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Robert M. Kotowski, PGA


PGA Crest

Buellton, CA
Zaca Creek Golf Course, Buellton, CA

About Robert
             Bob Kotowski PGA Director of Instruction

Bob Kotowski PGA has been a golf instructor and personal coach to over 15,000 students, and offers experience gained from over 55 years of hands on, “dig it out of the dirt” golf history. Bob has had a diverse and extensive golf and athletic background, as well as formal education and mentoring from some of the greatest golf instructors in the world. His focus at Olde School Golf School sessions is always a genuine, caring effort to communicate a better understanding of the game of golf to each player. The method of instruction is individual attention to each player’s unique style and abilities, in a comfortable and productive environment.

The Olde School philosophy has evolved through the years from experience gained from preparation and play in over 500 professional tournaments, countless clinics and lessons given, as well as his association with some of the games greatest players and instructors.
His students range from Jr golfers to super senior, and all receive the benefit of thousands of hours of experience in golf. As a youth, Bob go his start in golf shagging practice balls and caddying in Melrose, Massachusetts, near Boston. He developed a passion for the game, played more than 36 holes a day, and had successful junior and high school career. Later, after attending U C Sacramento, he became an apprentice to several PGA Professionals. After 8 1/2 years of tournament golf he returned to the club pro ranks and established a reputation as a fine instructor. Bob has served as the head golf Professional, Director of Golf, and Director of Instruction at several clubs and golf schools, In addition to coaching over 30 men’s and women’s golf teams, hockey teams and baseball teams, he dedicated 20 years as a college golf instructor. Bob has played along side, observed and associated with great players, and renown instructors. Throughout his career, Bob was able to work with blind, disabled and adaptive golfers. This presented the opportunity to learn from, and develop The Blind and disabled adaptive golf program, and be able to help all players, regardless of limitations. The Olde School teaching philosophy has developed further and become refined over the years from these experiences, association and observation of so many great players, instructors, golfers, athletes from all sports, peak performers in all aspects of life.

Bob has had long list of prominent students and mentors. He made it a point to seek out and garnered advice, direction, and high performance habits common to great achievers, including PGA Pros Bill Train, Olin Dutra, John Hardy, Eddie Noak, Jack Okeefe, Larry Mowry, Mike Sucheck, Al Geiberger,Paul Harney, Bob Tway, Mike Bender, baseball greats Ernie Banks, Pete Rose, and hockey greats Jean Belevieu and Gilbert Perrault, George Jonson, Tommy Mcginnis, Gary Player, and John Havlachec. His process is always looking for, and noting common denominators, characteristics, habits and keys shared by successful persons from all walks of life. The objective is to pass these along to anyone who wishes to perform and live better.

Kotowski’s teaching and coaching philosophy has developed over the years through these experiences, and is ongoing. By far the greatest influence can be attributed to the guidance and direction of the great Bob Toski PGA. “Mr Toski is the foundation of my teaching.” His unique combination of personal ability, hands on learning, experience, knowledge of the swing and playing the game , and genuine concern for the growth and performance of the student, make Bob Toski the greatest golf instructor of all time. He is engaging, entertaining, able to capture compete focus from the student, and ultimately identify, and communicate to the individual, exactly what he or she needs to do to improve and enjoy this great game better. Time spent with Mr Toski is a life lesson as well as a golf lesson! .





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Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

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Zaca Creek Golf Course

Buellton CA

*Coaching available to public

223 Shadow Mountain Dr, Buellton, CA 93427-9564

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