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Golf Pros & Superintendent

SRG&CC Golf Professionals

Below we list our great golf professional staff at SRG&CC. Our Santa Rosa golf course has always had the best pros and superintendent which we count on for Santa Rosa golf lessons and keeping our Santa Rosa golf course in beautiful condition.

 

Jeff Ogden, PGA Class A Head Professional

Jeff Ogden PGA Class A Head Professional

Jeff is proudly serving in his 17th year as Head Golf Professional at Santa Rosa G&CC. A northern California native, Jeff first picked up a golf club at age 14 while living in the Monterey area and has had the “golf bug” ever since. He often caddied in the Crosby Pro-Am and took lessons from legendary instructor Ben Doyle in Carmel.

Jeff has vivid memories of watching Doyle’s protégé, Bobby Clampett and other tour players while spending countless hours at the Carmel Valley practice range. While at Hartnell Junior College, Jeff played on two league championship teams before transferring to San Jose State University. Upon graduation, Jeff accepted an assistant professional position at SRGCC in 1989.

In 1991, Jeff left SRGCC to take a position as Director of Instruction at the Tony Lema GC in San Leandro. Working with state-of-the-art video equipment Jeff honed his teaching skills through hundreds of lessons. Over the years Jeff attended several PGA Player/Teacher development summits learning from Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Gary Wiren, and others. Jeff became a certified club fitter in 1991 back in the infancy of the custom fitting concept.

After two years of full time teaching, Jeff returned to SRGCC and later earned his PGA Class A card in 1994 and became the Head Golf Professional in 1997.

As Head Professional, Jeff enjoys the daily challenge of contributing to a fun and memorable golf experience for the members. Everything from member service, to teaching, to tournament management Jeff and his professional staff team up and serve with a smile.

Outside of work Jeff enjoys traveling with his wife Theresa. Recent trips to the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, and Japan have allowed Jeff to pursue his interest in WWII history.

Jeff Ogden, Golf Professional
Email: JeffO@santarosagolf.com
Phone: 707.546.3485

 

Mark Quintel, Assistant Golf Professional

Mark Quintel Assistant Golf ProfessionalMark serves as the coordinator of the Men’s Business league on Tuesdays, the Nine Hole Women, and Women’s Evening Golf League (WEGL) on Thursdays. In 1989, while pitching for Sonoma State University, Mark was signed by the SF Giants and played two seasons of professional baseball for the Pocatello (single A) Giants.

After baseball, Mark changed to golf turning Professional in 1999 and has been teaching for the past 7 years. He is currently enrolled in the PGA apprenticeship GPTP program having completed level 1. His teaching philosophy is based on having a firm basic fundamental golf swing. Building a solid foundation is the key to a consistent golf swing, lower scores and making the game more enjoyable. Mark enjoys the challenge of teaching low handicappers, but works with a variety of players. Mark is a certified club fitter and Cleveland Golf advisory staff member.

Recent golf achievements include:

  • 1st place Fountaingrove Pro-Am in 2007
  • 1st place Children’s Village Pro-Am in 2006
  • 1st place Mayacama Pro-Am in 2004
  • 1st place Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Pro-Am in 2003

Mark Quintel, Assistant Pro
Email: MarkQ@santarosagolf.com
Phone: 707.546.3485

 

Steve Donner, PGA Class A Assistant Professional

Steve Donner, PGA Class A Assistant ProfessionalSteve Donner has been playing golf since age 12. He played on the high school varsity golf team as a freshman and on the Naval Station golf team during his tour of duty in San Diego, CA going undefeated in his individual matches. He began his PGA apprenticeship in 1992 right here at Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. Steve began helping people learn golf at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA where he was an assistant golf professional. He became a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 1998. He coached the Elsie Allen High School Girls Golf Team for three years, and was one of the PGA golf instructors at the Val Verhunce Game Improvement Center at Adobe Creek in Petaluma, CA.

Steve brings over 16 years of golf instruction experience to our club. He attends many of the PGA teaching and coaching summits, and is a PING certified club fitter. Steve has a positive approach to helping people learn golf by focusing on balance, tempo, impact, and making the game fun at all levels of ability. He believes people achieve faster by goal setting, keeping stats, and practicing properly. Steve runs the Junior Golf Clinics at SRGCC but works with players of all levels. Steve is a certified club fitter and Ping advisory staff member.

Book Lesson with Steve Donner

Steve Donner, Assistant Golf Professional
Email: donner@pga.com
Phone: 707.546.3485

 

Jeff Sutherland, Class A Golf Course Superintendent

Jeff Sutherland, Class A Golf Course SuperintendentJeff joined our team in April of 2009, leaving the Troon Golf Management Company after 8 years.  Before joining SRGCC he was the Director of Agronomy at The Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA for 4 years overseeing the Pete Dye and Gary Player golf courses.   While at the Westin Mission Hills Resort, Golf Digest voted both courses in the “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” and both were awarded 4 1/2 Stars for Places to Play. In 2006, Golf Magazine awarded the Westin Mission Hills Resort a Silver Medal.

While with Troon Golf Management Company as a Golf Course Superintendent he worked at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ their flagship property and Carmel Valley Ranch in Monterey, CA.  Jeff also worked as an Assistant Superintendent at Columbia Edgewater C.C. in Portland, OR.  He started his golf management career at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AZ where he received his Bachelors Degree in Plant Science at the University of Arizona.   Before moving to the west coast in 1995, Jeff grew up in Endicott, NY receiving 3 Associate Degrees in Business Management, Marketing and Administration.  His passion for the game golf goes back to his first set of golf clubs bought at a garage sale at age eight and everything grew from there.

Achievements:

Class A Superintendent GCSAA
Member of the Northern California Superintendent Association
Qualified Applicators License
Email: jsutherland@santarosagolf.com
Phone: 707.546.1218

Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club - 333 Country Club Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Phone: (707) 546-3485
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