Get Golf Ready

Group Instruction Class
Comprehensive class that touches all bases, for new golfers looking for general instruction and help moving around the course. Class fee is $30 per person, sign up in advance required by calling the golf shop, minimum of 4 people in order to have class, entry deadlines are 3 days in advance. Sign up is at our online store, CLICK HERE FOR LINK. Classes are 90 minutes, content changes slightly for each class. Current date options:

Members Only Instruction Class
For White Hawk Country Club Members only, and their guests. Themed instruction class designed to help you improve your swing or game. Each class will last 60-90 minutes, cost varies per session, will be posted with sign up in golf shop. Schedule of focus topics posted in golf shop.


Vince Lazar | Teaching Professional | Email  
I have recently completed my 24th season as the head men’s and women’s golf coach at DePauw University. I have returned home this summer to my “Region” roots to spend more time with family.  As an instructor, my teaching philosophy is to learn about your athletic background, do a physical evaluation and then help you set goals as a golfer.  I will observe you as a golfer either on the driving range or on the course, then use a variety of teaching aids to provide you feedback in an effort to allow for the most efficient means of learning.  I use both Trackman and video analysis to help you learn, along with more traditional modes of instruction.  As a former NCAA D1 collegiate player and PGA professional I also understand and implement mental strategies used commonly in Sport Psychology.
30-year member PGA of America, 25 years as an NCAA D1 and D3 Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Indiana University, University of New Orleans and DePauw University. 20 years as a golf instructor including First Tee, Special Olympics, Nike Golf Camps, University Golf Camps at Duke University, Indiana University, Indiana Golf Foundation.  Coached both senior and junior high golf teams. Instructed women’s instructional program at Tiger Pointe Country Club along with overseeing junior golf programs at Lakes of the Four Seasons and Martinsville Country Club. Trackman University Certified - Titleist Performance Institute: Levels 1 and 2 - True Temper Club Fitting - PGA Junior Coach Certification
  • Standard lesson, 1 hour - $60
  • Lesson Series (3) - $150
  • TPI Screening - $75
  • Junior, High School age and younger, 40 mins - $30

Zach Von Huben | Assistant Professional | Email 
A life-long resident of Valparaiso, has over 15 years of golfing experience.  Graduating from Chesterton High School in 2014 where he played on the high school team.  While in school he qualified through AJGA for state. Recently, he graduated from Purdue with a Bachelors in Business Management, and is now pursing his passion for golf as a Golf Professional. He is currently a U.S. Kids Golf Coach certified coach. Also, he is a Positive Coaching Alliance certified coach.  His years of playing for NIJGA has inspired him to pass along his love for golf to other kids. Whether it’s introducing someone to the game, or continuing their progression, he is excited to work with anyone who wants to learn more about the game.
  • Standard Lesson, 1 Hour - $50
  • Playing Lesson/Course management, 90 min - $75
  • Lesson Series (3) - $120
  • Junior Lesson, 40 min - $30

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Duane Borcherding | PGA Professional | Email  
Improving your swing and your game will require a consistent effort, focused in the proper areas. Let’s figure out what “YOUR BEST SWING” is, what your body likes to do, and work at becoming an expert in maintaining and understanding that swing. My teaching objective is to help you understand your swing, help you learn your proper fundamentals and swing keys, provide you with a pathway for improvement, and coach you down that pathway.
Indiana State Open 1995 Top 20 Finish, Indiana PGA Southern Open 1991 Runner-Up Finish, First Tee Level II Coach, U.S. Kids Certified Coach, V1 Academy Coach, TPI Certified Level 1
  • Standard lesson, 1 hour - $60
  • Lesson Series (3) - $150
  • TPI Screening - $75
  • Junior, High School age and younger, 40 mins - $30