Instructors

Sr. Director of Player Development

Lisa Vaught, PGA

(865)740-1773

Player Development Professional

Lori Tatum, LPGA

(281) 216-8313

Lori Tatum started playing golf at the age of 13 and played at the high school,college, & professional levels. New Mexico State is her alma mater where she was Academic All - American and was awarded second team All-American for her fine play as well as being named NMSU Female Athlete of the Year her senior year. She was also named to the NMSU Hall of Fame for playing on the LPGA Tour, mini tour wins along with her collegiate classroom & on course accomplishments. She now enjoys her family, husband Jeff and sons Jacob and Caleb as well as coaching many adults and juniors to achieve their golfing goals. She is a Class A LPGA Instructor (15+ years), US Kids Certified Coach, and Level 1 TPI Certified.

Aurora Kirchner-McClain joined the golf instructional staff at the Kingwood Golf Advantage School in 2008 and in March 2012 she was named the Director of Instruction. She is a native Houstonian and a product of the HGA Junior Golf Association. 

Aurora played college golf for the women's team at Texas A&M from 1994-1998. After graduating as an Academic All-American at A&M, she played professionally on the Futures, Asian, Player's West & Women's Gateway Golf Tours before finding her true passion of teaching the game. Since 2001 she has taught golfers of all ages and abilities. 

She has been featured in numerous magazines and articles, including a featured interview in the March 2016 issue of PGA Magazine’s New Player Engagement Series, as well as televised segments through various local, state and national media outlets. Highlights of these include a CBS Sports special, PGA On the Green, a nationally televised special that highlighted her 2012 Cinderella story team that made it the National Championship at Cog Hill in Chicago. CBS returned to Kingwood in 2016 to shoot a segment on Aurora and her PGA Jr. League golfers that aired in May called, "Golf’s Best Stories End in Thanks”. 

Player Development Professional

Aurora Kirchner-McClain, PGA & LPGA

(832) 455-8755

Player Development Professional

Jonathan Shoffner, PGA

(713) 918-9884

Player Development Professional

Ben Fulkerson, PGA

(502) 807-6187

Lisa Vaught is the Director of Player Development at The Clubs of Kingwood. Lisa started with the Club in 2014 as a Teaching Professional and quickly proved herself as a true leader and a favorite among Members.  Lisa manages the Golf Academy and the Instructors. Lisa grew up in Knoxville, TN area and attended The University of Tennessee. She started in the PGA program in 1996 and has been a Class “A” PGA Professional since 2000.  Lisa’s great wit and Tennessee draw make her an outstanding and well liked Instructor. She was the 2012 Golf Instructor of the Year in the Knoxville PGA Chapter. 

Jonathan Shoffner was born and raised in Burlington N.C. Growing up in the Carolinas, He learned to play golf at a young age of 10 from his grandfather. Jonathan started playing in golf events at the age of 13 and was captain of his high school golf team his senior year. He continued to pursue his love of the game by completing his degree in Professional Golf Management in Temecula Ca.

 

After college , he started his professional career at the Red Hawk Golf Course in San Diego as an assistant. Jonathan has worked at many prestigious courses throughout his career. Jonathan started working for Club Corp in 2015 at the Woodlands Tournament Course. In 2016 , he earned his PGA Class A membership, and several distinguished awards. He is currently a US Kids Golf Instructor and has been named Honorable Mention in both 2020 and 2021 for Top 50 US KIDS Instructor.

 

Jonathan has a true passion for teaching all levels of golf. His patient demeanor coupled with his attention to detail and desire to help the student improve insures a high level of instruction. Jonathan has over 20 years professional experience in tournament operations and golf instruction. He is very honored to have the privilege to serve all members of the Clubs of Kingwood. Jonathan recently has become a Kingwood resident. This gives him very flexible options when being able to do what he loves assist members with their game. I am very excited to not only meet you but build what I think is key and that’s the relationship. I define your goal, put a plan together and guarantee results. I make the game fun through simplified instruction.

 

In a day and age where everyone wants to hit the long ball, my philosophy puts an emphasis on the scoring clubs. I believe the quickest way to better scores is through excellent wedge play and putting. We will work from the green to the tee with the putter first and then wedges next. At the end of the series, you should feel comfortable with all shots around the green. This will result in hitting it closer and being able to hit more putts.    

Ben is a Player Development Professional at The Clubs of Kingwood. He is the former Head Golf Professional at Hunting Creek Country Club in Louisville, KY. He gained his PGA Membership in 2020. He has been fortunate enough to run junior programs at three golf facilities that have had a tremendous impact on kids playing golf at the highest competitive levels. Ben also has a stable of accomplished golfers including club champions, high school, collegiate and high-level amateurs. He is a certified US Kids Coach, TPI and TPI Golf Level 2 and SuperSpeed Sticks. Ben has always had a commitment to improve his knowledge of the golf swing, mental training and teaching techniques so that he can assist players of any ability with their golf game. Ben has learned from numerous high level instructors such as Mike Bender, Kyle Morris, and Scott Cowx. He has taught golf for over 10 years with students achieving tournament victories both at club levels, local & nationally. His students have played golf for local high schools and college DI, DII, DIII programs. Ben himself is an accomplished player holding 4 course records. Ben is a Louisville. Prior to becoming a PGA Professional, Ben was a Mechanical Engineer and uses his passion of golf and physics to help create the most efficient swing for each student. He is married to his wife, Clancy, and they have 2 dogs, Ryder and Birdie.

Player Development Professional

Jacob Eten

(859) 638-7061