Kim learned to play golf at age 4 and started developing her teaching skills as a swim instructor through high school and college. After establishing a long career in the hi-tech industry she decided to go back into instruction and has been teaching golf since 2001. For 10 years she was with American Golf as Director of Instruction for both Summitpointe and Monarch Bay Golf Clubs. She developed and directed Corporate Instruction Programs and Team Building events. Kim started the Silicon Valley Golf Performance Center (SVGOLFPC) in January 2012.
Kim is a proud member of the LPGA, is a Class “A” Teaching Professional and a graduate of Titleist Performance Institute Seminars (www.mytpi.com). She enjoys helping people realize their full potential as a golfer by identifying their body’s needs for strength and flexibility that could be limiting their swing and game. For Kim, this has made golf instruction not only more exciting, but more meaningful by helping each individual become physically stronger on and off the course!
Kim enjoys all levels of instruction from helping good players become great to helping new golfers by “de-mystifying” the game and making it more enjoyable.
Matt’s athletic background began at four years old. He grew up playing soccer and baseball year round until the age of 20. Golf finally became his passion when he entered college and started studying the effects that exercise has on athletic performance. His passion for the human body and healthy lifestyles led him to become a certified personal trainer and eventually earn his bachelors degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University.
With an extensive background in the fitness industry and a certification through TPI (Titleist Performance Institute), Matt uses his knowledge of the biomechanics of the human body to unlock each individuals potential to become a better golfer and enjoy the game. Being able to pass on his knowledge to someone and have a positive affect on their life is what drives Matt as a coach and an instructor.
Matt joined Silicon Valley Golf Performance Center in 2016 and enjoys instructing students of all levels and ages
Rebecka grew up in Sweden and was a member of the Swedish National Team for five years. In high school, Rebecka was offered scholarships at a few different school and chose the San Jose Women’s Golf Program where she played on three NCAA Championship teams and was a three-time Academic All-American. After graduating from SJSU, Rebecka played professionally on the Futures Tour for three years. In 2004, she joined the LPGA Teaching & Club Pro Division and in 2011 became a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional. Rebecka’s passion is to provide each student with the most efficient and accurate feedback on their game and to use her experience and knowledge to help them improve and enjoy playing the game.
Shelley’s teaching career was born out of her love of sports, natural athletic ability and her desire to help others reach their potential. She worked for several years in the Napa Valley school system as a Physical Education teacher and later migrated toward the areas of Health and Fitness and Life Coaching.
Golf came into Shelley’s life in 1997, when, after a few lessons, she felt the call of competition too strong to ignore. As an accomplished amateur, Shelley finished out her playing career by qualifying for the USGA Women’s Senior Amateur National Championship. Having achieved her competitive goals, she turned to her passion—teaching—and is an LPGA Teaching Professional.
Aha! is the moment of transition from the often confusing shadow of any learning process to the light of understanding. That is the moment Shelley has lived for since she discovered her passion for teaching over 25 years ago. That “light bulb” moment and the joy that accompanies it, for both the student and teacher, are unmatched in her eyes.
Janell Howland is in her fifth season as the women’s golf head coach at UNCG in 2018-19. Prior to UNCG, Howland had been the associate head women’s golf coach at Ole Miss for four years and spent eight years as a professional golfer.
Howland also serves as a representative on the NCAA Women’s Golf Committee, is Chair of the Southeast Section of the LPGA New Member Committee, and is on the WeCoach Coaches Council
Lexi Kershaw plays college golf for University of North Carolina – Greensboro and serves as assistant coach for Nike Junior Golf Camps.
Lexi will graduate in May of 2019 with a degree in Business Administration and is planning on attending LPGA Tour Qualifying School in Fall 2019.