Golf Lessons in the Eugene-Springfield area

Whether you are just getting started or have been playing for decades, Pine Ridge Golf Club offers an affordable lesson package to meet your goals and budget. These lessons focus on fundamentals that build muscle memory and put you in mid-season form when you step on the tee.

We offer a variety of different options from 30 minutes of individual instruction to 9-hole playing lessons or group instruction with one of our Teaching Professionals.

While other teaching facilities try to get you to swing like a tour pro, our emphasis is more personal; we want to maximize your abilities. Our individual lesson programs are just that, individualized attention, whether you are new to the game or a low handicap golfer.

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About Our Instructors

Nic Sherman, Head Golf Professional

Nic Sherman grew up in Springfield, Oregon and graduated from Springfield High School in 1988. He met his future wife between his Junior and Senior years at SHS. After High School, he attended the University of Oregon and Southern Oregon University. His family moved to Ashland in 1995, and Nic took his first job in the golf industry that spring at a local 9-hole par 3 course. That fall, he took an Assistant position at Oak Knoll GC in Ashland Oregon. He worked at Oak Knoll for 5 years, until the fall of 2000 and the birth of his daughter. The family then relocated to Medford, Oregon for 2 years, then back to Springfield to be closer to grandparents. Nic took a position at Fiddlers Green Golf Center as a Club Fitter in November of 2003 and stayed there working in several capacities until accepting the Head Golf Professional position at Pine Ridge Golf Club in May of 2017.

Nic’s background in the golf business is both wide and deep. It spans 22 years in many different types of positions in the industry. He is extremely excited to lead the team at Pine Ridge Golf Club. He hopes to increase both the visibility and playability of PRGC while providing a top-shelf experience for members and customers.

Nic is still married to his high school sweetheart, and they have a daughter in college. When he is away from the Club, he enjoys traveling to different US National Parks with his family, taking photographs, and attending all levels of Track and Field and Cross-Country meets.


Steve Benzin, Teaching Professional

Steve has been involved in most aspects of golf. He is a lifelong student of the game and is passionate about sharing his love of the game with others.

Since 2009, he has worked almost exclusively as an instructor and coach, giving over 10,000 lessons. He has been named Coach of the Year in back to back seasons in girls golf, won the league championship in boy’s golf, and had the two best seasons in school history with both teams.

Steve has worked with PGA and Champions Tour Winners as well as LPGA Players. Steve loves to share his passion for the game with his students and help them improve their game.

Private Lesson

Traditional lesson on any area of the game you wish. Private lessons can be 30 or 60 minutes in length and include digital video swing analysis with a take-home copy of your swing.

9 Hole Playing Lesson

Head out to the course and get a lesson on your game from tee to green. Learn different shots, course management, and how to address the mental aspects of the game.

Junior Lesson

Available to players aged 18 and younger. Help your junior executive get a better feel for the game with a private 30-minute lesson from a certified golf professional.

Lesson Packages

Private 1/2 Hour Lessons
5 Private 1 Hour Lessons

There is no expiration on lesson packages. Spouses may divide lessons in a series.