Head Golf Professional
Phone: (510) 231-2252
I began my PGA golf career here at Richmond C.C. as a 22 year old Assistant Golf Professional in October of 1982. In 1990, I was awarded the Head Golf Professional position. My fascination of this golf course still grows. Day in and day out, it plays differently in so many ways. Through the years, the membership has become family to me. Outside of my job, I have been married for 28 years to my wife, Glenda. I have one son, Kyle, a dog, and a cat. My other passions include sporting events, fishing, and exotic travel.
Director of Instruction
Phone: (650) 416-4671
Joe Vavra, the Director of Instruction, has been affiliated with Richmond Country Club since 2001 and a golf professional at various times since 1968. Previously, he was the teaching professional at the Olympic Club and Head Professional, Director of Instruction at Harding Park, both in San Francisco. He has written numerous instruction articles for "Golf Illustrated" Magazine.
Director of Instruction
Phone: (510) 289-8095
A PGA Member since 2011, Jon has spent his career working with students of all ages and skill levels. With over 15 years of teaching experience he has also held positions as Lead Assistant at Burlingame Country Club in Hillsborough, CA. and Head Golf Professional at Berkeley Country Club, CA. In April of 2019 he was afforded the opportunity to open his own Golf Academy at Richmond Country Club, CA. and in May of 2019, The Golf Path Academy (GPA) opened its lesson book.
Focusing on teaching students the most efficient golf swing attainable. The GPA utilizes the latest in Flightscope X3 technology as well as V1 Pro video software to teach how and why the suggested changes will make you better. You will learn what to practice, how to practice and why to practice specific movements in multiple ways to speed up and ensure long term improvements.
GPA lessons and clinics are available to all students member or guest, young or not so young, beginner or pro. We take pride in making your experience with us enjoyable and making sure you end your time with us excited to play golf and get better.
Golf Shop Assistant
Phone: (510) 232-7815
Jeff has worked at Franklin Canyon GC and Tilden Park GC. He is finishing up his degree in Kinesiology with the emphasis in Nutrition at Cal State Monterey. While in college, he played on the rugby team and now is playing for the Diablo Gales in Lafayette. His interests also include fishing, camping, and dirt biking.