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Perform at the Highest Level

Competitive golf is a balance of science and art. At GP Lab, we focus on the golf swing and stroke through various systems of technology. We use the GP Lab P-System for swing and stroke analysis. By getting the science down, we are able to examine the kinematics, kinetic timing and tempo of your swing and stroke. Our up-to-date technology will bring deeper awareness to your game. With the Swing Catalyst, a high-speed video and simulator, will provide 2D visual swing analysis. The GC Quad launch monitor will give a player a better understanding of ball and club data. Furthermore, our other technological services of K-Coach/K-Play 3D system and Blast Motion will give further insights to your swing and stroke. Through these platforms, our science-based coaching will lead to quicker success on the course.

 

Meet The Team

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Doo Kang

Founder & Head Instructor

Doo Kang’s career in golf exceeds 20 years as a professional and most recently as the Head Coach and Director of Golf for Whittier College. As a player, Doo has traveled across the world and competed professionally – most notably in Asia where he competed on the ADT Asian Tour circuit. Doo is able to equip his players and students with the skills and knowledge through his experience as a former competitor as well as his decade long experience coaching high level junior and collegiate golfers.  His philosophy of valuing process gives his players the roadmap and confidence required to best understand their game and to compete at a high level. “Practice does not make perfect. It makes progress.”

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David Wurzer, PH.D., PGA Master Professional

Director of Instruction

Dr. David Wurzer is a PGA Master Professional and Certified Golf Coach at GP Lab. He is also an Assistant Women’s and Men’s Golf Coach at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. Dr. Wurzer’s extensive certification background includes: Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) G 3, JR 3, GM 2; K-Vest Certified, Level 1; BodiTrak Certified, Golf Ground Mechanics; Blast Putt Certified, Level 1; Opti Certified Professional; GolfPsych Mental Game Instructor, and US Kids Certified Junior Instructor. David has provided instructional segments to USA Today, The Golf Channel, National University Golf Academy, YouTube, and the Southern California Golf Show. He is an exceptional student and coach of the great game of golf. His areas of expertise includes sport pedagogy (science and art of coaching), sport psychology (mental training), and golf educator.

Available for Lessons on Thursdays Only

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Robin Kang

Managing Partner

Robin Kang is a Southern California native who took up the game at a young age. He started out competing in local junior circuits through the SCPGA Junior Tour as well as opportunities to play overseas and nationally with the USGA and AJGA. He continued his playing career at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA where they went on to win WCC Championships his sophomore year. Robin has competed at a high level at all tiers through his collegiate career and garners the knowledge of what it takes for a player to successfully transition from junior golf to playing at a collegiate level. Through his experience he’s able to provide players with accurate insight on how to build their tournament schedule and resume in order to gain attraction from universities and coaches to compete at their desired level. “I believe in the significance of continued education and the benefits of competing at the collegiate level. It is an invaluable experience and golf has provided me with many opportunities that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

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RJ Montez

Director of Marketing

RJ Montez is a Northern California native that has been playing golf for over 20 years. He began playing on his local high school team before competing in regional junior and amateur events. After completing his  Bachelor's degree at Cal State Monterey Bay he turned professional and worked as a golf professional at two golf courses in the San Francisco Bay Area while completing his Master's Degree at the University of San Francisco. RJ will be working with the rest of the GP Lab staff in order to create more customer engagement across our social platforms and increase communication with our students.

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Cardell Mike

Golf Coach

Cardell Mike is a Northern California native that has been playing golf for over 20 years. Cardell started golfing at the age of 4 and has been playing ever since. At the age of 16 in his sophomore year of highschool he started coaching with Ace Kids Junior Golf Academy, he was then promoted to a head coach at 19 years of age. Cardell continued on to be an Assistant Pro for two different private golf clubs, and the head coach for Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy for 3 years. Cardell joins the Golf Performace Lab Instruction team excited and ready to share his experience with his students.

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Dr. Shawn Mead, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Shawn Mead, PT, DPT has over seven years of experience in the orthopedic and sports physical therapy setting. He has had a passion for the game of golf since he was 15 years old, and has since set out to link his knowledge of the human body and biomechanics to help golfers of all ages and skill levels prevent injury and improve performance. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2013. Since this time, he has been able to gain experience and knowledge from a variety of golf instructors to learn the golf swing and apply principles of body awareness, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning to help both amateur and professional golfers. He firmly believes in a team oriented approach to the game where a common language is spoken amongst golf instructors and the medical team to achieve consistent, long lasting results.

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Dr. Andrew Van Leuven, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Andrew Van Leuven PT, DPT graduated from the University of Southern California with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013 with interest in orthopedics and sports medicine. Participation in golf and basketball in college as well as experience in athletic training has bridged the gap to specializing in the golf domain and sports medicine physical therapy. Andrew has completed coursework for the TPI level 2 certification for medical practitioners which is used in evaluation and treatment of his clientele. He believes in a team approach to improve athletic performance and maximize the body’s ability as it relates to golf.