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Staff of Golf Professionals

Rio Hondo Golf Professional Staff

At Rio Hondo Golf Club, we have three teaching pros on staff to provide our customers high quality lessons personalized for their unique golf swing. We are available to take your calls 7 days a week. Our staff members are professional, courteous, efficient and look forward to teaching your next golf lesson.

  • Steve LaBarge

    PGA - Director of Golf

    Steve LaBarge has been a PGA Member and teaching golf for 25 years. He won the SCPGA Metropolitan PGA Golf Professional of the Year and the PGA Horton Smith Award. Steve has written articles for the Orange County Register on Swing Tips of Golf, taught Mini Tour Players, Major League baseball players, NFL players, Junior World golfers and high school teams. Steve is a Certified Club fitter. Steve offers private, group, and video lesson along with club fittings.

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  • Scott Wally

    PGA - Head Golf Professional / Tournament Director

    Scott is a graduate of Downey High School where he was a four-year letterman of the golf team. He attended Cal State Dominguez Hills and was a four-year starter. Scott was a member of the Rio Hondo Men's Club and won the club championship in 1984. He has been a member of the PGA since 2006 and has been in the golf business for 25 years at Rio Hondo. During this period Scott has been an instructor as well as tournament director. He has instructed many levels of students, including high school and college players. Among the other levels he has instructed are JR champs, adult group classes as well as individual private lessons. One of the most enjoyable parts of being on the Rio Hondo Staff has been the interaction with members and the outside events hosted at the club.

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  • Rob Douglas

    PGA - First Assistant

    Robert has been on staff for 18 years and is a PGA Professional and TPI Certified. He played four years of varsity golf for Warren High School and four years of collegiate golf for Cypress College and UMass Lowell. Robert won the NCAA New Hampshire Invite and took his school to their first NCAA regional championship while attending UMass Lowell. He loves teaching the game and sharing his insight on game improvement and course management. Robert has been the captain of our PGA Jr. League and has finished second in Southern California twice since starting the program in 2016. He also owns a Foresight CG Quad launch monitior that is used for teaching lessons and club fitting.

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If you have any question concerning lessons or pricing, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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10627 Old River School Road, Downey, CA 90241
562.927.2329