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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! 

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BR tim webpicTim Ganse, PGA

Senior Staff Instructor • 1-304-240-8740 • Email

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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

Headshot robyn websiteRobyn James

Senior Staff Instructor • 571-266-1182 • Email

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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

Happy Golfing!

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Staff Instructor •  Email



Bull Run Golf Club
15000 Bull Run Estates Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169