Monarch Dunes Academy

Jim Delaby, PGA Director of Instruction




Prior to coming to the Central Coast, Jim, a two time PGA Northern Chapter Teacher of the Year and Fitter of the Year, was the Head Golf and Teaching Professional at La Purisma Golf Course from 1990 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, Jim acted as Director of Instruction for the Teacher Certification Program at the Professional Golfers Career College. He then ran the Cypress Ridge Golf Academy from 2000-2006.  With the help of Avila and Blacklake Golf Courses from 2006 to 2009, Jim co-created and ran the popular Golf C.A.R.E. Program.  And has been involved in developing and then running the Monarch Dunes Golf Academy ever since then. Not only does Jim work with all levels of golfers from juniors to seniors, and beginners to advanced, he also has been involved in helping many other golf teachers’ hone in their skills. His seminars for golf teachers include Club Fitting, Wally Armstrong Certification, and teaching and certifying instructors for The LEARN GOLF! Program held at Monarch Dunes.

Jim:  805.478.5723


Rory Doll



Since graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2014, Rory Doll has committed himself to pursuing a professional playing career while simultaneously working to inspire excellence in his students. Rory Doll is a young decorated professional who is certified in biomechanics of the golf swing and a certified Titleist club fitter. He has studied the golf swing and the mental side of golf under some of golf’s top instructors. In 2014, Rory qualified for the sectional stage of the U.S. Open where he competed against top players in the world and defeating notables such as David Duval and Ben Crane among others. Rory was a 2014 NCAA All-American and 2-time NCAA All-Region. In 2014 Rory was also recognized as the Hauff-Mid America Player of the Year. In his 4 years as a collegiate golfer, Rory set 7 school records. Rory was also a 4-time First Team All-Conference selection while earning over 10 GPAC Player of the Week Honors.

Rory:   805.748.4094


Dave Schimandle

Dave Schimandle began repairing and building custom clubs in 1975 shortly before turning professional in 1976. After three years of playing professionally, Dave focused his golf career toward teaching, club fitting, and repair. Since then, club making has evolved from steel shafts and wooden heads to high tech materials such as high modulus graphite and titanium while club fitting and teaching now utilize launch monitors to eliminate guesswork. These new technologies have enabled Dave to become a SOPHISTICATED CLUB FITTER AND INSTRUCTOR. Even though Dave has studied and broken down the mechanics of the golf swing into all of its nuances and pieces/parts, he doesn't like to teach them. He feels the golf swing is currently being over-taught, leading many players to "paralysis through analysis". Whether teaching beginners or touring pros, Dave's lessons primarily consist of the basics of the golf swing. Dave likes to say, "Little changes make big things happen”. Having stayed up to date with the evolution of equipment, playability factors of the equipment, and swing theories, Dave has become an expert CLUB FITTER and INSTRUCTOR. Dave feels a competent club fitter must understand the dynamics of the golf swing, and a good instructor must have a working knowledge of the equipment used. Dave has the combination of almost forty years of knowledge, the finest components available, and uses up-to-date technology such as the Flight Scope launch monitor to improve your golf experience.

Dave: 805-598-9993



New Announcement - TRACKMAN at Monarch Dunes, WE NOW HAVE ONE!!!


Golf Private Lesson Special 

Clinics with our Teacher Rory Doll 805 748 4094 :  4-12 per group monthly charge for lots of help, great for intermediate to advanced

Clinics for Beginners:  with our newest Coach Gene Scantini 13-20 per group,  480 460 0516

$160 for 3 half hour private lessons 

$40 Golf Rehab with Strength and Flexibility Specialist with Bud Cassel 530 219 0920

Tip of the month

Play in the wind

We are in the month of April, by far the most windy turbulent month of the year.  

Before playing your next round make sure you learn how to control and lower your ball flight.  Playing at La Purisima, as the Head Golf Professional in the early 90s, the wind on the last 5 holes was always ferocious.  I had to learn to lower the flight or it was going to be a depressing time period managing that place.  Thus I developed a very effective ball flight for the winds that could gust on a daily basis as low as 1 club difference to “7-8 club” difference one year in April.  

If you make these three adjustments you will control and hit the ball low enough to weather the wind storms of April:  

First, Choke down 1”…

Second, swing with a 3/4 backswing…

And third, aim a little right of target, shut the club face in your grip a little and attack.  

And if you want to experiment try playing the ball back further 1” at a time.  

Our range will be the perfect place to perfect this during this month with the winds left to right.  

Club Repair: 

Please call Dave Schimandle, our club repair, club maker, club fitting specialist Dave Schimandle at 805-598-9993. Dave is also a member of our teaching staff.