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.

  • Kathy Collins
    Golf Professional
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    Kathy began her golf career in 2004 at the Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. She moved to Grayson Woods in Pleasant Hill and was the Manager as well as one of five Teaching Professionals for about 10 years. Kathy has been at Tilden park since 2016 and she welcomes students of all ages and ability levels. Having coached volleyball, softball, basketball and bowling prior to coming to golf, Kathy has close to 30 years of coaching experience. Kathy is working on her LPGA credentials and is currently a class B Teaching Professional.

    Kathy attended UCSB and earned a BA in Ergonomics with a coaching minor. When she decided to pursue golf as a coach, she attended the San Diego Golf Academy and achieved an AA Golf Operations Management.

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