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Instructors

Tom Martty

General Manager/COO at Woodforest Golf Club is a Life Member of the PGA and a Gulf States PGA Hall of Fame inductee and a member of the LSU Sports Hall of Fame. He also served on the PGA Education Panel for 6 years.

Martty’s students have won 36 state and national championships, including a SEC Individual Championship. 45 of Mr. Martty’s students have gone on to play collegiately. Jenny Lidback, winner of the LPGA major tournament du Maurier Ltd. was also one of Martty’s Students.

phone: (936) 588-8808
email: tmartty@woodforestgolf.com

Jon Baacke, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Jon has over 15 years of teaching experience; he has been involved in the golf industry for his entire life and has a strong passion for the game. He believes that the game should be taught from the green to the tee box, with a strong emphasis on the short game. Jon works with any age and skill level, and believes it’s never too early or late to start learning the game. He is also the Director of the Woodforest Junior Golf Academy, which he has grown since joining Woodforest in 2010. The academy has expanded to over 250 students a year, gaining new students every season.

Jon’s professional accomplishments include being the first class at Sam Houston State University to graduate the PGA Golf Management School. Jon is a Class A PGA Professional. He goes into each lesson with a positive attitude and wants the student to have fun and learn as much as possible.
Jon would be happy to help you meet your goals today.

Current Lesson Rates:
Adults: $80 per hour
Lesson Packages: 3 Lessons for $200/ Buy 5 lessons and get the 6th one free
Junior Rate: $60 per hour / $30 half hour
Phone: 936-588-8872
E-mail: Jon@woodforestgolf.com

Adam Kraus, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional/Lead Fitter

Adam has been involved in golf for over eight years including his college and high school career. Adam is a graduate of the Sam Houston State Professional Golf Management Program and is a Class A PGA Professional. His goal is to be an effective teacher for any skill level.

Adam loves to use a combination of video and hands on training to help his students’ progress at the fastest rate possible.

Current Lesson Rates:
Adults: $70 per hour
Lesson Packages: 3 Lessons for $175/ Buy 5 Lessons and Get the 6th One Free
Junior Rate: $50 per hour / $30 half hour
Club Fitting Rate: $100
Phone: 936-588-8805
E-mail: Adam@woodforestgolf.com

Andy Gaines
Assistant Golf Professional

Andy’s greatest passion in life is to build lasting relationships through the game of golf. He was introduced to the game in his early 20’s while stationed in Italy (US Navy). Recently graduating from Keiser University with a degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management, he is applying his knowledge to help improve the game for all skill levels. Andy’s basic foundation starts with grip, aim and setup, a basic swing motion, and a balanced finish.

Andy is dedicated in becoming a Class-A PGA Professional.

Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – But you have to play the ball where it lies. ~ Bobby Jones

Current Lesson Rates:
Adults: $50 per hour
Lesson Packages: 3 Lessons for $125/ Buy 5 lessons and get the 6th one free
Junior Rate: $40 per hour / $25 half hour
Phone: 936-588-8805
E-mail: Andy@woodforestgolf.com

Kaity Cummings
Assistant Golf Professional

Kaity has been involved with golf for over 10 years. This has included a playing career, as well as instructing juniors for the past four years. She is a recent graduate from Houston Baptist University in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sports Management. She spent her college career competing with the HBU women’s golf team all four years while earning 2 Southland Conference team titles, as well as 1 individual Southland Conference title. She also intends to pursue a Class A LPGA Membership, as well as a Class A PGA Membership.

Kaity specializes in junior and women golfers in hopes to grow female participation in the game. She is also certified in personal training to help junior golfers develop fundamental strength movements for the golf swing and conditioning for a healthy lifestyle. In doing so, she wants to begin a consistent, female only, Junior golf program to teach rules, etiquette, short game, and the swing in a fun and entertaining atmosphere.

Current Lesson Rates:
Adults: $50 per hour
Lesson Packages: 3 Lessons for $125/ Buy 5 lessons and get the 6th one free
Junior Rate: $40 per hour
Phone: 936-588-8805
E-mail: Kaity@woodforestgolf.com