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



Golf Private Lesson Special 

“$150 for 3 half hours” 

Deadline: 1st 5 to buy in month of February

Golf Strength, Flexibility, and Rehab Special 

“$40” for private 1 on 1 Assessment with PT and Sports Rehab Specialist Bud Cassel

Tip of the month

“Cool Golf Technology for 2018”

The robots are coming, the robots are coming.  Ladies and gentleman they are already here, especially in golf .  And there is much more, here too, in 2018 that you need to know about that will help improve both your game and your life:

  1. LDRIC (Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry) is capable of replicating ANY golf swing up to 130 mph AND he talks!! A partnership of Gene Parent of Golf.  Gene Parent has built 40 robots and the LDRIC (like tigers name) can hit all greens and fways and hit 80% of putts “in”, thus can beat the best human in the world! Check it out on You Tube
  2. Virtual Reality Golf:

The PGA Tour has formed a partnership with Intel to produce live virtual reality and 360 degree video at six PGA Tour competitions in 2017 and 2018.  

  1. We are working on get a Trackman 3 and Superspeed Golf affiliate.  Both are a preferred way of training by the tour player. 
  2. Intelliskin or Smart Fit by Dr. Brown: sensors located in specially designed under clothing to help signal when your hips ankles and posture is off.  
  3. Muse and Halo Sports have brain sensing technology that helps you learn how to target the “zone”.  
  4. Visualax golf turn your phone into a golf psychologist ($3)
  5. The Official Rules of Golf App (free) especially next years many changes.
  6. Make your phone your personal trainer Nike (free).
  7. Golf game statistician (free)
  8. Custom fit your width, posture, and many other key pieces of your golf game with Dr. David Wrights instruments he built in conjunction with UCLAs medical center


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.