Talented Teaching Pro To Oversee New Programs At Cordevalle

February 27, 2012

SAN MARTIN, CA - One of the most versatile young talents in golf instruction has been selected to introduce and implement a fresh approach to game improvement at CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort. Jonathan Horner, who the past four years has been a staff professional at the prestigious Jim McLean Golf Academy at Miami Beach Golf Club, will be at the forefront of CordeValle’s newly developed holistic instructional program that debuts this spring.

The 27-year-old Horner – whose work in Miami included assisting world-class players such as PGA Tour stars Greg Norman, Ryan Moore and Keegan Bradley, as well as LPGA teen sensation Alexis Thompson – is a certified Class A PGA Professional.  The past year, Horner served as Operations Manager at the McLean School, directing daily operations at the golf school, as well as managing summer camps and helping open a new golf schools in Miami Beach. He trained staff and also helped write golf magazine tips, as well as McLean’s book, “The Fix.”

“CordeValle is a world-class establishment and I am very excited to be part of the team,” said Horner, who is from Portland, Ore. “With our new holistic approach, we plan on developing an instructional program that will provide noticeable results for our members and guests.”

Horner is a 2009 graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sports Management, with a concentration in Professional Golf Management.  He has worked as an assistant pro at Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon and Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas; was an instructor at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.; and was a teaching assistant pro at The Club at Pronghorn, in Bend, Ore.

“This is a special opportunity for CordeValle to add a golf professional to our staff with Jon’s passion and ability for teaching,” said Michael Marion, Director of Golf at the resort, who previously worked with Horner at Pronghorn. “He has a bright future and we’re certain the CordeValle membership and resort guests will benefit from working with Jon.”

About CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort
CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort is a secluded 1,700-acre sanctuary blended into the harmony of the natural mountainside landscape that stretches along the inland foothills of Northern California’s scenic Santa Cruz Mountains. Featuring an award-winning Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course, CordeValle provides an intimate experience for golf purists, but also is recognized as a world-class championship venue that hosts the annual Frys.com Open on the PGA Tour and Gifford Invitational, an elite men’s collegiate event. CordeValle guests enjoy world-class amenities that extend beyond golf, including a 35,000-sq. -ft. clubhouse with a variety of meeting space, a signature Sense® spa, a separate clubhouse at the tennis center, intimate swimming and fitness areas, three distinctive dining options, on-site vineyard and Tuscan-style winery. These amenities are ideal for entertaining family, friends and business guests. Service levels are impeccable and set an industry standard.

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