Meet Nina Krats!


My name is Nina Krats and I have been an LPGA member since 2001. I started out my career in the mountains of Steamboat Springs, CO, working at Haymaker Golf Course. In the summer months, I worked as an assistant professional taking care of tournaments and overseeing Junior Golf. In the winter months, I kept busy at the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp as a supervisor in the children’s ski school. I guess you could say I had the best of both worlds!

I am busy these days at Foothills GC in Denver, CO where I have been since 2008 working as an Assistant Golf Professional and Director of Instruction. My husband Jim and an avid golfer. I am the Mom of two daughters. A 15-year-old who plays a little golf, field hockey, and lots of lacrosse; and an 18-year-old who is a freshman lacrosse player at Fresno State. For the past 10 years, I have been responsible for bringing an innovative and creative touch to the lesson program at Foothills GC. As the lead instructor at Foothills, I teach a wide variety of students, but my passion is teaching women and juniors.

On the schedule for 2018 are my very successful “Ladies Only” Clinics now in their 18th year and 9 and Wine classes… all 4 sessions were sellouts last year! My gals really get into the spirit!

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Junior golf is exploding at Foothills Golf course. We begin every spring hosting an Open House for kids 5-12! This is a free event for the first 100 kids to sign up where they are exposed to the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching and full swing. “Golfzilla” always makes an appearance and is the most popular of our hitting stations.



I captain 4 PGA Jr. League Teams. We have tons of fun and we get to play some amazing courses in the state of Colorado!

Girls Golf made an appearance in 2017, and while small we made sure it was extra fun! We are off and running for 2018!

I can occasionally be found at one of the local elementary schools helping administrate the Golf In School Program! #indoorputting


We are super kid friendly all over our facility. Our Par 3 boasts BIG and small cups to make playing golf fun for everyone! We LOVE our kids at Foothills GC!


We start them out young. My youngest Lil Pee Wee student is 2 years old!!!!!



Member Profile – Shannon Kneisler

We all get into the golf business for different reasons. We find our passion and somehow destiny takes us on a journey. Shannon Kneisler is no different but she has had some of the most unique and interesting experiences that I have heard of in a long time. Take a few minutes to meet her. Wait until you see how she is bringing caddies back to the game, and how she has been giving golf lessons all over the world!

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Meet Susie Myers

Susie Meyers LPGA, PGA has been coaching at Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club in Tucson, Arizona for over 20 years. In that time she has coached players to the LPGA and PGA Tours. Susie loves coaching people of all ages and skill levels. She has assisted many of the club pros in her area and also the young golfers that rise through the junior ranks. Susie’s son now plays golf at Stanford University and there have been countless others that have gone on to play collegiate golf. Recently Golf Magazine selected Susie as a Top 100 Teacher in America and she has been honored by the University of Arizona as a Silver Anniversary C.A.T.S. Award winner. Susie just published her first book, Golf From Point A. The testimonials about her book can be found on Amazon. Check it out. The reviews have been awesome! Thanks Susie for sharing your story.       Susiepointa-email


Meet Fellow Members – Did you know?


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Lisa Storm – Reading, Cycling, Playing Pickleball


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Jennifer Tucker – Alpine Skiing, Mountain Biking, Pack Packing, Soccer, Sand Volleyball & Painting


Tracy Berman
Tracy Berman – Walking, Swimming, Hiking & Volunteer at Power Paws Assistance Dogs


Peggy Gustafson
Peggy Gustafson – Fishing in Alaska, Hiking, Reading & Continue to grow as an educator & ambassador for the game