Meet Our Hayward Golf Instructors

James Calceta, PGA Head Golf Professional
Class A, PGA Head Professional for Skywest Golf Course of Hayward. I have been with the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District since 2006. Being with Hayward Golf has enabled me to work with the wonderful staff and meet people from all over the Great San Francisco Bay Area.

Learning and understanding your golf swing fundamentals, ball flight control and putting is what it takes to play good golf. I will help you OWN your swing.  

Darin Lee, Head Golf Professional
20+ years experience in Golf Instruction and Club Fitting
Certified Club Fitter for all the major club manufactures (Titleist, Cobra, Mizuno, Ping, Callaway). I developed successful adult, junior, corporate programs.

My philosophy is based upon teaching strong fundamentals which help build balance and power in the swing. My area of expertise has always been the short game and golf course management saving strokes on the golf course. I work with each student to help design a personal improvement program based on individual's goals.


Frank Vanisko, Teaching Professional
Frank has been teaching golf for the past seven years. He is an integral part of staff instructing adult and junior group classes. In the summer Frank is one of our lead instructors in junior camp programs. Frank is certified club fitter for Titleist, Cobra and Mizuno and would gladly assist anyone in finding the HOTTEST golf clubs fitted just for them.


Sonia Sohn, LPGA Teaching Professional
Sonia Sohn is a Class A, LPGA Professional with many years of teaching experience. She combines the fundamental techniques of golf along with sound understanding of each individual’s natural athletic abilities. She is patient and friendly, and will work closely with you at the pace that best fits your skills and expectations. Whether you are looking to lower your score, or just want to have some fun, Sonia can definitely help you reach your goals. If you are interested to inquire about taking lesson from Sonia.



Kathleen Robinson, Teaching Professional 
I am a committed and dedicated golf professional with a deep and genuine love and passion for the game of golf that is infectious. My goal as an instructor is to create a unique and personal experience for each of my students,  integrating solid fundamentals, fitness and new technologies. My playing career as a mini-tour professional combined with my international life experiences allows me to work with players from all abilities and walks of life.

Former Mini-Tour Professional
USGTF Associate Teaching Professional
TPI Golf Fitness Instructor & Junior 2 Coach
Level 2 First Tee Coach
Certified US Kids Instructor
Top 100 Club Fitter- Mizuno USA
Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach.


Ren Chang, Teaching Professional 

Ren is a member of the PGA of America and is a Class A Teaching Professional with over 20 years of teaching experience here in the Bay Area.  His teaching philosophy looks at each golfer as an individual and each swing as being unique. You will notice a difference from your very first lesson, which is truly an interactive and collaborative experience. Ren believes in listening to his students and finding the fundamental as well as the “mental” barriers.