Don Pottle Golf Professional
Tenured Teaching Professional – Coach
Wilson Staff Player
“For almost twenty years I have had the pleasure to be associated with the Morton Golf Performance Academy at Haggin Oaks. It has been a pleasure teaching men, women and juniors of all ages and abilities to improve games and enjoy the wonderful game of golf.”
Don was born in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of Burdett College in Boston, MA. At the age of twelve, Don got his first job as a caddie. The Head Professional at his home club in New Hampshire gave him three old clubs, a Sunday bag, a few lessons and said “go play golf”. His passion for golf was ignited, and eventually lead to his second career as a Golf Professional.
Entering the golf business in 1993 after an extensive business career as a corporate manager and trainer, he joined the Haggin Oaks Team in 1996, became a Certified Teaching Professional in 1997 and a Certified Vector Green Reading Instructor in 2013.
Don has developed a significant and loyal clientele in the Northern California Region. His success is directly attributed to his professional and interpersonal skills and a solid teaching foundation.
His time-tested approach of having fun while learning is to teach with easy to understand instruction based upon each players learning style.
Don’s extensive knowledge of the golf swing, short game, putting, green reading skills and innovative techniques were developed by attending numerous Golf Schools, NCPGA Player Development Workshops and PGA Teaching and Coaching Seminars conducted by some of the world’s most acclaimed Golf Professionals:
- Butch Harmon – Michael Breed – Dave Pelz
- Hank Haney – Ken Morton, Sr. – Jim McLean
- Jim Flick – Dave Stockton – Jim Hardy
With personalized instruction, practice, patience and desire, any player, regardless of age or level of ability will enjoy the challenge of becoming a better player from Green to Tee.
Don Pottle Performance Golf