- Rick Warfel
Jessica Reese Quayle hails from Santa Rosa, and by the time she was 12, she was the top-ranked junior girl golfer in the world! (At the Junior World Championship at Torrey Pines, she shot a final round 68 and won in a playoff). When Jessica attended Montgomery High School, there was not a golf team for girls, so she played on the boys’ team. (Technically, she played as a male and hit from the blue tees; however, when the team qualified for regionals, Jessica played as a female and hit from the red tees). Needless to say, she won the North Bay League Championship. On playing on the boys team, Jessica said, “They teased me constantly, it toughened me up.” As a top prospect, Jessica accepted a scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin and, for four straight years, her team finished among the top three in the nation. She earned her degree in Kinesiology and applies this knowledge to her teaching. Jessica turned pro in April 2003 and during her career especially enjoyed playing with Annika Sorenstam (Jessica beat her three times), Loren Ochoa, Laura Davies (who bought her a scotch in a bar in Japan), Nancy Lopez (a great mentor), and Brittany Lincicome (they often traveled together). With a series of injuries limiting her competitive play, Jessica became a Teaching Professional. She has taught at Chardonnay and Mountain Shadows among others, and is now the Class A Director of Instruction at Oakmont. Jessica believes in “working with what you have” and her knowledge of Kinesiology is very useful when working with injury and mobility issues. Jessica takes great pride in the Oakmont Junior Golf Academy and she likes it best when her students earn a scholarship to college. Jessica lives in Santa Rosa with her husband CJ and two sons Austin (8) and Alex (2).
Recently married, Rebecka Heinmert hails from Hassleholm, Sweden. When she was a young girl, her father used to drag her to the golf course. She hated it at first, but worked on her game, and for five years, played on the Swedish National Golf Team. This allowed her to compete in many different countries, which motivated her to improve her game, and her hard work paid-off when she received a scholarship at San Jose State University. After college, Rebecka turned pro and played on the Futures Tour for three years, and in 2015, Jessica recruited Rebecka to join the Oakmont teaching staff. Our two pros are proud to offer year-round programs for junior golfers and 3-Day Golf Schools For Women, among many other programs.
Over the past three years, counting both the OGC and the OWMC, I have contributed 130 articles to the Oakmont News, and this is the last one. For every article, I have tried my best to be educational, truthful, and cite all sources. Many of you have expressed appreciation, and I thank you greatly for that!