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Golf Instruction

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned tournament player, golf lessons can help you achieve your goals. Our qualified instructors will take the time to create a lesson program that meets your needs, whether it's swing basics or eighteen holes of playing strategy.

Email any of the instructors below to schedule a lesson, or call the Golf Shop at (408) 253-5357.

 Learn more about our Instructors

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    Angie Papangellin

    Teaching Professional

    Contact Angie via email

    (650) 799-1273

    Angie Papangellin has been teaching golf at Deep Cliff Golf Course for 15 years. She has overseen golf clinics, camps and the Young Guns junior golf program, which she helped to design and develop. She is also the varsity coach of the girls golf team at Presentation High School, co-champions of the WCAL 2007-2009 seasons.

    Angie has worked with beginning golfers up to tour professionals and has a degree in Human Performance from San Jose State University. She is certified in Sports Nutrition and has a deep training in human potential and the psychology of sports. She weaves all of this into her lessons. She is available for private and semi-private lessons, as well as group and corporate training. As one client remarked, "after her lesson, my sales force not only met their personal sales goals, our team exceeded the team goals easily and won the sales award for the company".

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    Gerry Benton

    Teaching Professional

    Gerry Benton has been a member of the Deep Cliff professional teaching staff since 1999. A prolific developer of junior and adult golfers, he has conducted thousands of lessons and clinics in his 25 years as a teaching professional. Gerry has held posts at PGA West in La Quinta, California; SportSense Golf Training Centers in Mountain View; Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park; and Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, where he coached the Palo Alto High School golf team for six seasons, garnering four league championships.

    Gerry Benton is “bent” on golf. Driven by a natural curiosity about how everything in the universe works, his unique and effective teaching approach is informed by an ongoing inquiry of the world’s best teachers, players and methods. At the outset of his golf career he developed an intense interest in understanding how the best in the game succeed and how that knowledge could be applied to help himself and other golfers excel. 

    Gerry is a Titleist Performance Institute certified golf fitness professional.

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    Abraham Roof, PhD

    Co-Director of the Deep Cliff Players Academy, Deep Cliff Staff Teaching Professional

    Abe is a life-long golfer who has pursued his passion for golf since he collected and sold lost golf balls to earn money for his next round. Abe continued his enthusiasm for golf throughout his education for his PhD.  He has leveraged his extensive background in education and love of golf into teaching others the joys and lessons of this enthralling game. 



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    Ethan Whittier

    Co-Director of the Deep Cliff Players Academy, Deep Cliff Staff Teaching Professional

    Ethan is a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach. 

    Ethan originally came from an engineering and technology background and decided to change careers to pursue his passion for golf. He has now been coaching and introducing juniors to golf for over 5 years at Deep Cliff and finds teaching the game to others to be very rewarding. 

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    Matt Lacues

    Teaching Professional

    Contact Matt via email

    (650) 465-6745

    Matt is a Junior Golf Specialist, who is focused on growing the game with fun educational programs. Matt provides juniors of all ability levels with instruction and guidance to advance their games to the next level!

    Organizations Matt has Worked with Included:

    Deep Cliff Golf Course- Teaching Staff and Club Team Coach
    US KIDS GOLF Foundation- Certified Instructor and Club Fitter
    TGA Premier Junior Golf- Franchise Owner and 2011 Educate Award Winner
    Canada College Women’s Golf- Assistant Coach
    Woodside High School Boy’s Varsity- Head Coach

    Click HERE to schedule a lesson

Deep Cliff Professional Teaching Staff Rates
Private Lessons   30 min
1 hr
One Lesson   $ 50 $90
Three Lessons  $ 140 $260
Six Lessons $ 270 $490
Semi-Private Lessons  
One Lesson    $90
Four Lessons    $330
Semi-Private lessons are for two students and last one hour.
Each additional student is $25.00 per lesson.