A Class A PGA Instructor with 25+ years’ experience, Jane found her passion and love for the game at the age of 10 in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She went on to play golf on her high school golf team and was a collegiate player at San Diego State University where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.
Upon graduation, she was introduced to Jim Colbert, PGA Tour Professional with 35 wins (8 PGA and 27 Sr. PGA Champions tour wins) and went to work for him at his course in Las Vegas. While being mentored by Jim, he introduced her to acclaimed golf teacher Jimmy Ballard (Golf Magazine’s, Teacher of the Decade) and “Pioneer of Connection” originator who coached Jane prior to her entry onto the mini-tour circuit.
After some time on tour, Jane realized her passion for teaching and desired to learn from and work under Jimmy Ballard. She moved to Miami, Florida to teach with him at the Jimmy Ballard Golf Workshop at the Doral Resort and Country Club. While working for Jimmy, Jane was able to observe and assist some of the greatest golf Touring Professionals in the world who came to Doral to work with Jimmy on their swings.
Ultimately, Jane was personally selected by Jim Colbert and Jimmy Ballard to open the first Colbert / Ballard Golf School at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Southern California. Along with teaching adults, she developed a successful Junior Golf Academy utilizing her vast teaching knowledge and her love of working with kids.
Presently Jane is in her 6th year teaching at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda and recently earned the title of “Top Master Coach” and is a 3-time recipient of “Top 50 Coach” with U.S. Kids Golf. She was also the recipient of the 2020 “Youth Development Award” from the Southern California PGA Metro Chapter and is a contributing author featured in the book “America’s Golf Coach”. A long-standing PGA member, she has coached high school girls’ varsity golf in Orange County, and is the only Jimmy Ballard Certified Teaching Professional on the West Coast.
Jane cares about and invests in all levels of students offering Private, Semi Private, Group, and On Course Playing Lessons, as well as Junior Group Lessons and Kid’s Summer Camps.