Jeff Silverstein - Academy Director
A life member in the PGA of America, has owned, operated and taught at academies throughout the United States and has overseen the development and implementation of lesson programs for over 20,000 students. Jeff has had a relationship with Hank Haney Golf for 25+ years and has a passion for developing golfers of all levels. As a Level 4 Hank Haney Certified Pro instructor, he also teaches multi day schools for Hank Haney Golf. Jeff’s brings his students his vast experience as a golf professional that began in the 1970’s as a touring professional playing the Australian PGA tour, various U.S. mini tours as well as the PGA tour in 1978.
When his playing career ended Jeff embarked on a career of owning and operating golf courses. At all properties, high quality golf instruction and the promotion of the game was a key component to their success. Jeff has been involved with the oversight and development of curriculum for all of the academies he’s operated and has had extensive experience in developing all different levels of golfers.
Jeff’s passion to help Junior Golfers has led him to forming the CA Jr. Golf Alliance which will provide financial assistance to under privilege youths who have an interest in learning the game. Jeff is currently available for instruction by appointment at Calabasas Country Club located in Calabasas California and in La Quinta California during the winter months of November through April.
For more information go to https://jeffsilversteingolf.com
David Franks, PGA - Director of Instruction
David co-founded the Calabasas Golf Academy in 2015. He has been a Class A PGA Professional since 2009. He is FlightScope and TrackMan Certified. He is also Hank Haney Certified. David graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and PGA Golf Management.
David has been playing golf for thirty years. He has over fifteen years of teaching experience, including six years at The Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs and five years at GolfTEC in Woodland Hills. In that time, he has taught over ten thousand golf lessons to players of all ability levels, ages, and backgrounds.
David enjoys pursuing the highest level of his own game and competitive golf on local mini tours and in professional events. He loves to travel and play with aspirations of playing at the PGA Tour level.