Jason Manke: Director of Instruction
Jason Manke leads the way as the Director of Instruction between the Kalahari Resort and Trappers Turn. In 2008, and again 2010, Manke was tabbed by the Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin as their Teacher of the Year!
Manke's diverse experiences in the industry include certification by the PGA of America as a Certified Professional in Instruction, which has been obtained by less that 1% of all professionals in the World. He also has served as a featured instructor at the Earl Woods National Youth Golf Academy, developed curriculum for the national First Tee Programs, served as an academy instructor at the PGA TOUR's TPC at Sawgrass.
Also in 2008, Manke became a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor via the Titleist Performance Institute. CGFIs have gone through a rigorous training and evaluation process to develop range-of-motion, consistency and training programs for recreational and elite players.
In 2010, Manke incorporated the consistency portion of two of the hottest PGA TOUR teachers, Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett, into his teaching arsenal.
New for 2011, Manke teams up with fellow Kalahari Golf Academy teacher Jim Capelle to add corporate entertainment to the offerings.
Patrick Steffes: Instructor
Patrick Steffes joined Trappers Turn's staff in 1997. He gathered some of his teaching experience while being involved with the PGA's Accelerated Program where he
was exposed to the teachings of the PGA of America's Director of Instruction Rick Martino. Since then, he has worked with hundreds of juniors, women and men.