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Staff Bios

  • Mike Bricker
    pga member pro

    Mike Bricker

    Director of Instruction / PGA Head Teaching Professional


    • PGA Class A Member since 1997
    • Jim Mclean certified
    • Dave Pelz short game certified
    • PGA HOPE certified
    • Authorized club-fitter
    • V1 Pro certified
    • Cobra Staff Member

  • Bill Menkemeller
    pga member pro

    Bill Menkemeller

    Class A PGA member


    Certified Club Fitting Specialist. Teaching since 1982. Learn an easy three swing method that will simplify the way you currently play golf! A great way for a beginner to take up the game!

    Watch Bill's video bio: Bill Menkemeller - PGA Class A Professional

  • Mike Marken

    Mike Marken

    Teaching Professional


    35 years experience in the golf industry 25 years of teaching experience. Scratch golfer for over 25 years. Certified club fitter for all major brands.

  • Jody Dartez
    pga member pro

    Jody Dartez



    With over 20 years of golf instruction experience, Jody invites fun and energy in his teaching. Committed to the simple approach of understanding a player’s strengths and weaknesses and addressing them with the student are the key to Jody’s success as a teacher. Jody enjoys assisting the player with “planning” their practice routines and creating habits for long lasting progress. Just like a snowflake, each student has unique qualities that require special attention. Jody tries to make sure that the subject matter is unique to the student whenever possible.

    A PGA member since 2000, he has enjoyed working at many local facilities like Pasatiempo GC, Sharon Heights GCC, Silver Creek Valley CC and San Jose CC.

    Background Highlights

    • Club-Fitter for Taylor Made 2018-2019
    • Head Coach Leland Girls since 2018
    • Head Coach Santa Teresa Boys since 2015
    • NCPGA Drive Chip and Putt Admin 2018
    • Professional Caddie since 2010

    I look forward to helping you with your game!

  • Kurt Uchiyama

    Kurt Uchiyama

    Teaching Professional


    20 years experience in Golf Club Repair. 10 years experience in Retail Golf Sales. 8 years as Assistant Golf Professional / Golf Instructor at Stanford Golf Club.

  • Jeff Johnson
    pga member pro

    Jeff Johnson

    General Manager/PGA Professional


    Jeff Johnson is a PGA Class “A” Life Member. He has been a member of the PGA since 1990. Jeff is a fun loving instructor that wants to help his students to develop a process that allows them to understand and correct their golf shots. He feels that this is ultimately the key to building confidence in their golf game.

    Jeff was hired as the Head Golf Professional at Pruneridge Golf Club in 1994. He has taught players of all ages and ability levels. His main area of focus these days is Junior Golf. He has given over 100,000 lessons in over 40 years of teaching. He would love to share his knowledge and experience with anyone that is passionate, wants to learn, have fun and improve.

    Background and Experience

    • Jeff oversees the Flex Group Golf Program at Pruneridge. The Flex Program offers multiple group classes everyday. Classes cover all aspects of the game including on course playing lessons.
    • Jeff also offers private and semi-private lessons.
    • Jeff is a certified PGA Coach
    • He also has many years of experience utilizing V-1 teaching software and a Flightscope tracking system.
    • Jeff has been a certified club fitter with Taylormade, Ping, Callaway and Titleist.
    • Jeff has been a Taylormade staff member since 2007.
  • Mark Crase

    Mark Crase


    Mark Crase has been in the golf industry for over 25 years, 3 years competitively, and is currently working towards regaining his PGA status. He has been teaching golf for over 10 years and enjoys working in both group and private settings with students of all ages.

    By using different teaching approaches depending on the student's need, Mark can turn an everyday recreational golfer into a competitor, whether that is making a high school team or winning tournaments. He loves to share his passion for golf with anyone who is interested and finds the job especially rewarding when a golfer puts everything together for the first time and it all clicks.

    Mark specializes in helping golfers perfect their short game, 120 yards and in. He is also a certified club fitting specialist and can help anyone find the right club for their swing.

  • Brendon Yi

    Brendon Yi

    Bay-Area Native, 4-year Varsity HS Athlete. A life-long player and a mentor/coach to youth golfers in group and private lessons. Has worked in the golf industry for 2 years. Recently passed the PGA Player Ability Test, to become an official PGA member. Certified Titleist & Ping club fitter. Currently studying Psychology at San Jose State University.

  • Steven Mayne Jr.

    Steven Mayne Jr.

    Steven started playing golf at the age of 15, playing throughout High School and in college. Steven started teaching for the First Tee of Silicon Valley in late 2009 where he really enjoyed teaching junior golfers. In August of 2012, he relocated to Pin High Golf Center where he was providing private instruction, club repairs and fittings. In May of 2014 Steven found a 1st Assistant position at Gilroy Golf Course and Gavilan Golf Course where he was providing private, group, and Jr. golf instruction. Steven was a club repair and club fitting specialist at Almaden County Club, where he was the sales leader from 2015-2017.

    Steven enjoys helping students in all aspects of the game, teaching the greenside shots and putting the most.

  • Michelle Mitra

    Michelle Mitra

    Michelle Mitra started playing golf 30 years ago and was on her varsity high school and collegiate golf teams. Having recently started teaching, Michelle is beginning the process of gaining her PGA certification. Michelle is excited to work with individuals to share her love of the game and help them improve. She focuses on the fundamentals and ensuring that golfers have a solid foundation in their swing and overall understating of the game, particularly for competitive golfers at the junior high, high school, and collegiate levels.

  • Matt Novak

    Matthew Novak

    Matthew has been in the golf business for 2 years, working at the PGA Superstore in Cupertino and now as a part of the team at Pruneridge Golf Club. He has run golf clinics of all skill levels and fittings while he was apart of the PGA Superstore. Matthew brings over 14 years of playing golf, 8 years of tournament experience, and 2 years of mini tour experience. Bringing in experience of tournament golf, Matthew will assist in the mental aspect of the game for all skill levels and thrives on the feel of the golf swing. Every golfer is unique in their own ways and with the right mindset, any golfer can achieve what they dream in a golf swing. Matthew is ready to help anyone's game and confidence get to the next level.

    • PGA Superstore 2022 - 2024
    • Titleist Club Fitting Certified
    • Played on Asher Tour in 2021 - 2022