Staff
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Steve Bean - Director of Golf Schools

Steve started his golf career at the Rancho Bernardo Inn & C. C. in San Diego in 1980. In the thirty
nine years since Steve has taught on the staffs of some of the worlds best golf instructors.

In 1988 Steve was on staff at Derek Hardy's California Academy of Golf. Derek at the time was

and still is teacher to many LPGA stars. Derek is also a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in the USA.

In 1994 Steve joined the Hank Haney Golf Instructional Staff of California. Mr. Haney worked as
the swing coach for Tiger Woods and many other tour players and is listed as a Golf Digest Top 5
Instructor.

In 2010 Steve was named Golf Instructor of the Year by the Professional Golf Teachers and
Coaches Assn. In the last thirty
nine years Steve has helped players of all skill levels to
understand, improve and enjoy golf at a higher level.
Jobs, Teaching Experience and Awards
1980 to 1985        : Asst. Professional @ Rancho Bernardo Inn & Country Club / San Diego, California.
1985 to 1986        : Asst. Professional @ San Vicente Country Club / Ramona, California.
1986 to 1987        : Golf Professional @ Stardust Hotel & Country Club / San Diego, California.
1987 to 1988        : Golf Professional @ Redlands Country Club / Redlands, California.
1988 to 1990        : Staff Teaching Professional @ Derek Hardy's California Academy of Golf / Highland, California.
1990 to 1994        : Head Golf Professional @ Loma Linda Golf Center / Loma Linda, California.
1992 to 1994        : Owner and General Manager of Great American Golf Shops (3 Locations)
1993 to 1994        : Teaching Professional for the Hank Haney California Teaching Staff / Loma Linda, California.
1994 to 2001        : Head Golf Professional @ Palm Meadows Golf Club / San Bernardino, California.
2008 to 2009        : Custom Fitter for Titleist, Taylormade and Ping @ Max Out Golf Labs @ SCGA Golf Course / Murrieta, California.
2001 to Present  : Director of Golf Instruction @ Menifee Valley Golf Schools / Southern California
2009 to Present  : Director of Golf Operations @ Southern California Golf Schools / Southern California
2010                       : Master PGTCA Golf Teaching Professional and "2010 PGTCA Teacher of the Year"
2011 to Present  : Owner of San Diego Golf Schools (6 Locations in San Diego and 2 in Baja Mexico)
2011 to Present  : Owner of Las Vegas Golf Schools (5 Locations in Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada)
2015 - 2016          : Thumbtack (Voted Best Inland Empire Golf Instructor in Southern California) Two Years Running
2017                       : Best of Golf Lessons from Lessons.com
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Trevor Beard

Trevor has spent the past 5 years with Dick's Sporting Goods as sales and merchandise
manager. He is a certified club fitter and golf professional for Taylormade, Titleist, Ping
and Callaway.

Trevor played professional golf in south America and Canada as well as played on the
Web.com tour. Trevor played college on at University of Illinois with Steve Stricker and
Mike Small.

Trevor has been a staff instructor for Southern California Golf Schools on the west coast.

Trevor bring a simple approach to instructor of golf mechanics , Balance, Alignment and
basic fundamentals.
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Jim Carson
Tour Player / Teaching Professional

Combining an impressive teaching credential with a resume of global playing experience and
58 professional tournament victories.  Jim has a unique skill set. He's balanced a career of
both competing and teaching, a rare blend of technical swing acumen and refined playing
talent. That translates to a resource loaded with information. Jim is currently doing our
"Play with a Tour Pro Schools" in San Diego, Palm Springs, Riverside and Beaumont.
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Mando Vasquez
Teaching Professional

Our youngest member of the staff is Mando Vasquez.  He began playing golf at the age of 7
and began instructing new players since the age of 18. At 29 years old, he has experience
with teaching golfers of various skill levels for over a decade.  Currently, Mando is an
instructor for the Oak Valley Golf Academy in Beaumont, Ca.  Throughout his time teaching
for the Oak Valley Golf Academy, he has taught students from all over the world.  Skill levels
ranging from college bound players, to children picking up the game for the first time.  Also,
he taught junior clinics at Colton Golf Club in California for nearly 7 years.  Mando has also
competed in golf tournaments at both the collegiate and professional levels.  He was a
member of the Cal State University San Bernardino Men’s Golf team (2013-2014).
Mando played at Riverside Community College earning all conference honors in 2012.  
He is a graduate of Riverside Community College with a degree in Information Systems
and Technology. Currently he is studying at Cal State San Bernardino for a Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Management.    
Tony Lawson PGA

Class “A” PGA member in good standing since 1987.

Head Golf Instructor with the renowned John Jacobs’ Golf Schools for 10 years.

Teaching Professional at Kapalua Golf Club in Maui, Hawaii and the Ojai Valley Inn.

Instructed in the Las Vegas Valley since 1992.

Publishes monthly newsletter called “Golf Therapy”.

Trained club fitter.
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Fred Hanover
Golf Teaching Professional / PGA Tour, Canadian PGA Tour & Nationwide Tour Player
San Diego, California

*        Golf Coach CSU San Bernardino 3 Years
*        CSU San Marcos Director of Golf 9 Years
*        Coached 6 Men to All-Americans, 5 Women to All-Americans
*        3-Time Regional Coach of the year (1998, 2000, 2001)
*        Coached National NCAA Champion 1997
*        28 year member PGA Canada Tour (1987-present)
     Worked with renown short-game artist, Dave Stockton, master professionals, and               
tour professionals
*        Most valuable player for the UC Irvine golf team 1984
*        Played the PGA Tour, Canadian Tour, Ben Hogan and Nationwide Tours

Experience
Fred Hanover has been a professional golfer for 25 years. He has played the PGA, Canadian,  
Nationwide and Hogan Tours. He has been a successful college golf coach for 10 years and
coached numerous All-Americans. Passion More than Fred's resume is his passion for
teaching - his passion to guide golfers of all levels to their own personal goals. Whether those
goals are to just make contact or play competitive golf, Fred is exciting and fun to work with
and hits the ball a mile.