Class A PGA Member
Director of Golf
Mark was recently ranked 7th on Golf Digest's Top 50 Instructors in Washington State (2013). He has been a PGA Professional for 8 years, Mark is also a graduate of Methodist University Professional Golf Management program. In Mark’s ten years experience as an instructor he has developed programs for players of all skill levels specializing in juniors and beginners. Past students include high school and junior state champions and European and PGA Tour players. Mark’s fundamental approach to playing better is easy to understand and always positive and fun.
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Head Golf Professional
Koll joined the Newcastle team in April of 2015, after spending the previous year as Head Pro at Washington National Golf Club. Prior to that, Cole relocated from South Carolina where he spent over 20 years managing clubs and teaching golf. During his career Koll has worked with numerous state and nationally ranked junior golfers, amateur players, college golfers, and mini-tour professionals. Koll is an established player as well consistently ranking in the top 20 players in PGA Section point standings. Koll’s experience working alongside the top teachers in the golf industry will provide numerous theories and expertise along your golfing journey. His focus on the entire game of golf, the swing, course management and the fitness side will ensure your game improves.
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2015 Western WA PGA Teacher of the Year
A Seattle native, Alex’s background includes competitive and recreational exposure to the game of golf for 20 years. Alex attended the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He then competed for two years for the Washington State Cougars as well as studied Professional Golf Management at the University of Colorado where he completed his class “A” certification. Alex is extremely passionate about all aspects of the game of golf and is eager to help promote the game through building relationships, teaching and competition. He enjoys teaching every level of golfer and believes in using Trackman and V1 Slow Motion Analysis to help in your improvement. His swing philosophy is based around what you’re body is able to do. There isn't a perfect swing out there, but there’s a perfect swing for you! Striking the ball with your shoulders, hips and core, instead of arms, wrist and hands will lead to a more consistent and efficient swing which will lead to lower scores lower scores. However, he believes most of the game is inside 100 yards and really focuses on improving that area as well. Alex is TPI (Titleist Perfomance Institute) Certified Golf Professional (Level 2) to gain a better understanding of the biomechanics of the golf swing. He recently became the youngest ever winner of the WWCPGA Teacher of the Year award and the first at The Golf Club at Newcastle.
- Level 2 TPI Golf Instructor - Only in State
- Trackman Certified
- V1 Branded Academy - Slow Motion Video Analysis
- Titleist & Footjoy Staff Member
- Head Golf Professional for the Washington Athletic Club
- Heavily Involved with The First Tee of Greater Seattle
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PGA Teaching Professional
Matt Crotts is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program and a member of the PGA of America since 2009. He has taught over 10,000 Individual lessons and given countless club fittings. He utilizes high speed video, the latest launch monitor and BodiTrak center of pressure technology in every session with his students. Matt has worked with club champions, AJGA and WJGA champions, state high school competitors, as well as hundreds of weekend warriors. Matt is a certified fitter for Callaway, Titleist, Taylormade and a 2014 & 2015 Mizuno top 100 Club Fitter. Matt is very active in the Western Washington Chapter of the PGA and has influences from some of the top teachers in the game. Matt believes in teaching to his student’s goals within their capabilities and to help his students better understand their ball flight. Whether it is a large group clinic or a private lesson Matt has the knowledge and expertise to take your game to the next level.
- Turned pro in 2009
- PGA Class “A” professional
- Multiple top 10 finishes in WWC Chapter
- 2014 & 2015 Mizuno Top 100 Club Fitter
- 10+ Years of golf experience
- V1 Branded Academy Instructor – Slow Motion Video Analysis
- BodiTrak Certified Instructor
- Eyeline Golf Certified Putting Guru
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LPGA Class A Teach Professional
LPGA Member Teaching and Club Professional Division
Before joining Oki Golf and The Golf Club at Newcastle, CiCi Pilgrim most recently served as a golf professional at Mountain View Country Club in La Quinta, Calif., and as head golf professional at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville, Wash. Pilgrim played National Amateur Golf, including the U.S. Women’s Amateur from 1965 to 1972. She played College Competition golf while attending Miami-Dade College and the University of South Florida. The Miami-Dade team was successful in winning the NCAA Championship. CiCi's career has been enhanced by her thirst for continuing education and her professional associations. Her hands on approach to teaching was developed under the guidance of Hank Haney. This method of teaching stresses the importance of creating a swing that is "on plane". More importantly, CiCi enjoys teaching her students and strives to make the learning experience fun.
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