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Meet the Staff

Meet the staff at The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center in Auburn, California.
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MEET THE STAFF

Shawn Kelly, PGA Member at The Ridge
SHAWN KELLY, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Shawn is a graduate of San Jose State University and has been a PGA Professional since 1993. He has been teaching in the Sacramento/Auburn area for over 30 years. He is a 6-time Northern California PGA Player of the Year and has played in many PGA Tour events including the 1996 US Open and 3 PGA Championships. He also represented the United States on the victorious 2000 PGA Cup Team that competed in Wales.

Shawn has taught thousands his Basic and Balance approach to the game and has coached many juniors that have received college scholarships. His teaching philosophy focuses on playing the game and how to be consistent on the course. Students will learn the fundamentals of the golf swing and how to use them for lower scores. Shawn always works with the student’s capabilities to improve and understand their swing.

CONTACT SHAWN
CHRISTOPHER MARINELLI
Tournament Director/ Men's Club Director

Christopher has been at The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center for the past 12 years.

Christopher has grown up in Grass Valley, CA and first began working at The Ridge when we was 17 years old.

Rising through the ranks from Outside Service Attendant, Golf Shop Assistant to now, Tournament Director and Men's Club Director; Christopher is responsible for planning, organizing overseeing operations of all tournaments held at The Ridge. He has been an incredible asset to the course.


CONTACT CHRISTOPHER
JAKE SMELTZER
Assistant Golf Professional

Jake has grown up in Loomis, CA. He grew up playing junior golf locally and has been a part of the game for over 15 years.

Jake has spent the last 3 years working at The Ridge Golf Course.

"I strive to help you improve your golf game using the knowledge that I have acquired over the years of recreational as well as competitive golf."

In order to further his education within the game of golf, Jake is currently in the process of completing the PGA's Professional Golf Management Program with an emphasis on teaching and coaching.



CONTACT JAKE:
  • Email: jsmeltzer@ridgegc.com
  • Phone: 530.888.7888 ext. 2