Northern California PGA Professional Ashley Wood Returns to Hometown and Childhood Golf Course as Head Golf Professional at Incline Village Lake Tahoe Mountain Course
Former Head Golf Professional, and Director of Fitness, at Presidio Golf & Concordia Club in San Francisco Returns to Her Roots in Lake Tahoe
The Northern California Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association (NCPGA) is pleased to announce that Ashley Wood, PGA, has been named Head Golf Professional at the Mountain Course in Incline Village Lake Tahoe, Nevada. In assuming this new leadership position, Wood, 31, returns to her hometown and the very course where she learned to play the game as a child.
Wood, who is both PGA of America Professional and a certified fitness professional, returns to the Lake Tahoe community of Incline Village after a successful tenure serving as the Head PGA Professional and Director of Fitness at the prestigious Presidio Golf & Concordia Club in San Francisco, from 2016-2019.
Wood grew up in Incline Village Lake Tahoe and started both skiing and golfing as a child. With the help of family, coaches and community supporters, she eventually earned a spot on Division I Women’s golf team at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she served as team captain while earning a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2009. She then went on to graduate school at SDSU and received a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with emphasis on athletic development and sports psychology.
“I am very excited to return to my roots and assume the Head Golf Professional position at the very course where I learned the game,” said Ashley Wood, PGA. “Incline Village Lake Tahoe was such an important part of my upbringing, and I now look forward to coming home and giving back to the community, especially in working with women and young players to instill the passion and love for the game that I enjoy every day.”
Wood started in the PGA program as an Assistant Golf Professional at Pro Kids-The First Tee of San Diego, and eventually became a certified The First Tee Coach. She worked at The First Tee for 6 years as lead girls golf instructor and helped develop their curriculum, which incorporated more athletic development components, while teaching life skills through the game of golf.
While working toward her PGA Professional Certification, Wood also served as an Assistant Golf Coach at SDSU in 2015, helping the team win the Mountain West Conference championship title for the first time in school history. Additionally, Wood works with several high-profile junior players, including Hannah Kim, who now plays professionally and who Wood caddied for on the Symetra Tour.
“The Northern California PGA is extremely proud of Ashley Wood,” said Len Dumas, PGA, Executive Director, Northern California PGA. “It has been wonderful to watch her advance as a PGA Professional, and we’re grateful to have her represent the Northern California Section as she returns to serve as a golf leader in her hometown.”
Dumas adds, “Ashley will be a great addition to the Incline Village Mountain Course, as well as the Lake Tahoe community, as her leadership skills are tremendous.”
Ashley Wood, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Incline Village Lake Tahoe
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