PGA Professional Ashley Wood returns to childhood home as Head Golf Professional at the Incline Village Mountain Course
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (Spring 2019) – Ashley Wood grew up attending school in Incline Village and playing golf on both the Incline Village Championship and Mountain golf courses as a kid, so it is with great pleasure that the Incline Village Golf Courses welcome her home as the new Head Golf Professional for the Mountain Course this year.
Wood, who is both a PGA of America Professional and a certified fitness professional, returns to the Lake Tahoe community of Incline Village after a successful tenure serving as the Head PGA Professional and Director of Fitness at the prestigious Presidio Golf & Concordia Club in San Francisco, from 2016-2019.
Wood grew up in Incline Village and enjoyed both skiing and golfing as a child, eventually graduating from Incline High School. With the help of family, coaches and community supporters, she eventually earned a spot on the Division I women’s golf team at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she served as team captain while earning a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2009. She then went on to graduate school at SDSU and received a Master's degree in Kinesiology with emphasis on athletic development and sports psychology.
“I am very excited to return to my roots and assume the Head Golf Professional position at the very course where I learned the game,” said Ashley Wood, PGA. “Incline Village Lake Tahoe was such an important part of my upbringing, and I now look forward to coming home and giving back to the community, especially in working with women and young players to instill the passion and love for the game that I enjoy every day.”
Wood started in the PGA program as an Assistant Golf Professional at Pro Kids – The First Tee of San Diego, and eventually became a certified The First Tee Coach. She worked at The First Tee for six years as lead girls golf instructor and helped develop their curriculum, which incorporated more athletic development components, while teaching life skills through the game of golf.
While working toward her PGA Professional Certification, Wood also served as an Assistant Golf Coach at SDSU in 2015, helping the team win the Mountain West Conference championship title for the first time in school history. Additionally, Wood works with several high-profile junior players, including Hannah Kim, who now plays professionally and who Wood caddied for on the Symetra Tour.
About the Golf Courses at Incline Village
The Golf Courses at Incline Village offer two unique experiences designed to appeal to all kinds of golfers, as well as beginners and families. The Championship Course is a public par 72 regulation course with a classic Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that is ranked #10 on GolfAdvisor’s “Top Courses in Nevada” list. The Mountain Course is a public 18-hole par 58 course with an amazing mountain layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr which plays host to a number of family-friendly events throughout the season including Nine & Wine (golf + wine tasting), Sunday Family Fun Day (kids 17 and under play free with paying adult), and also offers 9-hole rates and twilight specials. Call (775) 832-1146 to book a tee time or visit GolfIncline.com for more information.