Guest Speakers

The 2016 L.A. Golf Show will feature the following exciting speakers (plus more to come!). Check back in February for a detailed daily schedule on the stage.

Jay Lim

Jay Lim is a professional golf instructor at Fullerton Golf Course. A North Orange County native, Jay went to Sonora High School, where he won the CIF high jump title in 1993. In 2003, Jay qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials in Archery. In 2005, he took up golf and within a year, had a +2 handicap and was scoring par and sub-par regularly. Jay began teaching full time in 2007 and developed the system he uses today, which is the foundation of a book, Single Digit Handicap in 13 Weeks. In 2008, he passed the Playing Ability Test (PAT) for PGA Certification and has since helped more than 1,000 golfers from children to elite athletes (including Bruce Jenner, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist, and Doug Nordquist, 1984 Olympic High Jumper) to touring pros, like Stephanie Ellingwood and Lalita Patipaksiri of the LPGA Symetra Tour, and Michael Sugar, former Nike Tour member. A dynamic speaker and compelling figure, Jay will be one you won’t want to miss!

Pat Pohlen

Pat Pohlen is a Class A PGA Professional and the head golf pro at River View Golf Course. A former college football national champion at Notre Dame, Pat has spent the last 21 years in Orange County, working as a business professional and professional golf instructor. Pat is an expert at video analysis of golf swings, giving over 1,000 lessons last year alone. In addition to his work at River View, he is the varsity golf coach for the boys and girls teams at Canyon High School, awarded the “Old Tom Morris” Award for professionalism at PGCC.

Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher is the City Manager and Director of Instruction at GolfTEC in Santa Monica. An 11-year PGA Member, Tony played on professional tours around the world before embarking in his teaching career. He has taught over 10,000 lessons, and past students include both Tom Kite and Curtis Strange. See Tony on the stage both days at the L.A. Golf Show and pick up tips to improve your game!

Thomas Howell

Thomas Howell is the Regional Manager for GolfTEC Orange County and Center Manager at GolfTEC Irvine. He has taught over 8,600 lessons with GolfTEC and over 22,000 in his 22-year golf career. Tom has also played in over 100 professional events. Thomas was GolfTEC’s 2012 Manager of the Year, and also won the Most Improved Center and Center of the Year awards.

Mike Hill

Mike Hill is the head golf professional at The Links at Terranea, in Palos Verdes. Prior to The Links at Terranea, he worked at the SCPGA section office, Mesa Verde Country Club, and Tustin Ranch Golf Club. With over 5,000 lessons taught, Mike draws on his vast experience to help get the most out of your golf game. Many times he has seen three generations tee up together on The Links and it reminds him of learning the game with his own dad and grandfather and the excitement that golf gave him. That passion and zeal for golf is something that drew Mike to the golf business and is something he looks forward to carrying on with you and your family.

Jill Panaro

Jill Panaro is an industry leader for Innovative SPORT Therapy®. Jill is LA Sports Massage’s Lead Therapist and Massage Manager. She is also a Sports Massage Therapist for the USC Football team. She received a Bachelor’s of Science from Merrimack College in 2001. In 2002, she graduated from the Massage Institute of New England and has worked on Olympic and professional athletes, and weekend warriors. Her many years of experience as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, as well as her educational experience, professionalism, teaching/instructing and continued education, have uniquely qualified her to provide Innovative SPORT Therapy® to both professional and avid golfers alike. No matter your ability, if you want move your game to the next level, then stop by to visit the LASM booth or presentations to learn the importance of Innovative SPORT Therapy® and to inform you about all the stretching and self care contoured to fit your personal golf game.

Saturday
10:00First Tee of Los Angeles, Junior Golf Presentation
11:15Tony Schumacher & Thomas Howell, GolfTEC
12:30Mike Hill, Terranea Resort -- Junior Golf
1:45Re/MAX World Long Drive Champion
3:00Jill Panaro, L.A. Sports Massage
Sunday
9:30Jill Panaro, L.A. Sports Massage
10:30Tony Schumacher & Thomas Howell, GolfTEC
11:40Eddie Rodarte, Junior Golf Manager, SCPGA
12:50Jay Lim, Fullerton Golf Course
2:00Pat Pohlen, River View Golf Course

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