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 20 years, teaching players of all ages and abilities. He looks forward to helping you reach your full golf potential.
At Swenson Park Contact
Alex Edfort - Assistant Golf Professional - PGA Apprentice
Born and raised in New Jersey, Alex Edfort came out to Stockton to play golf at University of the Pacific in 2009. While at Pacific he developed into an elite golfer, breaking numerous program records. In his junior year, Edfort won the Big West conference championship, was named Big West conference Player of the Year, and was named an Academic All American. In his senior year, he set the all time lowest tournament score in Pacific golf history shooting 198 for 3 rounds at the Pacific Invitational (18 under).
Edfort had success playing professionally on mini tours in California and on the east coast for several years before shifting into his role here at Stockton Golf Courses. He finished his degree from Pacific, earning a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. Edfort has experience coaching junior golfers as well as collegiate golfers as he was the assistant golf coach for his alma mater for a season. His expertise is in on course instruction and the mental side of competition. He now lives in Lodi with his wife and their two daughter age 7 and 4.
At Van Buskirk Contact
Josh Miller - Assistant Golf Professional - PGA Apprentice
Josh was born in Stockton and attended St. Mary's High School. He participated in football, baseball and wrestling during his time there.
He excelled at Baseball and continued to play on high level competitive traveling teams after high school.
Josh has a new found passion for the game of golf.
Having a strong understanding how many of the natural movements from other sports can be used in the golf swing,
he can help you believe it is ok to "swing it like a baseball bat."