Golf Instruction

Ron Rawls, Head PGA Professional:

Ron has been teaching and learning golf for 30 years. He enjoys teaching all ages and all ability levels, and has taught numerous high school and college players who have gone on to successful amateur careers. The 2004 Pacific Northwest Golf Professional of the Year and the 2012 Rocky Mountain Section Golf Professional of the Year, as well as the reigning Rocky Mountain Section Senior Champion, Ron is excited about the opportunities to teach and learn at Crane Creek’s new practice facility that opened June 30, 2017.

Luke Sestero, First Assistant PGA Professional:

Luke has been a golf professional at Crane Creek for eight seasons. He loves to teach and coach players of all ages and skill levels.  Having spent many years playing professionally on various mini-tours, including PGA Tour Canada, his experiences have shown him what it takes to play the game at a high level and he loves helping others learn and improve. Luke graduated from Boise State where he was twice named Boise State Player of the Year.  He has qualified for the National PGA Assistant Championship twice and was named the 2018 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Assistant Professional of the Year.  Luke is a TPI Certified Instructor and enjoys incorporating mental and golf fitness aspects of the game into his instruction.

Trish Gibbens, Assistant Golf Professional:

Trish is currently in the PGA program working towards becoming a PGA member and is currently in her fourth season at Crane Creek. She has been playing golf since she was five years old and began her career playing junior golf events, advancing to state, and national junior championships. She also played high school, winning the state championship and had a successful collegiate golf career with a handful of wins. She has played in national amateur events, including the USGA Public Links Championship. She graduated from the College of Idaho in the fall of 2013 where she earned her bachelor’s in marketing and minored in psychology. She has a passion for teaching people. Her focus is primarily on fundamentals and a strong mental game, believing that having a strong mindset and confidence in your abilities provides the foundation for building a proficient player. And of course fun is required!