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    Golf Pro Bios

  • Brian Smock, PGA

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    Brian assumed the position of Head Pro at the Coronado Golf Course on February 1st, 2017. Brian was an employee at the Coronado Golf Course and a member of their instruction team for over four years. A customer of the course for over 30 years; Brian started golfing here at the age of 12 and enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Junior Golf, Coronado High School team play and Professional competition on this course.


    Today he is proud to be the courses highest grossing teaching Professional and is passionately committed to enabling others to reach their full golfing potential and maximize their enjoyment of the game.

    Brian's professional playing career spans 18 years and took him all over the world. He played professional golf on three continents, in countries that included Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Panama, Chile and Colombia. Brian was on the Nationwide Tour (now Web.com Tour) for more than 10 years and achieved a career high world ranking of 251. Brian has five second-place finishes on the Nationwide Tour, was the leading money winner in two different seasons on the Gateway Tour with five first place finishes and is a seven-time finalist at PGA Tour Q School.

    Brian has nine course records including seven in San Diego County. He carded his lowest round ever at the Coronado Golf Course shooting a record setting 60.

    Representing the City of Coronado as the Head Pro at the Municipal Golf Course is Brian’s ultimate goal. It enables him to enjoy his primary passion on a day-to-day basis and affords him the opportunity to have a significant and enduring impact on the quality of life for City residents.

    Brian leads all facets of Golf Couse operation and is the principal spokesperson for Coronado Golf Course operations. Brian also serves as the Head of Instruction.

  • Mark Geddes, PGA

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    Mark comes with a unique background. Being born and growing up in Liverpool, England. Moving to Phoenix at 17 on a golf scholarship to Grand Canyon University. During his time Grand Canyon Mark made All-Conference, All-Region and All-American Teams. Mark played in some of the most prestigious amateur events in the world, including a 21st place finish in the St. Andrews Links and a T-9 finish in the British Amateur. Mark reached a high of 91 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

    Mark turned Professional out of college and played on numerous mini tours and in 2016 he played on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. Mark entered the PGA Associate program in late 2017 and achieved his PGA membership in January of 2020. Mark was named the Associate player of the year in 2018 and 2019.

    Mark has been on staff at Coronado Golf Course since March 2017, he began teaching shortly after he began. Mark is a well-rounded instructor who teaches people of all ages, from full swing to short game to on-course strategy.

  • Hitomi Oi, LPGA

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    Hitomi was born in Osaka, Japan between a Japanese father and a Filipino mother. She began playing golf at the age of 8 with the influence of her grandfather. Shortly, after participating in junior tournaments and playing competitively, Hitomi won the JLPGA all-Japan Junior Golf Tournament. She was also selected as a player to represent the Osaka prefecture for the National Sports Festival in Japan. She later moved to San Diego at the age of 18. After graduating from College, she began working in the golf industry and started teaching in 2017. She has experience in teaching a variety of people of all ages and skill levels. Her teaching style focuses on the student’s needs to find the best training methods to help them progress. This would be great for those who have injuries and limitations.

    • Adult Private lessons
    • Adult Group Lessons
    • Junior Private Lessons
    • Junior Group Lessons
    • On Course Lessons