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Pickleball Professional Staff


Jason Golden, USPTA/TIA Cardio Tennis Trainer /USPTR Affiliate Member
Director of Wellness and Sports Courts
Esplanade Golf and Country Club

Jason is currently the Director of Wellness and Sports Courts at The Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Lakewood Ranch as well as the Regional Director for Coaches of Excellence. Jason has also been the Tennis Director at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa in Guam and Mission Valley Country Club in Venice; Head Tennis Professional at Maui Prince Hotel in Hawaii, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, and Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota; Tennis Professional at the Sports Core in Kohler, Wisconsin, and Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Jason has also coached the girl's tennis teams at Lakewood Ranch High School and Venice High School.

Jason graduated from Lakeland College in Wisconsin in 1996 with a degree in Coaching/Sports Management. There he played #1 singles and #1 doubles for three years and was named team captain in 1993 and 1994 and was all-conference in singles in 1994.

Jason lives in Lakewood Ranch and has two daughters Jordan and Taylor. Jason's hobbies include reading, coaching coaches, running marathons, and spending time with family.

Phone: (941) 539-6083
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Bob Haskin
Pickleball Professional
Esplanade Golf and Country Club

Bob is the Pickleball Professional at Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch. Bob comes to us from St. George, Utah where he was the President of the Entrada Country Club Pickleball Club. He has competed and won many Pickleball gold medals, including the Utah State Southwest Shootout twice, Utah Summer Games, and most recently the Florida State Singles in Naples.

He was a former level-3 Ski Instructor at Whiteface, NY for 20 years and a USGTF Certified Golf Instructor. He is currently working towards his IPTPA Pickleball Instructors Certification and is a member of the USAPA United States of America Pickleball Association.

Bob loves helping others and is excited to implement and execute Pickleball programming and events at Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch.