SAN PEDRO GOLF ACADEMY
OUR INSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Director of Instruction
David Ogrin is the Director of Instruction for the Alamo City Golf Trail and the San Pedro Golf Academy. He played on the PGA Tour from 1983 to 2000and on the Champion’s Tour 2008 and 2009. David also has competed on the European, Asian, Canadian, and South American Tour with three wins on the PGA Tour and two wins on the South American Tour. His biggest win coming at San Antonio’s own Valero Texas Open in 1996 where he beat Jay Hass by one shot and Tiger Woods by two shots. David often says in jest, “I beat Tiger Woods so badly he has never come back”.
Besides being and accomplished player on tour David comes to the Alamo City Golf Trail after two years as the Director of Instruction at Topgolf San Antonio where he created and ran the instructional elements of Topgolf San Antonio. Previously to that he coached one year of college golf at Texas Lutheran University as assistant to HC Tran. Before that David was the Director of Instruction at Three Crowns Golf Club in Casper, Wyoming where he created a seasonal golf program from scratch. David has also served as Director of Instruction at Rivercity Range in New Braunfels, and as General Manager at Maverick Golf Club in Floresville, Texas and Packsaddle Golf Club in Kingsland Texas.
David is a graduate of the Vision54 Golf Coach of the Future program, a Certified Fluid Motion Factor Instructor, and Certified Putting Zone Instructor. David is certified to run Operation36 the leading developmental program in America. David is also a Life Member / Past Champion of the PGA Tour, and Life Member of the PGA of America.
After his playing career David has set out to become a leader in golf development from the beginner stage all the way through professional golf. He uses many great programs such as SNAG, Deane Beman’s 6/90, Real Golf by Joe Bosco, DECADE by Scott Fawcett, and igrowgolf. His passion is in the development of the whole golfer and uses the materials of Vision54, Operation36, and Chuck Hogan. Playing lessons are the foundation of great learning and that is where David’s heart is.
David is also instrumental in bringing Michael Wray into the instructional program. In preparing for the US Open and Senior Open qualifying David hired Wray to prepare him and as a result believes in what Michael Wray does as an instructor. With Michael Wray, David believe they have as many aspects of instruction, teaching, and coaching covered as is practical.
David Ogrin graduated from Texas A&M University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is married to Sharon Edwards Ogrin and they have four children and two grandchildren. David and wife family live in New Braunfels, Texas and attend New Braunfels weekly and Wurstfest annually.
Other miscellaneous facts to know and tell:
Along with golf course architect Tim Nugent David designed High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, TX. It is a really good golf course and has hosted many local events.
Along with David Goff a regional vice president of OB Sports Ogrin developed High Meadow Ranch and was General Partner.
David served one year as Executive Director of the Central Texas Junior Golf Association where he ran a number of good junior golf events.
In 2006 David served as part of Captain Tom Lehman’s team as an assistant vice-captain for the Ryder Cup. His title was Match Escort and along with Corey Pavin, Loren Roberts, and Duffy Waldorf they served that team which was lead by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Locally David has won the San Antonio Open twice (played at Cedar Creek)and also served as assistant captain on the Rudy’s I-35 Cup.
In Illinois David won the Illinois Open, Illinois Amateur, Illinois Amateur Match Play, and the Chicago District Amateur in the summer of 1980. That same summer he lost in the finals of the Western Amateur to Hal Sutton.
As a Texas Aggie David won 3 individual collegiate titles and was named Honorable Mention All American as a freshman, and Third Team All American three times.
Favorite Band: Chicago
International: Costa Verde in Lima, Peru
Nationally: Jackson- Fillmore in San Francisco
Locally: Josephine Street in San Antonio
LinkedIn: David Ogrin
Don’t ask: I am a Diet Coke addict and am trying to kick it
Finally, David’s life is complete as the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016. A life-long Cubs fan, and the son of a life-long Cubs fan the generation victory still sends celebratory chills in every bone in his body.
David offers several programs for all player types. He specializes in junior programming using the Operation 36 model.
Individual Lessons-$125 per hour
Individual Players Club Member-$100
Individual Junior Lesson-$65
Private Group Lesson (Up to 6 people)-$150
Boys and Girls Winter Golf Academy-$213 per month
With over 30,000 lessons given to players of all abilities, Joe Nunez blends the fundamentals of golf into easy to understand instruction which has led many of his students to improve upon their best score and lower their handicap.
Joe’s goal is to educate each player about the cause and effect of their golf swing so that, in time, the student will know how to diagnose their issues and be able to correct those issues on their own.
Learning under Top 100 Instructors such as Jimmy Ballard, Charlie King and Andy Hilts has provided Joe with the passion to help golfers improve their swing so they may enjoy the game for many years to come.
1 Hour Lesson $60.00
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If there was one thing about Rita Mehrens-Schuenemann for you to know, it is that she is passionate in her efforts to help golfers play their best golf.
After teaching golf for a number of years around the country and for many different instructors, schools, and academies, Rita Mehrens Schuenemann, returned home to her roots (Seguin) in San Antonio in 2002. Rita began her golf career in San Marcos, where she was attending Texas State University. Soon after college, Rita moved to Austin, and was hired as the first "female" golf assistant at the beautiful Barton Creek Country Club Resort. It was there, where she met, Legends of the Game, Ben Crenshaw, Kathy Whitworth, Tom Kite, Chuck Cook, and Mr. Harvey Penick. This had a major impact on her playing career so Rita moved to the West Coast, Pacific Palisades, California to play golf on the Player's West tour. Rita later settled in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to teach for her new mentor and DOI, Mike Adams, at PGA National Golf Academy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Another "first" in achievements; Rita is an inventor and is the first female golf professional to carry two United States patents for golf training aids. Rita's invention, Star Putter™, the putting tool, has been claimed to have helped PGA, LPGA, Champion's PGA, and D-1 University Champions to win majors and National titles. Star Putter™ is also recognized among PGA Professionals as one of the simplest, most accurate, innovative training aids for putting on the market today. Rita is a resident of San Antonio and lives with husband Mark, daughter, Kathryn, and son Luke. Rita specializes in the art of putting and if you have not had a putting lesson in a while, come see her on the greens of San Pedro.
Lesson rate is $100 per hour or 6 hours for $500
Junior rate is $60 per hour
Supervised practice rate $25 for current students and $35 rate for new students.
Tuesdays 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesdays 11:00am - 6:00pm
Fridays 8:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm