Welcome to FTGC Golf School
The Fossil Trace Golf School prides itself on creating a learning atmosphere that suits each golfer comfortably. We offer extensive programs and highly personalized instruction for men, women, and juniors designed to enhance the skills of all levels of players. Whether you are looking to lower your handicap or join the game for social outings, we provide what you need.
Our team of professional golf instructors has what it takes to teach anyone how to play golf, from beginner to advanced level. Golf training can help all players, regardless of skill, achieve their goals. Our instructors will take the time to create a lesson program that meets your needs, whether it’s swing basics or 18 holes of playing strategy.
Adam Finch, PGA
First Assistant Professional Adam Finch, PGA has been at Fossil Trace Golf Club since June 2006. He has a simple teaching philosophy: there’s no specific philosophy or technique applied to all students. Rather, he focuses on the individuality of each student and their respective skills. Adam fosters a relationship with his students, built on patience from his coaching experience (and having 3 young boys at home), positive messaging and creating a pathway for each of his students to fulfill their goals in golf. Adam’s teaching experience extends to students of all skill levels, but he has a particular passion and knowledge of the short game as well as working with beginning adult and recreational players to simplify a complex game.</>
Adam has been a golf professional/instructor for over 15 years and prior to becoming the 1st Assistant at Fossil Trace Golf Club in 2006, Adam worked as a golf professional at the award-winning Grand View Lodge and Minnesota Valley Country Club; both in his home state of Minnesota. He has also worked at private facilities in Naples, FL. Adam has been a PGA member since 2007. As a result of his dedication to Fossil Trace guests and his students, Adam was awarded the 2014 PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award by the Colorado Section PGA.
Assistant Professional Nick Borgeson, PGA has been at Fossil Trace Golf Club since 2004. He is dedicated to helping each student get the most enjoyment possible out of the game of golf. Each student Nick works with has differing aspirations and goals, and he is able to create a lesson plan that is specifically designed for each student, happy to work with hundreds of different swings and realizing that not every person should have the same swing.
Nick has a true passion for the game of golf garnered through years of learning and playing the game with his family. When Nick is teaching women’s clinics, it is apparent that he learned his demeanor and respect for the game from his grandmother, aunts, sister and mother, all of whom he enjoys golfing with regularly. Fly fishing and the patience that comes with it as well as having a father that is a sports psychologist allows Nick to delve into the mental aspects of the game when he’s teaching.
Katie Johnson, PGA
Assistant Professional Katie Johnson, PGA has been at Fossil Trace Golf Club since March 2018. After 10 years of teaching, her goal as an instructor is to help every golfer reach their personal goals in the game. She uses each student’s physical capabilities, previous sports involvement, time commitment, and desired outcome to drive the focus of each lesson. As a former college athlete, Katie possesses a strong knowledge of physical fitness, its application to golf, and the importance of technique in all sports.
While Katie enjoys teaching golfers of all abilities and ages, her favorite lessons are with juniors, women, and beginners. She finds fulfillment in helping a brand-new golfer transition from the practice range to the golf course – all while making the game fun. Her dedication to growing the game resulted in the Dakota Chapter 2016 Assistant of the Year award.