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Golf Instruction by Fran Carlo-Cones

06/29/2012 10:00AM ● Published by Style

Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?

It definitely found me. I’ve been playing golf for most of my life. As my kids got older, I decided to pursue my teaching/certification so I could help others with their game and do what I love. Once I made the decision, all the pieces fell into place.

How are you involved with both the community and your customer?

At my home course, Diamond Oaks, I work with The First Tee, a development program that teaches kids both golf and life skills. We also partner with the City of Roseville’s Parks and Recreation Department to bring junior golf programs to our course. As far as my customers go, I am on-site four to five days a week to connect with golfers who are interested in advancing their skills.

What life accomplishments are you most proud of?

My two sons, Brandon, 13, and Ryan, 12.   

Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?

Tony Robbins, because of his ability to bring enormous change by inspiring people to reach for their potential.

Where do you go when the going gets tough?

To the golf course! There’s nothing like being around deer, squirrels and nature to clear your head.

What’s your biggest job perk?

Free golf!

What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?

La Provence Restaurant & Terrace in Roseville. They have a fabulous happy hour and a wooded patio out back; plus, it’s practically in my backyard.

What’s your favorite local event that you go to?

Thursday nights at Woodcreek Golf Club for Grillin’ & Chillin’ – my friends and I like to play nine holes of golf in the evening followed by music, cocktails and great food on the patio.

And finally, customer service is…?

An innate understanding of your customers’ wants and needs and being able to bring that all together with the proper guidance.


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