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Golf Instruction

Take your game to the next level with instruction by one of our PGA Teaching Professionals. Private individual lessons, group lessons and our popular Player Development Program are all geared to improve your game. The practice facilities at WindRose are second to none featuring a 15,000 square foot putting green, a 40 station tee line and short game complex capable of teaching large groups of students.

  • Jim Phenicie, PGA Academy Director

    Jim Phenicie, PGA Academy Director and Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year

    Click HERE to schedule your next lesson with Jim

    A native of Houston, Jim Phenicie has become one of the most sought after teachers and custom fitters in South Texas. Throughout his life, Jim was mentored by some of the best instructors in the country. Names like Hank Haney, Jim Flick, Chuck Cook, Jerry Smith and Dan Snider are just a few of the teachers that shaped Jim’s ideas today. Not long after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a BBA, Jim landed the Director of Instruction position at Kingwood Country Club’s Golf Advantage School where he directed the programs for 11 years. He also spent time in the dual role as Head Professional for the Forest Course (host to the movie Tin Cup) and as Director of the School.

    Jim’s success followed him to WindRose Golf Club where he spent 7 years growing a Player Development Program into one of the largest in Texas, becoming a Top 100 fitter for Titleist and winning the coveted Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year award. This success continued as Jim spent 6 years at Royal Oaks CC in Houston as their Director of Instruction and Clubfitting where Jim received the Southern Texas PGA Presidents Plaque (Player Development Award) for Growing the Game.  Jim was excited to return to WindRose Golf Club in March 2016 as a partner in the ownership of WindRose along with Managing Partner and PGA Professional Kelly Walker.

    Since he began teaching, Jim’s has captured many awards as he is a five-time Southern Texas PGA Teacher of the Year (1 overall and 4 chapter) and a nominee for GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America. Jim has been selected to the Golf Digest “Best Teachers in State” list multiple times and is a GOLF Magazine Best Regional Instructor selection in the Southern US. Jim also holds several professional clubfitting certifications and works with players to ensure that they have the right equipment for their game.

    Jim is a member of the Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff and has performed training programs for Titleist, PGA Magazine the Southern Texas PGA.  These training programs targeted young professionals looking to improve their custom fitting skills. He has also served as a featured columnist for several monthly publications, as well as a frequent guest speaker on area radio and television programs. He is identified as a Top Instructor in the Houston area in both the BMW and Shell Golf Guides. Jim has also conducted seminars on teaching techniques for the advancement of PGA Professionals and has been on both the Southern Texas PGA Education Committee and Houston Golf Association Career Panel.

    Jim’s Award Winning Instruction &  Nationally Recognized Custom Fitting Fees

    Adult Rates effective Jan 1, 2024
    45 min - $95
    60 min - $130
    90 minutes - $195
    Addition fee applied when 2 or more are attending a session
    Watch at home video analysis included with all swing lessons

    Junior Rates effective Jan 1, 2024
    45 min - $90
    60 min - $120
    90 minutes - $180
    Additional fee applied when 2 or more are attending a session
    Watch at home video analysis included with all swing lessons

    Click HERE to schedule your next lesson with Jim

    Lesson packages offered a price of 3 Adult hours for $360 or 3 Junior hours for $340.

    3 hour lesson package may be used as:

    4 sessions @ 45 min / 3 sessions @ 60 min / 2 sessions @ 90 min


    Contact Jim:
    281.370.8900 x-4
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  • Garrett Nobles, PGA Head Professional

    Garrett Nobles, PGA Head Golf Professional and Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor in Texas


    Garrett has over 13 years of teaching experience. He has been involved in the golf industry for most of his life and has a strong passion for the game. He believes each person has a unique swing and the key to a successful lesson is introducing improved fundamentals and mechanics to that swing. Garrett specializes in developing the swings of juniors as well as short game mechanics, and believes it’s never too early or late to improve your golf game. He will work with you to design a package that best fits your needs.

    Garrett’s professional accomplishments include being named a Top 50 instructor in the state of Texas by Golf Digest, being named the Youth Player Development Award Winner for the South Texas PGA, and he graduated from the PGA Golf Management Program at Sam Houston State University in 2013. In 2016 he was named Head Golf Professional at WindRose Golf Club making him the youngest member of his graduating class to earn the title. Garrett is also the head golf coach of the 2017 state champion Frassati Catholic High School. He is a “Class A” PGA Professional and a Certified Teaching Professional. Garrett is a certified club fitter for Ping and Callaway as well as a Callaway products expert. He brings energy and enthusiasm to each lesson and looks to create a positive judgment-free environment for his students to learn and grow their game.

    Garrett’s Instruction Rates:

    1 hour ($100)

    1 hour ($90)

    Garrett’s Lesson Packages

    Available Upon Request (after swing evaluation in 1st lesson)

    Garrett’s Junior Lesson Packages

    Available Upon Request (after swing evaluation in 1st lesson)

    To schedule a lesson click here.

    Contact Garrett:

    361.293.0911 (c)
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  • Shelby Thibodeaux, Director of JR. Golf & Teaching Pro

    Shelby Thibodeaux, Director of Junior Golf & Teaching Professional

    Since officially starting his teaching career at the famed Hank Haney Golf Ranch in Dallas, TX in 2016, Shelby Thibodeaux has already started making a name for himself. After getting his Associates Degree from the Golf Academy of America, he moved to Houston, TX to pursue his passion for teaching in one of the most prosperous golf communities in the country. Always wanting to learn and grow, Shelby has been mentored by some of the greatest (names) in the game such as Butch Harmon, Mike McGetrick, Marius Filmater, Kevin Kirk, Hank Haney, Steve Johnson, Steve Bowman, Matt Swanson and Jim Phenicie to name a few. He is currently the Director of Junior Golf and Teaching Professional at WindRose Golf Club. Since joining the club in fall 2018, Shelby created a junior program that grew from zero to 50(+) juniors in (less than) one year. In addition, He has grown the PGA Junior League Program from one to four teams, increased summer camp enrollment from six to 14 juniors/camp, taught over 850+ lessons and was named a 2019 Top 50 US Kids Golf Coach. He was a 2018 USKG Top 50 Honorable Mention. Having his focus on juniors, he teaches all ages and skill levels.

    Full Swing & Short Game
    Shelby believes every swing is unique, and it is important to determine what each individual needs to play their best. Having a solid foundation is key to building the walls. With a complete understanding of the fundamentals and an analysis of your limitations, he then takes a deep dive into the mechanics of your swing. From there, he will instruct how your body and club should move throughout the swing, and apply drills to get you in the correct positions. He believes that correct repetition with less thought is vital to your improvement. You will be sent home with body rotation drills, swing drills and a personalized game plan so regardless of how busy you are, you can continue to progress. Shelby specializes in short game and makes it simple but very efficient. Being able to hit all three trajectories on command is a huge factor if you want to have a great short game. If your wedge game is good enough, then you putt less, leading to fewer strokes per hole. Every lesson will include video analysis with a summary for viewing at home.

    On-Course Management & Mental Game
    Why am I unable to take my game from the range to the course? The question everyone asks. It is due mostly to a lack of understanding HOW to practice. Shelby believes practicing on the course is a must to gain the confidence and experience you need to get better. Offering on-course lessons, you will get a detailed look into what it takes to play this game to your fullest advantage. Having studied years on the mental game, Shelby understands how important it is. He explains golf as 70% mental and 30% physical, but yet we focus more on the 30% side than anything else. Without a strong mental game, you can only go so far. He believes everyone can be a player, you just have to pull it out of them. You will be tested each lesson to not only strengthen your mental game but learn how to coach yourself. Shelby is big on individual teaching so you know how to fix yourself outside of the lessons.

    To Schedule a lesson click here.

    Lesson Rates

    1 Hour - $100

    Contact Shelby:
    (409)790-2472 (c)
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    To schedule a lesson and connect with Jay click here!.

    Jay has been teaching at Windrose since the spring of 2022. He is currently a PGA associate earning his status as a Class A PGA professional. Jay has studied under award winning PGA professionals such as Kevin Kirk (Patrick Reed, Jhonattan Vegas), Jim Phenicie and Dan Snider (Bryce Molder, Dicky Pride, Glen Day). He is a two-time Arkansas individual state champion and was a scholarship athlete for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks golf team.

    Jay has been around golf his whole life playing, watching, and learning from some of the best players and instructors in the game. Jay grew up playing AJGA (American Junior Golf Assocation) junior events and at his home course in Little Rock Arkansas with PGA Tour players Bryce Molder and (now Champions Tour) Glen Day. Jay understands the golf swing in a very unique way. Even with a history of high level competitive play, he still focuses on golf as a game. Jay tells his students, "Golf is a game and games should be fun". Jay teaches all levels of play.

    Standard rates until March 1st 2024 (new rate):
    Adult: $95/hour
    Junior: $85/hour
    Playing Lesson (Time: TBD): $150/ 90 minutes

    WindRose Annual Pass & Player Development Member Rate:

    For questions and details, text Jay (fastest way to get a response) with your full name, email, and details about what you're looking for 832.928.1261
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  • Heather Shake - LPGA Teaching Professional

    Heather Shake, LPGA Teaching Professional

    Being a Houstonian, Heather grew up playing competitively in and near the city. After attending Sam Houston State University and graduating with a Bachelors in Marketing degree, she continued her golf career professionally on the LPGA Epson Tour.  While on Tour, Heather earned her LPGA Class A teaching Professionals card and is now eager to teach and help others with bettering their golf game. 

    Heather's Rates and Packages:

    Individual Lessons:
    Adult 1 hour - $80
    Adult half hour - $45
    Junior 1 hour - $60
    Junior half hour - $35

    Individual Packages:
    Adult 1 hour (4 pack) - $300
    Adult half hour (4 pack) - $180
    Junior 1 hour (4 pack) - $220
    Junior half hour (4 pack) - $140

    Contact Heather:
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