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 the past 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 gardered her participation in another historic event. 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 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 third African American women golfer to achieve Class A status as a LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP). As of 2018 she is still one of just a few African American women golfers to become a LPGA Teaching Professional.
Oneda was awarded the President's
Lifetime Achievement Award from
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA for
her lifelong commitment to building
a stronger nation through volunteer
Oneda was named to the LPGA TOP 50
BEST TEACHERS list in 2017-2018. 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 Golfer's Digest.
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: