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Meet Our Instructors

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Golf Instructors & Certified Club Fitting Professionals

Carl-Van Vallier
cvanvallier@kempersports.com

Carl-Van has been a PGA Class ‘A’ Member since 2004.  He is a graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy with a degree in teaching golf and golf operations. Carl-Van is a National Player Development Committee member for KemperSports and is on the Board of Directors for the Northern Chapter of the Southern California PGA. 
Carl-Van opened Olivas Links as its Head Professional in 2007 and was promoted to Director of Golf for Olivas Links and Buenaventura GC in 2010.  He is also a Certified Titleist Club Fitting Professional. 

Favorite Golf Hole: #16 Olivas Links
“No matter what tee players choose to play from, this hole is a real challenge to make par let alone a birdie.”

Jason Beatty
jbeatty@kempersports.com

Jason is a graduate of the Professional Golfer’s Career College with a degree in Professional Golf Management and has reached Level 2 in the PGA Professional Golf Management program.  He has been employed since 2010 as the First Assistant Golf Professional at Olivas Links and is also a Certified Titleist Club Fitting Professional. 

Favorite Golf Hole: #8 Pebble Beach
“This hole doesn’t allow players to overpower their drive and it’s a real strategist’s hole to give yourself a chance at birdie.”

Rob Tovias
rtovias@kempersports.com

Rob is a graduate of UCSB and is at Level 2 in the PGA Professional Golf Management program.  Rob has been employed at Buenaventura GC and Olivas Links since 2003 and was promoted to Assistant Golf Professional in 2012 after completing college.  He is a Certified Titleist Club Fitting Professional.  

Favorite Golf Hole: #4 Torrey Pines South
"Beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean with challenging tee and approach shots.”

 

Certified Club Fitting Professionals

Phil Horwith
phorwith@kempersports.com

Phil has been with Buenaventura GC and Olivas Links since 2004 and was promoted to First Assistant Golf Professional in 2012.  An accomplished junior golfer, Phil also played collegiate golf for UCSB, graduating in 2008. Currently at Level 2 in the PGA Professional Golf Management program, he is also a Certified Titleist Club Fitting Professional.

Favorite Golf Hole: #18 Pebble Beach
"No better view in golf.”

Darin Higashi
dhigashi@kempersports.com

Darin started working in the golf industry in April of 2007 during the opening of Olivas Links and was promoted to Golf Shop Manager of Olivas Links and Buenaventura GC in 2010. Darin's background provides and extensive knowledge of golf clubs/merchandise and he is a Certified Titleist Club Fitting Professional. 

Favorite Golf Hole: #3 Olivas Links
“On both your tee shot & approach shot you have multiple shot selections, which promotes imagination.”