Aaron Bergman has a passion for two things: teaching and golf. His career as a professional golf instructor has taken him all around the world, and now to Austin, Texas, to realize a vision for a better, more effective golf instruction experience called Golfinity. Aaron has blended his two passions into a one-of-a-kind golfing experience that’s changing the face of the game for the better— and forever.
We are your personal cheerleader. We believe in people and all the things they are capable of doing.
We are your personal coach. We provide clear, simple steps for improvement and celebrate each one, great and small.
We are lighters of embers. Through our true passion for golf and our relentless quest to see others succeed, we spark fires in the people around us that light their golf journey for years to come.
Aaron Bergman, proud father of two, award-winning PGA member, and co-founder of Golfinity, spent countless hours as a student studying under PGA Hall of Fame instructor Manuel de la Torre, shaping his own approach to teaching golf. Aaron has since traveled to nine countries as a golf instructor, helping golfers of all skill levels along the way, from the monarchy of Bhutan to hosting a golf television show in Thailand. In Nepal, his student, Shiva Ram Shrestha, became the first Nepalese Professional to win on the Indian Tour and compete on the Asian Tour. In 2010 Aaron came to Austin to co-found Golf in Schools, an after-school program for elementary-aged students. What started in five schools in Austin grew to over 85 schools in Central Texas, and today, over 2,000 students participate in a Golf in Schools program each year. Using golf as a vehicle to share valuable life lessons, Aaron believes golf has the power to transcend culture and class, and that it is a great tool to connect people with one another. That is why he founded Golfinity, to bring people together and improve the lives of others through the game of golf.
Aaron has spent his life dedicated to touching the lives of people through the game of golf. He is an international ambassador of the game, teaching lessons in nine countries and to all different walks of life. Aaron is determined to broaden the reach of the sport, believing that golf has the power to enrich lives and connect people across cultures.
CEO, Co-founder, Director of Instruction
David has spent his career at golf courses across the country. His stops include Assistant Professional roles at Northmoor CC (IL) & The King Kamehameha GC (HI). He also taught at The Bridge in Harlem, NY and launched a Golf in Schools program in Chicago, IL. David was most recently the Head Golf Professional at Kahili GC on Maui before joining Golfinity Preview Club in 2018.
General Manager, Director of Instruction
Nicholas joined the Golf in Schools team in 2013 and serves as the Lead Instructor and Director of Operations for the after-school and camp program. In addition to his involvement with Golf in Schools, Nicholas teaches junior & adult students at Golfinity Preview Club and conducts weekly playing lessons at courses around the Austin area.
In 2015, Marin joined her brother and founder of Golfinity, Aaron Bergman, as an instructor, Operations Manager, customer service, and Director of Membership. After 5 years of working with members, Marin became the Director of Social Media Marketing and Corporate Communications. She is excited about the opportunity to share Golfinity’s unique culture to individuals and families across the globe. When Marin is not working, she spends most of her time with her son outdoors, hiking and bicycling, or taking pictures as a photography enthusiast.
Marketing & Corporate Communication
Golf has played a major part of Cody Van Damme’s life for nearly 20 years. He graduated from NMSU in the PGA Golf Management Program before spending his career working in facilities across the country like Essex Fells CC, Edgewood Tahoe Resort, and Hudson National GC. Cody is excited to be there for his students on their journeys of golf and life. While there is no “right” way to play golf, Cody helps people find “their” way.
Sam joined Golfinity in 2017 and brings a wide range of experience to the team as a business professional and a competitive amateur golfer. He grew up in New Jersey and moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas, majoring in Economics and later completing his M.S. in Finance. Sam has served in a wide variety of roles at the company over the last four years – including Sales & Marketing, Membership, Operations, Finance, and Construction Management. The opportunity to grow the game by bringing in new golfers of all ages as well as seeing the improvement and enjoyment of current golfers has been a driving passion behind working at Golfinity.
Operations, Technology, Finance
Mason has spent the last 23 years dedicated to the game of golf. Mason played on the golf team at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where he earned National Academic All-American honors for combined golf and academic performance. Mason enjoyed participating in the ministry College Golf Fellowship and was a part of 3 conference championships teams, and an 11th place Finish in the 2017 Division 3 National Championship. Mason is excited to help his students reach their maximum potential and enjoy the game of golf.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with Troon, the world leader in golf course management, to ensure we’re delivering the best and most effective golf experience possible. Combined with Troon’s expertise, our vision for a new chapter in golf’s story is taking shape—and changing the way the game is played.