Jeff Sorkness

West Coast Instructor

Jeff Sorkness

Jeff was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA where he attended both Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. In 1990, he was awarded a track and field scholarship to attend Arizona State University, where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Physiology. Jeff has been a Class A PGA professional for over 20 years, has served as the head teaching professional at numerous esteemed golf courses. In addition, Jeff was the Director of Golf at three of the top golf courses in Phoenix, AZ. He was taught under the tutelage of Tim Mahoney of the Golf Digest Schools, Scott Sackett of the Jim McLean Golf Academy, Mike Malaska, a Golf Digest magazine’s top 100 golf instructor, and Michael Lamanna at The Phoenician Golf Club. Jeff has been a class ‘A’ golf professional since 2001.

Teaching Philosophy

Jeff is a teaching professional committed to guiding all golfers, whether a beginner or one with years of experience, to a better understanding of their golf swing. He believes in focusing on the fundamentals of the game by relaying the information in its simplest form. Each student is an individual and has differing abilities to learn and move forward, whether they learn visually, kinesthetically, or simply listening. The emphasis is understanding the student and assisting with the learning of their golf swing. Jeff relays the cause and effect, the how and the why of their current swing flaw(s). Understanding their personal swing predispositions and the means to make the necessary changes to achieve their desired results are the key every lesson.
Teaching Experience

Troon Golf - Phoenician Golf Club - PGA Teaching Professional

Century Golf - Verrado Golf Club - PGA Director of Golf

Talking Stick Golf Club - PGA Director of Golf

LMS Golf Management - Las Sendas Golf Club - Director of Golf

Troon North Golf Club - Associate Golf Professional

Fox Acres Country Club - Director of Instruction


Class A PGA Professional

Bachelor of Science Degree Exercise Science and Physical Education


Hi Tyler and Peter: I wanted to thank you for the outstanding experience I had with Jeff in Napa last week. He was a fantastic teacher with patience mixed with great instruction -- both were essential for me. You are fortunate to have him representing Bird Golf Academy. I will put his lessons to work at my local club and look forward to booking another session in the winter. Thank you again,


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