Player Development Team

Aaron Kline, Lead Instructor – Falcon Ridge

Aaron brings a wealth of knowledge to our team about theOn top of having his Titleist Performance Institute Golf Level 1&2 certifications, he is also Trackman Level 1&2 certified, Peak Performance Golf Level 1&2 certified, and has his PGA Jr. League coaches certification.

He utilizes a Foresight GC Quad launch monitor that allows the evaluation of both club head and ball flight data …combined with traditional video instructional methods. Having accurate ball and club data provides objective measures of performance and simplifies the troubleshooting and learning experience.

Aaron can also provide putting and on-course management instruction including the latest in green-reading strategies that are being utilized by thousands of college and tour players (and caddies) world wide.

Remember, it’s not just about your golf swing. It’s about HOW you practice (not necessarily how much) and how you think and select your targets during a round of golf. There are scientifically proven ways to do this better, based on how we are wired to learn as humans and utilizing shot dispersion probabilities. Aaron can help get you up the “total golf performance” learning curve as fast as possible.

Tony Di Silvestro, Lead Instructor - Prairie Highlands

Tony is a Leawood native who has had a passion for golf from a young age.  After graduating high school from Shawnee Mission South as a 4-year letter winner and 3-time state qualifier, Di Silvestro played on scholarship at Ottawa University.  Throughout his college career, Tony learned from Courtney Mahon and helped coach her summer camps and programs.

After leaving college, Tony accepted a job as the summer intern at TopGolf Overland Park, running the junior golf program.  Through this experience Tony got the opportunity to bring the game he loved to kids.  This was the pivotal moment when he decided growing the game of golf was his passion.  When the internship ended, he continued with TopGolf as a full time instructor.  During this time he was recognized as a national associate of the month for his work with “Clubs for a Cause,” a philanthropy he created while at TopGolf.  He collected junior clubs from various donation opportunities, and then teamed with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kansas City to find children to pair with those golf clubs.  With the support of TopGolf, Tony gave new golfers free access to practice and instruction, and hopefully introduced a love of the game to kids who might otherwise not have had an opportunity.

Tony’s time at TopGolf was a key motivator to pursue his Professional Golf Management degree through the PGA. He has also served as a teaching instructor at Country Club of Leawood and most recently as an assistant professional at LionsGate. While at LionsGate Tony continued his growth as an instructor, developing his positive style of teaching.  Working with the PGA Jr. League at LionsGate he learned to share his own competitive experiences with his students.  Tony uses his experience from college golf practice to create drills and games that are engaging and effective for golfers of all age ranges.

Tony is currently a Level 1 PGA apprentice working toward his Class A Certification.  He is excited to learn and continue his development as an instructor.  Tony will be the Head Instructor for Prairie Highlands and is excited to help grow the culture at Prairie Highlands.

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Head Instructor, Women’s Development & Junior Golf Programming

Molly graduated from Kansas State University in 2022. She grew up with a lot of exposure to the world of golf. Both her Grandpa and Dad were avid golfers and she always enjoyed going to the course with them. Molly quickly grew very passionate for the game, but she specifically enjoyed the mechanics of the golf swing and trying to help her friends improve their game.

Molly’s competitive career started at the age of 14 where she competed in summer tournaments with the Kansas City Golf Association. She continued her playing career at Olathe Northwest High School competing in nearly every varsity match during her four years. Molly was recognized as a leader both on and off the golf course. Her positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and leadership landed her a teaching position with Courtney Mahon Golf.

Molly is currently the Head Instructor for Women’s Development and Junior Golf Programming.  She absolutely loves her job and seeing the improvements her students make in a game she loves so much.  Molly has been heavily involved in the growth and development of the junior golf and women’s programs. This perfect opportunity has allowed her to combine her love for golf, teaching, and helping others.