PGA Golf Academy Mission Hills
World Class Coaching Team
Our coaches have gone through rigorous training to ensure premiumdevelopment opportunities for young golfers in China.
Have knowledge of all aspects of golf
Love golf teaching career and years of competitive experience
Share valuable career experience and passion of golf to Chinese teenagers
As leading coach team, we understand the golf needs in China
Shenzhen Teaching Address:
No.1 Golf Avenue, Guanlan Stree, Longhua District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (Shenzhen Members Range)
Dongguan Teaching Address:
Daping linping Road, Tangxia Town, Dongguan, Guangdong Province (Dongguan Golf Academy)
Haikou Teaching Address:
No.1 Mission Hills Avenue, Longhua District, Haikou, Hainan Province (Haikou Golf Academy)
About American PGA
LEADING THE GAME FOR 100 YEARS
· Largest working sports organization with 28,000 members operating over 10,000 facilities
· Unprecedented investment in education, annually spending $10MM + USD to equip our members with the best tools and resources
· Manage 3 of golf’s biggest events in the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
· A record of innovating player development program such as PGA Junior League Golf
· Committed to the game’s global growth through our Board seat on the International Golf Federation
Many Names, But just one badge
Despite the diversity of their roles, PGA of America Professionals are linked through their shared dedication to growing the game, impacting lives and driving a facility’s bottom line growth
PacificPine Sports Group is a leading independent private sports academy focused on the teaching of sports and the development of sport education in China. PacificPine Sports in partnership with the PGA of America is the exclusive authorized licensed partner of PGA Youth Development Centers in Greater China. Focused on children ages 5 and up, PGA Youth Development Centers provide a full range of programs and instruction of players of all levels and aspires to instil a love of the game from an early age.
PacificPine Sports, led by a senior management team that are log time PGA of America members with deep teaching and operating experience in China, has shareholder backing from PacificPine Group, a leading China private investment firm; Fivestar Sports Group, China’s leading youth basketball academy; and the PGA of America. PacificPine Sports will operate PGA Youth Development Centers across Greater China with the instruction provided by PGA members.
Patrick Quernemoen has been a Member of the PGA of America for over eighteen years. He has worked in multi-faceted sports and lifestyle business related to developing golf in China. Mr. Quernemoen’s most recent postings include: General Manager, OneClub Golf Management; General Manager Nicklaus Club-Beijing, where he successfully rebranded and relaunched two private golf clubs in China.
Mr. Quernemoen’s experience in the China golf market includes: international brand localization, club development, management, sales & marketing, membership involvement, finance, player development, education, and family development.
Mr. Quernemoen hold an MBA from Mississippi State University, as well as a BA from Mississippi State University with majors in Marketing and Professional Golf Management. Mr. Quernemoen is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Patrick is married with two young children.
Kevin Smeltz has worked with some of the best in the game including Major winners as well as men and women ranked in the top 10 in the Rolex World Rankings. Mr. Smeltz real passion however is for training and developing junior golfers.
Mr. Smeltz graduated from the University of North Florida, where he received All-American Honors. Mr. Smeltz’s inquisitive nature proved coaching was a perfect fit. Mr. Smeltz began his career serving as David Leadbetter’s assistant for a year and a half enabling him to work major championship winners such as Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, and Greg Norman. Mr. Smeltz was the Director of Instruction, as well as the Director of Training and Certification Worldwide for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Mr. Smeltz experience also comes from being the Director of Golf at two full time junior academies.
While under his instruction, Kevin’s players won 22 tournaments on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, and LPGA Tour. Kevin has taught two U.S. Walker Cup team members, two No. 1-ranked college players, a No. 2-ranked college player, and many top-ranked juniors.