Performance Club Instructors
Ed Luethke, Director of Golf
Ed has been a PGA Class A Pro for 17 years and has been in the San Joaquin Valley for over 25 years. Most recently, he was at San Joaquin Country Club and also has been at Riverside, Madera Municipal and Sunnyside. A former All American golfer at Fresno State, Ed finished 2nd in the NCAA championship and was the 1993 PGA Club Professional Player of the year. Ed has developed teaching programs that have helped develop many top players in the area. One of his main objectives is to provide an opportunity for membership, while utilizing our top notch instructors and facilities, to better their games. Feel free to ask Ed at any time about the instructional program that will best suit your game.
Patti Liscio, LPGA Certified Instructor
I have been teaching here at Riverbend GC since 2003. My experience in golf is founded in my personal accomplishments as a 10 year LPGA Tour Player. My competitive mind retired in 2001 and I began my teaching career. Teaching the game and enlightening people to their own ability is very rewarding for me. I try to keep the game (instruction) as simple as possible so my students can understand, retain, and apply the information given them. I have been with the LPGA Teaching Division since 2002. I am proud to be a part of Riverbend, it is the best practice grass around.
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Over the past 20 years, Chris Doos has become one of California’s premier golf instructors and custom club fitters. Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer to his students. He has been a member of the PGA of Europe since 1990 and was recognized in both 2004 and 2005 by Golf Range Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Instructors in America.” Chris’ professional career has been modeled under the tutelage of several top PGA professionals including famed instructors: Mike Adams, Mike McGetrick (McGetrick Golf Academy), and John Garner (Great Britain Ryder Cup Team). As Chris has continued to hone his skills, he has assisted some of the most accomplished golfers in the world including Kevin Chappell, medalist at the 2008 NCAA Championship and now PGA Tour Member.
In addition to the traditional concepts of instruction, Chris employs the V1 Digital Coaching System and comprehensive fitness programs. Chris’ goal is to coach and support players to become their own best coach.
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Bill Phillips, Professional Golf Services
Golf Professional, Teacher/Coach, Corporate Outings,
Tournament Consultant, & Creator Of Smart Business Golf DVD.
Learn to play golf so you can play on the course-not on the driving range! Also understand what causes the ball flight you get, so you can work on your game yourself. My passion is to make golfers better. I work with students new to the game as well as top players. My students include many juniors and ladies. Having had 7 legs surgeries and over 20 broken bones my client list usually includes people with previous injuries because of my knowledge of working to build a golf swing that protects and relieves pressure on those areas. Together we can make you a better player and have fun, it is a game. Tired of the same old teaching methods-let your improvements surprise you.
Mike Schy, Golf Academy Programs at Riverbend Golf Club