NCIG 2023 Junior Program TEE-Off Event At Haggin Oaks

The NCIG will host a Junior Program Tee – Off Event in Sacramento, CA.

The first Northern California Institute of Golf (NCIG) tee off event will take place at William Land Golf Course on Sunday, February 12, 2023, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The second will take place at the Haggin Oaks Academy Holes on Sunday, February 18, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. While there, junior golfers and parents will have a chance to meet the 2023 Coaching Staff. A Driving Range Clinic & Putting Course are available for those who attend. Plus, the opportunity to Demo US Kids Clubs. Before the event ends, enjoy TEE Prizes & more!

Click below to register for the Haggin Oaks NCIG 2023 Junior Program TEE-Off Event

Click below to register for the William Land Golf NCIG 2023 Junior Program TEE-Off Event

About The Northern California Institute Of Golf

The NCIG strives to support young athletes and support systems in their golfing journeys. Our philosophy is rooted in the American Development Model to support long-term athletic development. We cultivate a fun and competitive group environment for kids to grow. Our programs are carefully designed to challenge young athletes of all ages and skill levels to prepare them for golf and life.

Meet The NCIG Coaches

Alex Cooper


Growing up in the Midlands of England, Alex started his golfing journey at age 5. He moved to California in 2014 and graduated from Sacramento State University with a BS in Kinesiology.

Alex has been working with the junior and adapted golf programs at Haggin Oaks, Bing Maloney, and William Land for the past 5 years. Leading adapted golf programs such as PGA Hope, California Eagles, and Angles 4 Hearts and he is also responsible for all Junior programming. Alex believes in developing not only the golfer but also the athlete and most importantly the person too.

Charlotte Mayorkas


Charlotte Mayorkas is a San Diego native and considers herself to be an athlete, not just a golfer.

Her first sport was tennis at a young age, where she excelled and found her love of competing. In her younger years she played any sport she could get her hands on, and at the age of 10 she found golf.

She took to golf quickly, considering she won the third tournament she entered. From there, she lettered four years as the No.1 player on the Boy’s Varsity High School Golf Team. As a junior she won multiple national events which thrusted her into the spotlight of college coaches, where she decided to accept a full scholarship to the UCLA Women’s Golf Program. At UCLA she won 5 individual titles, was a 3-time First Team All-American, and led her team to a National Championship in 2004. Charlotte finished that season ranked second in the country in the Golfstat and Golfweek polls.

In the summer of 2005 she turned professional where she won 2 Duramed Futures Tour Titles, was second on the money list, and had 13 out of 16 top 10 finishes. She earned her LPGA status in 2007, and made 54 out of 67 cuts during her career. She played in the 2007 Women’s British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews. It was the first-ever women’s professional event at the Old Course. Her best LPGA Tour finish was tied for 12th at the Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

She joins Haggin Oaks to share her knowledge, experience, and expertise to support athletes of all ages in their journey.

Fun Fact: Her husband, Mike Duhamel is a coach at Haggin Oaks and they met while on Tour. They moved to Sacramento to be close to family, and are looking forward to hosting coaching programs together as a team!

Mike Duhamel


Mike Duhamel is a Class A Canadian PGA Professional. He is a high-performance coach and a new resident to the Sacramento area. His coaching experience spans nearly 20 years- including working with some of the top players, coaches, and teams in the world.

Mike is excited to bring his holistic coaching approach to Haggin Oaks and the Sacramento golf community. He breaks up performance into 5 main buckets: Physical, Technical, Neurological, Tactical, and Mechanical-challenging athletes to excel in these 5 major areas regardless of their current abilities or level of play.

Everyone has their own individual golf goals- whether it’s lowering their handicap, winning the club championship, achieving a scholarship to a top college program, or even becoming one of the best players in the world, and Mike has the experience to help achieve these goals. Call 916-808-2531 to schedule an appointment with Mike Duhamel.

Early Days
Mike’s love of sports started at age 3 when he began ice skating in Northern Ontario, Canada. Mike excelled at multiple sports growing up including baseball, golf, and hockey, eventually going on to play Junior A hockey through college, before injuries forced him to change his focus. In 1999, while still playing Junior A hockey, he enrolled in PGM College and graduated in 2002.

As a junior golfer, Mike won numerous golf tournaments even though golf was not his main focus. After injuries forced him away from hockey in college, he turned his attention to professional golf and completed his playing ability test to become a member of the Canadian PGA. As a professional, Mike worked at some of the top clubs in Canada, where he specialized in coaching.

With a strong desire to compete and having success as a young playing professional, Mike took his game to the Australian Tour and various mini-tours across both the U.S and Canada, racking up 5 professional victories and numerous Top 10 finishes. From there, he caddied on the and LPGA Tours, before starting his own coaching company in 2008- coaching all levels of athletes from juniors to tour players.

Fun Fact: Mike Duhamel’s wife is an accomplished LPGA player so it tends to get pretty competitive in the Duhamel household!

Blake Stepanian


Blake grew up in the foothills of Sacramento and started playing golf at an early age. After playing golf in high school and continuing to play recreationally throughout college, he began to seriously work on his game. In 2021, he joined the concierge team at Haggin Oaks where he took a further interest in golf education, equipment changes, and technology in the game. While working on his master’s in education, he discovered an overlap with golf where he could further his teaching skills. He joined the Junior golf coaching team in 2022 at Haggin Oaks and then expanded his role by taking the NCIG Lead Youth Golf Coach position at the South Sacramento locations, Bing Maloney and William Land Park. Blake’s goal is to maximize his background in education and working with kids to make golf fun, approachable, and easier to understand.

Now in the PGA apprentice program, he rounds out his coaching schedule by working with the Cal Eagles program for adults with developmental disabilities and the NCIG’s Adaptive PE program.

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