The Coach, Teaching Philosophy and Environment
Provide a comprehensive learning experience for players of all abilities and goals. Deliver simple and logical golf instruction so students can be their own best coach.
Kathleen is an award winning LPGA Teaching Professional and Player Developmental Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She founded KMR Golf, Inc. to impact and change lives through golf, bridging the gap between her playing and instructional career.
Achieve – I teach people, not methods. I focus on individual’s abilities and golf goals.
Together with my students we create an "improvement blueprint". This highly personalized
method facilitates rapid skill acquisition and the development of inner confidence ensuring
a more enjoyable golfing experience.
Beliefs – Every golfer has “their” story. I think it important to find out how and why they have chosen to take a golf lesson or join a group class. This is information helps me to identify learning styles and tailor my instruction and coaching based on the needs, athletic ability, and goals of each student.
Passion - I am committed and dedicated LPGA Professional with a deep and genuine love and passion for the game of golf that is infectious. My passion motivates me to improve as an instructor, seek ways to communicate more effectively, increase my knowledge base and build a more creative approach to teaching.
Purpose - I am results driven and action oriented with the ability to overcome obstacles by being highly adaptive in competitive and changing environments. I have a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge, bringing together elements from diverse fields and disciplines in creative and innovative ways for greater impact.
Joy - I love when a new golfer makes solid contact and the ball goes into the air. The sheer joy and excitement are exhilarating for both my student and me. I try to focus on the small victories and help my students to find happiness in each step along their golf journey, even the stumbles. The goal is to enjoy the process as much as the outcomes.
My goal is to create an environment for my students to learn, explore and fail safely. I want it to be a “judgement free” zone. Fun is the priority. I love when my students find joy in themselves and treat each moment as its own small victory.
The physical environment for KMR Golf Academy enhances and reinforces my mission, vision, and teaching style. The Academy is located at the Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland, CA. Touchstone Golf, LLC. manages the golf course. Situated in the Oakland Hills with stunning panoramic views of downtown, Bay Bridge and Lake Chabot area, Lake Chabot Golf Course offers an unbeatable combination: 27 pristine holes of golf for players of all skill levels, at affordable rates that make the game accessible to everyone. A favorite of local golf enthusiasts since 1923, the course recently completed extensive course and property improvements that have taken the course to the next level.
The clientele of Lake Chabot Golf Course is representative of the community we serve with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. My programs carefully curated to meet the interests and needs of the community and complement other programming managed by the club and associated groups.
Having the opportunity to take the skills acquired on the range to the course is critical for students to build their confidence and build their competencies on course. With my students, I regularly use holes on both the long and a short course of Lake Chabot’s 27 holes for on course playing lessons.
Kathleen's golf philosophy has been shaped by her first hand experiences with some of golf's greatest teachers including Mike Adams, Terry Rowles, Josh Zander, Hank Haney, Jim Hardy and Jimmy Ballard. She is a LPGA Professional, former mini-tour professional, TPI Fitness Instructor & Junior 2 Coach, Certified US Kids Top 50 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.
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.