The Golf Team

David Nesbitt

Role: Director of Player Development
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 858.487.3440
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David has been a PGA Professional for over 15 years and has been teaching golf since 2001.  He was Head Golf Professional at Sea Pines Golf Resort in Los Osos, CA then went on to Director of Instruction at the Golf Club at Boulder Ridge in San Jose. He most recently held a Teaching Professional position at Morgan Run Golf Club for the last five years. David is currently the Communications Chairman on the SCPGA Board, he also served as a PGA board member and chairman in previous years. David and his wife, Biggi, moved to Leucadia about six years ago and love the area very much.  

David is committed to helping you improve your game and maybe even have more fun playing golf, too!  His teaching philosophy is to try to keep golf instruction as uncomplicated and easy to understand as possible, no matter the golfer’s skill level or experience.  He also incorporates video swing analysis and other technology to help improve every part of your game. Check out David’s videos on Youtube to see his teaching style (channel: davidnesbitt09).

He is excited to be a part of the Bernardo Heights Team as your Player Development Director!

Nick Herbrig

Role: Player Development Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 858.487.3440

Kimberly Coleman

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2021
Phone Number: 858.487.1406
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Kimberly is coming to Bernardo Heights Country Club as the former Head Golf Professional of Vista Valley Country Club, where she spent nearly 11 years of her professional career. A dual PGA & LPGA Member, she was most recently named “2020 LPGA National Professional of the Year.”  Kimberly’s dedication to member relations, golf operations, golf instruction and sharing her passion for the game have been recognized throughout the golf community for many years. 

Prior to her club career, she played professionally on mini-tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. She was part of a small U.S. contingency group invited to travel to China to launch the Xiamen Open. Kimberly has been very active throughout the years with the LPGA Professionals organization. She is currently serving as the Western Section President and on the National Executive Committee. She still enjoys competing occasionally, but especially appreciates a casual round with members and friends. 

As a business school graduate and former basketball player at San Diego State University, Kimberly is also a proud Aztec! She is married, has two cats and has lived in their La Mesa home for 19 years. Her father was an Air Force pilot and her family moved often. Kimberly spent two of her teenage years in Izmir, Turkey, before the family was last stationed in California where she became a California kid and hasn’t looked back!

Here are some recent highlights from Kimberly career:

  • 2020 LPGA National Professional of the Year
  • President - LPGA Professionals Western Section 2020 - 2021 (2 year term)
  • 2019 LPGA Western Section Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2019 Vice-President LPGA Western Section
  • 2019 Champion PGA Women's Southern California Team
  • 2017 - 2018 Treasurer LPGA Western Section
  • 2017 - 2018 National Tournament Board Member, LPGA
  • 2017 LPGA Western Section "Professional of the Year"
  • 2010 - Present, Callaway Staff Member
  • San Diego State University, B.S. Marketing

Kent Graff

Role: Golf Course Superintendent
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 858.487.1629
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Kent has been a superintendent in the San Diego area for over 26 years and started in golf course maintenance back in 1988. Early in his career he was the Asst. Superintendent at Heritage Hills CC (known as Del Mar CC) during the construction through to the opening of the course. Kent then went to Malaysia for the construction of Kuala Lumpur Golf and CC. Upon his return to San Diego, he went to work for JC Resorts and was superintendent at Rancho Bernardo Inn, Twin Oaks Country Club and Encinitas Ranch Country Club. During his tenure he also managed the construction of Reidy Creek Golf Course and Arrowood Golf Course.  

Kent is an active member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America and is a past President of the San Diego Chapter. He attended Idaho State University and graduated with a BS in Physical Education with a minor in Business Administration. He later attended Mesa Community College and received a two-year certificate in Landscape Technology and Nursery Management.

Kent grew up in the Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho. He came from a family of four boys, growing up playing sports and enjoying outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, skiing, climbing and mountain biking. He lives in Carlsbad with his wife Nora and two sons Gavin and Colin. Nora commits her time to her business and raising their sons.  Gavin is attending the Colorado School of Mines majoring in Mechanical Engineering while Colin is a junior at Sage Creek HS and is playing baseball. They all play golf and look forward to the opportunity to sharing some quality time playing here at BHCC.

Kent is passionate about helping BHCC Members have fun playing this wonderful course. He looks forward to meeting everyone while out and about the course. 

Judi Gilliam

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 1984
Phone Number: 858.487.3440

Ryan Brigante

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 858.487.3440

Nathan Butler

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018
Phone Number: 858.487.3440

Bill Goree

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 858.487.3440