“Don’t mind me,” says Tasha Bohlig with an infectious laugh. “I come from a long line of huggers. I hug everybody. Especially my students.”
It’s not every day that a simple golf lesson commences with a warm and friendly hug from an acclaimed golf instructor. But Bohlig is hardly your everyday teaching professional. As golf enjoys its first unshackled spring since COVID-19 loosed its grip, fueled by reports that women of all ages are taking up the game in encouraging numbers, I’ve traveled across an entire continent to pretty El Caballero Golf Club in Tarzana, California, to gain perspective on this welcome development from a young woman who could well be the poster gal for the new American teaching pro.
Bohlig gives a dismissive laugh when I mention this. But the words aren’t mine. Several well-connected friends in the game describe Coach Tasha in precisely these terms, noting that this charming 2019 PGA Southern California Teacher of the Year, rated “Best in the State Instructor” by Golf Digest, is worth every a…
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