Teaching Professionals

Spanky Richards

PGA Apprentice
Certified Callaway Golf Club Fitter/ Callaway Golf Staff Professional

Spanky Richards, a PGA Apprentice, has been playing golf for most of his life. As a Senior Professional at The Every Body Golf School, Spanky has worked with every level of student, junior camps, group and private lessons. His teaching philosophy is that each student will have his/her own swing and that the teaching/coaching must suit the individual. It is with this philosophy, Spanky's students have competed at the highest levels including: US Senior Open, Virginia Senior Open, MAPGA Junior Golf Tour, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and the Bobby Bowers Junior Golf Tournament. He was the Assistant Golf Professional at Greene County Country Club in Pennsylvania and Tournament Administrator for the Tri-State PGA Junior Golf Tour.  Spanky incorporates the latest technologies into his teaching including: Flightscope Launch Monitor, Blast Golf and video analysis.

Spanky graduated from California University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Professional Golf Management. While there, he organized monthly teaching summits with some of the top professionals in the Tri-State PGA.

In addition to his teaching, Spanky is the Office Administrator for the golf school, keeping our online scheduling system running and our office humming. Spanky is the head golf coach for Flint Hill High School Varsity Golf team, 2016 Mid- Atlantic Conference Champions. He also served as a coach for the Oak Marr Junior Golf team, and as an instructor for the Oakcrest School Girls Golf team. He is currently working towards PGA membership.

 

Garry Burke

USGTF Certified Teaching Professional/ US Kids Certified Coach

Garry Burke is a USGTF certified Teaching Professional from the DMV area.  His passion for golf startied as a junior golfer and Langston and Haines Point (East Potomac) Golf Course and grew from there.  Folling in his mentors' footsteps, he worked his way up from driving range attendant to a certified teaching professional at the same courses where he played as a junior.  Over the years, he has worked as a high school golf coach, assistant pro, and lead instructor/ director of instruction at East Potomac, Pinecrest, and Top Golf.  Whether a novice or competitive golfer, Garry's teaching style is simple, effective and fun.  He believes in creating a swing and a game that is repeatable, dependable and smooth. 

 

 

 

Michael Choi

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.

 

Hong Kim

Korean PGA Member

Hong Kim is a Korean PGA Professional. He has played various tour events (Asian, USGA, Golden State...) over the years. Hong came to the US in 1983 and started teaching golf full-time in 1985. Hong believes each student has his/her own unique swing and adapts his teaching to bring out the best in everyone. His goal is for his student's swing to match swing fundamentals, thus making the swing simple and easy to repeat. Hong came to the DC area in 1997 and has taught at several top practice facilities in the area. Mr. Kim teaches in both Korean and English. To book with Hong Kim, please call 703-989-1997.

 

 

 

Vincent Marvaso

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

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.

 

 

Michael Vechery

PGA Associate
U.S.Kids Golf

Coach Mike is one of golf's most sought after professionals. Almost everyday, he receives calls and texts from students who break 100/90/80/70 for the first time, shoot their best score ever, or just had their best ever practice session. His 40 years of experience give him the knowledge to pass on to beginners, intermediate players, and professionals. Coach Mike provides private, playing , and group lessons to men, women and kids. He has developed his own special and unique golf philosophy and teaching methods. It is this philosophy that is creating golf champions and great golfers. The following students have shown dramatic improvement with Mike's teaching:

** Mike's student, Bernerd, a 55 year old energy executive, started lessons in May 2019 as a 115 shooter. In 13 months, in June 2020, Bernerd broke 80 with a 79 at Lodestone CC in western Maryland.

**Tyler, a 16 year old Lake Braddock HS student, improved about 30 shots over 18 months. After 40 hours of lessons with Mike, Tyler went from shooting 110 to a 78 in the Virginia District championship. He left for college carrying a 5 handicap.

**Dylan,a basketball coach, worked with Mike in a 5 month period. After 32 lessons, he went from being a golfer who shot 110 to shooting a 72 at Lansdowne CC. His handicap is now a 4. He can be heard in Mike's Instagram video saying Mike is "The best in the game."

**Mike's student John was a self professed 105-110 player in early 2018. By summer 2019, after 13 lessons and a playing lesson, he is consistently shooting in the mid 80's. This is a 20 stroke improvement with a $1000 investment.

**Mike's 12 year old daughter Lauren tied for 6th in the 2018 Virginia Amateur 36 hole qualifying event. She tied the best Virginia Tech player who would finish 5th in the NCAA national championship in2019. Lauren has a 2.6 handicap while practicing only 8 days a month.

Countless others have made dramatic improvements in their games. Five star testimonials can be found at MikeVgolf.com.

Coach Mike graduated from the University of Georgia (BBA) and earned an MBA from Georgetown University. He resides in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Coach Mike can be found on Instagram at Instagram.com/mike_v_golf, Youtube at Mike_V_Golf and his website www.mikevgolf.com. Contact Mike directly by phone or text at 301.642.4430 or through his MikeVgolf.com website. Mike's pricing is different from other EBGS teachers and scheduling is through him directly.