Friends of the Council

Playing golf is good for your health and the health of the sport. That is the founding principle behind the National Council for Better Health Through Golf: to provide public health education services and advocacy support that assists with improving health & wellness for others through the game of golf.

We are fortunate to have a number of supporters. Contact us now about adding your name to the list of folks who care about improving personal health through the game of golf.

Doctors

  • Adrianne Ahern, PhD
  • Carol Anglin, EdD
  • James Beckett, MD
  • Timothy Bernard, DPM
  • George Burger, DDS
  • Michelle Chappel, PhD
  • Michael Corley, MD
  • Michael Clark, MD
  • Darcy Dill, DC
  • Gregory Douglas, MD
  • Bee Epstein-Shepherd, PhD
  • Dominic Erba, MD
  • Jeff Field, MD
  • Sohrab Gollogly, MD
  • Ali Harivandi, PhD
  • Michael Hurdzan, PhD
  • Sam Houston, MD
  • Alice Jacobs, EdD, MS
  • Nelson Johansen, DDS
  • Norm Jorgensen, DVM
  • Dean Kim, MD
  • Bradley Klein, PhD
  • Ginny Klein, PhD
  • Maurice Kaz, DO
  • David Laub, MD
  • Elliot Lepler, MD
  • Jim MacDonald, DPT
  • Ernest Mazzaferri, MD
  • Ernie Mazzaferri, Jr., MD
  • Lee Miller, PhD
  • Matthew Mingrone, MD
  • Dennis Moore, DC
  • Glen Rapoport, DMD
  • John Reynolds, MD
  • Mike Scannell, MD
  • Kay Walker, EdD
  • Tania Weiss, PhD
  • Neil Wolkodoff, PhD
  • Carey Weatherholt, DDS

Golf Professionals

  • John Abendroth, PGA
  • Benjamin Abrams, PGA
  • Tom Addis, PGA
  • Ben Alexander, PGA
  • Dave Anderson, PGA
  • Ted Antonopoulos, PGA
  • Vern Ayres, PGA
  • Larry Babica, PGA
  • David Balbi, PGA
  • Bob Badger, PGA
  • Shane Balfour, PGA
  • John Bearden, PGA
  • Barney Bell, PGA
  • Tim Berg, PGA
  • John Bernstein, PGA
  • Norm Blandel, Master PGA
  • Bill Bondurak, PGA
  • Don Boyle, PGA
  • Brad Braden, PGA
  • Dale Bradley, PGA
  • Marc Braga, PGA
  • Jeff Burger, PGA
  • Bob Caldwell, PGA
  • Jim Carra, PGA
  • Michael Chapman, PGA
  • Doug Cody, PGA
  • Greg Colip, PGA
  • Chris Conway, PGA
  • Alan Cottingham, PGA
  • Brian Dahmer, PGA
  • Kathy Dais, PGA
  • Janet Davis-Ortega, PGA
  • Joe DeBode, PGA
  • Billy Dodson, PGA
  • Steve Donner, PGA
  • Mark Dorcak, PGA
  • Mark Doss, PGA
  • Charlie Eddie, PGA
  • Brendon Elliott, PGA
  • Joe Fernandez, PGA
  • Steve Ficovich, PGA
  • Mike Fish, PGA
  • Randy Fox, PGA
  • BJ Funk, PGA
  • Shelly Godeken-Wright, PGA
  • Tom Godman, PGA
  • Jeff Hales, PGA
  • Scot Hathaway, PGA
  • Bob Hickam, PGA
  • Walter Hix III, PGA
  • Tim Hovancsek, PGA
  • Scott Hoyt, PGA
  • John Hughes, PGA
  • Mike Huetter, PGA
  • Scot Hathaway, PGA
  • Scott Humphrey, PGA
  • Brian Inkster, PGA
  • Dean James, PGA
  • Bill Johnson, PGA
  • Eric Jones, PGA
  • Gus Jones, PGA
  • Shawn Kelly, PGA
  • John Kennaday, PGA
  • Jim Kepler, PGA
  • Monte Koch, PGA
  • John Klopotowski, PGA
  • Jim Knego, PGA
  • Katie Krawesky, LPGA
  • Ron Kuwata, PGA
  • Brennon Langley
  • Patty Largent, LPGA
  • Charlie Leider, PGA
  • Don Leone, PGA
  • Bruce Lewis, PGA
  • Nancy Lewis, LPGA
  • Jerry Lilliedoll, PGA
  • Ann Loughlin, PGA/LPGA
  • Tim Loustalot, PGA
  • Chris Lynch, PGA
  • Katherine Marren, PGA
  • Michael Martino, PGA
  • Mike Mattingly, PGA
  • Denise Mazzaferri, PGA
  • Mike Mazzaferri, PGA
  • Tad McCormick, PGA
  • John McMullen, PGA
  • Steve Menchinella, PGA
  • Rod Metzler, PGA
  • Bob Miller, PGA
  • Ted Mills, PGA
  • Dede Moriarty, PGA
  • Ken Morton, Sr, PGA
  • Tom Morton, PGA
  • Randy Mudge, PGA
  • John Murray, PGA
  • Tom Nelson, PGA
  • Duke Nicholls, PGA
  • Peter Nilles, PGA
  • Chuck Notestone, PGA
  • Bruce Olson, PGA
  • Jim O’Neal, PGA
  • Doug Parker, PGA
  • Hank Pollex, PGA
  • Todd Pontti, PGA
  • Carol Pence, PGA/LPGA
  • Bob Peterson, PGA
  • George Price, PGA
  • Joseph Priddy, PGA
  • Tim Pulley, PGA
  • Mike Rawister, PGA
  • Christina Ricci, LPGA
  • Will Robins, PGA
  • Mike Schy, PGA
  • Patrick Shea, PGA
  • Rod Sims, PGA
  • Laird Small, PGA
  • Chase Stigall, PGA
  • John Theilade, PGA
  • Randy Thomas, PGA
  • Kim Thurman, PGA
  • Jan Usher, PGA/LPGA
  • Tom Wade, PGA
  • Jim Wagner, PGA
  • Kathy Wake, PGA/LPGA
  • Paul Wilcox, PGA
  • Jeff Wilson, PGA
  • Jennelle Wroge, LPGA
  • Allen Wronowski, PGA
  • Josh Zander, PGA

Fitness Experts

  • Katherine Roberts-The Roberts’ Flex-Fit Method & Yoga for Golfers
  • Melissa Wogahn-Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach

Healthcare Professionals & Community Outreach

  • Cindy Banta, RN, MSN
  • Patrice Christensen, RN, PHN
  • Christine Ely, MPT
  • Ann Grassel, PT
  • Tim Harper, LMFC
  • Eileen Heinrich, LCSW
  • Kathy Kim, RN
  • Arthur “Bill” Mattmiller, PT
  • Mike McGrew
  • Wendy McGrew
  • Kaelyn Mezger, RN
  • Meara, Mezger, RN
  • Eileen Moore, RN
  • Jennifer Scott, CHT
  • Judy Sheldon, RD
  • Teresa Stringari, RN
  • Kjeld “Kell” Aamodt, MS
  • Thomas Nojer, MS
  • Bernie Weslow, PT

Media Partners & Supporters

  • CoriBrett.com
  • Golf Guys Radio Show
  • GolfMediaLibrary.com
  • California Golf News & Travel
  • Golf Talk Radio Show
  • GolfYellowPages.com
  • GottaGoGolf.com
  • Hooked on Golf Radio & TV Show
  • International Network of Golf
  • IntheLoopGolf.com
  • Ken Van Vechten Golf & Travel
  • LaRosa & Associates
  • Raising the Standards Radio Show
  • Robert Kaufman & Associates
  • The Barry Salberg Group
  • The National Golf Business Directory
  • 12sportsonline.com
  • Twitter.com- California_Golf
  • Twitter.com- Golf_Golf_Golf
  • Twitter.com- DrOrderPlayGolf
  • Voice of the Valley Media Group

Business & Industry

  • Nick Moore, Former Global Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ian Randell, Chief Executive, The Professional Golfers’ Associations of Europe
  • Craig Kessler, CEO, Southern California Golf Association
  • Thomas Isaak, President, CourseCo, Inc.
  • Fred Shoemaker, Coach, Author, and Founder of Extraordinary Golf
  • Howard Lester, General Chairman, 2009 Presidents Cup
  • Sandy Tatum, Former President, United States Golf Association
  • Chris Thomas, CEO, Northern California Section of the PGA
  • Dave Nelson, Sales Manager-West Coast, Club Car, Inc.
  • Celeste Prestinario, Real Estate Manager, Sears
  • Gary Renelt, Sales Representative, Bridgestone/Precept
  • Mike Firpo, Executive Director, The First Tee Fresno
  • Bill Aragona, Former President, National Golf Course Owners Association
  • Gary Mannies, Co-Founder, Best Approch Publications
  • Carl Cowan, Sales Representative, Page&Tuttle, PowerBilt, Zero Restriction Golf Outerwear
  • Suzanne Woo, Esq., & Founder, BizGolf Dynamics
  • Mary Anderson, Founder, Advanced Legal Training Institute
  • Amy Selbach, Regional Leader, Ladies Who Launch-San Diego
  • Chris Davis, President, BizKids
  • Valerie Ramsey, Author of Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at any Age
  • Bob Fagan, CEO, Robert S. Fagan Foundation
  • Carol Van Ausdal, Agent, Keller Williams Realty & Founder, Golfsupport.com
  • Jud Walsh, Director of Business Development, San Francisco Business Times
  • Andy Slack, Founder, Spot Water Management
  • Patrick Finlen, GM, Certified Golf Course Superintendent, Olympic Club
  • Richard Drutman, Vice President, AT Systems, Inc.
  • Caroline O’Brien, CEO, Pacific Women’s Golf Association
  • Ed Brodow, Author of Negotiation Boot Camp
  • David Burnham, Founder, Golf Yellow Pages
  • John Kim, Sr. Dir. of Communications at Vanderbilt University
  • Mark Wishner, Founder, The Sun SafeTee Program
  • Bob Murphy, Northern California PGA Honorary Member & the long-time Voice of Stanford Sports
  • Pat Kelley, Coach, The First Tee of San Joaquin
  • Stan Atkinson, Emeritus Board Member, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
  • Joe Fernandez, Board Member, The First Tee of Contra Costa
  • Nick Nelson, Programming Director, The First Tee of Monterey County
  • Alice Jacobs, Founder, BrainGain-Promoting Cognitive Vitality
  • John Kennaday, Men’s Golf Coach, San Jose State University
  • Ida Centoni, Personal Coach & Psychology Consultant
  • Rees Jones, Founder of Rees Jones, Inc.
  • Charlie Davison, Co-Founder, Origins Golf Design
  • Jan BelJan, ASGCA, CEO, Jan BelJan Golf Design
  • Taba Dale, Founder, Legacy of the Links
  • Joann Dost, CEO, Joann Dost Golf  Editions Photography

Associations

  • The Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of Northern California
  • Northern California Section of the Professional Golfers Association
  • California Golf Course Owners Association
  • International Network of Golf
  • Northern California Golf Representatives Association
  • Southern California Section of the Professional Golfers Association
  • The Professional Golfers’ Associations of Europe
  • Golf Course Builders Association of America
  • Shivas Irons Society
  • TheWalkingGolfer.com
  • Pacific Women’s Golf association
  • Women in the Golf Association
  • Southern California Golf Association
  • Northern California Golf Association
  • Latina Women’s Golf Association
  • Golf for Cause

Educators, Community Outreach & Leaders in Government

  • Kevin Brown, Former Superintendent of Schools, Rocklin Unified School District
  • Joseph Brett, President, Scottsdale Sister Cities
  • Kevin Moore, Former Vice Mayor, City of Santa Clara
  • Cynthia Schelcher, Dean of Advancement, West Valley-Mission Community College District
  • Mark Wishner, Founder, Sun SafeTee Program

Golf Facilities

  • Sevillano Links at Rolling Hills Casino (Corning, Calif.)
  • Performance Golf (Reno, Nev.)
  • Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (North Plains, Ore.)
  • Pajaro Valley Golf Club (Royal Oaks, Calif.)
  • Boulder Creek Golf Club & Resort (Boulder Creek, Calif.)
  • Golden Gate Park Golf Course (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • ArrowCreek Country Club (Reno, Nev.)
  • Callippe Preserve Golf Course (Pleasanton, Calif.)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (Burlingame, Calif.)
  • Deep Cliff Golf Course (Cupertino, Calif.)
  • Eureka Golf Course (Eureka, Calif.)
  • Foxtail Golf Course (Rohnert Park, Calif.)
  • Green River Golf Club (Corona, Calif.)
  • Haggin Oaks Golf Complex (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Los Lagos Golf Course (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Mather Golf Course (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Metropolitan Golf Links (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Napa Golf Course (Napa, Calif.)
  • Palouse Ridge Golf Club (Pullman, Wash.)
  • Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Riverside Golf Course (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Sunset Whitney Country Club (Calif.)
  • Valley Oaks Golf Course (Visalia, Calif.)
  • DarkHorse Golf Club (Auburn, Calif.)
  • Ancil Hoffman Golf Course (Carmichael, Calif.)
  • Cherry Island Golf Course (Elverta, Califr.)
  • Auburn Valley Golf Club (Auburn, Calif.)
  • La Contenta Golf Club (Valley Springs, Calif.)
  • Oakmont Golf Club (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
  • Coyote Creek Golf Course  (San Jose, CA)
  • Catta Verdera Country Club (Lincoln, CA)
  • Coyote Moon Golf Course  (Truckee, CA)
  • Apple Mountain Golf Resort (Camino, CA)