Meet Our Professionals


Ben Bryson, PGA
Head PGA Professional

Ben is our PGA Head Professional. Ben came to RedHawk after an impressive 17-year career at BanBury Golf Course. He is a very experienced golf professional and is known for his playing ability and his timeless dedication to junior golf. He is the President of the Idaho Junior Golf Foundation.

Ben is a 4 time Rocky Mountain Section PGA Player of the Year, the 2015 and 2022 RMSPGA Youth Player Development award winner and has qualified for 5 National Club Professional Championships as well as 3 Albertsons Boise Opens. His low competitive round is 60 at the 2008 Idaho Open.

“I enjoy teaching all levels of the game. I believe that every student creates a new level of challenge and excitement to my coaching. My goal is for each of my students to eventually become their own ‘golf doctor’ so they can self-heal their errant shots, making them a better player and shooting lower scores.’’ --- Ben Bryson, PGA

Instruction Rates:

One-Hour (Adult) - $100
Half Hour (Adult) - $65
One Hour (Junior) - $80
Half Hour (Junior) - $40


Steve Tarkon
Head Instructor


Steve brings 6 years of playing professionally on several professional tours. Steve's extensive playing experience and knowledge are what make him a wonderful instructor and asset to the RedHawk Professional staff. Steve is the 2014 Idaho State Amateur Champion. He has won multiple mini tour events in his career.

"Golf should be alot of fun! My goal as an instructor is to both help develop your game mentally and physically to have as much fun and enjoyment as possible on the golf course. I will use the building blocks of golf (grip, posture, alignment) to help you become a better player, and we'll have fun while doing it!"--- Steve Tarkon

Instruction Rates:

One-Hour (Adult) - $90
One Hour (Junior) - $70
1/2 Hour (Junior) - $50
3 - 1 Hour Adult Lessons - $240
5 - 1 Hour Adult Lessons - $375
3 - 1 Hour Junior Lessons - $180
5 - 1 Hour Junior Lessons - $275


Charles Girdner
Asst. Golf Professional & Instructor

Charles is a third-generation golfer from the Treasure Valley and has been playing competitive golf for 26 years. His positive and even keel attitude makes for a stress-free lesson environment. Charles has great aspirations to make golf his life-long career.  Give Charles a call if you want to enjoy getting better today!

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Charles Girdner


Instruction Rates:

One-Hour (Adult) - $70
Half Hour (Adult) - $35
One Hour (Junior) - $50


Rebecca Hawes, PGA Associate
Asst. Golf Professional & Instructor

Rebecca is our PGA Associate and Assistant Golf Coach for the NNU Women's golf team. She's been golfing competitively for abut 12 years and brings extensive knowledge from college golf all over America. She's lived in six different states spanning the Midwest and West Coast and is familiar with multiple types of golfing conditions. Most of her golf in her younger days happened in Southern California, with a majority of her college golf happening in Indiana/Michigan. During Rebecca's collegiate career, she made the All-American team 4 times, and helped lead her team to a National Championship in 2019. She's been here at Redhawk for about a year and a half and has loved meeting new people and helping them further love and enjoy the game of golf. If you're looking for a fun and nonintimidating lesson, she's your gal! Whether your goal is to shave a few strokes off, break a score barrier, or work on course strategy, Rebecca has the tools you need. 

"Golf is one of the most complex yet rewarding sports in the world. It offers the opportunity to better yourself personally, and on the course. My passion is to be by your side during your journey, and to help you reach your full potential so that the thrill of golf never leaves you." - Rebecca Hawes

Instruction Rates:

One-Hour (Adult) - $70
Half Hour (Adult) - $45
One Hour (Junior) - $50
3 - 1 Hour Adult Lessons - $180
Play the Pit Playing Lesson - $100
9 Hole Playing Lesson - $120