Lesson Information

Tony Troncale, PGA, PGA Director of Instruction
Group as well as individual golf instruction is available for all player types throughout the year at Swenson Park Golf Course and Van Buskirk Golf Course. So whether you are a beginner golfer learning the basic fundamentals or an advanced player in need of a little swing tune up, Tony Troncale, PGA Professional is available to help you improve your golf game. 

Golf Instruction is provided by Tony Troncale, a Life Member of the PGA and named a "Top 25 in Northern California" Instructor in 2004 by the publishers of the the Northern California Golf Guide.  The benefit of working with a PGA Professional is that you have your own "personal trainer" to develop and improve your golf game.  



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  • Contact Tony by email or call (209) 601.3388

  • Tony is proud to be a quarter-century club member of the PGA of America (plus the years going through the program, that’s 30+ years of dedication to the game). If you take lessons from someone other than a PGA Professional, you are missing out! We are trained professionals that have to re-certify regularly.  Just because someone works at a golf course does not mean they are a PGA Professional – look for the certification!

    Individual & group golf lessons are also available from other professionals on staff at the Stockton Golf Courses:

Tom Nelson, PGA, General Manager, KemperSports - Stockton 
Course management and advanced short game technics are areas of expertise that Tom specilizes in. With 20+ years of competitive experience, the techniques you will develop can take your game to the next level. Beginners can also gain from his easy to understand fundamentals and easy going communication skills. On course instruction is also available. Contact:


Joe Smith, PGA, Class A PGA Head Golf Professional
Joe Smith grew up in the central valley and played high school golf for St. Mary’s in Stockton.  He had a successful college golf career winning state titles and amateur events.  After college he entered the Professional Ranks playing in many tournaments.  Joe has been working in the golf business and giving instruction for 16 years, teaching players of all ages and abilities.  He looks forward to helping you reach your full golf potential. Contact: