Julian Ramirez

  • Director of Instruction @ OPG
  • Teaching Professional at Medina Golf and Country Club
  • Played collegiately at Minnesota State Mankato
  • Winner of 16 professional events
  • PGA Apprentice

Julian has been teaching the game of golf now for 8 years. After playing collegiately for Minnesota State Mankato, Julian was a professional at Riverwood National and StoneRidge Golf Club before settling in as a teaching professional at Medina Golf and Country Club. His passion is sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game he loves with juniors and young adults hoping to excel at the game of golf.

Julian’s Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to create a relationship and a bond with my students, and my purpose is to give them a coach they can rely on and trust.

By focusing on a process that can be adapted to all facets of life, not only can we improve a golf game, but we can grow as people.

I believe that through instruction golfers need to maintain their identity. I plan to instill a strong foundation, a free mind, and an understanding of cause and effect. At OPG we teach players how to play their best golf, and we aim to prepare our young athletes to reach their optimal performance.

Private Lessons

Adult: $90 per 45 minutes, $60 per half hour
Juniors: $70 per 45 minutes, $45 per half hour
Contact:

Lesson Prices

45-Minute lesson:
Adult $90
Junior $70

Half Hour Lessons:
Adult $60
Junior $45

Lesson & Simulator Combo (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour of Simulator Time)
Adult $87.50
Junior $67.50

Short Game Lesson & Short Game Usage (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour short game usage)
Adult $65
Junior $55

Steve Fessler

Steve has been a PGA Head Professional in the Northwest Suburbs since 1991. Steve was a Minnesota PGA Board Member from 2000-2018 and was the President of the MN PGA in 2015-2016. He was the recipient of PGA Awards Top Junior Leader and a Hortan Smith Award winner. For the past four years Steve has been the Head Golf Professional at Medina Golf & Country Club. Recently Steve joined the staff at Albion Ridges GC which will allow him to expand his teaching and playing opportunities.

A few words from Steve

“I have been lucky enough to work with players of all levels, top local professionals as well as numerous Division 1 and excellent High School Players. My true enjoyment comes from the opportunity to work with Women, Men, Seniors, and Juniors of all levels. The goal is to help golfers enjoy their experience every day they come to the golf course.  My teaching philosophy is simple, I want each golfer to find the swing that allows them the most good shots, minimize misses and get full enjoyment out of the game.”

Having the opportunity to expand our teaching with Optimal Performance Golf is a dream of mine for years. Julian Ramirez and I have been together for over 10 years now and our teaching styles are similar and we learn from each other every day. Teaming with owner Paul Sarratori allows us to join a great community while offering an experience unlike any others in MN. Steve may be reached directly at fess18@pga.com.

Private Lessons

Adult: $90 per 45 minutes, $60 per half hour
Juniors: $70 per 45 minutes, $45 per half hour
Contact:

Lesson Prices

45-Minute lesson:
Adult $90
Junior $70

Half Hour Lessons:
Adult $60
Junior $45

Lesson & Simulator Combo (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour of Simulator Time)
Adult $87.50
Junior $45

Short Game Lesson & Short Game Usage (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour short game usage)
Adult $65
Junior $55

Taylor Ramirez

  • Teaching Instructor at OPG
  • DII Head Men’s and Women’s golf coach at Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Played Collegiately at Concordia University, St. Paul
  • PGA Apprentice

Taylor played DII college golf at Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP). After her college golf career she became the graduate assistant at CSP, assisting the golf team and earning her MBA. Whilst being the assistant coach she was also a trainer at Acceleration MN and then Lifetime Fitness. Taylor is entering her 7th year as the head golf coach for both the men’s and women’s golf teams at CSP. She finds her passion in college coaching, junior golf instruction and golf fitness.

Taylor’s Teaching Philosophy

I believe it is important to understand your golf swing and the process to make changes. I like to make plans very clear and take small steps each lesson to help the player reach their goals.

Each person swings the golf club differently, so I believe it is important to understand how the player learns and how their body is able to move.

Trust and dedication are two important elements that play a big role in the player and swing coach relationship, it is my objective to earn and establish that with the player.

Private Lessons

Adult: $90 per 45 minutes, $60 per half hour
Juniors: $70 per 45 minutes, $45 per half hour
Contact:

Lesson Prices

45-minute lesson:
Adult $90
Junior $70

Half Hour Lessons:
Adult $60
Junior $45

Lesson & Simulator Combo (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour of Simulator Time)
Adult $87.50
Junior $67.50

Short Game Lesson & Short Game Usage (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour short game usage)
Adult $65
Junior $55

Kyle Thul

  • PGA Class A Professional
  • 1st Assistant Golf Professional Stillwater CC
  • Assistant Golf Professional Bunker Hills Golf Club
  • Played collegiately at Minnesota State Mankato

Kyle has been around golf his entire working life, starting out at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids and then transitioning to the 1st assistant position at Stillwater CC for 7 years. Kyle enjoys sharing his passion for the game of golf, by trying to make the game more enjoyable for all skill levels from beginners to professional golfers. Over my 8 years of being in the Minnesota PGA section I have always enjoyed playing competitively myself and helping others reach their own golfing goals.

Kyle’s Teaching Philosophy

The game of golf can be very complex, my ultimate goal is to make the game as simple as possible for everyone. I enjoy using what the player does well and working with the student to assess and improve the players weaknesses making them into strengths.

Communication and trust is key, I believe in forging strong relationships with my students to allow for a fun and productive learning environment. Being able to adapt and learn during each lesson is key for achieving our end goals. I am always trying to expand my own knowledge, by learning from other local and top instructors across the country. By expanding my own knowledge, I get to share my learning experiences and increase my ability to help my students improve.

Private Lessons

Adult: $90 per 45 minutes, $60 per half hour
Juniors: $70 per 45 minutes, $45 per half hour
Contact:

Lesson Prices

45-minute lesson:
Adult $90
Junior $70

Half Hour Lessons:
Adult $60
Junior $45

Lesson & Simulator Combo (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour of Simulator Time)
Adult $87.50
Junior $67.50

Short Game Lesson & Short Game Usage (1/2-hour lesson & ½ hour short game usage)
Adult $65
Junior $55