Lake Spanaway is proud to be apart of Pierce County Golf and the Chambers Bay Golf Academy. 

Our goal is to serve you through carefully designed programs that cater to golfers of all ages and abilities.

Whether you are a top player or just getting started, let us find the champion golfer in you.
 


Our Instructors/Individual Lessons
BRIAN PETOLETTI
Head Golf Professional, PGA Associate

The best part of my job is being able to help those who share the same passion for the game of golf!  Whether your passion for golf is just emerging or it’s been a part of your life for a while, I welcome the opportunity to help you improve your playing and enjoyment of the game.

Instruction can be a bit overwhelming at first…there is a lot of communication and sharing of key fundamentals to help each student build a simple and consistent swing.  To help with that, I have found sending follow-up emails after every session is invaluable.  Lesson follow-up emails include a summary of “Key Points” taught during that lesson, video swing analysis (if taken) and drills to help you re-enforce “new” learnings.

Each of us have our own swing, what I have found to be most important is:

 
  • Is the clubface angle square at impact?
  • Is the club’s path coming into the ball, down the line when striking the ball?
  • Is your swing simple and repeatable?
PERSONAL INSTRUCTION OFFERINGS
To maximize your learning and improvement, I recommend that all
Instruction Packages are completed within 60 days.

Private Lesson:  60-minute instruction with video analysis, follow-up email and drills. $100

The Fundamentals:  This instruction series focuses on teaching the importance of a proper stance, a proper grip and swinging the club on the proper plane.  (3 Lessons - $250)

The Short Game:  This package is designed to help the student understand and develop the differences in technique regarding chipping, pitching and sand bunker play. (4 Lessons - $320)

Finding the Fairway:  This lesson series will focus on hitting the Driver, Fairway wood and Hybrid off the Tee Box.  Playing from the fairway greatly improves your ability to lower your score.  This lesson package also includes instruction on course management. (2 Lessons - $180)

Greens In Regulation - Iron Play:  Greens in Regulation is the most important statistic in golf.  To play golf well, you must be a good iron player.  This instruction series will help the student develop and understand the differences in hitting the short irons, mid irons and the long irons. (3 Lessons - $250)

“Aim Point” Putting Technique:  Aim Point is a putting technique that is used widely by top players on the PGA and LPGA tours.  The Aim Point method provides a technique to increase your ability to read the greens correctly and sink more putts. (2 Lessons - $180)
 
CALL (253) 439-5860 or EMAIL bpetoletti@kempersports.com
Click here to book your lesson with Brian!
 
DAVE ESHELMAN
Assistant Golf Professional, PGA Associate
 
Dave Eshelman comes to us from Yuma, Arizona where he was a Head Golf Professional, PGA Associate.  Dave has over 15 years of teaching experience working with golfers; from beginners, Juniors and advanced skilled players.  Dave grew up in Puyallup and attended Rogers High School where he played three years of golf.  Dave will be leading The First Tee classes and will be available for individual and group lessons as well.
CALL (253) 531-3660 or email deshelman@kempersports.com
Click here to book your lesson with Dave!

AYDEN GANITANO
Assistant Golf Professional, PGA Associate
We have a new addition to our teaching staff here at Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Ayden Ganitano has recently been accepted into the PGA Associate Program and has his sights on becoming a member of the PGA TOUR.  Ayden currently is very active in teaching The First Tee classes in addition to private lessons as well.
CALL (253) 531-3660 or email aganitano@kempersports.com
 
Programs/Group Clinics
Group Instruction is limited to a total of 6 students to maximize learning,
Group Instruction Packages should be completed within 60 days.


Saving Par is a weekly group instruction program that combines both instruction and on course play.  Each weekly session begins with instruction on a specific part of the short game; chipping, pitching, putting, uneven lies and green side bunker shots followed by 9 holes of on course practice/instruction.  This monthly recurring short game series tracks your progress and allow you to learn with other players with a common goal!  $200 per month (4 weeks), limited to 6 students per session. 

Session start dates:
Thursday-November 3, 2022 | 3:30pm
Click here to register.
 

Welcome2Golf is the perfect on ramp to the game.  Four group lessons to get you from the lesson tee to the course.  Welcome2Golf Adult Beginner Lesson experience includes:  $200 per student, Limited to 6 students.
 
  • 6 hours of instruction (4-60 minute classes, schedule once a week)
  • Last class session includes playing on the course
  • 3 PRACTICE with the Pro experiences (additional fees apply $50 per session), 
  • 2 PLAY with the Pro (2 hour on-course sessions, additional fees apply $150 per session)
  • Free club rentals during lesson sessions
Session start dates:
Wednesday-November 2, 2022 | 3:30pm
Click here to book your Welcome2Golf sessions!
 


Our partnership with The First Tee of South Puget Sound is the foundation of our youth instruction programs. The First Tee’s mission is to impact the lives of young people in our region by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. 

Session dates: Day and times TBD


Click here to be taken to the First Tee of South Puget Sound Website to register.