Staff Bios

  • Trish Hinze, PGA
    PGA Director of Instruction
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    Trish began playing golf with her older brothers at the age of 8 and began playing in tournaments at age 9. She grew up playing in junior tournaments and on her junior high and high school golf teams, and continues to play competitively in NCPGA events. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1990 and began teaching golf at Tilden Park that summer and entered the PGA Apprentice Program, becoming a Class A PGA Member in 1998 as well as becoming Director of Instruction at Tilden Park.

    Trish's passion is creating new golfers and helping golfers of all skill levels make the game easier and more fun. She has the reputation of making the fundamentals easier to understand for students of all ages and abilities and getting students to see improvements in their game quickly.

  • Ron McQueen
    Golf Professional
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    Ron McQueen began playing golf while he was a student at Cal and fell in love with the game. He has over 30 years playing and teaching experience. He has been an instructor at Tilden on and off since the 1990s. While he loves teaching all students, his passion and expertise is with junior golfers. He has been a lead instructor with Tilden's Nike Junior Golf Camps since 1999.

  • Derek Maloney
    Assistant Golf Professional
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    Derek grew up playing baseball and ice hockey here in the East Bay. After his college baseball career came to an end Derek found his new passion in the game of golf. During the pandemic, Derek took a chance and quit his job of 12 years to turn his passion for golf into a career. Previously, an Instructor at Blue Rock Springs in Vallejo, Derek is now our new Assistant Golf Professional and looks forward to helping you with all of your golf needs!

  • Dan Chicorel
    Golf Professional
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    Certified as a Master Teaching Professional from the PGTAA (Professional Golf Teachers Association of America) and an associate member of the PGA, Dan Chicorel brings a passionate love for golf to teaching after over 30 years of being involved in the game. He believes in teaching all the basic fundamentals critical to playing consistent golf. He’s a proponent of teaching “feel” versus over-concentrating on too many technical aspects of the swing. He utilizes state-of-the-art video to capture lessons and offers video analysis afterward so his students can revisit the lesson. He’s a proponent of Ben Hogan’s principles, though he incorporates teachings from all the greats and is a serious student of the game to help you become the best golfer you can be.

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