The Best Golf Instructors in Santa Clarita
We’ve gathered a fantastic group of PGA and LPGA instructors to give you the best lessons possible. The top instructors in Santa Clarita are here at Scratch!
- Elected to PGA Membership, April 2002
- 2003 Teacher of the Year, Inland Empire Chapter, PGA Southern Section
- President, PGA Southern Section Apprentice Committee, 1999 – 2001
Head Professional Background:
- Canyon Crest CC, Riverside, Ca.
- Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook, Ca.
- Welk Resort, Escondido, Ca.
- San Luis Obispo Country Club, SLO, Ca.
“Doug will bring to Scratch his head professional experience along with his extensive background in teaching and coaching. With Doug’s background in sports it will be useful in directing the Scratch Instructors and furthering the Scratch brand in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
Karen Walker – Lead Instructor
Karen is an LPGA member and has been a golf instructor for 17 years. She studied with the LPGA using the Integrated Performance System (IPS). IPS takes into consideration the different psychological and physical conditions of each student in addition to equipment needs. Her career started at the Warm Springs Golf Club in Sun Valley, Idaho where she was eventually promoted to General Manager. She later moved to California where she worked as a Teaching Professional and Certified Custom Club Fitter at Carlsbad Golf Center in Carlsbad. As a teacher, Karen has worked with all ages and levels of players from junior to adult and senior.
- LPGA Member
- LPGA Teaching Professional
- Callaway Certified Club Fitting Professional
- Callaway Staff Professional
- Henry Griffitts Certified Club Fitting Professional
- Started Career as Asst. Professional Warm Springs Golf Club, Sun Valley, ID
- General Manager Warm Springs Golf Club, Sun Valley, ID
- Asst. Professional at Elkhorn Golf Club, Sun Valley, ID
- Asst. Professional, Custom Clubfitter at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, NJ
- Teaching Professional, Certified Custom Club Fitter at Carlsbad Golf Center, Carlsbad, CA
“Karen brings a wealth of experience to this position for us and the Santa Clarita community. Her expertise in club fitting is unparalleled in the Santa Clarita valley and her teaching prowess for both adults and juniors alike is so rare, we are very fortunate to have her.”
- Graduate of College of the Desert’s Professional Golf Management program
- Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
- Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Certified Junior Golf Coach
- Assistant Director of Instruction at Paseo Club Golf Training Center
- Teaching Professional at Pro Golf Training Center
- Teaching Professional at Nike Junior Golf Academy
- Former Assistant Golf Coach for Saugus High School