Oneda Castillo is a much sought after golf coach, golf Consultant, and motivational speaker from Fayetteville, GA. She serves as a Global Education Instructor for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Director of Golf for the Women in Golf Foundation. Oneda's had a personal quest to play golf in all 50 states for a few years. She conquered the links in her 50th state on January 13, 2018, at the world famous Kapalua Golf Course in Lahaina, Hawaii. Ironically, this occurred on the same day as the fake missile notification in Hawaii, which garnered her participation in another historic event. She shared all the exciting details of her journey with the LPGA Women's Network in this video.
Oneda is a Class A LPGA Teaching
Professional and member of the African
American Golfers Hall of Fame. She joined
the LPGA in 1997. In 2003, she became the
second African American women golfer to
achieve Class A status as a LPGA Teaching
and Club Professional (T&CP). As of 2021 she
is still one of just a few African American
women golfers to become a LPGA Teaching
Oneda is also a huge advocate and participant
with adaptive golf. She spends countless hours
providing golf instruction and encouragement to
individuals with disabilities.
Oneda was awarded the President's Lifetime Achievement Award from PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA for her lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.
Oneda was named to the LPGA TOP 50 BEST
TEACHERS list in 2017-2020. She was named the
2012 LPGA Southeast Section TEACHER of the
YEAR. She is also a certified Club Fitter and had
the honor of being selected as CLUB FITTER of
the YEAR for 2015 by the African American
Oneda prides herself in catering to the entire
golfer. She can assist you with your physical
swing, however she's well aware of the mental
and emotional needs of the game as well.
Jim Flick, notable as Jack Nicklaus' golf instructor says, “90% of golf is mental and the other 10% is mental too”. She agrees with him and as a CERTIFIED Opti Brain professional, she can help you BETTER YOUR BEST by training your mind for optimal performance.
Oneda has been featured on local and national television, radio, and print medias such as; the Atlanta Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlanta Tribune, and many others.
To see Oneda's feature on The Golf Channel click the image below: