Michele Trimarche has been named assistant golf professional at The Preserve Golf Club. Trimarche brings extensive experience as a PGA/LPGA teaching professional at high-end private clubs and with some of the most prominent names in golf instruction.
Most recently first assistant and head teaching professional at Capital Canyon Club in Prescott, Ariz., Trimarche also served as head teaching professional at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, N.J. from 2002-2019. In addition to golf lessons, Trimarche developed instructional programs blending golf, yoga, and fitness. She served as master instructor for the Jim McLean Golf School at PGA West Resort in La Quinta, Calif., and director of instruction for the Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott at the Seaview Hotel & Golf Club Resort in Galloway, N.J.
Trimarche has been honored as one of the “Top 50 Teachers in America” (Golf for Women magazine), “Top 100 Teachers in the Northeast Region” (GOLF Magazine), and one of the “Top 50 Teachers in the Country” (U.S. Kids Golf, honorable mention). She is a Class A member of both the PGA and LPGA, a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor, as well as a T. P. I. Certified Golf/Fitness Professional, a Certified Yoga Teacher, and an International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Elite Certified Fitness Trainer.
A natural athlete, Trimarche was an elite gymnast as a youth and excelled at softball in high school. It wasn’t until after her senior year in high school that she was introduced to the game of golf by taking lessons at The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Fla. She played on a golf scholarship at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. and majored in hotel/restaurant/golf management. Trimarche also competed in several Miss Fitness USA and Body Building competitions earning multiple titles in her career.
“We are very fortunate to attract Michele’s experience and reputation to our Club,” said Brian Sleeman, head golf professional of The Preserve Golf Club. “She is clearly a team player possessing tremendous energy, passion, and drive, with an ability to engage all members — men, women, and juniors alike. Michele will be a valuable addition, and we enthusiastically welcome her aboard.”
The Preserve Golf Club, an award-winning Tom Fazio design, is ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest magazine, and is the centerpiece of a private community of only 300 home sites situated on 20,000 acres in the scenic coastal mountains east of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. Residents are devoted to the founders’ mission of habitat conservation, establishing the only community in America with a perpetually endowed nature conservancy. The golf course winds through oaks, redwoods, streams, and the Santa Lucia Mountains, and is regarded as one of the world’s most picturesque layouts.