The Raspberry Golf Academy at Bull Run Golf Club’s only philosophy is to make our students better at golf. Our academy does this by using the best tools in the business to evaluate your game before helping you reach your goals. The technology we provide to you is second to none. Our proven techniques will show you what you are CAPABLE of and teach you how to play your best golf. We offer a variety of instructors so that you may find the right coach to achieve your goals. Come out and see the difference at the Raspberry Golf Academy at Bull Run Golf Club!
Tim Ganse, PGA
Senior Staff Instructor • 1-304-240-8740 • Email
Improve your golf game at Bull Run Golf Club with Certified Raspberry Golf Academy Coach Tim Ganse!
"It is imperative that you learn the whole game of golf and not just the golf swing if you really want to lower your score."
Tim’s Philosophy: I want to provide an environment where a student can be comfortable and learn to the best of their abilities. It is important to develop a game plan together based on the student's goals and objectives that will increase confidence and accelerate the learning process. Everyone is built in different shapes and sizes. A player should swing a club the way his/her body type was meant to swing it. We can make that happen.
• 15 Years of Teaching Experience
• 6 Years – Certified Raspberry Golf Academy Coach
• 1 Year - Teaching Professional - Woody's Golf Range
• 7 Years - Assistant Golf Professional, Winchester Country Club
About PGA Tour Pros: "I love watching them play golf. They always make me want to grab my clubs and go play."
Golf Influences: Tommy Wine PGA, Patrick McGuire, Rick Miller PGA, Scott Causby, Woody Fitzhugh PGA “Hall of Fame”
- Mike Adams, T.J. Tomasii, Ph.D., Jim Suttie - "The Laws of the Golf Swing"
- David Leadbetter - "The Golf Swing"
- Gary Wiren - "PGA Teaching Manual"
- 5th - 2010 Poolesville Pro-Am
- T5 - 2010 Hall of Fame Pro-Am
- 10th - 2010 Apple Blossom Pro-Am
- 12th - 2010 MAPGA Charity Pro-Am
- Low Round Tournamenet - 70
- Low Round - 66
- Double Eagles - 1
Golf Training & Skills:
- PGA Professional Golf Management Program
- V-1 Video Analysis
- Vector Pro-Launch and Accusport Launch Monitors
- PING N-Flight Fitting Software
- Certified PING Club Fitter, 2010
- Certified Titleist/Cobra Club Fitter, 2009
- Titleist/Cobra Fitting Seminar, 2008
- CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, 2007
- USGA/PGA Rules Workshop, 2006
- VSGA Rules of Golf Study, 2006-2007
1 hour-$125 • 3 hours-$325 • 5 hours-$500 • 8 hours-$725
Juniors 13 & under
1 hour-$75 • 5 hour-$325
Matthew Reise, PGA
Senior Staff Instructor • (703) 753-7777 x305• Email
Matthew Reise, PGA grew up learning to work and play golf in Pittsburgh, PA at Oakmont CC and Schenley Park GC, polar opposites in the worlds of public and private golf access. As an amateur, Matt played many highly competitive tournaments and events. He rediscovered his love for the game during a move to California in 2006, from where he moved further West to Hong Kong in 2010, then on to Mainland China. In February 2014, Matt earned PGA of America Member status while studying entirely in The People’s Republic of China. As a PGA Class-A Professional with National Certifications in K-12 Developmental Education, Matt established golf early-age and introductory-developmental programs within school curricula and in cooperation with multiple golf facilities and partners throughout the PRC.
“I deeply believe in the importance of learning solid practice habits while building a game from the bottom-up and hole-back. This is to say the basic swing is the same throughout the impact zone with putting, chipping, pitching, all the way to full swings with the driver; but one must lay the foundation before the roof goes on! It’s so much more fun to hit it hard and well. Occasional clubface, distance and directional control are merely arbitrary results if we do not achieve a solid and consistent hit. Students should have fun and gain autonomy by learning to self-assess basic issues during practice and on the golf course for the ultimate goal of lifelong enjoyment and competent play.”
Next time you visit Bull Run Golf Club please stop by and introduce yourself to Matt. He would be pleased to get to know you and help you become more familiar with the potential of your own golf game!
Dad & Grandpa! Watching my daughter’s development
The Golfing Machine by Homer Kelley
Golf My Way by Jack Nicklaus
Watching Tiger win his 3rd consecutive US Am
Don Cook, Fred Morales, Chris Marrs and the countless other PGA and non-industry professionals and golf lovers who continue to help me along the way.
Rates: For rates, please email Matthew Reise, PGA at email@example.com.
Senior Staff Instructor • 571-266-1182 • Email
I first learned to play golf when I was 10 years old, and my first teacher was my father, but then I put my clubs down to ride horses and run track. Fast forward to college when I came home on Spring break, played again with my dad,I fell in love with the sport all over again! For the next 10 years I played off and on when I could, but, I was a cubicle dweller and didn’t have much time to work on my game. As fate would have it, the recession came along in 2007-2008 and I was laid off with so many other people across the country. It turned out to be the best thing to happen to me! I was restless and not happy in the midst of the rat race. The recession gave me the chance to sit down and figure out what I wanted to do and the answer was golf! I moved back home, took a few ‘odd jobs’ and worked on my game 6 days a week for almost 4 years! I combined fitness, strength training, lessons and countless hours of practice and repetition to improve my game. I was terrible for a long time. My dream was to become an LPGA Professional but I needed the game to match. I worked my way down from a handicap that was “off-the-charts-high” to a 2! In 2013 I moved to Northern Virginia, still following my golf dreams. Life is just like golf; there are hazards, bad breaks from good shots, incredible lows and then you sink that long putt or chip in for birdie and you are back in it! I completed all of the requirements to get my LPGA Teaching card in 2016. My journey wasn’t done there though.
Now as a LPGA T&CP I am a scratch golfer. I know what it takes to make the necessary improvements to shave the strokes off of your game. What are your goals? What are your personal victories that you are looking to achieve on the course? I can help you find your personal best. Whether it is hitting the ball for the first time or it is shooting under par, let me help you improve your game, and take the next steps in your golf journey.
As part of The Raspberry Golf Academy Family I will be focused on The Birdie Belief Project, LPGA Girls Golf and Rounds With Robyn. These programs are designed to start, engage and retain women and girls into the game of golf! For more information on these programs please visit www.thebirdiebeliefproject.com or www.roundswithrobyn.com
Steve Giermak, PGA Apprentice
Staff Instructor • Email