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Vinnie P. Poncino, PGA

Head Golf Professional


PGA Crest

San clemente , CA
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course, San Clemente, CA

About Vinnie

2000-2014 assistant professional 2005 - present Taylor Made Brand ambassador 2014-present Head PGA Golf Professional

Tour Experience

2006 PGA Tour Chrysler classic of Tucson Participant (Monday Qualified) 2008 PGA Tour Canada Member (played 10 events) 2018 PGA Tour Genesis Open contestant

Current activity

Rolex Southern California PGA Player Of The Year Points finishes

2023- 2nd 2022- 12th 2021- 13th 2020- 3rd 2019 -6th 2018 - 4th 2017- 6th

2008 Southern California PGA Assistants Champion 2017 Southern California PGA Metro Chapter Champion 2020 SCPGA MATCH PLAY CHAMPION

Education 2005 University Of California Bachelors in Psychology -Uci Golf team 2003 & 2004

  • Awarded 2nd team Al Big West (2003)
  • Awarded 1st team All Big West (2004)
  • 2 time Big West Athlete of the month

2000-2002 Saddleback college

  • 2001 & 2002 Golf Team MVP
  • Earned Golf Scholarship to University California Irvine
  • 2002 scholar athlete award winner
  • 2008 elected to Saddleback college Athletic Hall of Fame

PGA Golf Pro

Elected into Membership in the PGA Of America in 2014




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If you're looking for a golf instructor who is not only knowledgeable but also genuinely invested in your progress, Vinnie is the perfect choice.

Tim O’connor


With Vinnie’s help I have lowered my handicap under 5. It’s great to have the confidence to strike the ball purely most of the time.

Vaughn Eldstrom


Vinnie’s encouraging and cheerful attitude make my lessons a time to look forward to. Not only has my game gotten better but my confidence and love for golf continues to grow.

Tammy miller

Vinnie's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Earn a college golf scholarship

Add 10 yards

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

Vinnie's Facilities

San Clemente Municipal Golf Course

San Clemente CA

*Coaching available to public

150 E Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente, CA 92672-3343