Coaches

Meet the Green Valley Ranch Golf Academy coaches.
Eli Haskell

Eli Haskell

Staff Instructor - Phone: (303) 968-9859 - Email: ehaskell@gvrgolfacademy.com

Eli is from Glenwood Springs, Colorado and has over 12 years of experience working with golfers of all abilities. He has an undergraduate degree from The Colorado College, and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. This extensive background in the study of human movement has enabled him to become a specialist in golf biomechanics and makes him an expert at correctly identifying his student’s physical makeup pertaining to golf. At the core of Eli’s teaching philosophy is a sincere coaching and mentoring attitude toward the development of golfers. In the end, this creates an ever evolving and growing relationship between student and instructor. Though this philosophy proves successful for golfers of all abilities, Eli’s true passion and expertise is in developing the competitive junior golfer.

Scott Petersen

Scott Petersen

Staff Instructor - Phone: (303) 378-7211 - Email: spetersen@pgatour.com

Scott played college golf at the University of Tulsa and the University of Colorado. At Colorado, he was an All-American his senior year and then turned professional in 1993. He was a member of PGA Tour Canada from 1997-1999 and then again in 2012. He was also a member of the Web.com Tour in 1996 and again in 2000-2009. His wins include: 1997 Infiniti Championship (PGA Tour Canada), 1999 Canadian PGA Championship, 2000 Colorado Open, 2000 Inland Empire Open (Web.com Tour), and the 2007 Rocky Mountain Open. Although still competing with a limited schedule, he wants to share with people the knowledge he’s obtained throughout his career by helping them understand and enjoy the game. He’s learned a great deal from a lot of teachers, but the one thing that applies to everyone is having good fundamentals, and these should be applied to everyone trying to improve.

Philip Linares

Philip Linares

Staff Instructor - Phone: (970) 376-3020 - Email: plinares@gvrgolfacademy.com

Philip comes to the Green Valley Ranch Golf Academy with a wide and varied background teaching golf.  His teaching philosophy is no two people are the same so no two swings are the same. He believes the golf swing should fit the golfer and not the golfer to the swing. His main goal is to help you reach your competitive or recreational playing goals and coach you through the entire learning process. Philip’s coaching will increase your interest in the game, your enjoyment of the game, and your development in golf, as well as all of the life lessons the game teaches.

Philip has a bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology from Iowa State University. He has an extensive and varied background working with children in various recreational and therapeutic settings. He has a passion for teaching the mental side of the game to golfer to help them perform on the course under pressure. Philip is involved with the First Tee Program at Green Valley Ranch as well as the PGA Golf In Schools Program. He is passionate about helping golfers, especially juniors, reach their potential as golfers and as individuals.

Kane Webber

Kane Webber

Staff Instructor - Phone: (303) 908-6842 - Email: kanewebberco@aim.com

Kane Webber has been a professional golfer since 2004. He has competed on the PGA Tour, European, Asian, and Nationwide Tours. While Kane has spent the majority of his time working on his own game, he still thoroughly enjoys teaching the game of golf and running clinics. An Australian native, Kane came to Colorado to play golf at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1999-2004 and decided to make Colorado his permanent home. If you’re looking for solid knowledge of golf mechanics and experience in the highest levels of competition, give Kane a call to see how he can help improve your game!

  • Asian Tour member 2006-2009
  • Macau Open Asian Tour Champion 2006
  • Wyoming Open Champion 2006, 2011, & 2016
  • 3rd team All-American 2004
Katie Milstead

Katie Milstead

Staff Instructor - Phone: (303) 515-1110 - Email: kggolf@pga.com

Katie, is a PGA Professional who was born and raised in Western Colorado. From a young age, she embraced the challenges of the game, often playing from sun up to sun down on many summer days. Katie immediately excelled at golf and earned the opportunity to play at New Mexico State University as a walk on. Katie knew immediately after college that she wanted to work in the golf profession; a place to share her passion for the game that gave her so much as a youth. She earned the distinguished PJ Boatwright Internship with the Colorado Golf Association (CGA) and ran their junior golf tournaments prior to accepting her first position as an Assistant at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver. Lured back to Western Colorado, Katie spent 8 years as the Assistant Golf Professional at Bookcliff Country Club, building a large and devoted audience of members and youth who benefited from her passion for teaching. More recently she was the Program Director for The First Tee of Pikes Peak and Green Valley Ranch.

Katie is a highly-decorated PGA Member having received numerous peer-reviewed awards and accolades for her outstanding efforts to grow the game of golf. She resides in Castle Rock with her husband Barry who is the Head Golf Professional at Valley Country Club.

Katie’s abundance of energy, enthusiasm, excitement and joy for life spills over in to everything she does – especially in teaching golf! No matter where you find her, you can be sure she will have a smile on her face and an infectious laugh to share.

  • Youth Player Development Award Winner (Colorado PGA 2016)
  • National PGA Junior Golf Committee Member
  • Assistant Golf Professional of the Year (Colorado PGA 2010)
  • Recognized First Tee Coach & Program Director
  • Assistant Girls’ Golf Coach for Regis Jesuit High School

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