Junior Medalist Golf Program

Junior Medalist Membership Information

4 Lessons

$59/Month

Access to 4 semi-private golf-instruction classes a month

8 Lessons

$79/Month

Access to 8 semi-private golf instruction classes a month

What Class do I sign my Junior Golfer up for? 

Gold (Ages 6-12)

30 minute sessions

Beginner Instruction

6 Juniors Maximum per class

Learning Center Staff will evaluate progress in order for student to graduate to Platinum

Platinum (Ages 6-12)

60 minute sessions

Intermediate Instruction

6 Juniors Maximum per class

Must Graduate from Medalist Gold to attend Platinum classes

Diamond (Ages 13-17)

60 minute sessions

Intermediate to Advanced Instruction

6 Juniors Maximum per class

Must be a minimum of 13 years old

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Junior Medalist Classes are organized based on age, skill level and maturity level.

Click here for Jr. Medalist Membership Application

What is the Junior Medalist Golf Program?

The Junior Medalist Golf Program invites junior golfers of all skill levels, ages 6-17, to participate in a fun and engaging golf education experience. The Medalist Junior Golf Program is a level based program that gives the students incentive to work hard and will give parents feedback on their child’s progress upon request. Medalist Gold students (ages 6-12) will enjoy a 30 minute lesson where they will learn all aspects of golf such as full swing, short game, etiquette, and rules. As Medalist Gold students improve and show they are maturing as golfers they will be promoted to Medalist Platinum classes (ages 6-12) for 60 minute lessons. Medalist Diamond is a 60 minute golf lesson experience for juniors between the ages of 13 and 17. 

Meet the Learning Center Staff

Armondo Luna

Teaching Professional

(619) 310-2003

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Armondo Luna was born and raised in Seguin, Texas. Armondo has an advanced knowlege of playing golf ball amongst high Texas winds. Armondo moved to California when he in grade school and joined the highly competitive junior ranks of California golf. He even participated in the "Junior World Championship" in San Diego. Armondo continued his golf career on the golf team at Cuyamaca College and earned his B.S. in Recreation Administration from San Diego State University. Armondo played golf professionally in Southern California while he worked at a local San Diego golf course for many years. After his professional golfing career, Armondo became a teaching professional. Armondo has been teaching golf for 20 years and has been teaching golf at Riverwalk Learning Center for 12+ years. Armondo finds that the most rewarding part of teaching golf is student satisfaction; he loves to see his students grow and improve on the range and on the golf course. Outside of teaching golf, Armondo loves to camp, hike, walk his dog “Wednesday”, go to the beach, eat delicious Texas BBQ and visit family in Texas where he participates in family golf tournaments for fun!

Sheldon Kamanu

Teaching Professional

(619) 310-2003

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Sheldon Kamanu has been a professional golfer for the majority of his life. He started his golf career between the Islands of Hawaii and Vallejo, California. After competing on several different professional tours around the country he began his teaching career in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sheldon's nickname, Chi-Chi, was given to him by fellow professionals because he loved to "Chat it Up" with everyone. Sheldon's short game and sense of style is just as good, if not better than Chi-Chi Rodriguez himself. Sheldon has been a professional golf instructor at Riverwalk GC for 12+ years and he loves to facilitate a fun, relaxing and inviting environment for his students. Sheldon caters his instruction to all ages and body types and knows how to relate golf fundamentals to all types of people. On his free time Sheldon loves to travel, play golf with friends and family, attend concerts, watch Raider games and generally be the life of the party!

Ralen Cox

Teaching Professional

(619) 310-2003

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Ralen Cox has worked in the golf industry for about 20 years. He has been with Riverwalk Golf Club for 6+ years. Ralen was born and raised in Palm Springs, California where he spent his early years playing his local executive course, practicing martial arts and playing basketball. His first golf job inspired him to learn the ins-and-outs of the golf industry. Ralen graduated from the Professional Golfers Career College (PGCC) in Temecula, California with an Associates Degree in Golf Course Management. The PGCC served as a stepping stone to being Assistant Golf Professional at PGA West. When Ralen is not playing golf with friends and family, he finds joy in his other hobbies like hiking, camping, practicing martial arts, shooting hoops on the basketball court or watching movies. Ralen strives to have all his students experience “shot euphoria”, the feeling of hitting it pure on the sweet-spot of the golf club. Ralen is able to narrow his student’s focus and give them relatable ways to think about their golf swings. Ralen loves when he can mediate the connection between his student’s mind and body so they experience that “shot euphoria!” more often.

Todd Steller

PGA-Associate

Teaching Professional

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(619) 310-2003

Todd Steller’s goal is to get people excited about playing golf regardless of age and ability. Todd adapts his lessons to one’s skill level (new golfer or seasoned player) by using fresh, creative, and fun methods of instruction, providing the ultimate lesson experience! Todd is a native San Diegan. Growing up, he developed his love for golf by playing with his father, brother, and friends. Todd has always been into sports like basketball, baseball, soccer, surfing, skateboarding, and skiing but gravitated towards golf at a young age. Todd began playing golf at the age of six. He was team captain for the Poway High School Varsity golf team and the University of Redlands golf team. After college, Todd committed to playing golf professionally and toured around California, Arizona, and Nevada. He golfed professionally for many years before he pivoted his career into teaching professionally. Todd loves how every round of golf provides new challenges to overcome, especially mentally. As a teaching professional, Todd’s mission is to give his students the appropriate tools to improve so they can have more fun golfing! He believes that golf facilitates some of the best memories you can ever have. The joy of striking the golf ball perfectly, the incredible views of a beautiful golf course, and even the laughter brought on by an errant shot is addicting and is something that he believes everyone needs to experience.

FAQ

How big are class sizes?

A maximum of 6 people is allowed per class (with minor exceptions in specialty classes or clinics).

Is it possible to have less than 4 people to a class?

Yes, depending entirely on the number of people who signs-up. Class sign-ups can be accessed online up to 2 hours before the class' scheduled time.

What are the membership commitments?

Our Junior Medalist memberships have a 2-month minimum requirement. No Shows will count as one of the allotted classes per month. See below for cancellation requirements.

Do you have to take all the classes once a week or in a calendar month?

All classes are conveniently booked online to give our students the freedom to register for their sessions in what ever secession they’d like. Whether it’s once a week or 4 sessions in one week, it is up to the parent to register their junior for their allotted monthly sessions as there is no monthly rollover of unused sessions.

How does auto payment work?

Our billing cycle is on the 20th of every month. Initial payment is made for the first month once the application is completed. To cancel your membership, just send an email to the Director of Memberships at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 7 days prior the billing period (the 13th of every month).

What happens when classes are cancelled?

Although infrequent, classes may be canceled due to a number if reasons including forecasted (75% chance of rain or worse) or current inclement weather, instructor time conflicts and facility event time conflicts (tournaments). If a class is canceled inside of 12 hours, students will be notified via phone call and email. If a cancelation is made outside 12 hours, students will receive just a cancelation email. Students will then need to register for another class to make up for the canceled class.

Cancellations

Our memberships have a 2 month minimum, and cancelations must be made no later than the 13th of each month, 7 days prior to the 20th's billing cycle. *Membership benefits and price are subject to change* Cancel your membership via email to:

Director of Memberships - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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