Corrie Sternquist, PGA – Director of Golf
James Cassidy, PGA – First Assistant Golf Professional
James grew up in Norwood Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst before moving to California in 1995. He completed the Professional Golf Management program and became a Class A PGA Professional in 2014. A golf instructor for the past 9 years, James has been a student of the game for more than 30 years.
James has worked with hundreds of juniors between his PGA Junior League teams, the PGA/TGA Golf in Schools program and private lessons. He recently took on the role of Head Golf Coach for both Poway High School girls’ and boys’ golf teams. He also works with adult golfers helping them lower their scores and to become more consistent ball strikers by focusing on proper fundamental techniques and good course management.
Evan Galando– Assistant Golf Professional
Born and raised just south of Seattle, Washington, Evan Galando has worked in the golf industry for the past 8 years.
Evan is a four-year Varsity High School golfer and baseball player. He continued his golf career at Bellevue College, earning an Associate’s Degree in Professional Golf Management from the Professional Golfers College in Temecula, CA.
“Golf is a game that I fell in love with because I realized that every person plays the game differently, whether it be how we manage ourselves on the golf course, swing the golf club, or even the environment in which we choose to play golf; competitively or not. I firmly believe that golf was created for everybody and I am here to show you that you can improve your game to any level and have fun doing so.
Josh Pizzo- Assistant Golf Professional
A San Diego native, Josh grew up in Clairemont and attended Clairemont high school. There he played baseball, basketball, and football. Josh attended Southwestern college where he played baseball for two years and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. Josh has been in the golf industry for 4 years, where he was an assistant at the Crosby Club prior to joining the Maderas team.
“I enjoy taking something that is often referred to as a complicated movement such as the golf swing and simplifying it to make it understandable for all types of players.”
Nathan Farmer- Assistant Golf Professional