• Greg Van Natta, Director of Golf
    • Greg Van Natta, Director of Golf

      As an award winning, energetic and personable PGA Golf Professional, Greg Van Natta is a perfect fit for Tradition Golf Club. Greg came to Tradition Golf Club in August of 2004 and since then has been an intricate part of developing golf operations including the policy and procedure manual, golf operations and outside service budgets, and Tradition Golf Club’s tournament program. With over twenty years’ experience as a PGA Head Golf Professional, Director of Golf, and General Manager at several upscale, private, resort and daily fee facilities, he developed a hands-on approach to daily golf operations. In addition to providing outstanding member and guest services, managing professional staff, overseeing merchandise concessions, supervising an active caddy program and conducting private lessons, Greg finds time to be a member of the Golf, Green and Membership Committees and is the employee representative to the Tradition Golf Club’s Arnold Palmer’s Education Fund Committee.

      When Greg isn’t at Tradition Golf Club, which isn’t often, you can find him running through the beautiful desert trails, listening to AC/DC, and eating Luscious Loraine’s Chicken Wraps. Greg has been married to Carol for 25 years and together they have three daughters: Jaclyn, Samantha and Halle.
  • Mike Travis, Head Pro
    • Mike Travis, Head Pro

      Originally from New Hampshire, Mike made the move to warmer weather in 2007 when he enrolled in the San Diego Golf Academy in Phoenix, AZ. After graduation, Mike moved to the desert in the fall of 2008 when he got a job as an assistant professional at Toscana Country Club. After 3 seasons at Toscana, Mike came to Tradition Golf Club as an assistant professional and was promoted to Head Professional in the spring of 2013.  In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Olivia, reading and of course, golf.
  • Judy Furst, Teaching Pro
    • Judy Furst, Teaching Pro

      Tradition is lucky to have Judy Furst as the head teaching professional. Judy has been golfing throughout her life. Progressing through the Junior Golf program, she had a successful professional career before joining the LPGA Teaching Division in 1991. In 2004 , Judy won the LPGA Golf For Women Magazine National Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

      The professional skills Judy exhibits are shared with Tradition members. Consistently imparting her love of golf through private lessons, golf clinics, and tournaments, she has been recognized for her excellence. In 2007, Judy was named as the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Western Section Teacher of the Year. In 2010, she was named to Golf Digest’s inaugural list of the Top 50 women teaching pros in the country.

      When she’s not golfing, Judy can be found with her two Cavachons: Toby and Bailey, a brother and sister. She also serves as “Judge Judy” in the annual Tradition Dog Show.
  • Brad Ebberson, Assistant Pro
    • Brad Ebberson, Assistant Pro

      Hailing from the wheat fields of central Washington, Brad is from the small town of Ephrata, WA. He attended Eastern Washington University and graduated with a BS in Biochemistry. While attending college, Brad picked up the game of golf fairly late compared to most. After buying his first set of clubs off an eBay auction he decided to get a part time job at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane, WA to work on his game. A few years later he began traveling south to the Coachella Valley for the winter to work. Most recently he spent his summer as an assistant golf professional at Rock Creek Cattle Company in southwestern Montana where he not only worked in golf but also helped guide ATV excursions, kayak floats, and fly fishing trips for their members and guests. Outside of golf, Brad loves to snowboard, hike, dine, travel and explore new music. Brad began his career as a PGA apprentice in 2010 and is thrilled to be a new addition to the team here at Tradition Golf Club.