Tom Rezendes, PGA – Owner & Lead Coach

After becoming a PGA Class A Professional in 2011 I have followed my passion to learn everything I can about the golf swing and teaching golf.  As a result, I have been able to assist fellow golf professionals seeking advice on golf instruction.  Since opening NorCal Golf Academy, I  have also advised in the design and layout of world class instructional facilities around the world including the Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA, Bobby Clampett’s Impact Zone World Headquarters, local universities and K-Vest. 

The Academy

A Process to Golf Instruction

Ranked by Golf Digest as the number 14 instructor in California and one of the highest certified and trained instructors in the state, I take pride in helping golfers on the road to improvement quickly. Utilizing TrackMan radar technology, Swing Catalyst Balance Plate and  GEARS Motion Capture I can measure every facet of my student’s motion and give quantifiable data on what needs improvement and what is working properly.

I am the only Certified Golf Biomechanist in Northern California and am certified and own one the few GEARS systems in Northern California.

I truly believe that in this day and age golfers seeking to improve their game should not have to settle for a lesson where the instructor is guessing and without 3D technology that is exactly what they are doing! My motto is “If you are not assessing than you are guessing” .

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Certification & History

  • Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor in California 2017-2018 (#14)
  • PGA Professional
  • Have taught over 20,000 lessons
  • Jacobs3D Advisory Member
  • Foresight Sports Advisory Staff Member
  • Manzella Certified Instructor
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Instructor (Levels 2&3)
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Biomechanist (Level 2)
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Junior Golf Coach (Levels 2&3)
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Mechanics (Levels 2&3)
  • Swing Catalyst Brand Ambassador
  • Swing Catalyst Level 2 Certified Instructor
  • K-Vest Certified Golf Instructor (Level 3)
  • Authorized Instructor of The Golfing Machine (GSEB)
  • Impact Zone Golf Advanced Level Certified Instructor
  • Kwon 3D Certified(Level 1)
  • Advanced Motion Measurement Certified Instructor
  • Edel Golf Certified Fitter
  • Have taught golf at local courses (Orinda Country Club, Poppy Ridge and Discovery Bay Country Club)

Curtis Rhoads, PGA – Instructor 

Curtis is Lead Instructor at our Dublin location. A native Moragan and Class A PGA Professional with over 10 years of experience teaching Curtis has taught thousands of golf lessons. Curtis played for the USC men’s golf team and recently spent three years as an Assistant Coach for the distinguished Harvard men’s golf squad. Prior to that he was a Golf Professional at the Olympic Club for 14 years. Curtis has been a Class A PGA Professional for more than 10 years and is also certified in Stack and Tilt, Swing Catalyst and K-Vest to list a few.

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Certification & History

 

  • PGA Professional
  • Stack and Tilt Authorized Instructor
  • Swing Catalyst Level 2 Certified Golf Instructor
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Instructor 
  • K-Vest Level 2 Certified Instructor
  • Certiified Golf Coaches Association Instructor

Jenny Park-Choi, Instructor

I started in Golf when I was 14. Late start for playing at a high level, but fell in love with the game immediately and improved quickly. Broke 70 for my first time in a tournament after 2 years of playing Golf by shooting a back nine score of 30 (-6). I played JGANC, AJGA and USGA tournaments, winning over 50 tournaments including 2 AJGA events and being selected to the Inaugural Canon Cup Team (now Wyndham Cup), and went on to earn a full scholarship to play at UCLA. Despite some setbacks with injuries, I earned All-Conference and All-American team honors. Ranked #2 in the NCAA my Senior year. After graduating from UCLA I then played 3 years on the LPGA Tour and played in 3 US Women’s Opens. I began teaching in 2002 while recovering from injuries at home and found teaching much more rewarding than playing. I’ve been teaching for the past 17 years, appreciating the progress and watching my students improve and truly enjoy the game of Golf more. I truly believe in “Focusing on the process of improvement, and not dwelling on perfection.”

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Certification & History

 

  • LPGA Tour 2000-2004
  • Over 30,000 lessons taught
  • UCLA, Mathematics Degree
  • NCAA First-Team All-American
  • AJGA All American
  • Acalanes High School Graduate

Elliot Busichio, Instructor

Utilizing GC Quad partnered with Swing Catalyst video software, I am able to evaluate all facets of a student’s game. With the use of Swing Catalyst and high speed cameras, I am able to slow a player’s swing down and show them exactly what corrections are needed to reach their goals.

With the use of K-VEST, I can give students audio and visual feedback of certain characteristics of the swing that need improvement.

I genuinely believe that I can educate any golfer regardless of skill, ability, or goal. And help them enjoy and improve their golf game at NorCal Golf Academy.

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Certification & History

  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Instructor (Level 1)
  • Swing Catalyst Level 2 Certified Instructor
  • K-VEST Level 1Certified Instructor
  • Stack and Tilt Authorized Instructor
  • Golf Channel Academy Staff Instructor