Professional Instruction

Cindy Vining, B. PE, M.A.
Independent Class A LPGA Teaching Professional


Cindy is an active member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division. She earned her Class A certification in 2005. Cindy's life in golf began at the age of 14 when she first picked up a golf club. Cindy played on the LPGA's Futures Golf Tour in the early 1980's where she played alongside such talent as Laura Davies and Meg Mallon.

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Cindy came to Fresno in 1989 and began her local golf career working in local pro shops, most notably Fort Washington Country Club and Belmont Country Club.

Cindy is a 1982 graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and a 2002 graduate of California State University, Fresno where she earned her Master of Arts in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology. Since the most demanding skill of the game comes from "between the ears," she decided that a degree in Sports Psychology would be an invaluable asset to her teaching abilities. The subject of Cindy's master's thesis was the alleviation of back pain during the golf swing. Her in depth study of of this subject has enabled Cindy to help many of her students that suffer from back pain either during or as a result of their golf game.

Lesson Rates

  Single Lesson 3-Lesson Package 5-Lesson Package
ADULTS 45-55 minutes | $95.00 $250.00 $400.00
JUNIORS
(Under 16 years of age)
40 minutes | $65.00 $165.00 $250.00
COLLEGE RATES
(18-23 years of age)
45 minutes | $75.00 $180.00 $275.00
PAIRS
(Adults only)
50-55 minutes | $115.00 $295.00 $450.00

Please contact Cindy directly at 559.269.1820 for more information, or visit www.cindyvininggolf.com.

Gary Green
Director of Golf |  Teaching Professional

Gary started his golf career in 1997 at Kings River Country Club, working as a pro shop assistant under well-respected professionals Chuck Blanks and Steve Pellegrine. In his 7 years at KRCC, he developed a great passion for the game and spend many years honing his skills on and off the golf course. Gary joined us here at River Park Golf Center in 2004 eager to learn and wanting to further his career in teaching, working side by side with well-respected teaching professionals Cindy Vining and Chris Doos, Gary has developed a complete and comprehensive teaching method. His background as a competitive golfer gives him the ability to offer insight into all different aspects of the game, including the necessary mental, physical, and technical skills necessary to take his students to the next level. Gary works with all skill levels, from true beginners to elite level players.

Lesson Rates

  Single Lesson 5-Lesson Package
ADULTS 45 minutes | $60.00 $255.00
JUNIORS
(Under 16 years of age)
30 minutes | $40.00 $165.00
PAIRS
(Adults only)
45 minutes | $75.00 $350.00

Book lessons with Gary: Cell- 559.250-7129 or email: gary@riverparkgolf.com

 

Class A PGA Teaching Professional & Club Fitter

A Northern California native, Patrick grew up playing golf in the San Francisco Bay Area starting at the age of 8.  He is a proud graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at New Mexico State University in 2003 and has been a PGA Class A Member since 2006.  Patrick has accrued nearly 14 years of professional teaching experience, gaining knowledge and expertise by working at private and public facilities on both the East & West coasts and the Desert Southwest.  Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished player, Patrick is happy to help you get your game in shape, lower those scores and have more fun!  Please call or email Patrick for more information or to setup your lesson or fitting today!

  • Authorized PING club fitter
  • Authorized KBS shaft fitter

Lesson Rates

  One (1) Lesson Series of 3 Lessons Series of 5 Lessons
ADULT - Individual
(40 - 50 minutes)
$60 $160 $265
ADULT - Pairs
(50-60 minutes)
$85 $235 $390
JUNIOR (under 18)
Individual (30-40 minutes)
$40 $100 $165
JUNIOR (under 18)
Pairs (40-50 minutes)
$65 $175 $290

PLAYING LESSON @ River Park GC (60-80 minutes)

  • Adult | $85
  • Junior | $65

Days of Availability

Typically, Patrick is available on Thursday - Sunday for lessons by appointment.


Brandon Sherwood
Assistant Golf Professional

Brandon grew up in the Valley playing golf like most people, for fun! It wasn't until after high school that he caught the bug and began spending all his free time improving his game. In 2011 he decided to commit to golf as a career, moving to Southern California to attend Golf Academy of America. While there, Brandon focused his studies on instruction and club repair. He graduated with honors in August 2012 and moved back to the Valley shortly thereafter to begin his career here at River Park Golf Center as our Assistant Golf Professional and club repair specialist. He is ready to share his love and knowledge of the game with his students, not only to improve their skills but increase their enjoyment of golf as well.

Lesson Rates

  Single Series of Three Series of Five
ADULT - Individual
(50 Minutes)
$55 $150 $225
JUNIOR - Individual
(30 minutes)
$40 $115 $160
ADULT - Pairs
(50 minutes)
$70 $200  
JUNIOR - Pairs
(30 minutes)
$55 $150  

Contact Brandon Through River Park Golf Center.

Gary Green
Director of Golf |  Teaching Professional

Gary started his golf career in 1997 at Kings River Country Club, working as a pro shop assistant under well-respected professionals Chuck Blanks and Steve Pellegrine. In his 7 years at KRCC, he developed a great passion for the game and spend many years honing his skills on and off the golf course. Gary joined us here at River Park Golf Center in 2004 eager to learn and wanting to further his career in teaching, working side by side with well-respected teaching professionals Cindy Vining and Chris Doos, Gary has developed a complete and comprehensive teaching method. His background as a competitive golfer gives him the ability to offer insight into all different aspects of the game, including the necessary mental, physical, and technical skills necessary to take his students to the next level. Gary works with all skill levels, from true beginners to elite level players.

Lesson Rates

  Single Lesson 5-Lesson Package
ADULTS 45 minutes | $60.00 $255.00
JUNIORS
(Under 16 years of age)
30 minutes | $40.00 $165.00
PAIRS
(Adults only)
45 minutes | $75.00 $350.00

Book lessons with Gary: Cell- 559.250-7129 or email: gary@riverparkgolf.com

 

Class A PGA Teaching Professional & Club Fitter

A Northern California native, Patrick grew up playing golf in the San Francisco Bay Area starting at the age of 8.  He is a proud graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at New Mexico State University in 2003 and has been a PGA Class A Member since 2006.  Patrick has accrued nearly 14 years of professional teaching experience, gaining knowledge and expertise by working at private and public facilities on both the East & West coasts and the Desert Southwest.  Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished player, Patrick is happy to help you get your game in shape, lower those scores and have more fun!  Please call or email Patrick for more information or to setup your lesson or fitting today!

  • Authorized PING club fitter
  • Authorized KBS shaft fitter

Lesson Rates

  One (1) Lesson Series of 3 Lessons Series of 5 Lessons
ADULT - Individual
(40 - 50 minutes)
$60 $160 $265
ADULT - Pairs
(50-60 minutes)
$85 $235 $390
JUNIOR (under 18)
Individual (30-40 minutes)
$40 $100 $165
JUNIOR (under 18)
Pairs (40-50 minutes)
$65 $175 $290

PLAYING LESSON @ River Park GC (60-80 minutes)

  • Adult | $85
  • Junior | $65

Days of Availability

Typically, Patrick is available on Thursday - Sunday for lessons by appointment.


Brandon Sherwood
Assistant Golf Professional

Brandon grew up in the Valley playing golf like most people, for fun! It wasn't until after high school that he caught the bug and began spending all his free time improving his game. In 2011 he decided to commit to golf as a career, moving to Southern California to attend Golf Academy of America. While there, Brandon focused his studies on instruction and club repair. He graduated with honors in August 2012 and moved back to the Valley shortly thereafter to begin his career here at River Park Golf Center as our Assistant Golf Professional and club repair specialist. He is ready to share his love and knowledge of the game with his students, not only to improve their skills but increase their enjoyment of golf as well.

Lesson Rates

  Single Series of Three Series of Five
ADULT - Individual
(50 Minutes)
$55 $150 $225
JUNIOR - Individual
(30 minutes)
$40 $115 $160
ADULT - Pairs
(50 minutes)
$70 $200  
JUNIOR - Pairs
(30 minutes)
$55 $150  

Contact Brandon Through River Park Golf Center.