The Academy Instructors


Steve WenPetren, PGA
Director of Player Development
Teaches at SW Golf Academy Performance Studio and Brambleton GC

Steve is originally from Michigan, he earned his Class “A” Membership into the PGA of America in 1996 and has been teaching since 1989. If you take a lesson with Steve not only will you improve your game, you will see right way that this is his passion in life. Most recent, Steve was nominated for the Middle Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year. As an Assistant Golf Coach at the University of Maryland, and the Director of Instruction at IronWood Golf Academy Steve learned that it takes all aspects of the game to gain overall improvement.

Contact Steve at or 844-2-BIRDIE.

Kelly King, PGA
Director of Junior Golf
Teaches at SW Golf Academy Performance Studio and Brambleton GC

Kelly is originally from Chicago area, he earned his Class “A” Membership into the PGA of America in 2009. Kelly was nationally recognized at the 2006 PGA Championship for his efforts in Junior Golf development while acting as the Director of Programming for the First Tee of Aurora. He recently was nominated as the Teacher of the Year Gateway PGA Section. Kelly is ready today to start improving your game and will head-up the Junior Golf program for the SWGA starting in 2016. 

Contact Kelly at or 844-2-BIRDIE.

Cathy Jones, LPGA
LPGA Teaching Professional
Teaches at Brambleton GC

Cathy is a Class A Golf Teaching Professional with LPGA.  She conducts private and group lessons for adults and juniors at Brambleton Golf Course.  In addition, Cathy started a Golf School for Women in 2010 which has been popular with the ladies and is also a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor. Since 2012, Cathy has conducted an annual LPGA Girls Golf Day at Brambleton which has been extremely well attended by girls ages 7-17.  In 2013, Cathy became a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor with Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).

Please contact Cathy at or 703-501-8739.

Patrick Gilbride, PGM Intern
Coastal Carolina PGM Program
Assistant Junior Golf Camp Director