Staff Professionals

Michael Choi

Staff Professional
United States Golf Teachers Federation Level III Certified Member

703-256-GOLF   703256golf@gmail.com 

Michael started playing golf in the early 1980s. Previously a teacher at Greendale Golf Course, Hilltop Golf Club, Pinecrest Golf Course and Korea Times Culture Center, he now teaches at the Oak Marr Golf Complex. He believes that "golf is science" and stresses not only technique but also theory. He says "A player cannot always be with the instructor, so he or she should learn how to "catch a fish" by him or herself" He teaches with patience until his student is satisfied.

 

Vincent Marvaso

Staff Professional
USGTF Certified Teaching Professional

Working as a true guide in the learning process, Vincent's process is clear: "The most important role that I play as a golf coach is to clearly lay out the steps that are required to take a student's game to the net level."

Vincent understands that every golfer's physical make-up is different and as a result, so are their golf swings.  "The golf swing is not a one size fits all!"

Working with video he can show the student why they can't hit the shots they want and what they need to do to hit the shots they want.  Once that becomes crystal clear in the students mind it becomes much easier to move forward.  

"Everyone, regardless of size, age or physical ability, is capable of developing a repetitive golf swing.  After mastering the core fundamentals, grip, posture and alignment, students can then learn more easily the key relationship between arm swing and body rotation."  Coach Vincent lives by that philosophy and the progress of his students shows its effectiveness.  

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Vincent is also certified by the USGTF as a teaching professional since 2000.  He is a certified club fitter with Maltby Club Fitting.  

 

Rony McPherson

Staff Professional
PGA Apprentice/ USGTF Certified Teaching Professional

After 12 years in the computer industry, Rony played golf professionally on various mini tours in the Carolinas and Florida. Rony has worked in the golf industry for over 25 years as a caddie, high school golf coach, lead instructor for the First Tee of Washington, DC, and PG County Chapters and as Assistant Golf Professional at Woodmore County Club. His knowledge of the golf swing and his flexible style of teaching compliment each student's specific goals and physical abilities. Rony's goal is to make golf fun and keep the swing simple. He believes that today's technology and training techniques help to speed up the learning process for the student, which makes it more enjoyable and easier to comprehend.

 

Allen Baek

Staff Instructor
PGA Professional

Allen believes that any individual can play better golf and have more fun. As a graduate of the Professional Golfer’s Carrier College in Orlando, Florida, Allen has been a Class A Member of the PGA of America since 2020. Allen’s teaching philosophy is based on the fundamentals of the Golf Swing, Grip, Posture, Ball Position and Alignment. Allen is to help each golfer he works with become better, regardless of age or ability level. He has a talent for making students truly enjoy the game of golf while they learn it. He is bilingual in Korean and English.

"My passion is golf! I enjoy helping my students improve their games almost as much as I enjoy playing golf myself."