Chad graduated in 2000 from the Golf Academy of America, where he earned his degree in Business Management with an emphasis in teaching. Bakken has had the privilege of being mentored by Top 100 instructor, Charlie King, as well as 2005 LPGA Teacher of the year, Rosie Bartlet. At the age of 13 Bakken taught his first Junior Clinic in Las Vegas. Since then has taught over 5,000 lessons and hundreds of Junior Clinics. Bakken’s teaching philosophy is “do all the little things right”. Bakken also has a lengthy tournament resume as he’s competed in more than 100 professional tournaments, securing three victories and over 20 top 10 finishes.
Whitney graduated in May 2015 from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies with an emphasis in Sports Management and a minor in Sports and Exercise Science. She was the captain of the OBU Lady Bison and holds multiple school records. Since starting at Oak Tree in August 2016, she has completed her Player’s Ability Test and passed her Qualifying Exam. She is currently a Level 1 PGA Apprentice who has a passion for helping to grow the game through junior golfers.