Meet Our Coaches
Manny Freitas, Director of Golf
Manny has been a part of the San Juan Oaks team since its inception in 1996. He has held numerous positions with the club such as Assistant Golf Professional, Tournament Director, Director of Marketing, and Assistant General Manager. He has been the Director of Golf at San Juan Oaks since July 2009.
Although he focuses on many different aspects of the operation at San Juan Oaks, he really enjoys coaching and working with people to achieve new levels enjoyment and awareness in their own game. Manny has played competitively as a junior all the way though to college, but now gets more enjoyment from playing with members and friends. Manny has a unique way of sharing his own experiences in the game to his students. Sometimes students end up taking more with them after a session then just awareness to golf. Manny has written articles for publications such as Out & About Magazine and The San Juan Star.
Manny enjoys working with golfers of all skill levels and especially juniors to help grow the game. Manny’s goal is to generate excitement and joy to everyone who plays the game. Manny is a long time resident of San Juan Bautista and now currently lives in Hollister.
If you would like to schedule a lesson, call 831-636-6115 ext 15 or Schedule a lesson here
Mike Jansen, PGA Head Golf Professional
Mike brings 15 years of experience in the golfing business and has worked in all aspects of golf operations. He has spent the last 13 years at Spyglass Hill GC, a Pebble Beach property, with his most recent title being 1st Assistant Golf Professional. Mike has been a Class A PGA Professional for the last 3 years. He enjoys the excitement of a tournament day, the smile created during a lesson, and hopes to bring his years of experience and knowledge in a world class customer service environment to San Juan Oaks.
Mike is a graduate of Fresno State University and lives in Salinas with his wife Molly, and children Annalise (5) and Henry (2). Outside of work he enjoys golfing with friends, attending sporting events, landscaping, and time outdoors. Schedule a lesson here
Denton Scott, PGA Assistant Golf Professional
Denton has more than 45 years’ experience in the golf business and has worked with all different levels of players, from beginners to tour professionals. Denton himself played in several PGA Tour events and multiple National Club Professional Championships. Denton has won numerous prestigious awards in the golf industry from the PGA of America and now is classified as a lifetime member. Denton is originally from Mississippi but now resides in San Juan Bautista with his wife Suzanne.