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Michael Cattani

Head Golf Professional

Michael was born and raised in California. Growing up he played Baseball, Football, and basketball. He did not start golfing until he was sixteen and went with his dad on a Saturday to see just how hard hitting a little white ball could be. After missing on his first four swings and my dad laughing harder at each one, I was hooked. Starting later in life I learned how important it was to get good swing advice and to practice what they told you. That process is what made me want to become a teacher. I went through handfuls of instructors who tried to make me swing exactly the way they did or grip the club the same way. That just did not work. I learned through my own struggles that yes, the fundamentals of the golf swing are all the same. How they are applied to you and others differs greatly.

I have been teaching off and on for almost 20 years. I have worked with adults, children and whole families and each person is built different, has strength in distinct parts of the body and I focus on teaching the fundamentals of the swing tailored to those distinct aspects of each person. I have had physical ailments with my legs and spine and have had enormous success working with others that have physical limitations and showing how to work with and around your limitations. The only constant that I keep the same with everyone I teach is the mood. I like to keep things lighthearted and easygoing. If you are enjoying yourself then you are the most open to the ideas shown to you.

The most satisfaction as a teacher comes from that first shot that a student hits where what you have been working on all clicks. You see it in their face and their eyes, they just get it. There is no greater satisfaction to me as an instructor then at that moment.

I am excited to be your new Head Golf Professional here at Las Positas and look forward to building many new relationships through the years.

Estee Leeper

Estee Leeper has been around the game since the age of 3 and has about 12 years of competitive golf experience. Estee has competed in various levels of competition from middle school to high school and junior level experience in the STPGA. Estee continued to pursue her passion at the NCAA Division 2 level at Holy Names University where she graduated with a degree in business management and marketing. She finished her last year as team captain and displayed a great work ethic and love for the game. She would love to share her knowledge from her years of experience to those who are interested. She has worked multiple Nike Junior camps and has plenty of experience teaching children as well as being around them. Estee is excited to give back to the game that has given her so much. She is currently enrolled in the PGA program as with the intention to become a PGA Associate. Estee’s teaching style revolves around the idea that golf is a game of managing your mistakes rather than striving for perfection.

LessonAdultJunior
Individual $60.00 $50.00
Series of 5 $275.00 $225.00
Group (2 players) $100.00 $100.00

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Chris Oetinger

Teaching Professional

Chris has been with Las Positas Golf Course since 2012. Having grown up in the golf community, he has been in the golf industry most of his professional life with over 15 years of experience. Chris has a helpful personality and likes to keep the atmosphere light and fun during his lessons. He believes in tailoring each lesson for each player. “Every player has a unique swing that requires unique solutions to their swing tendencies and body limitations.” Chris brings a combination of technical training and elite competition experience to his lessons. Chris attended the Golf Academy of America where he learned to teach the technical facets of the swing to beginners and advanced players alike. He also has extensive tournament experience having traveled the world playing professional golf. Chris had a touted collegiate career at CSU East Bay that led him directly into professional golf. In his 4 years of playing professionally, Chris garnered 14 professional wins and eventually found his way to Asia where he played on the Philippine Golf Tour (PGT) & Asian Developmental Tour (ADT). Chris now spends most his time coaching the Men’s & Women’s teams at Holy Names University. He has been the Head Coach since 2016. In his 3 years of collegiate coaching Chris has won the 2018 NCAA West Region Coach of the Year, 2019 PacWest Coach of the Year 1x, and Holy Names Coach of the Year every year since 2016.

LessonAdultJunior
Individual $60.00 $50.00
Series of 5 $275.00 $225.00
Group (2 players) $100.00 $100.00

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Lulu Huang

PGA Apprentice - Former NCAA D2 Collegiate Golfer

Lulu Huang is coming up on roughly 20 years of golf experience. Lulu has gone through various levels of competitive golf with experience playing junior golf tournaments through NCGA and JGANC, as well as continuing to play in high school and at the NCAA Division 2 level at CSU East Bay. She is currently studying for her Masters in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology and is an Assistant Coach for the women's golf team at Holy Names University. Her passion for the game comes from the desire to share experiences with those in the golf community and those who want to join it.
She is currently enrolled in the PGA PGM Program with prospects of eventually becoming a PGA Member. Lulu's teaching style emphasizes patience in the learning process and enjoying the tough shots!

LessonAdultJunior
Individual $60.00 $50.00
Series of 5 $275.00 $225.00
Group (2 players) $100.00 $100.00

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