Accomplishments

Kathy’s Industry Knowledge includes the following Experience and Accomplishments.

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  • PGA Class A Member since 1990
  • *** 2014 PGA Teacher of the Year – National
    • (#1 out of 28,000 PGA Golf Professionals Nationally)
  • PGA Certified Member since 2013
  • PGA National Teacher of the Year 2013 – Finalist
    • (Top 3 out of 28,000 PGA Golf Professionals)
  • PNW PGA Section Teacher of the Year 2012
    • Oregon, Washington, N. Idaho, W. Montana & Alaska
  • IEPGA Teacher of the Year: 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Golf Digest Top Teacher’s Best in State List (Washington #4) 2013
  • GRAA (Golf Range Association of America) Top 50 Teachers Nationally 2013, 2014
  • US Kids Top 50 Best Junior Teachers 2012, 2014
    • Honorable Mention (Top 100) Nationally
  • Henry-Griffitts Master Golf Club Fitter
  • Director of Golf Instruction
  • Jensen Lindeblad Impact Golf Academy (Co-Founder)
  • Featured Speaker PGA Merchandise Show – Orlando, FL
    • Teaching & Coaching Summit 2015 – Panelist Guest
    • Education Class 2015
    • Demo Day-PNP Golf
  • Featured Golf Speaker for the Spokane Golf Show:
    • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker PNWPGA Section Sweet 16: 2013, 2015
  • **PNW PGA Section Board of Directors Member: 2012-Present
  • **Inland Empire PGA Chapter President: 2014-Present
  • **Inland Empire PGA Chapter Vice President: 2012-2014
  • **Inland Empire PGA Chapter Secretary: 2010-2012
  • Inland Empire PGA Chapter Board of Directors Member: 2010-Present
  • Washington Junior Golf Association Rules Official: 2008-Present
  • *** History: First Woman and First Person from the Pacific Northwest Section
  • **   History: First Elected Woman in Governance
  • Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR – Golf Scholarship
  • Oregon State University Golf Team Member (Pac 10)-Captain
  • Billy Casper Award – 3 Consecutive Awards
  • Several 1st Place Finishes in Pro-Am Tournaments
  • Several Media Appearances, Newspaper and Magazine Articles, Radio and TV features.
  • Coorporate Events
  • Author:  How to Play Golf…Inside 50 Yards available on Amazon
  • Writer/Editor:  Many articles in Golf Today Northwest eZine, GRAA Magazine, Wall Street Journal, PGA Magazine
  • Social Media Fanatic
  • GOLF RESULTS NOW

Testimonials

Kathy has the remarkable ability to quickly assess a client’s learning style and tailor the golf lessons accordingly. She WON’T let you leave the session until she feels you understand what you need to do to improve your golf performance. The videos she provides following your golf lesson reinforces the major points made in the lesson and is available to view over and over, if need be.

Gayle Orton

Spokane, WA

I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for the golf lesson this past summer. I had started hitting the ball straight for a change and also with a little more power. I was really impressed with your patience and professionalism. The video you took of my swing surely showed how badly I was bailing out before I would connect with the ball. When I start to find myself slipping into old habits I go right to the video and study so I can work it out. You did a great job and thank you again.

Norm Lollis

Spokane, WA

Mrs. Jensen improved my golf game to the best its ever been. Each time I have improved immensely. I feel more confident as a player, and am very glad I’ve gotten the chance to work with her.

Hailey Warren

Colbert, W

I’ve taken several sets of both individual and group golf lessons in the past, but none were as effective as those I’ve had with Kathy so far! I see two fundamentally different approaches in Kathy’s teachings that made all the difference for me. The first was her ability to immediately recognize that my grip was forced. I had always been taught that this was the correct grip. Kathy encouraged me to split my grip, making it much more comfortable and relaxed. The second was the side-by-side comparison video-tapes of my swing next to that of a PGA player. I am a visual learner and the videos allowed me to revisit our lessons again and again, as needed. Kathy sends the videos via email with voice over instructions that outline exactly what is required for improvement. Thank you, Kathy! You are the BEST!

Deanna Stoddard

Spokane, WA

In the Spring of 2011 I made an appointment for a one hour video session with Kathy Jensen at Indian Canyon in Spokane. My initial request was for her to help me sort out all of the random swing thoughts while addressing the ball. I’ve played the game for over 60 years, so I had an abundance of swing thoughts going through my mind. Her method of watching, taking the video, and explaining her recommendations were easily assimilated. Even though my handicap hasn’t changed substantially since the video session, my approach to the swing has changed—big reduction in swing thoughts. The mistake I made was trying to take Kathy’s recommendations to the golf course rather than the driving range. I recognize this error and am in the process of correcting it. Thanks, Kathy.

Rick Hofmeister

Liberty Lake, WA

I had lost my interest in golf. I wanted to feel confident again in order to play a social game of golf. Kathy’s instruction was simple, direct, encouraging and fun. I returned to golfing with confidence. Thank you Kathy!

Judy Reed

Spokane, WA

I am a high school golfer and an looking to take my game to the next level. I heard about Kathy from a friend of my father’s and decided to see what she would be able to do for my swing. My first lesson was great; it was especially helpful to see myself swing on video and to have Kathy point out the parts that need adjusting. With Kathy’s help I made a lot of changes to my golf swing that first day, and after experimenting with the tools she gave me I felt so much more confident stepping up to the ball. She has shown me how fixing the problems now will have the best outcome later on. Taking lessons from Kathy has been a great experience for me, the improvements in my golf game are apparent, and I definitely plan on continuing to seek her expertise.

Michal Schuster

St. John, WA

Kathy Jensen is a true professional! Kathy’s knowledge of the golf swing is unsurpassed. After 57 years of golfing(at a national level when I was young), I was unhappy with my ball striking. I met with Kathy, and in a very short time that day she discovered my major problem, which was in the impact area. The video she then provided, which included several video studies of professionals at the same impact area, enabled me to really see the problem and potential solution. I would recommend Kathy to any lower handicap golfer that wants a tune-up or major change in their golf swing.

Gordon Aden

Spokane, WA

I’ve been taking golf lessons from Kathy for over a year. I have really enjoy her approach to the game and teaching abilities. She has been very generous with her time, accommodating of my work schedule and patient with my shortcomings. The changes in my game are noticeable to those I play with. But perhaps the best way I could describe what she has done for my game is that I’m getting more distance, my accuracy is improved and my handicap is dropping.

Rick Fancher

Spokane, WA

I have taken golf lessons from Kathy since I started golfing two years ago. Her teaching style is tailored to our abilities and as you progress in your game. Her golf lessons bring you to a new level of challenge. I dropped my index over 30 points last year. My game would not be where it is without her help.

Marsha Holstein

Deer Park, WA

From shanks to slices….Kathy has fixed it all! When the game goes south…Kathy is able to reel in the trouble and fix everything! If you need help, like I did, there’s no reason to go any place else… Kathy WILL make your golf game better!

Dan Kleckner

Spokane, WA (KHQ TV News Anchor)

I’ve known Kathy for years. If anyone is interested in a custom fit driver, new technology, or a whole set of golf clubs…Few in our region have more knowledge or experience, plus she exhibits a cheerful passion and positive attitude for our sport.

Tom Conlon

Spokane, WA