Becky Henderson-Gerritsen, PGA Director of Instruction
Becky came to Settlers Bay in the spring of 2016 after working at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon the previous 6 years. She has been a Class A PGA teaching professional since 2011 and working in the golf industry since 2006. A graduate of the University of Idaho’s PGA Professional Golf Course Management Program, Becky has worked at golf courses in Washington, Oregon, Virginia, and now Alaska. Through seminars and training with the PGA, Becky uses that information to better help her students achieve their own personal golf goals.
Becky’s Teaching Philosophy:
All people and golf swings are different, there are no two alike. I will work with each student to determine their own golf goals and work to create a repeatable swing with the most consistent results. Golf is a lifelong sport that can be enjoyed for years either for competition, recreation, or health benefits. By having a fundamentally sound swing it makes the game much more enjoyable and reduces the chance of injury down the road. When it comes to golf each student has different goals and expectations and I enjoy working with each student individually to set goals and work together to achieve them.
- 4 Time Washington State Golf Championships (18th, 3rd, 8th, 5th)
- 3 Time North Central Washington District Golf Champion
- 2011 Graduated from the University of Idaho with BS in Marketing and Professional Golf Course Management
- 2011 Became a Class A PGA Member
- 2012 Became the 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Eugene Country Club
- 2012 U.S Kids Certified Instructor
- 2013 PGA Business Operations Certified
- 2014 Oregon PGA Golf Assistant of the Year
- Certified Vendor with Mat-Su Central Homeschool for PE credits
- Salute Military Golf certified instructor
Jeff Woolcott, USGTF
Jeff is a Level II United States Golf Teachers Federation (USGTF) Associate Member Teaching Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science of Occupational Education (B.S.O.E), and Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) through Wayland Baptist University. Jeff is also a level 4 coach with USA Hockey and for the past 10 years has coached competitive teams working with players 4-18 years old. He currently serves as Director of Player Development for the Mat-Su Eagles.
Through his work in the orthopedic medical device industry, Jeff is able to offer students a unique perspective as to how human anatomy, physiology, and kinesthetic movements can affect a player's golf swing.
Jeff 's Teaching Philosophy:
Let’s improve your game based on the adherence to basic fundamentals, which lead to better mechanics, which ultimately create a more predictable golf swing with less shot dispersion. All golfers are different. From players that have never played before, to high end amateurs, we all have different levels of experience, fitness, flexibility and hand eye coordination. All of these biomechanical factors play a role in our ability to reach our potential as golfers.
- 2008 1st Place Class B AGA Alaska State Amateur Championship
- 2016 Level II United States Golf Teachers Federation Associate Member