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Sam Smit, Director of Instruction

Sam has been working with juniors for the past twenty years, the last five here in Fairfield.  Sam believes the most gratifying visual a teacher can get is to watch their students grown into adults. Teaching junior athletes isn’t just practicing and playing, its about tradition, teamwork, and comradery.  Sam's theory is that successful athletes don’t play just one sport. Learning multiple sports helps create athletic ability and motor skills, and golf is no different.  Sam tries to imbed that into all of his students. He feels forcing one sport on anyone can result in burnout and resentment, but if multiple sports are involved then that variety will help the junior become a better student athlete. Sam's experience of being a PGA Professional for the past ten years has taught him how to create an exciting and informative program. "My one goal is creating a fun, safe, and competitive environment that students want to be at."


Daryl Parenteau, PGA 



Chris Hatzke




Both Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano offer lessons for both adults and juniors with PGA Professional instructors. Whether a beginner or an experienced golfer, our teaching programs will assist with the fundamentals of the golf swing to help one achieve their desired level of performance.
Teaching Philosopy
Keep it simple.  A logical sequential presentation of golf swing concept, technique and methodology must be in place to take the student from point A to point B in order for him/her to complete a lesson or series of lessons with an understanding that allows for the continued skill development of the golf swing or specialized areas on their own.  For this to occur, it is important that the student understands what to do, how to do it and why.  A successful teacher must be a good communicator, a motivator and possess credibility as an expert with demonstrated ability and results.
Introduction to Golf
Designed for women, men and families to enjoy getting started in a non-threatening environment in either a private, semi-private or group format.  Instruction includes the fundamentals of the full swing and can include lessons on the short game or instruction on the course (course management) if desired.  Golf clubs are provided if needed.  
Improve Your Skills
Lower your scores and achieve more accuracy and consistency with improving your fundamentals in the areas you desire to improve on; including the full swing, short game, putting and course management.
Lesson Fees
Head Golf Professional, Daryl Parenteau  offer private, semi private (2 – 4 golfers) and group lessons for new golfers and experienced golfers.  
Head Golf Professional Rates
Adults (Private)
45 min - $65
Series of three - $170
Series of five- $280

Groups (Per Hour)
Two golfers - $100
Three golfers - $125
Four golfers - $150

Junior (Private)
45 min - $45
Series of three - $120
Series of five - $160

Junior Groups
Two golfers - $60
Three golfers - $80
Four golfers - $100
Assistant Professional Rates:
Adults (Private)
45 mim - $55
Series of three - $150
Series of five - $225
Groups (Per Hour)
Two golfers - $90
Three golfers - $115
Four golfers - $140

Junior (Private)
45 min - $40
Series of three - $110
Series of five - $150

Junior Groups
Two golfers - $60
Three golfers - $80
Four golfers - $100

Please contact the golf shop for more information regarding our instructional programs.
Paradise Valley - 707-426-1600
Rancho Solano – 707-429-4653