Todd Iacono, PGATodd IaconoHead Golf ProfessionalWe welcome Todd Iacono as our new Head Golf Professional at Santa Barbara Golf Club. He is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America. Todd moved to San Diego in 2000 from Stockton to attend the Golf Academy of America. He graduated with a degree in Golf Facilities Management. Todd has worked at a wide variety of golf courses from high-end private equity clubs to 9 hole par 3 public and was most recently the First Assistant at Miramar Memorial. Along the way, Todd has run many successful events from junior golf, night golf, holiday-themed events and member tournaments. In 2016 Todd was awarded Assistant Golf Professional of the Year for the San Diego Chapter of the PGA. The award is given based on customer service, knowledge of golf and golf equipment, programs offered and overall value to the facility.
One of his passions is coaching golf where he has a simple philosophy of having fun. Teaching the student to be more aware of what they are doing and why they are doing it prepares them to become their own golf coach. He emphasizes a strong base of fundamentals including grip, posture, aim, and alignment.
In Todd’s free time he likes to spend time with his beautiful wife Julie and two daughters Olivia and Audrey. Todd is an avid sports fan and his favorite teams are the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks and the Sacramento Kings.
Todd looks forward to bringing many fun events and programs to the guests of Santa Barbara Golf Club.
Brent Cole, PGA
Brent Cole has been a PGA member since 1997 and has experienced 20+ years at Santa Barbara Golf Club. Brent is a Santa Barbara native, he graduated from San Marcos High School as well as UC Santa Barbara. He excels at making connections with golfers and understanding their needs. His simple teaching style is easy to follow and allows golfers of every level to learn something new to improve their game.
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Richard Chavez, PGA
Richard Chavez has been a member of the PGA since 1976. He has worked at La Cumber CC as well as became owner-operator of Twin Lakes GC from 1977-2000. Richard was Director of Golf at SBGC from 1981-2008 and is now teach at SBGC and Ivey Ranch CC in Palm Desert, Wednesday-Saturday from 10-3.
Richard won Golf Professional of the Year SCPGA in 2000, Club fitter of the Year in 2005 in the NCPGA and inducted into the SCPGA Hall of Fame in 2010.
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Doug Crane, PGA
TFT Coach | Site Director at SBGC
Doug Crane is a Class A PGA member and a recognized The First Tee Coach. Doug has run popular junior golf camps and clinics in Santa Barbara for over 16 years. He was a golf professional in Hawaii at the Waikoloa Resort before moving back to his hometown in Santa Barbara to open Glen Annie Golf Club. He then became the Head Golf Professional at Rancho San Marcos. He later became Director of instruction at Twin Lakes Golf and Learning Center. Doug is married to Lisa and has two children, Alex and Kirra.
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Larry Buker, Golf Instructor“Lefty” Larry Buker is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and moved toSanta Barbara in 1970. He earned a Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree, with a focus on Office Systems Management, at CSUN in 1996. Larry began playing golf at the age of 33. During his beginning years in learning to play the game, his passion and desire grew immensely. Larry began working in the Golf Shop at Santa Barbara Golf Club in 2005. His passion to teach the game has continued to grow and is lead by the desire to help golfers of all levels, especially juniors. Currently, he is the program coordinator and lead Coach with The Russ Morrison Junior Golf Program which he has been involved as an Instructor since 2005. Larry’s passion to help others is proven by being the Instructor for Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH) “Adaptive Golf Program” since 2004. Other past experiences include: junior volunteer coach with the First Tee Program from 2006-2008, Pro Advisor for SBJGA 2014-2016, and being a golf instructor for UCSB Recreational Sports beginning & intermediate program 2007-2010. “Lefty” Larry has proven his playing skills by successfully passing the PGA’s Players Ability Test in 2008. He teaches basic fundamentals and works with all ages and abilities of golfers to improve their mental game skills and promote positive reinforcement.
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Sydney Wasem, Teaching Professional
Sydney Wasem is a PGA Apprentice and Teaching Professional at Santa Barbara Golf Club. Prior to employment in 2014 at Santa Barbara Golf Club, Sydney attended The Golf Academy of America (GAA) in San Diego where he earned his Associate Degree in Golf Operations & Management. During his tenure at GAA, he studied golf instruction and received his teaching certificate. He has a love for the game of golf and is grateful to be at a facility in his home town. Teaching is one of Sydney’s passions and he loves to be a part of something that is helping to grow the great game of golf for years to come!
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