Meet the Frisco Lakes Instructors
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Rafael is a PGA of America Master Professional and has been teaching golf to all skill levels since 1995.
Please visit Rafael's website to learn more about his skills as a player, coach, and educator.(See the contact tab above)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Tyler grew up in Rowlett, Texas, in a golfing family, which is where his love of the game began. He currently lives in Little Elm with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter Parker.
Tyler was a standout junior golfer in the DFW area. He continued his playing career at Oklahoma Baptist University.
In 2012, he began his professional teaching career at Westridge and also worked as a tournament administrator for US Kids. He continues to coach both adult and student athlete individual lessons and junior development classes.
Tyler utilizes his wide array of experiences, strong playing and coaching background, and love of the game to provide an unparalleled golf experience.
Rick is a Class A and Quarter Century Member of the PGA of America who played professionally in America and in Asia.
Rick has spent over 30 years helping others learn and enjoy the game of golf.
In 1991 Rick was selected by the PGA to use his teaching expertise oversees and help promote and improve the game of golf throughout the world. While based in Singapore, he worked with National Junior Programs throughout Asia. Rick has been recognized by many in Asia as an innovator in the development of the National Junior Golf Programs in and around the region.
Rick has worked with players of all abilities, from beginners to State Champions as well as fellow PGA Professionals.
Originally from England James Parker is a PGA Qualified Golf Professional and has been coaching golfers for 25 years. He has given an estimated 20,000 lessons to students across the UK and US. His Online Academy has attracted members from 15 different countries and his You Tube channel has over 1 million views.
James holds certifications in Trackman Level 2, Boditrak Golf Ground Mechanics, V1 Pressure Mat, Sportsboxai as well as numerous European/PGA/Asian Tour Qualifying attempts and a two time US Open Final Qualifying contestant. His low round is 63 (-9).
You can find him on the back side of the range at Frisco Lakes GC in Frisco, where he serves golfers across the DFW area.
CT Steckel currently serves as a Teaching Professional & Coach at Frisco Lakes Golf Club. He is passionate about the game and investing in his students success on an off the golf course. The five-time Emmy Award winner spent nearly 10 years as a full-time anchor, host and reporter in sports broadcasting with Fox Sports in Los Angeles before returning to the world of golf to help players perform in the game he loves. Steckel's philosophy is simple... help players who want to compete at a high level score their golf ball when it matters the most. His formula is built on the foundation of developing repeatable swing mechanics, creating a dynamic short game, and building a psychological mindset where mental toughness and confidence are the trademarks. His players have won professional events, collegiate conference and individual titles, numerous regional and district high school championships, and both the men's and women's club championships at private local clubs. Steckel played on scholarship collegiately at Vanderbilt before transferring and proudly graduating from Baylor. A former mini-tour professional, he is married to Tamara Autry Steckel, who played on a full-ride golf scholarship at Texas Tech. As a former professional herself, she competed in the 1998 U.S. Women's Open. The couple have four children: Gage (20), Grace (19), Chloe (12) and Stone (5) and reside in Prosper, Texas.
Jim is an award winning PGA Life Member with over 40 years of teaching experience. He became a student of Hank in 1992 and has been teaching the “Haney Method” since then.
As a PGA board member, Jim has been very active in the growth of the game initiatives like PGA Teach-a-thon, Women in Golf Day and Golf for Urban Youth.
Jim has developed hundreds of players at all skill levels on swing technique, course strategy and mental preparation for competition. Jim has authored many articles on golf, has been a guest speaker on television and radio and was a guest instructor for the Professional Golf Management programs at the University of Colorado.
Spanning 40 years, Joel has taught in Arizona and Texas, as well as Germany where he is a member of PGA of Germany.
Through his player development, Joel has had over 40 players receive scholarships, and 23 players play professionally.
Joel has a passion for teaching all aspects of the game to all ages, from beginner to advanced, with a focus on correct structure.
As a player Joel holds a course record of 62, with his own training coming from 8 of the Top Instructors.
JOEL VAN DER SLOOT