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Professional Golf Instruction

LaFortune Park Golf Course has assembled a top notch team of professional instructors.
Headed by PGA Director of Golf, Patrick L. McCrate they utilize the best in classic and new golf instruction techniques using the Vector Launch monitor and the V1 Digital Coaching Software, their instruction is state of the art. If you are looking to improve or have a question, talk with our pros. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.


Programs/Services Available


An easy and affordable way to discover golf.
For $99, you will get 5 days of golf instruction designed to teach you everything you'll need to play golf.
Now offering a $149 special which includes 5 Par 3 Green Fees (Valid M-F) or Twilight Green Fee (Valid M-F after 6PM) and 5 Range Tokens a $90 value.

 

Day 1: The Hole is the Goal:
  -Putting - The excitement of rolling the ball into the hole.
Day 2: Getting it Close:
-The best way to hold the club and get ready before you take a swing.
-Hitting the ball close to the hole - chipping, pitching and other shots from short distances.

Day 3: Swing, Swing, Swing:
-Getting comfortable with the full swing.
-Using your irons to get the ball in the air and onto the green.

Day 4: Driving School:
-Swinging your driver and other "big" clubs to hit the long shots.
Day 5: Ready, Set... Go Golf:
-Linking all that you've learned to play a few holes.
-Become more comfortable on the course and where to drvie the cart.


 

Professional Staff at LaFortune Park GC

Patrick L. McCrate
PGA Director of Golf - Titleist Staff Member
Patrick@LaFortuneParkGolf.com

After graduating from Ferris State University with a B.S. Degree in Business/Marketing (Professional Golf Management), Pat began his career as an Assistant Golf Professional at LaFortune Park Golf Course in 1989. During the past 23 years, he has served as Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional, and now resides as Director of Golf for both LaFortune Park Golf Course and South Lakes Golf Course located in Jenks. The awards and accomplishments he has achieved are impressive and include: 2007 South Central Section PGA President's Placque, 2006 & 2012 South Central Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year-public, 2005 named in the GSO Top 100 golf shops of all time, 2004 - 2012 named to the PGA of America's President Council, 1997-2000 PGA Eastern Chapter Director, awarded Tulsa's Best Golf Shop six times by Urban Tulsa Weekly, 2005 Best Public Golf Course by Oklahoma Magazine, and many others. Pat is very active in the promotion of the game of golf and has dedicated countless hours towards this pursuit.  He has served as the Host for the Tulsa Area Special Olympics State Golf Qualifier, established the Byrd/Thoreau Junior Golf Program, and instructed golf programs for numerous other organizations. Pat is proud to serve the patrons of Tulsa County as a community leader and is dedicated to the growth of golf here in Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma.

 

 Jeremy Dear - PGA of America
Head Golf Professional - Callaway Staff Member

Jeremy@LaFortuneParkGolf.com

Jeremy Dear has been a Golf Professional here at LaFortune Park Golf Course since 2004.  His playing background includes amateur and collegiate competition on the NAIA and NCAA Division II Levels. He is a registered PGA member. Jeremy is extremely active in the promotion of Junior Golf and has coordinated our Junior Programs at LaFortune Park Golf Course. In addition, Jeremy has donated numerous hours to the First Tee Program and the PGA of Americas play golf initiative. He takes pride in helping students achieve their goals and providing them with the skills to accomplish them.
 

$45 per half hour
$75 per hour
$100 for 3 half hour lessons

 
 
 
 


Ben Johnson- PGA of America
Assistant Golf Professional- Titleist Staff Member

Ben@LaFortuneParkGolf.com

 

Ben joins our staff here at LaFortune as a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in PGA Golf Management and recevied his PGA membeship in May 2013. Throughout his time in the program he worked at a 27-hole municipal facility in Iowa, a 18-hole resort course in Iowa, and most recently, a high-end public facility in Lenexa, KS. Playing golf has been a passion of Ben's his entire life and he wants to share the game with others. Ben enjoys teaching players of all skill levels and brings a fun and exciting look to the game of golf.

$35 per half hour
$60 per hour
$100 for 4 half hour lessons
$75/ 9-Hole Playing Lesson 

 

Steve Ramsey- PGA of America
Assistant Golf Professional-TaylorMade Staff Member

steve@lafortuneparkgolf.com

 

Steve has been a golf professional at LaFortune Park since 2008.  He started here after graduating with a degree in golf management in 2007.  Steve’s competitive background is in baseball where he played Division 1 baseball as a pitcher.  Through the years Steve has worked with the LaFortune Junior program as well as spearheading the Get Golf Ready initiative here at LaFortune Park.  In 2013 Steve left and took a job teaching full time for a year.  We are proud to have him back as a Class A member of the PGA of America.  Steve has taught over 1500 golf lessons to golfers of all abilities and is equipped to help you take your golf game to the next level.

$35 per half hour
$60 per hour
$100 for 4 half hour lessons
$75/ 9-Hole Playing Lesson

 

Robby Jackson
Assistant Golf Professional - Ping Staff Member

robby@lafortuneparkgolf.com

Robby joins our staff here at LaFortune after graduating from Oklahoma State University.  Robby began his golfing career at LaFortune Park in 1997 when he began taking lessons here as a junior golfer.  Through the years, his passion for the game has never faded and he has assisted us with numerous juniors and ladies clinics.  Before joining the staff of golf professionals, Robby worked with us in the shop for the past 3 years before passing the PGA Players Ability Test in 2008.  Robby is currently working towards his goal of becoming a PGA member.
 
$25 per half hour
$50 per hour
$100 Five half hour lessons
$75/ 9-Hole Playing Lesson

 

Jason Mink
Assistant Golf Professional -Mizuno Staff Member

Jason@LaFortuneParkGolf.com

 

Jason joins our staff here at LaFortune Park Golf Course after graduating from The Professional Golfers Career College.  Jason began his golfing career as an amateur player in New York and quickly grew a passion for golf instruction. He spent a portion of his amateur career playing Division II Golf at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.  Before joining the staff of golf professionals, he spent time working all aspects of the golf industry in South Carolina, New York and Florida. Jason is a Certified Mizuno Fitting Professional. Jason passed the PGA Players Ability Test in 2012 and is currently working towards becoming a PGA member.

$25 per half hour
$50 per hour
$100 Five half hour lessons


 

Rasmita M. Taylert
Assistant Golf Professional- Cobra Staff Member

Rasmita@LaFortuneParkGolf.com

 

 Rasmita joins our staff after a varied golf career in New York.  Upon her arrival from India to her family at the age of 8, she immediately picked up the game of golf and made her family’s foursome. That led to many successes in junior golf, playing on the boys’ high school team, two NCAAJC championships in Florida, and two years in Div.lll golf with SUNY Cortland- where she graduated with a B.S. in Sport Management. She then worked with the New York State PGA in tournament management, and four different Golf Clubs as an Assistant to the Pro. Along with the multiple responsibilities of Pro Shop work, Rasmita’s passion was with teaching. She taught the Junior Golf camp for the city of Ithaca for two years, and instructed adults and juniors alike in many clubs. Rasmita brings not only a passion for golf but a delight and joy in what she does. Her work ethic is unparalleled. Rasmita’s easy smile and friendly manner make her a favorite teacher!
She is currently working towards her LPGA/PGA certification.

$25 per half hour
$50 per hour
$100 Five half hour lessons
$75/ 9-Hole Playing Lesson
 

Joe Galloway
Golf Shop Manager & Club Repair Tech

Joe@LaFortuneParkGolf.com

Joe brings a tremendous amount of experience to our professional staff here at LaFortune Park Golf course as an accomplished player and club repair specialist. He is a proud member of a retired military family. After attending Central Oklahoma University with a major in marketing, he moved to Tulsa to begin his business career in sales. With a passion for the game of golf he entered the golf industry in 1990. He brings 20 years of club repair and equipment expertise and looks forward to sharing that knowledge with you. If there are any equipment needs he can assist you with, please feel free to contact him at the golf shop or by email.