Golf Instruction at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club

Wayne “Gooch” Yamaguschi

Originally from Los Angeles, CA, and most recently Valparaiso, IN, “Gooch” started as the Head Golf Professional at LMH in February of 2008. A graduate of the SDGA golf management school, “Gooch” has worked in Phoenix, Florida, and Indiana as a golf professional. Most recently in Chesterton, IN at the Brassie Golf Club.

In addition, he has worked as a “teppanyaki” chef, restaurant manager and even made a short appearance at the Post Office. A few facts that a lot of LMH regulars don’t know is that Gooch was a gymnast in college and also plays the electric bass (with the self proclaimed moniker of “jam-master funk”). His work experience outside of golf has been the framework for his teaching philosophy. It is framed by four simple rules

With the daily grind of work, it should be a joy to get out among friends outside. As the old Scots say, “Golf is just something to do while you’re taking a nice walk.”

  • Individual Lessons
    • $75/hour
    • Series of three – $175
  • Junior Camp Series
    • Beginning and Advanced (Juniors with a desire to play tournament golf)

Please call the golf shop for more information (269) 849-4653