Coach Portrait

Shaun R. Finley, PGA

Director of Golf


PGA Crest

Cottage Grove WI, WI
The Oaks Golf Course, Cottage Grove, WI

About Shaun

I was born and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin and I have been playing golf for more than 25 years. I attended Coastal Carolina University before graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a degree in Business Administration.

In 2008, I was elected into membership as a PGA Class A golf professional. In addition to The Oaks Golf Course, I have worked at various golf facilities including Watertown Country Club (Watertown, WI), The Hideaway (La Quinta, CA) and Palm Valley Country Club (Palm Desert, CA). I have been teaching lessons for 15+ years and continue to develop my vast knowledge of the swing. I believe it is important to keep lessons simple while addressing areas of improvement and focusing on patience.

Overall, I aim to make students successful by:

  • Understanding student goals.
  • Understanding student learning styles and matching his teaching approach to that style.
  • Keeping lessons simple while identifying areas for improvement.
  • Creating a success plan that is attainable for the student.
  • Giving students the ability to self-diagnose while playing or practicing on his or her own.




Begin your journey


"Thanks for a great lesson this week! After a couple of not so great golf rounds this week….Tonight I played well and finally shot under 50 for the first time!"

Beginner Student


"Thanks for the lesson on Friday! I now understand a lot more about the swing from that day alone. I went out yesterday and went straight or missed just left on most shots and was hitting a draw just like you said."

Student looking to get his draw back


"Had much better awareness of ball placement and then used the concept from the two-tee drill en route to a 78 at the Bridges yesterday. Best score in two months - feels good to be solidly under 80 again. Kudos to you for the tips!"

Student looking to break 80 again


"I want to thank you very much for the lesson. The tips has helped me very much. Drives are a lot better, hitting straighter and farther than I had all year. irons have gotten better. So much appreciate what you have done for me."

Student stuggling with his swing

Shaun's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type




Playing with disabilities




Session Type



Shaun's Facilities

The Oaks Golf Course

Cottage Grove WI


*Coaching available to public

4740 Pierceville Rd, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9743

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