Qualifications & Certifications
Business Degree, San Jose State (1977)
All conference San Jose State Golf Team (1976-1977)
PGA Class “A” Golf Professional
PGA Certified in Teaching Coaching
PGA Certified in Player Development
TPI Certified (Titleist Performance Institute)
Golf Fitness Instructor
50 years in the game playing and teaching
Testimonials to Don's ability to individualize lessons:
"Don and I have had a coaching relationship for 19 years. Over time he has pin pointed my weakness and I have vastly improved my game. I have worked with Don on shot making, course strategy and the mental game. With the skills I have learned, I have never played better."
- Brennan M.
"I met Don Thames through the Junior Golf program that my son was a part of while living in Rancho Murieta. Don is passionate about golf and teaching others how to maximize the joy of playing golf. I signed up for a few lessons with coach Don and the improvement was instant. Coach Don has a unique way of making you understand golf concepts and mechanics. Before lessons with Don, I would be nervous playing with others or in tournaments. After lessons with Don, I enjoy golf more than ever. Don is a great guy, great teacher and his playing accomplishments speak for themselves."
- Carlos E.