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  • Charles Burton

    Charles Burton

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    Golf Professional
    Director of Fitness
    (916) 607-6041

    Biography:

    Charles Burton is a Titleist Staff Golf Professional, as well as a Certified Titleist Club Fitter. Charles' background includes turning pro in 2000 after passing the PGA Players Ability Test in Washington state; in addition, he is a Certified Personal Trainer whose career in sports performance began in 1985 at the International Fitness Center of California including stints with Bally Total Fitness at The Pentagon, as well as 24 Hour Fitness of California. Charles has received numerous awards for his work as a Personal Trainer.

    Charles' work history in the golf business includes Walter Hall GC, Washington National GC & Interbay GC in the Seattle area and East Potomac GC in Washington, D.C. Feeding his continuous passion for both golf and fitness Charles has recently become certified by the prestigious Titleist Performance Institute. Charles will be offering golf-focused strength and conditioning training services as part of Ancil Hoffman Golf Course's Golf Wellness Program.

    To read performance testimonials from Charles Burton’s clients, Click Here
  • Pete Maero

    Pete Maero

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    Golf Professional
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    (916) 607-4653

    Biography:

    With over 20 years as a PGA Class A Professional, Pete comes highly qualified to his position as Lead Instructor for the Eric Pollard Golf Academy. Pete has worked in multiple capacities inside the golf industry since 1973. Having earned a BA in Psychology from Cal State Long Beach, Pete combines those techniques with solid teaching principles learned at the feet of such golf teaching gurus as Hank Haney, Jim Hardy, Harry Pressler & Eddie Merrins. That combination provides a very unique and personal experience for his students as Pete listens as well as he dispenses quality instruction.

  • Jimmie Lathum

    Jimmie Lathum

    Golf Professional
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    (916) 949-6482

    Biography:

    Jimmie Lathum’s passion for the game has guided him on a professional journey which has spanned over 25 years in the golf industry.

    His teaching foundation and philosophy have been shaped by the likes of Jim Langley from Cypress Point Golf Club, as well as Mike Wilson and Adam Schriber, both former premiere PGA instructors from the famed David Leadbetter Golf Academy. After taking lessons and working for one of the top teaching academies in the world, under the watchful tutelage of some of the top golf instructors in the U.S., Jimmie brings a thorough and customer-centric approach to his instruction.

    Since 2008, Jimmie has also worked for worldwide golf leader Callaway Golf, both as a Brand Ambassador and a Master Clubfitter. He is also certified by both Mizuno Golf and Ping Golf as a Clubfitter. Contact Jimmie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 916-949-6482.

    Private Lessons
    Private sessions are tailored to the student’s needs and include V1® Video Swing Analysis and personalized instruction video with notes. - see below for pricing details.

    1- Half Hour Lesson $55
    1-Hour Lesson $105
    Half Day Private (3 hours) $300
    FlightScope Fitting
    $55
    Playing Lesson 3 holes $105
    5-Hour Lesson Pack
    $450
  • Kyle Metzler

    Kyle Metzler

    Head Golf Professional, Titleist Staff Member
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    (916) 390-2738

    Biography:

    Kyle Metzler has lived most his life in Northern California, and over 20 years in Sacramento area. He currently resides in Folsom, California with his Daughter Rylee and wife Brooke. As a member of the Ancil Hoffman Team as new Head Golf Professional Kyle is offering his services of private instruction and elite junior and adult development coaching programs.

    Kyle developed his passion of golf at a early age and was a top 50 junior player in the country. Kyle began learning the game from his father PGA Professional Rod Metzler. Playing top national amateur tournaments Kyle started working with PGA Professional Eric Pollard, Eric's instruction took Kyle's game to the next level earning him a golf scholarship to The University of Texas at Austin in 2002, Kyle spent two years with the Longhorns under Head Coach John Fields. After Texas Kyle started his career in the golf business working for Empire Golf and PGA General Manager Dane Bohrer at Ancil Hoffman in 2006. Since then Kyle has been promoted from Assistant Golf Professional at Ancil in 2006 to Operations Manager in 2012, then Director of Golf at Auburn Valley Golf Club in 2013 and now he returns as Head Golf Professional here at Ancil Hoffman in 2018.

    Mixing “old school, grass roots” with “cutting edge”, Kyle utilizes FlightScope Launch Monitor, video cameras, and V1 Analysis that will be sent via email with notes with every lesson or program. Kyle's always been golf savvy and prides himself in continuing his golf education through modern technology and comparing old ideas to new ideas. One of Titleist’s leading Club Fitting Specialist, Kyle has studied some of the game’s top instructors and fitters, including Greg Rose, Sean Foley, Eric Pollard, Glen Marhler, Dane Bohrer, Bob Vokey, Butch Harmon, Stan Utley, Jimmie Lathum, John Fields. In addition, he is recognized as one of the industry’s “Top Instructors Under 40″.

    Kyle believes in a total game, together with Jimmie Lathum they have constructed Xpedition Golf, a grass roots individual performance golf program with 33 areas that shape the top players in the world. Now you can have these secrets. Expedition Golf allow players to gain confidence, improve technique and lower scores in a setting normally reserved for Tour Professionals.

    Private Lessons

    Private sessions are tailored to the student’s needs and include V1® Video Swing Analysis and personalized instruction video with notes.  - see below for pricing details.

    1- Half Hour Lesson $55
    1-Hour Lesson $105
    Half Day Private $300
    FlightScope Fitting $55
    Playing Lesson 3 holes $105
    5-Hour Lesson Pack
    $450

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