EISENHOWER GOLF INSTRUCTION STAFF
The Eisenhower Golf Club is proud to introduce our highly qualified PGA teaching professionals for the 2015 golf season. These instructors are independent contractors and may be reached through the phone number or email address listed in their BIO. The Eisenhower G.C. instruction programs are designed for all ages and skill levels. They include adult private and group lessons, junior private and group lessons and playing lessons. Registration for the Eisenhower summer junior program may be done at the golf shop. All other lessons may be scheduled with your instructor of choice via email or phone. Lesson fees and lesson gift certificates must be paid for in the golf shop and not directly to the instructor. It is generally agreed that golf is one of the most difficult and rewarding games to learn and play. Therefore, it is very important that you start with proper instruction in order to avoid developing bad habits that might hinder your progress. Proper instruction will allow you to improve faster and enjoy the game for a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advance player, each of the instructors listed is capable of helping you improve your golf game so take advantage of what this skilled staff has to offer. Each instructor charges different fees for lessons based upon a number of factors, i.e., private, group, series, youth, cadet and length of lesson. Below are the BIOS of our staff and what they charge for lessons.
Gene Miranda, PGA Master Professional
Gene is the former USAFA cadet golf coach and retired Tenured Associate Professor of Physical Education. He is a PGA Master Professional and member of the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame and Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. Coach Miranda has had instructional articles published in Golf Digest, Golf, Golf World, Golfweek, Golf Journal, PGA magazine, Colorado Avid Golfer, Florida Golf Weekly and is on the instructional staff of Golf Mania magazine. He taught at two Golf Digest Schools and the PGA Junior Golf Academy. He also served as an educational consultant to the National Golf Foundation and taught golf for Crystal Cruise Lines. He was also the first Director of Player Development for the UCCS Professional Golf Management Program. He is a former member of the PGA of America Rules Committee and is a Chief Rules Official for the Colorado Golf Association. He developed, organized and taught the very successful Falcon Junior Golf Camps. His teaching method is still being used as a basis for the USAFA cadet instructional golf program and is based on the premise that golf is an over-learned skill that is built consciously but performed best subconsciously. He builds the swing piece-by-piece using drills and teaching aids to develop feel and to eliminate unnecessary conscious thought. He also uses analogies that relate to other sports or skills with which the student is familiar. Coach Miranda has taught over 5000 students in his career from beginner to the advance skill levels. In 2003, he was named the Colorado Section PGA golf professional of the year. In 2012, Gene was honored by the Colorado PGA Section with the Nobel Chalfant Award for his lifetime contribution to the game of golf. He also received the PGA Bill Strausbaugh award for his service and contributions to golf and other PGA professionals.
John Trujillo, PGA Professional
PGA Certified Professional in Instruction
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
John Trujillo has utilized his 25 years of combined classroom and golf teaching experience to provide superior golf instruction to over 1500 men, women and juniors in his seven seasons at the Eisenhower Golf Club. John earned a PHD. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and has taught several engineering and mathematics courses at both the Air Force Academy and USC. In 2006 John completed an accelerated Professional Golf Management program offered by the PGA of America for exceptional individuals who show outstanding potential in the field of golf. As a Certified Golf Professional, John embraces a student-centered approach to teaching, patiently working with each student individually and building a golf game that is unique to them. John’s teaching philosophy focuses on developing a complete player by emphasizing the short game, course management and golf fitness throughout the learning process. His ultimate goal for each student is to develop a consistent, repeatable golf swing that allows every player to enjoy the game. John gives back to the game as a longtime volunteer for the Eisenhower Junior Golf Camp and other golf programs in the local area. In seven years as a golf instructor, John has displayed a rare talent to teach and get proven results form his students regardless of their skill level. He specializes in instruction of juniors and women, introducing over 500 new players to the game of golf through private instruction and his eight specialty golf clinic offerings, including “Preparation for Middle/High School Golf” and “Ladies Morning Out” clinics. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or picking up a golf club for the first time, you may schedule a private lesson or sign-up for one of John’s golf clinics either by email at or by phone at 719-963-0327.
Jonathan Dron, PGA Professional
Jonathan is a Class A PGA professional who is a certified Titleist Performance Institute instructor. He is a graduate for the University of Colorado, PGA/Professional Golf Management Program. During the past few years he has worked as Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Bear Lakes Country Club in Florida and with the Golf Channel. He has studied under several Top 100 golf instructors during his apprenticeship and attended the PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit. During this time Jonathan developed a teaching philosophy that is designed to provide students with more than just basic instruction but rather a complete golf screening consisting of six key points. He accomplishes this with the use of high-speed video, fitness screening, and equipment evaluation and on course discussions.