I picked up my first club when I was 18 months old. I have been playing golf competitively since age 8.
In 2016, I won the Sportsmanship Award of the JGAA.
In 2018, I won Junior Player of the Year with 9 wins, 5 top5s and 5 top10s.
In 2019, I won the local qualifier, the subregional qualifier and the entire West Coast's Regional Qualifier for the Drive Chip & Putt. I finished 7th in the Finals at Augusta National during Masters Week.
As of June 2021, I am a +1 Competition handicap (GHIN 171-0104) and I have 56% Win/Top5/Top10 record over 23 tournaments in JuniorGolf Scoreboard.
I am fluent in French and conversational in Mandarin.
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George Gankas, 48, can hang with the skateboard crowd, “For Butch to come to my place and give it 110 percent as a student, that’s cool. I knew I could help him, not because he doesn’t know what he needs, but because hearing it and feeling it in a different way can click,” Gankas says. “I’m very hands-on in lessons. I grew up wrestling, so I physically move people into positions. That’s the quickest way, and quickest is best.”
It’s not only Butch Harmon who sees something special here. A group of 1,500 leading golf instructors nationwide voted Gankas, who two years ago was unranked, No. 11 in Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America. It’s the highest debut in the program’s history.
Warren was born in South Africa and grew up playing with great champions like Ernie Els and Retief Goosen. In 1989, Warren moved to the U.S. after a standout junior golf career highlighted by his Junior World Championship win in 1986. His collegiate level success was no different, with accolades including:
• NCAA Individual Champion (first foreign born player to win in 107 year history)
• 3-time All-American
• USGA Public Links Champion (1992)
• First Hall of Fame Golfer at UNLV
Warren’s accomplishments as an amateur propelled him into the ranks of professional golf. He competed on professional tours all over the world, won more than 20 international tournaments, and competed in three U.S. Open Championships plus the Masters.
Warren knows what it takes to be a Champion and he instills this knowledge in his students so they can become Champions themselves.
For Brandon, fitness has been his passion for as long as he can remember. In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football. Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004. When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career. Brandon is a natural teacher who is passionate about health, fitness, wellness, and life. Each and every day he feels blessed to be able to do what he loves most…help people achieve a healthier life! Working with his best friend and having clients who he considers to be his family is one of the best jobs he could ever wish for. What he loves most about being a personal trainer is helping his clients achieve what they thought was the “impossible”!
Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine. If one takes care of his/her body today, he/she will stay healthy for the remainder of his/her life. His main focus is on functional training that incorporates normal daily movements which strengthen core muscle groups and help deliver a functionally fit body. This body will then be efficient with all activities, from athletics to everyday movements.
Dr. Debbie Crews is a Sport Psychology Consultant for the Arizona State University (ASU) Women’s Golf Team and a Faculty Research Associate at Arizona State University. She is also a Master Professional in the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) and serves on the LPGA National Education and Research Board. Debbie has been an LPGA National Education Program (NEP) Instructor since 1997 and has assisted with the development and research for LPGA teacher education programs. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1974 and her M.S. and Ph.D. from ASU in 1980 and 1989, respectively.
Debbie has assisted the ASU Women’s Golf Team since 1979 and the ASU Men’s Golf Team from 2007-2012. In addition, she has assisted many LPGA and PGA professionals as well as elite amateur golfers.