In short, Whitehawk Ranch provides the complete arsenal of learning tools to effectively make you the golfer you want to be.
Meet Our Instructors:
Head Golf Professional, PGA
Hometown: Aptos, CA
Tad joined the Whitehawk Ranch Team in 2010 and brings over 39 years of golf experience to the Club. His first job was at age eleven at Aptos Seascape Golf Course where he was in charge of the driving range and progressed to his first Head Golf Professional job at Ukiah Golf Course in Ukiah, CA. Prior to Whitehawk Ranch, Tad most recently worked at Sonoma Golf Club in Sonoma, CA. His work resume also includes San Jose Municipal Golf Course in San Jose, CA and Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, CA . Some of his accomplishments include Northern California Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, North Coast Chapter Teacher of the Year and qualifying for Ben Hogan/Nike Tour Tournaments. Tad played collegiately at San Jose State University where he received his bachelor’s degree.
Associate Golf Professional
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Michael joined Team Whitehawk Ranch in 2015 and brings over 17 years of golf experience to the Club. Prior to Whitehawk Ranch, Michael most recently worked at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, CA. and Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino, CA. When Michael isn’t working you can most likely find him fishing on the river or watching an A’s game. Michael attended the Golf Academy of America where he received his associate’s degree. He is married to a beautiful nurse named Courtney and together they have a lovely newborn baby girl named Emersyn. Currently, Michael is working toward his PGA Class A status.
Associate Golf Professional, PGA
Hometown: Hollister, CA
Bruce Vieira PGA Class A Teaching Professional with 40 plus years involved in golf and the business of golf. I was introduced to this great game at the age of 8 when I met my first coach and mentor Dick Rautman. From there the passion for game grew with junior, high school, college, and professional competition, although the beauty of this great game is simply just being able to spend some great moments with my son and loved ones on the golf course.
My coaching philosophy is strong fundamentals, range of motion and physical conditioning mixed with just a touch of mental and spiritual conditioning making golf more of a lifelong journey.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Jennifer joined Team Whitehawk a little over two years ago. She was born and raised in the Chicago Suburbs and attended the University of Illinois where she received her bachelor’s degree. Jennifer later ended up in the Bay Area working for KB Homes-South Bay Division as the Director of Sales. She is happily married to her husband Robert and together they have three kids and six grandchildren. Jennifer loves living in the Mountains and in her free time she enjoys Fishing, Hiking, Pilates and Cooking.