"Charley Vandenberg is absolutely one of the best instructors in the country. I have taught side by side with him and witnessed the results that he gets, along with the rapport he has with his students. I give him my highest endorsement"

- Mike Bender, 2009 PGA Teacher of the Year

Vandenberg is named the 2014 Michigan PGA teacher of the year.
His 5th time winning this award!

Vandenberg Instruction at the Thousand Oaks Golf Academy

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Welcome to Vandenberg Instruction located at the Thousand Oaks Golf Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Established in 2007, the Thousand Oaks Golf Academy is a state of the art facility that prides itself in being on the cutting edge of golf technology, allowing students to better their games in the quickest time possible. With training aids such as the MEGSA perfect practice equipment, correcting your swing has never been easier.

In order to play the golf of your dreams, one must learn from the best. Charley Vandenberg, Director of Instruction of the Academy, is one of the elite golf instructors in the country. According to his peers, his passion for the game and enthusiasm for helping others improve every aspect of their games make him an excellent instructor. Their belief in his skills have resulted in nominations for the Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year on 14 different occasions, capturing the title in 1998, 2003, 2007 and 2010. Being honored with this prestigious title four times is unprecedented in the state of Michigan. Charley was also a top 6 finalist for the 2010 PGA National Teacher of the Year honor, and is a top 4 finalist for 2012.

Charley's knowledge allows him to teach in a simple, yet effective manner that is accessible to all ages and abilities. Please contact Charley to set up a time to see the facility and start on the path to a better game .

Tel: 616.447.9577
Email: cvandenberg@comcast.net

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Here is how some of Vandenberg's students have finished in recent competitive play

  • Max Rispler - 2013 Michigan PGA Junior Boy's Champion
  • Joan Garety - 2013 Grand Rapids Women's City Champion
  • Barb Schmid - 2013 Grand Rapids Women's Senior City Champion
  • Ryan Bayer - 2013 Division II state champion
  • Nick Carlson - 2013 Division II runner-up
  • Spencer Schab - 2013 Division II third-place
  • Ben VanScoyk - 2013 Division II fourth-place
  • Nick Carlson - Shot a 62 in Hamilton invitational (9 birdies and an eagle)
  • Barrett Kelpin - Winner of the National Golf Association Hooters Tour tournament at Magnolia Golf Club
  • Henna Singh - 2012 Division III State Champion
  • Kate Glazer - 2012 Division III State Champion
  • Kelsey Sands - 2012 Division III State Champion
  • Anne Parlmer - 2012 Division III State Champion
  • Erin Clark - 2012 Division IV State Runner-Up
  • Madison McMullen - 2012 Division IV State Runner-Up
  • Abby Radomsky - 2012 Division IV State Runner-Up
  • Carrie Radomsky - 2012 Division IV State Runner-Up
  • Becca Radomsky - 2012 Division IV State Runner-Up
  • Erinn Scott - 2012 Division IV State Runner-Up
  • Nick Carlson - 2012 AJGA Randy Wise Champion
  • Barrett Kelpin - 2012 Michigan Open Champion
  • Barrett Kelpin - 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year Runner-up
  • Barrett Kelpin - 2012 All Big Ten First Team
  • Nick Carlson - 2012 Division II High School State Champion
  • Erin DeVries - 2012 Grand Rapids Women's City Champion
  • Deb Rogers - 2012 Grand Rapids Women's City Senior Champion
  • Andrew Yeager, Nick Carlson, Max Rispler, and Adam Decker - 2012 All State High School Selections
  • Joan Garety - 2011 Golf Association of Michigan Senior Women's Player of the Year (for the 5th straight time)
  • Joan Garety - 2011 Michigan Women's Senior Amateur Runner up
  • Joan Garety - 2011 Grand Rapids Women's City Champion
  • Kim Kester - 2011 Michigan Women's Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Barbara Schmid - 2011 Michigan Women's Senior Amateur Champion
  • Barbara Schmid - 2011 Grand Rapids Women's City Senior Runner up
  • Erin DeVries - 2011 Grand Rapids Women's City Runner up
  • Deb Rogers - 2011 Grand Rapids Women's City Senior Champion
  • Barrett Kelpin - 2011 Northern Amateur Champion
  • Barrett Kelpin - 2011 Low Qualifier for Mid-American Conference Team (by 12 shots)
  • Barrett Kelpin - 2011 Low qualifier for Big Ten Team by 18 shots
  • Jackson Koert - 2011 Third Team All American NAIA (two consecutive years)
  • Forest Hills Central, coached 3 of top 4 players - 2011 Division I High School Champion Team
  • 10 high school students - 2011 All State High School selections
  • Adam Decker - 2011 Top 10 AJGA finish with final round 65

 

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Congratulations to:
Max Rispler -2013 Michigan PGA Junior Boy's Champion

Joan Garety - 2013 Grand Rapids Women's City Champion

Barb Schmid - 2013 Grand Rapids Women's Senior City Champion

2013 Boys High School All State Selection:
Nick Carlson - Hamilton - Super Team (Top 8 Players in State)
Reed Hrynewich - Muskegon Mona Shores - Super Team (Top 8 Players in State)
Ryan Bayer - Comstock Park - Division 2
Logan Haight - Otsego - Division 2
Spencer Schab - Forest Hills Northern - Division 2
Ben VanScoyk - Grand Rapids Christian - Division 2

2013 Division II state champion Ryan Bayer (Junior, Comstock Park) who shot a 149
2013 Division II runner-up Nick Carlson (Junior, Hamilton high school) who shot a 151
2013 Division II third-place Spencer Schab (freshman, Forest Hills Northern) who shot a 152
2013 Division II fourth-place Ben VanScoyk (Junior, Grand Rapids Christian) who shot a 153

Nick Carlson from Hamilton high school shot a 62 in Hamilton invitational. His round consisted of nine birdies and an eagle and the second best score out of the 90 players was a 75.

Barrett Kelpin who won the National Golf Association Hooters Tour tournament at Magnolia Golf Club and took home the $10,700 first place prize. Kelpin entered the third and final day of the tournament tied for third place, three strokes behind the leaders. He shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to finish 14-under, one stroke ahead of Ryan Brehm of East Lansing.

2012 Girls High School Division 3 State Champions
Forest Hills Eastern: Henna Singh (5th individually), Kate Glazer, Kelsey Sands, Anne Parlmer

2012 Girls High School Division 4 State Runner-Up
Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Central: Erin Clark, Madison McMullen, Abby Radomsky, Carrie Radomsky, Becca Radomsky, Erinn Scott

2012 Girls High School All State Selection:
Britta Bernth - Greenville High School - Division 2
Anne Parlmer - Forest Hills Eastern - Division 3
Abbby Radomsky - Kalamazoo Hackett CC - Division 4
Henna Singh - Forest Hills Eastern - Division 3
Madison McMullen - Kalamazoo Hackett CC - Division 4 Hon. Men.

Nick Carlson - Freshman at Hamilton High School - 2012 Division 2 Michigan High School State Champion with rounds of 71 and 68 (3 under par total) and a birdie on second hole of playoff. Finished regular season as medalist of all his events except one. 2012 Super Team selection (top 8 players in Michigan)

Erin DeVries, 2012 Grand Rapids Women's City Champion

Deb Rogers, 2011 and 2012 Grand Rapids Senior Women's City Champion

Andrew Yeager - Senior at Forest Hills Central (2012 All-State 1st Team) who will attend and play golf for the University of Michigan in 2012

Max Rispler - Sophomore at Forest Hills Central, All-State 1st Team

Adam Decker - Senior at Forest Hills Central (2012 All-State honorable mention) will attend and play golf for Loyola of Chicago in 2012

Barrett Kelpin for winning the 2012 Michigan Open in his first professional event by 8 shots in record tying fashion - (23 under, tied record set by Chick Harbert in 1948)

Andy Matthews for shooting 7 under at the 2011 Stage 2 PGA Tour Qualifying allowing him to compete at the final stage in California.

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