PGA Professional Staff
Shawn Lasher, PGA Director of Golf & TPI Certified · Contact Shawn
Shawn has been a member of the Dove Valley team since 2003, working his way up through the ranks up to Director of Golf. Shawn began his teaching career in 1999 in Minnesota and moved to Arizona after graduating from Iowa State. Shawn was elected to the PGA in May of 2009 and continued his education to become a Certified Professional in Golf Operations. Shawn believes a swing must be tailored to an individual while keeping the motion as simple as possible. Students, as well as some teachers, become too focused on swing mechanics. The golf swing is a fluid motion of body parts working together to achieve the same goal.
By using specific drills modified for each student, Shawn is able to improve shot quality and enjoyment of the game without dwelling on mechanics. By letting go of the physical control of the shot, the student may begin to trust their ability and ultimately reach their maximum potential. Shawn is certified by Titleist for club fitting for irons and woods. Shawn ended the 2009 Southwest Section PGA tournament season ranked 13th in the Section.
Billy Wieczorek, PGA Assistant Golf Professional · Contact Bill
Billy joined the Dove Valley Ranch Staff as an Assistant Golf Professional in 2012. He began his golf career early as a caddie at 13 years old, back in Chicago (Go Blackhawks). From that point, Billy took on other jobs in the golf industry and has never looked back. Billy played golf in high school, making it to regionals his junior and senior year in high school. He moved on to play golf collegiately, where upon graduating Billy decided to persue a career in golf.
After completing the Professional Golf Management Program, Billy was elected into membership into the PGA in 2011. Billy believes that in the world of golf instruction there are many ways to swing the golf club, but there are two given factors that produce consistent golf shots, club path and clubface position at impact. The goal is to get the student swinging the golf club in a way that is easiest for the individual and in a way that will encourage good consistent solid golf shots. In his spare time Billy enjoys, hiking, playing guitar, cooking, and is a Seinfeld nut!!