Instruction

Maximize Your Game!

Individual lessons, group instruction, clinics, and golf schools are all offered at Newcastle’s beautiful practice facility. Lessons are provided by nationally-known PGA professionals. Take your game to the next level!

Instructors

Mark Rashell

Mark Rashell

Class A PGA Member | Director of Golf

Mark has been a PGA Professional for 8 years, and a graduate of Methodist University Professional Golf Management program.  In Mark’s ten years of 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.

Matt Crotts

Matt Crotts

PGA Teaching Professional

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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. 
Keith Bennett

Keith Bennett

PGA Teaching Professional

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I am a golfer in every sense of the word. I live it, breathe it, and never stop thinking about it. I have spent the last 10 years of my life dissecting this game and then putting it back together again. I am constantly searching for ways to improve; even if it’s just 1%. I love to push my limits in competitive environments, but I equally enjoy a casual day on the course with friends. Golf has provided me with many amazing experiences and opportunities. This great game constantly teaches me valuable lessons that are applicable both on and off the course.

In order to pay it forward, I spent my time at New Mexico State University garnering the education needed to attain my Class A, PGA certification. In my time at NMSU, I learned under two of the leading experts in Club-Focused golf instruction. This method of instruction catapulted my competitive career, as well as my desire to teach others.  Mesmerized by the simplicity at which golfers improved under this method of instruction, I wanted to share it with as many people as possible. Additionally, I specialize in golf strategy and course management. I love to show golfers how to look at a golf hole and develop a strategy for success.  I teach revolutionary course management concepts that have been proven at the PGA Tour level and assimilate easily to every level of golfer.

Lessons

Private Lessons

One-on-one instruction for all levels using time tested, tour proven fundamentals. Lessons based on a student’s current abilities and personal goals. All facets of the game can be covered: full swing, chipping, bunker play, pitching, putting, etc. Lessons include drills to help students see and feel the motion along with customized practice plans.

 

 

Type Price
30-Minute Junior Lesson (Ages 8-12 only) ​$60
1-Hour Lesson $120
Three 1-Hour Lessons $330

Semi-Private Group Lessons

An opportunity for students to learn together. Programs designed on a case-by-case basis and dependent on a student’s compatible skills. Especially beneficial for couples or groups that practice or play together. Our professional staff can accommodate up to 12 participants per session and will be available on time permitting basis, call the golf shop for details. Available for all skill levels.

 

 

 Number of People Price
Two People* $ 150
Three People* $ 200
Four People* $ 250

*All lessons are one hour.

 

Playing Lessons

There is a world of difference between playing golf and practicing golf. Playing lessons provide the opportunity to maximize a student’s current skill level and lower scores. Playing lessons are about how to play golf, not how to swing the golf club.

Rates are for one-on-one playing lessons and do not include green fees.

 

Holes Price
9 $ 250
18 $ 400

Customized Golf Schools

One, two, or multi-day schools built around the student’s needs and interest. Can include anything from intensive practice sessions to playing lessons. All schools are individually priced, call the Golf Shop for full detail. Available for all skill levels.