Our Team

Meet the Coaches at Elite Golf Schools of Arizona

Riley Andrews, founder and golf coach in Gilbert, Arizona

Riley Andrews

Founder & Director of Instruction

As the Founder of EGS, Riley constantly works with the coaches of EGS to better improve each students’ understanding of the effective systems needed to shoot lower scores and improve. By understanding these systems, it becomes easier for players to understand what it takes to become a great player. He is a firm believer in “practicing with the purpose to improve one’s ability to score.” He also has extensive background in sports psychology, muscle dynamics, and biomechanics. The blending of his knowledge of the mind and body accompanied with his playing experience will ensure that all players enrolled at EGS reach their goals and aspirations.

Playing Resume:

  • Playing professional for 2.5 years with one career win
  • 2011 Athlete of the Year at University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • 2007 (September) Athlete of the Week, University of Colorado – Boulder
  • One Career Collegiate Win and over 15 top-10’s
  • 2004 CHSAA 5A Colorado State Championship Medalist
  • 2005 Colorado Junior Stroke Play Champion
  • Low Round in Competition, 63
Tyler Bishop Golf Coach in Mesa, Arizona

Kasey Claussen

Head Coach, Gilbert & Mesa locations

Kasey brings her passion for golf and growing the game to Elite Golf Schools of Arizona with an experienced golf background and a love for coaching. Through her knowledge and experience of competitive golf, she strives to inspire every student to improve and perform to reach their potential. She understands the dynamics of the golf swing and the importance of developing students on and off the golf course.

Playing Resume:

  • 1st team All-Conference in High School ’05, ’06
  • 6 top 10 finishes in Senior Season at Colorado State University
  • Mountain West Conference All-Conference team in 2009
  • Ranked 18th in the nation for par 3 scoring average in 2009
  • Placed 2nd in Cactus Tour event in 2016
  • Low Round in competition, 67
Shelby Phillips Women's Golf Coach in Phoenix, Arizona

Shelby Phillips

Assistant Coach

As an assistant coach, Shelby ensures the competitive advancement of all juniors enrolled in our programming. Although Shelby provides valuable experiences for junior players at a competitive level, she also is a certified Elite Golf Schools of Arizona instructor. Her impressive golf resume speaks for itself and her insights ensure the progression of her students.

Playing Resume:

  • Ranked as the #2 Player in AZ, #116 Golfweek in 2009
  • 2007 & 2009 PGA Junior Series Player of the Year
  • Earned Full-Ride Scholarship to the University of Iowa
  • Low Round in Competition, 67

212 is our culture

At 211 degrees water is hot. Very hot! However, at 212 degrees water boils. When it boils it creates steam and with steam you can move a locomotive. It is our belief that every coaching session should bring this same attitude. It is, quite literally, that extra degree that every EGS coach is constantly striving to provide to each student we are lucky enough to coach. We feel privileged and humbled to coach you in this wonderful game.

– Riley Andrews, Founder Elite Golf Schools of AZ

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