Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen, PGA

Indian Canyon G.C. / Jensen Lindeblad Impact Golf Academy

4304 W West Drive

Spokane, WA 99224

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Kathy owns and operates KGJgolf at Indian Canyon G.C., where she is a PGA Certified Professional. Kathy is the 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year National Finalist and 2012 Pacific Northwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Kathy has been recognized in the 2013 Golf Digest‘s Best Teachers in State. Kathy is a recognized speaker, e-book author and a consistent monthly contributor for Golf Today Northwest as well as PGA Best Practices. Kathy is a Master Clubfitter. She connects to millions through her very active social media presence and webcam live one-on-one lessons.

Facility Type: Public

Past awards/recognitions: 

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • PGA Certified in Instruction
  • Henry Griffitts Master Golf Club Fitter
  • IEPGA Teacher of the Year
  • PGA President’s Council for Growing the Game
  • U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Teachers Honorable Mention

Technology used in instruction:

  • Golf Coach Direct
  • V1
  • aboutGolf simulator
  • TrackMan
  • FlightScope
  • iPad and iPhone
  • SAM PuttLab
  • Henry Griffitts, Ping, Nike, TaylorMade and Titleist clubfitting
  • SKLZ training aids

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 800

Growth of the game initiatives:  

  • Golf Coach Direct online lessons
  • Corporate speaking events
  • Playing lesson foursomes
  • City-wide group lessons
  • Elite junior programs
  • EWGA group series
  • Wine & Chocolate Information Nights
  • Girls’ Golf Chat classes
  • The First Tee
  • Middle school advancement program
  • TPI programs