Kathleen Robinson began playing golf in 1995, while working in the Central African Republic. Just 2 years later, she qualified for her first National Tournament, the 1997 USGA Public Links Championship. Kathleen turned professional in 1999, and chose to develop her skills while playing on various mini-tours including The Futures Tour, Players West, and Canadian Women’s Tour. In 2001, she qualified and played in the US Women's Open at Pine Needles. Kathleen has had more than a dozen top ten professional finishes including a Win at the 2006 Tennessee Open. She continues to play professionally when she is not teaching.
Kathleen is a firm believer in the power of sport and the life long transformational effect it can have if presented as a positive experience for the participant. She founded KMR, Inc. to impact and change lives through golf, bridging the gap between her playing and instructional career.
Excited to bring her brand to the Bay Area, Kathleen has established The KMR Golf Academy at Skywest Golf Course. It provides a continuous stream of access and learning through coaching programs, clinics, one-on-one instruction and on-course play. Kathleen's unique approach focuses each individuals abilities and golf goals. Together with her students they create an "improvement blueprint". This highly personalized method facilitates rapid skill acquisition and the development of inner confidence ensuring a more enjoyable golfing experience.
Kathleen's golf philosophy has been shaped by her first hand experiences with some of golf's greatest teachers including Hank Haney, Jim Hardy and Jimmy Ballard. She is a former mini-tour professional, LPGA T&CP Apprentice, USGTF Associate Teaching Professional, TPI Fitness Instructor & Junior 2 Coach, Certified US Kids Instructor, Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach, Lead Coach for The First Tee of the East Bay and a Top 100 Club fitter for Mizuno USA.