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  • Jim Johnson

    1800 S. Plaza Street Visalia CA 93277
    (559) 901-0837

    About

    Jim returned to his hometown of Visalia and joined the Valley Oaks Golf Course staff as a Teaching Professional in 2020. He brings with him over 35 years of teaching experience garnered working as a P.G.A. Professional at multiple premier clubs across California and in the greater Chicago area. Jim began playing golf at age 11. Soon thereafter, golf became his passion, and he went on to become a standout golfer at Mt. Whitney High School and then College of the Sequoias. Along the way, Jim captured several championship titles including W.Y.L Individual League Champion, two-time C.I.F. Area Champion, Tulare County Junior Champion, and medalist at a California qualifying event for and a participant in the U.S.G.A. Junior Amateur Championship.

    After college, Jim turned professional and spent some time experiencing the life of a touring golf pro before beginning his P.G.A. Apprenticeship. In 1991, Jim was elected to full P.G.A. “Class A Membership”.

    Jim states, “Visalia has always been a great golf town. Most of what I have and what I have experienced is directly connected to growing up playing golf here and the great friendships developed during that time. At this point in my life, it’s my intention to pay forward what I was given by sharing my experience as a Teaching Professional with the golfers in this area. I have a particularly strong desire to help any kid who wants to play in any way I can.”

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  • Tom Ringer

    1800 S. Plaza Street Visalia CA 93277
    (559) 972-0278

    About

    Tom believes the key to consistency in your golf game is through basic fundamentals. Grip, stance, posture and swing plane. “The more ducks (fundamentals) you get in a row increases your chance of clean crisp shots”. Tom through his career has been the lead instructor at numerous well respected clubs. Along with Valley Oaks Tom has shared his golf knowledge at Las Vegas , Blackhawk & Visalia Country Clubs.

    Tom has been acknowledged as an expert clubfitter. Tom was a partner for many years in the “The Clubfix” long considered one of the top clubfitting companies in the United States. Tom utilizes video and Trackman technology as needed or on request.

    Tom’s playing career includes being an NCAA collegiate All-American and winner of the Las Vegas PGA Chapter Championship.

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  • Matt Mackey

    1800 S. Plaza Street Visalia CA 93277
    (559) 651-1441

    About

    Matt Mackey, PGA Associate Golf Professional, is currently the First Assistant Golf Professional at Valley Oaks Golf Course. A native of Visalia, Ca. with 24 years of experience in the golf industry, Matt has worked at both public and private courses throughout the State including Pasatiempo Golf Club, Seascape Golf Course and Visalia Country Club. Matt is passionate about growing the game of golf, especially among the youth, and has extensive experience teaching golfers of all skill levels.

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