Lesson Rates

Bryan Altena, Director of Instruction (602) 770-4954  bryan.altena@arizonachristian.edu

Members - $80/hour ; $40/half hour
Non-members - $100/hour ; $50/half hour

Jim Meyers, PGA Director of Golf     (602) 942-1278 or jmeyers@moonvalleycc.com

Members - $80/hour ; $50/half hour                 Simulator Analysis: $100/hour ; $60/ half hour
Non-members - $100/hour ; $60/half hour

Assistant Golf Professionals (602) 942-1278

Steve Montalto, PGA 1st Assistant
Members - $60/hour; $40/half hour
Non-members - $80/hour; $50/half hour 

Chris Treat - 2nd Assistant
Members - $50/hour; $30/half hour
Non-members - $70/hour; $40/half hour 

Independent Instructors

Sinclair Torrilhon, Instructor (602) 430-0013
Individual Instruction
Members - $60/hour
Non-Members - $80/hour
Initial Evaluation - $135 for 1.5 hours of instruction in the swing lab (video included)

Kathy Knadler, Instructor (602) 206-3690
Individual Instruction
Members - $50 for a 45 minute session
Non-Members - $60 for a 45 minute session
Small Group Sessions:
2 people - $70/hour ; 3 people - $75/hour
AWGA Ambassador Program - 6 sessions for $195 (please contact the AWGA at 602-565-5600 to sign-up)

Instructor Bios: 

Bryan Altena is a PGA certified professional that has been working, teaching, and coaching in golf since 2003. Prior to that, he has played tournament golf as a junior, throughout high school, college, and as a professional. He began in club golf at Castle Pines GC in Castle Rock, CO. He has spent eight years at The Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, as well as a season at Desert Highlands in Scottsdale. Bryan has taught at all levels from juniors and beginners, to competitive golfers and professional athletes. He has also taught for Golf Digest Schools doing corporate clinics and 3-day golf schools. In addition to playing and teaching, he has experience as a caddy on the club level and professionally on the LPGA Tour. Currently he is the Men's and Women's head golf coach at Arizona Christian University. He started with the women's team, which was ranked outside the top 100 when he started, was in the top 60 after this first season, and finished in the top 25 after his second full season. He was also recently named the conference Coach of the Year.

"Based off my experience, I bring a well-rounded approach to golf instruction and game improvement from teaching golfers of all levels, ages, and abilities. I also combine my time as a tournament player as well as a professional caddy and college coach into my instruction. My goal as a teacher is to simply help you enjoy the game, to identify and improve those issues that are specific to you, and for you as a player to gain the knowledge necessary to be your own coach out on the course. I look forward to serving the club here at Moon Valley and to develop relationships and lasting improvement in golf and to have fun with the game. "

Jim Meyers is the Director of Golf Operations on the Moon Valley team.  He grew up in a small town just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in Phoenix since 2002.  Jim is a Class A PGA Professional with more than 15 years of experience in the golf industry.  It is Jim's goal to build a relationship with each student where they can work together to improve playing ability and enjoyment of the game.  With a strong emphasis on fundamentals, Jim's plan includes working with students to set realistic goals and helping them to develop a strong and confident mental attitude.  Finally, Jim believes that for ultimate improvement there is no substitute for actually getting out on the course and playing the game of golf. 

Sinclair Torrilhon has been an instructor at Moon Valley Country Club since 2004.  Sinclair specializes in all aspects of golf technique with an emphasis on full swing and putting.  Skill development and training are considered to be his main strengths.  He has had the opportunity to work with many tournament players on several tours, both men's and women's.  He has also helped develop several high ranking junior players.

Sinclair's experience in human motion and the finer points of the golf swing are invaluable assets to the team at Moon Valley Country Club.  Whether working with professionals, club players, juniors, or beginners, his experience will not only educate his clients about the golf swing and what it takes to make real and lasting change, but also help them enjoy the game of golf more and perform at a higher level.

Kathy Knadler was born and raised in Colorado where she played competitive golf as a junior and amateur, winning the 1986 Colorado State Stroke Play and Match Play Junior Championships, and the 1988 Colorado State Amateur Championship.  She received a scholarship and competed on the University of Wyoming women's golf team, graduating with a degree in teaching.  She taught at both the elementary and high school level and headed up a large junior golf program in Northern Colorado prior to moving to Phoenix in 1994.

In 1994, Kathy earned PGA Class A and LPGA Class A status and began her teaching and coaching career with the pilot LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program in Phoenix.  She was hired in 1997 to direct the program where her passion for girls' golf and commitment to providing engaging opportunities for youth flourished.  For nearly 20 years, Kathy has touched the lives of thousands of junior golfers ages 3-18 through developmental golf clinics, tournaments, and family golf outings and has had the pleasure of helping girls reach their goals and potential in the game through an environment which nurtures camaraderie, social skills, and greater self-esteem.  Over the years, Kathy has offered leadership opportunities to young girls through the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf junior advisory committee and Future Stars Program and enjoys the return of her students, many from successful college careers, to participate as volunteers in their current programs and events.

Kathy directed the JGAA Linkster Program, serves on the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf National Advisory Committee, the JGAA Board of Directors, and the Arizona Silverbelle Board of Directors.  Kathy was also recently named the 2013 Youth Coach of the Year by the Phoenix Sports Commission and the LPGA Central Section Junior Golf Achievement Award winner.