At East Bay Golf Lab, our mission is simple yet profound: to provide the ultimate destination for golfers of all levels, from novices taking their first swing to seasoned players aiming to perfect their game. We're not about sales pitches; we're all about creating an enjoyable and dynamic environment dedicated to one goal – improving your golf experience.
Your Game, Your Journey
In our unique space, you'll find a team of dedicated experts who share an unwavering passion for the game of golf. Our commitment is to equip you with everything you need, all conveniently under one roof, to enhance your golfing prowess.
A Different Approach
What sets us apart is our friendly and approachable team. We're not just instructors; we're mentors, companions, and partners on your golfing journey. Our aim is to take you to the next level, helping you unlock your full potential on the course.
More Than Just Golf
East Bay Golf Lab is more than just a place to perfect your swing; it's a hub for community and philanthropy. We believe in giving back to our local community through the power of golf. Join us in our philanthropic endeavors or take part in our exciting events. Sign up in the footer below to receive updates on upcoming events and be a part of something truly special.
Pursuit of Excellence
No matter where you are on your golfing journey, we invite you to join us at East Bay Golf Lab. Discover a space where improvement is paramount, camaraderie is cherished, and community matters. Get ready to elevate your game and be a part of something greater.
As the owner of East Bay Golf Lab, Ron Ocampo embarked on this incredible journey in 2020, driven by a profound yearning to grant himself access to a game that he loves yet finds as exasperating as most other golfers. What initially began as a modest endeavor to build a golf simulator at his car shop East Bay Auto Spa, has organically transformed into a thriving golf community beyond his wildest expectations.
Recognizing the challenges faced by countless new golfers emerging during the pandemic, he understood the dire need for reliable resources to enhance their skills. The conflicting opinions of swing thoughts on social media, coupled with the overwhelming array of equipment choices, often left aspiring golfers in a state of uncertainty, unsure of where to turn for guidance.
During the pandemic's midst, a fortunate encounter at Boundary Oak Golf Course led to a pivotal moment. He crossed paths with the gifted and promising golfer, Brandon Gazdar, during a leisurely Sunday twilight round. Witnessing Brandon's remarkable prowess, including holing out from 120 yards on the very first par 5 that afternoon, left an indelible mark. It was clear that this exceptional talent needed to be part of the vision that he had been brewing.
Brandon's ascent to the role of head tech representative for Taylormade marked a turning point. He played an instrumental role in persuading his superiors to embrace the business as the missing puzzle piece, seamlessly connecting golf swing clients with some of the finest golf equipment available.
The meeting of these great minds birthed East Bay Golf Lab, a testament to their shared vision, passion, and commitment to redefining the way golfers experience and excel in their beloved sport. Together, they are dedicated to offering golfers a dynamic and enriching experience, driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence. East Bay Golf Lab stands as a testament to their enduring dedication to the golfing community and their mission to provide golfers with the resources they need to thrive in this beautiful yet challenging game.
In addition to Ron's passion for golf, his main business is East Bay Auto Spa. East Bay Auto Spa has been fixture in Walnut Creek for over 15 years and has the reputation with the local car dealerships and private car owners to back it up. He also finds an escape through trail biking so when an opportunity to invest presented itself, he jumped on. As part owner of Frame Up Bikes, it gives him the opportunity extend his presence in the East Bay community.
Gabe's foray into the golf industry was born out of a heartfelt desire to empower his friends and fellow enthusiasts within the game. Gabe recognized the immense potential that lay within their deep-rooted relationships and unique skill sets. In response, he spearheaded the creation of a freelance structure that not only opened doors of opportunity but also afforded East Bay Golf Lab clients the freedom to select from a diverse and talented pool of instructional staff.
At the core of Gabe's journey is the founding of "Moneyball," a groundbreaking golf event coordination network that unites like-minded players with a shared passion for competition and monetary stakes. Through "Moneyball," Gabe has brought together golfers who share his enthusiasm for the game, creating an environment where they can challenge themselves and each other while chasing the thrill of financial rewards.
Gabe's innovative approach to fostering community and competition within the golfing world is a testament to his commitment to reimagining how golf is experienced and enjoyed. With his dedication to creating opportunities and fostering a sense of camaraderie, Gabe is an essential driving force behind East Bay Golf Lab's mission to offer golfers a dynamic and enriching experience.
Certified Club Fitter
Master Club Builder
Brandon is a golfer with a burning ambition to conquer the world of professional golf on a global scale within the next few years. His remarkable journey into the realm of golf and baseball commenced at the tender age of 2, laying the foundation for a lifelong passion for both sports. However, when a shoulder injury abruptly terminated his collegiate baseball career, it paved the way for his next exciting venture: a return to the world of golf.
Dedicated to his craft, Brandon dedicated years to mastering the art of club building and fitting. His unwavering commitment to understanding the intricacies of the golf game and his technical expertise in club fitting led to a remarkable opportunity. Brandon was handpicked to become the head tech for TaylorMade's Northern California/Northern Nevada region, a testament to his exceptional talents and knowledge.
In just a mere 7 months, Brandon ascended to become one of the top fitters within the entire TaylorMade company. His innate understanding of the game, coupled with his technical prowess, allowed him to excel in helping golfers find the perfect equipment to enhance their performance.
Today, Brandon brings his formidable skill set, boundless enthusiasm, and a contagious positive outlook to East Bay Golf Lab. He is an indispensable piece of the puzzle, contributing to our mission of redefining the way golfers approach and excel in their beloved sport. With Brandon on our team, we're excited to offer golfers a unique and comprehensive experience as they strive to reach their full potential.
Blake’s passion for golf has been a driving force for over 15 remarkable years. His journey in the world of golf began at an early age, and since then, he’s immersed himself in every facet of the industry. In 2013, Blake took the leap and turned professional, a decision that has shaped his life in the most fulfilling ways.
For Blake, the game of golf isn't just a sport; it's a lifelong love affair that he’s been fortunate to share with others. There's nothing quite like the camaraderie of working alongside fellow players, watching them grow and achieve their goals. Witnessing those "aha" moments on the course is what fuels his dedication day in and day out.
Central to Blake’s teaching philosophy is the belief in working harmoniously with your body's unique abilities. We're not all cut from the same cloth, and understanding your body's strengths and limitations is key to unlocking your true potential on the course. His approach is all about tailored guidance, helping you refine your skills and optimize your performance based on what works best for you.
Blake’s involvement in the golf world doesn't end with instruction alone. He’s also a dedicated club maker and fitting expert. Crafting clubs and finding that perfect fit isn't just a technical endeavor for him; it's an art form. Blake understands that the right equipment can make all the difference in your game, and is here to ensure that every aspect of your golfing experience is fine-tuned to perfection.
So whether you're a beginner looking to find your footing on the fairway or a seasoned player aiming to shave off those last few strokes, Blake will guide you every step of the way. He’ll work with you to embrace your strengths and transform your time on the course into an extraordinary journey of growth and achievement. Get ready to tee off on a new chapter of your golfing story – Blake can't wait to be a part of it!
Ahmad, affectionately known as Coach Ahmad was born and raised in the vibrant Bay Area. Coach Ahmad's journey in the world of golf is both a personal passion and a cherished family legacy.
Ahmad's introduction to the game of golf occurred at a tender age, guided by none other than his father, the esteemed professional golfer, Rushel Lee Dilliehunt. Drawing from the invaluable lessons instilled by his father, Ahmad carries forward the torch of his family's golfing tradition with pride and dedication.
As a golf instructor, Coach Ahmad offers a unique blend of experience and empathy. His firsthand experience as a golfer himself allows him to tap into the wisdom passed down through generations and continue his father's legacy with every lesson he imparts. Ahmad's teaching approach is rooted in individualization. He possesses a keen ability to pinpoint areas for growth in each golfer, tailoring his instruction to cater to their specific needs. His toolbox includes a diverse range of drills and training exercises meticulously designed to cultivate the muscle memory required for consistency in the sport.
For Coach Ahmad, creating a welcoming and secure learning environment is paramount. He believes that every golfer should have the opportunity to feel comfortable, both physically and emotionally, in their pursuit of mastering this beautiful game. His dedication to ensuring every individual's enjoyment and understanding of golf is unwavering.
With Coach Ahmad, you're not just getting a golf instructor; you're gaining a mentor who understands the deep-rooted nuances of the game and is committed to helping you unlock your true potential. So, whether you're a novice looking to learn the ropes or a seasoned player striving for refinement, Coach Ahmad is here to guide you on your golfing journey, just as his father did for him. Embrace the game, learn, and grow with a coach who embodies the spirit of golf in every swing and shares its love with every lesson.
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