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    Eric Pollard Golf Academy

    PGA Director of Instruction
    (916) 977-1889

    Biography:

    Eric Pollard has served as Director of Instruction for Empire Golf at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course since 2001. Pollard created a top flight golf instructional program attracting promising juniors, amateurs and professionals from all corners of the NorCal region. Delivering hands on, passionate and innovative techniques Eric has developed a significantly loyal clientele which includes business and community leaders from the greater Sacramento area.


    Pollard's solid teaching foundation was developed by working with two legendary California golf instructors in his post-collegiate career (Okla State & Long Beach State). Both "The Little Pro", Eddie Merrins (Bel-Air CC) and Carl Welty (Jim McLean School @ PGA West) inspired Pollard to pursue his passion for instruction. The success of the Eric Pollard Golf Academy is due to that teaching foundation, Eric's ambition & knowledge and the business advisory of Rod Metzler and Dane Bohrer of Empire Golf.


    Pollard has coached and mentored multiple Sac Bee high school golfers of the year (both male & female) as well as three California State Fair champions. He continues to experience success with his students based in no small part on his excellent interpersonal skillset. Eric became a Staff Member for Titleist in 1995 and has been a Leadership Advisory Staff Member since 2002.

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    Golf & Fitness Professional
    (916) 607-6041

    Biography:

    Charles Burton is a Titleist Staff Assistant Golf Professional, as well as 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
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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.

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    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.

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