach of San Luis Obispo High Varsity Boys & Girls Golf Team, the co-founder of the Central Coast Invitation league, a in house league affiliated with the PGA Jr League program. Rory also is the co-chair of the AJGA event at Monarch Dunes. Rory also has affiliations with US Kids, The First Tee, and local junior tours.

Darren Avrit

Golf Coach

Darren Avrit

Coach Darren is a Cal Poly professor who specializes in coaching and golf instruction. Darren Avrit currently has two sons competing in college on scholarships at high level programs. Darren is a certified first tee coach and enjoys running both the Monarch Dunes and Dairy Creek First Tee programs. Darren is also a junior instructor and focuses on junior group coaching, and private junior lessons. Darren brings fun and enjoyment into the game for young players while giving them great direction.

Alicia Allison

LPGA Professionals Member

Alicia Allison

Alicia joined the LPGA teaching division in 2003.  Prior to teaching golf she played on the Duke University women’s golf team and toured for a year on the Symetra tour.  Alicia feels fortunate to have been taught by an outstanding teaching pro (350+ collegiate players), a talented collegiate golf coach (7 NCAA Division I Championships), and an excellent coach in First Tee (1,000’s of central coast juniors and adults).

Alicia enjoys working with people of all levels and abilities from Tee Wees (5 to 6 year old golfers in First Tee) to juniors who aspire to play collegiate golf, or individuals of any age looking to take up the game or make some desired improvements.

Alicia’s approach to teaching is simple – focus on the fundamentals, teach strategies for how to play the game well, and keep things enjoyable.  In her free time Alicia enjoys hiking, gardening, family, and friends.

RATES (2021)

Junior golfers: $40/ 45 minutes.  Package of 3 lessons: $110

Private: $55/ 45 minutes.  Package of 3 lessons: $145

Groups: $15 to $30 per person depending on group size.  60 minute lessons. Packages available.

To schedule a lesson please contact Alicia via email at [email protected].

Michael Melone

Certified Coach

Michael Melone
  • United States Golf Teachers Federation Certified Teaching Professional
  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Golf/Fitness Professional
  • American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

As a Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Teaching Professional, Michael creates a holistic improvement plan with each of his students. This performance plan is based on his students’ goals, physical capabilities, and commitment level. His tailored approach ensures that his students have a functionally effective swing based on their unique bio-swing dynamics. It also means that his students become better players through performance coaching and human skills development.

Michael provides specialized coaching in goal setting and planning, swing improvement, play management and human skills development. There is no one perfect golf swing, each swing must be individually tailored to the golfer’s specific physical strengths and limitations. As the owner of the website back9.golf catering to golfers navigating the changes to their game in the second half of life, Michael’s emphasis is on senior golfers and the challenges aging presents to golfing excellence. Contact Michael to add a TPI Professional to your team and experience pain free golfing excellence for years to come.

Rates

  • Private Lessons
  • Driving Range: $75
  • Short Game: $60
  • 9‐hole On‐Course Sport Psychology Consultation: $75
  • Group/Clinics:  Call Michael for pricing

To schedule a lesson contact Michael at (208) 660‐6796 or via email at [email protected]

Zack King

PGA Golf Professional

Zack King

Zack offers a unique blend of over 30 years of competitive experience with 15 years of teaching experience. Zack is a Cal Poly Graduate, where he competed as an NCAA Division I golf athlete. After college, he went on to compete at the professional level. These days his passion is working with golfers to improve their golf games. Through a focused blend of Traditional and Modern techniques to bring out a golfers true athletic ability. Zack has systematically developed a teaching process proven to create fast and lasting results. Zack has been a PGA member since 2014, and is TPI, and First Tee Certified.  For examples of his teaching and methods, check out his instructional videos on YouTube or KingProGolf.com.

“I believe in educating my golf students. Every golfer has their own swing style and body patterns. I like to take what a golfer already has and show them why it works and where it breaks down. My unique and effective teaching methods are based on developing a solid foundation, biomechanics, understanding habits, and assessing the body’s capabilities. My methods help golfers be more efficient, more educated, and prepared to play at their best.”

-Zack King, PGA

Rates & Offerings:

  • Private Adult Lessons: $60
  • Youth Lessons (age 5-21): $40
  • Lesson Packages Available
  • Group/Clinics
  • To schedule a lesson please visit www.KingProGolf.com or for questions email at [email protected]

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