Golf

A Great Test of Golf

A passion for golf draws people to El Caballero's par 71 championship course. Designed by the acclaimed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., this challenging track boasts many of his signature elements—tight fairways, gentle doglegs and daunting green-side bunkering on a layout that winds through gentle hills and mature trees.

Recognized as the "Finest course in the Valley" by LA Magazine, El Caballero has hosted numerous US Open qualifying rounds, three LPGA events and many local charity tournaments. Players of all abilities find both challenge and reward on this scenic layout. El Caballero's meticulous course conditions, excellent caddies and an all grass practice facility ensure members and their guests experience the most from each round.

Members further enjoy the benefit of PGA-certified golf professionals on staff for private lessons and clinics to help perfect their game. A full service Golf Pro Shop offers the finest in golf apparel and merchandise, including expert club fitting.

Catering to an active golf membership, our Men's and Women's Golf Associations fill the calendar with events throughout the year. From the fiercely competitive Club Championship Tournament to casual Twilight Golf outings in the middle of the week, there are ample opportunities for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy both camaraderie and sport at El Cab.

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Mark Taylor, Golf Head PGA, Professional

Mark Taylor, PGA
Head Golf Professional

A graduate of Long Beach State University, Mark joined the El Caballero team as Head Golf Professional in 1997. With a resume that includes tenures at some of the finest private Clubs in the Southland, Mark takes pride in promoting the game of golf and its rich history and traditions.

A recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award and accomplished player in his own right, Mark brings a refreshing practicality to his students. Mark is masterful at analyzing a golf swing and then developing a personalized lesson plan so his students are able to make the necessary adjustments that lead to improvements in their game.

As Head Golf Professional at El Caballero, Mark plans, promotes and directs all golf activities at the Club.

Brett Mormann, Professional Teaching PGA

Brett Mormann, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional

Brett is a Class A PGA Professional with a passion for helping golfers enjoy the game and play better golf. A native of Santa Barbara, Brett attended college at Saint Mary's College where he played on their golf team. After working at a few local clubs in Santa Barbara, Brett accepted a position as an Assistant Professional at Los Angeles Country Club. After several years at LACC, Brett has joined our team at El Cab as our First Assistant Golf Professional. His role will allow him to touch all parts of the golf operation including tournament preparation, instruction, and much more.

As an extremely accomplished golfer who enjoys playing competitively, Brett has won numerous Southern California PGA events as well as qualifying for the PGA National Assistant Professional Championship. He is also a very experienced teaching professional and his instructional approach is centered around helping his students play better on the course by keeping things simple and giving students more confidence in their game.

Tasha Browner Bohlig, PGA Director of Instruction

Tasha Browner Bohlig
PGA Director of Instruction

A Tarzana native, Tasha graduated magna cum laude at Washington State University where she played for the Cougar women’s golf team and was an Academic All-American. After playing professional golf on several mini-tours and appearing in the Golf Channel’s Big Break, she joined the El Caballero team in 2008.

As a Psychology major (emphasis in Sports Psychology) and life-long learner, Tasha loves teaching and working with all age groups. Through instruction, Tasha is able to share her genuine love for the game with golfers of every level. 


Highlights:

  • PGA Class A Member

  • TPI Certified

  • 2015 & 2016 PGA Magazine/GRAA Top 50 "Growth of the Game" Instructors

  • 2015 & 2016 US Kids Golf Top 50 Honorable Mention

Zach Zukmann, Assistant Golf Professional

Zach Zukmann
Assistant Golf Professional

Zach grew up in Manhattan Beach, where he took up the game at the age of twelve and has been hooked ever since. He joins us from the Los Angeles Country Club where he spent the last seven years assisting with all parts of the golf operation and teaching students of all ages and skill levels. 

During his time at LACC, Zach had the opportunity to work with and learn from some great instructors who were instrumental in helping him develop his knowledge of the golf swing. Zach takes a simplistic approach to teaching in order to make the learning process as easy and enjoyable as possible. He is very excited about joining the Professional Staff at El Cab and is looking forward to getting know the membership while helping them improve their game and have more fun on the course.

Trevor Cassidy, Assistant Golf Professional

Trevor, a Tarzana native, graduated Cum Laude from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he founded the club golf team. After studying landscape architecture (specializing in golf course design) in college, he has now turned Professional and entered the PGA program to advance his skills in golf course design and instruction.Trevor joined the El Caballero Staff in May 2015 and assists all club events, clinics, and Starter duties at the club.

Ernie Giapapas, Assistant Golf Professional



Ernie Giapapas, a valley native and Campbell Hall Graduate, is our newest member of our El Cab Golf Staff. He attended San Francisco State and is very excited about the opportunity to learn more about the golf business. 

Ernie recently passed his PAT and is going through the PGA education program to become a Class A Professional. He would like to learn about all parts of the golf operation as well as teach. His ultimate goal is to specialize in short game instruction.