Who are we?
The Oakmont Junior Golf Academy offers year-round programming at Oakmont Golf Club. The Academy is founded and run by Jessica Reese Quayle, LPGA and Rebecka Heinmert, LPGA. We run a long-term athletic development (LTAD) program directed towards helping kids learn and enjoy golf , with an emphasis on coordination and skill development. Practices will focus on various aspects of golf: chipping, putting, swinging, rules & etiquette.
About Jessica Reese Quayle, LPGA Member
Jessica Reese Quayle graduated from Santa Rosa's Montgomery High School in 1999 as the third top recruited golfer in the nation. Playing for the University of Texas, the Lady Longhorns ranked in the top 3 of the NCAA Division 1 Championships four years standing. She graduated not only with a degree in Kinesiology but was a top ranked national player receiving All-American and Team MVP honors.
In her last semester of college, Jessica competed in the grueling LPGA Qualifying School and earned her tour status. She played on the LPGA tour for 3 years, competing in national and international events. In 2006 she qualified for two majors, the Women's British Open (British Open Photos) and the McDonald's Championship.
Teaching and Coaching
Upon leaving the LPGA tour, Jessica was immediately hired by Golfsmith International in Austin, Texas to teach at the Harvey Penick Golf Academy. Here she was able to convert a wealth of golf experience to make the successful transition into teaching. Jessica earned industry certifications as both a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional and a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 2 Golf Professional.
"Teaching juniors is one of the most rewarding things to do as a instructor. It is a balance between fun, creativity, and learning. Some of my most memorable times as a kid was taking lessons and playing in competitions with my friends."
Jessica and her husband CJ Quayle recently welcomed their second son into their family. Jessica has taught at Chardonnay Golf Club in the Napa Valley and Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park. She was Assistant Golf Coach for the Sonoma State University Women’s Golf Team for three years. She currently teaches clinics and gives private lessons at Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa.
About Rebecka Heinmert, LPGA & PGA Member
Rebecka joins Jessica Reese Quayle to make Oakmont the best place in Sonoma County for golf instruction. With similar training and backgrounds, these two instructors make a cohesive team.
Rebecka's mission is to help golfers increase their enjoyment of golf by improving swing performance, on course strategies and mastering the mind within. She is a graduate of the San Jose Women’s Golf Program where she played on three NCAA Championship teams and was a three-time Academic All- American. Growing up in Sweden, she was a member of the Swedish National Team for five years. After graduating from SJSU, Rebecka played professionally on the Futures Tour for three years. She has been a member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Pro Division since 2004 and is a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional. Rebecka is a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 3 Golf Teaching Professional and Junior Coach.
In her lessons, Rebecka offers the latest technology with TrackMan, which is a great tool to help you understand and improve ball fight. TrackMan offers the simplest, most useful and most accurate feedback system available on the market. A self-proclaimed seminar junkie, Rebecka loves to learn and share her knowledge about golf, including golf fitness, mental game insights, and playing well on-course. She also hosts and coordinates golf retreats for women.
“I am excited to team up with Jessica to offer a quality Junior Program at Oakmont. I love working with kids and seeing them improve over time! For me, golf started out as a family activity, and in the beginning I thought no other kids played golf. The next year, my dad signed us up for group junior classes, and we made friends and spent our summer days on the golf course. We has so much fun! After a while, I started competing, and that's when it really clicked for me with golf. All I wanted to do was to play and practice my game. "