Ari RiegerTeaching Professional
Hello! I am the Head Golf Professional at Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana, CA, and leader of the all-new Willowick Golf Academy. I spent 2020 to 2023 on the east coast, where I served as the Lead Instructor/Junior Golf Coordinator for the Learning Center at Compass Pointe in Maryland. I am originally from Mill Valley, CA just north of San Francisco, and am thrilled to be back home in California! As a multi-sport athlete growing up, I did not get into golf until age 14. I was named team captain of my high school golf team as a junior, made all-league teams three years and won the league championship individual title senior year. I would go on to play NCAA collegiate golf at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where again I was named team captain as a junior.
As a coach, I believe in an individualized and holistic approach. I have a passion for helping players of any and all ages and skill levels achieve their best, and have a variety of tools to help each student. This includes incorporating modern technology (i.e. Sportsbox 3D) with old-school fundamentals, health and fitness, course management, and mental game coaching. I enjoy working with both juniors and adults, introducing new players to the game, as well as coaching more experienced golfers looking for that competitive edge.
Helping players achieve their goals.
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Learn the basics
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
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Earn a college golf scholarship
Make the high school golf team
Improve your Short Game
Add 10 yards
Playing with disabilities