Meet our PGA Professionals

Meet our PGA Professionals


Scott Leritz

PGA Head Golf Professional

Scott Leritz graduated from Oregon State University and was a letter winner on their men's golf team. In 1999, Scott obtained his PGA membership and held previous head professional positions at The Oregon Golf Club and Indian Summer G&CC.

He was winner of the Albertson's Northwest Team Championship, Oregon Stroke Play Championship, Oregon Pro-Assistant's Championship along with numerous top 5 finishes in Section Major Tournaments.

Scott's experience allows him to teach players of all levels including juniors, ladies, men and accomplished players.

John Buck

PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Quarter Century Club Member PGA of America

Member of PGA for 30+ years

Keep it simple philosophy of teaching. When teaching beginners, John likes to start close to the hole as in putting and chipping first. The golf swing lengthens and develops gradually the further from the hole the student gets.

Proficient in “The Rules Of Golf” and the Flightscope Launch Monitor

Nick Plamp

PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Nick Plamp has been a part of Royal Oaks his whole life. His family were members for 15 years and Royal Oaks is where he found his passion for golf.

Nick has been a PGA Professional since 2003 and is a graduate of San Diego Golf Academy. He advises his students to establish a clear understanding of the fundamentals. Teaches them to practice correctly with smaller achievable goals to help build confidence and keep the game fun. Nick is proficient in all club fitting aspects and using technology to help his students. Nick has experience teaching players of all levels.

Brett Balch

PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Brett grew up in Kalama, WA where he graduated from Kalama High School. He is currently a PGA apprentice aspiring to be a PGA Professional. He has worked in the golf business for 3 years starting at Willow Lake Driving Center in Keizer, OR followed by Santiam Golf Club in Sublimity, OR and has spent the last 17 months as the Assistant Golf Professional at Tri-Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield, WA.

Brett was a big part of the junior program at Tri-Mountain where he coached 2 seasons in the PGA Junior League along with various camps, clinics, and Private lessons for juniors. In the Pro Shop Brett ran the Men’s Club along with assisting with the Ladies Club. His main focus with teaching at Tri-Mountain was to learn as much as he could about the golf swing while working with beginners and doing many Get-Golf-Ready Classes. He believes anybody who really wants to get better can with the combination of good instruction, practice, and playing.

Michael Wilkerson

PGA Teaching Professional

Mike Wilkerson came to Vancouver, WA in 1991 after playing 3 years on the Austrailian PGA Tour. He has been teaching in Vancouver for over 20 years and have given over 10,000 private and group lessons.

Mike's teaching has an emphasis on fundamentals. His strengths is helping his students with their short game - 100 yards and in. He doesn't believe that all swings need to be rebuilt but rather maintaining and adjusting your swing.