Professional Golf Instruction


LaFortune Park Golf Course has assembled a top notch team of professional instructors.


Headed by PGA Director of Golf, Patrick L. McCrate they utilize the best in classic and new golf instruction techniques. If you are looking to improve or have a question, talk with our pros. It could be the best thing you ever do for your golf game.


Schedule & More Info

An Easy & Affordable way to Discover Golf

Traditionally a 5 Day course that targets different areas of the game of golf. Now offered in a Weekend Crash Course. The crash course allows you to learn the game of golf over the span of a weekend so you can get out and play golf with your friends and family sooner.

The weekend classes run from 12:00PM-2:00PM on Saturday & Sunday.

Cost is $99 per person. Class sizes are limited.

2024 Get Golf Ready classes will be held every month from April – October



April 6th & 7th – 20th & 21th

May 4th & 5th – 18th & 19th 

June 1st & 2nd 

July 6th & 7th 

August 3rd & 4th

September 7th & 8th

October 5th & 6th

Programs / Services Available

  • Rates for individual instruction are listed in the Professional Staff tab. Corporate clinics, group lessons, schools are all available and can be catered to your specific needs. Just email for more information.
  • Head Professional – A PGA of America Professional
  • Five Assistant Golf Professionals

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Professional Staff

Patrick L. McCrate

PGA Director of Golf | Titleist Staff Member

After graduating from Ferris State University with a B.S. Degree in Business/Marketing (Professional Golf Management), Pat began his career as an Assistant Golf Professional at LaFortune Park Golf Course in 1989. During the past 23 years, he has served as Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional, and now resides as Director of Golf for both LaFortune Park Golf Course and South Lakes Golf Course located in Jenks. The awards and accomplishments he has achieved are impressive and include: 2007 South Central Section PGA President’s Placque, 2006 & 2012 South Central Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year-public, 2005 named in the GSO Top 100 golf shops of all time, 2004 – 2012 named to the PGA of America’s President Council, 1997-2000 PGA Eastern Chapter Director, awarded Tulsa’s Best Golf Shop six times by Urban Tulsa Weekly, 2005 Best Public Golf Course by Oklahoma Magazine, and many others. Pat is very active in the promotion of the game of golf and has dedicated countless hours towards this pursuit.  He has served as the Host for the Tulsa Area Special Olympics State Golf Qualifier, established the Byrd/Thoreau Junior Golf Program, and instructed golf programs for numerous other organizations. Pat is proud to serve the patrons of Tulsa County as a community leader and is dedicated to the growth of golf here in Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma.

Josh Stewart

PGA Head Professional | Ping Staff Member

After finishing his college golf career at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where he competed for a national championship, Josh began his career as an Assistant Golf Professional at Tulsa Country Club in 2004.  From 2006 to 2014 he furthered his career at Battle Creek Golf Club and the Oaks Country Club, before accepting the Head Golf Professional position at The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge in Sand Springs, OK.    He now oversees operations as the Head Golf Professional at LaFortune Park Golf Course and truly sees it as an honor to serve Tulsa and surrounding areas.  He received his PGA Membership in July of 2013, has 20 years of teaching experience and is a PGA Hope Certified Instructor.

Aren Boxleitner

PGA Assistant Professional 

Titleist Staff Member

Aren joins us from Illinois where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management from St. Ambrose University. His passion for the game began in the junior golf ranks starting at the young age of nine and has grown stronger ever since. Aren’s solid understanding of the game will carry into his passion for teaching. He hopes to teach those who are just beginning their journey into the game of golf or those who want to take their game to the next level. We are excited to bring him aboard our trusted team of Assistant Professionals

$60 for (1) 1 Hour  Lesson
$160 for (3) 1 Hour Lessons
$300 for (6) 1 Hour Lessons




Craig Wheeler

Assistant Golf Professional
Mizuno Staff

Craig grew up in Western New York and relocated from the Buffalo area in 2022 to Tulsa. Growing up, he played Golf in High School, and Junior & District tournaments in Western New York, as well as qualification tournaments for the New York State Amateur, there learned about the rules of the game and competitive golf, and sportsmanship!  He also played collegiate baseball at SUNY University of Buffalo, and SUNY Buffalo State Colleges, where he played multiple positions, but primarily played first base. Having played the game since he was six years old, he brings an unbridled enthusiasm for the game of golf

After relocating to Oklahoma, he started at LaFortune Park in November of 2022, where he has thrived in his role as an Assistant Professional, and has been teaching all age groups since his arrival. He is currently enrolled as an apprentice in the PGA PGM Program, and is PGA Hope Certified, and can work with people with disabilities. He brings an unbridled enthusiasm to your search to make you a better player, and he prides himself in his bunker play and his short game, which he believes are keys to improving your scoring. He looks forward to working with you to improve your play and make you a better golfer, and get more enjoyment from the game of golf!
$40 for (1) 30 Minute Lesson
$125 for (3) 30 Minute Lessons


To schedule your lesson or ask any questions you may have, please text or call Craig Wheeler at (716)510-4321 or email


Seth Ryan

Assistant Golf Professional – Ping Staff Member

Seth grew up in Poteau Oklahoma, and after a few years living in New Zealand his family decided to move back to Oklahoma to the Tulsa area. He graduated at Verdigris High School in 2018 and had the opportunity to play college soccer at Rose State College for two years. After the two years of college soccer, he took up golf and picked it up quickly, passing the PAT after only a year and a half of playing. He currently runs our PGA Junior program and is working towards getting his class A.

$40 for (1) 30 Minute Lesson
$125 for (4) 30 Minute Lessons


To schedule your lesson or ask any questions you may have, please text or call Seth at (918)639-9173 or email


Holley Hair

Teaching Professional

“From courses, to equipment, to practice facilites, LaFortune has it all! My passion is teaching and helping students enjoy the game, and I am excited to pursue that passion with the amenities here at LaFortune. I want to reach out to beginners, juniors, men and women and invite them to experience a better game.”
-Two Time National Championship Team Member at University of Tulsa
-University of Tulsa Women’s Head Golf Coach
-Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
-3-Time LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year
-Director of Instruction/Owner, Tee Town Golf Ranch

Holley will offer private and group instruction, camps, on course lessons and specialty clinics.

To schedule your appointment or for inquiry, please contact Holley at (918)625-6024.

Trevor Crust

Assistant Golf Professional

Trevor was born-and-raised in Claremore, OK and graduated from Oologah-Talala High School in 2008. Upon Graduation he enlisted in the Army where he served in: Joint Special Operations Command, Conventional Forces, and as an Instructor under the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, totaling more than 14 years of Active service. Trevor received numerous awards for combat actions, and was awarded the coveted Sergeant Audie Murphy Award placing him in the top 1% of the Enlisted Armed Forces personnel. Trevor holds numerous certifications in coaching, and instruction & facilitation. Additionally, he is well versed in the all-important physical, mental, and emotional aspects of golf; master fitness trainer with an emphasis on sports nutrition, master resiliency trainer.

After his service to his country Trevor decided to move back home to give back to the community he grew up in, and pursue his love for Golf. Retiring in 2022 from the Army, Trevor worked hard to overcome his disabilities and injuries sustained throughout his time in service. These hardships led him to lean-in to his love for the game of Golf. A graduate of the PGA HOPE Program for Veterans with Disabilities, Trevor made it his goal to prove his mental and physical toughness by working hard to become a PGA Professional. His work paid off and within one year of retiring he Passed his Playing Ability Test and is currently enrolled in the PGA’s PGM Associate Program.  His true passion is teaching, coaching and mentoring others to meet their goals and is dedicated to helping as many people as possible. He believes that anyone with the right mindset and drive can EXCEED any and all perceived limitations and expand their potential.

$50 for (1) 45 Minute Lesson
$120 for (3) 45 Minute Lessons
$150 for a 9-Hole Playing Lesson


To schedule your lesson or ask any questions you may have, please text or call Trevor at (912)321-1581 or email