Golf Digest’s #1 Coach in Virginia
Erika’s golf journey began as a child in New York City where she learned to play golf at “pitch and putt” with her parents who were new golfers. Self-taught until age 15, she played and won junior golf events locally and regionally.
Metropolitan PGA Professional Frank Darby’s mentorship led Erika to earn a college golf scholarship to James Madison University where she played 4 years and graduated in 2002 with a B.S. in Marketing, a continued passion for golf, and a strong desire to work in the industry.
Watch the video to learn more about why Erika joined Golf Fanatics and how everyday golfers can improve their skills through clear communication and teaching.
Erika worked for American Golf Corporation in golf sales for two years until she realized her passion for teaching golf.
In 2006 Erika became a PGA Professional while growing instruction programs at International CC in Fairfax, Virginia.
In 2010 Erika founded the Larkin Golf Learning Community at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, VA and enjoyed 6 seasons there before moving her teaching operation to The Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia.
MEDIA & ACCOLADES
Middle Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year 2012
America’s “Best Young Teachers” by Golf Digest (’12-’19)
Number 1 of “Best Teachers in Virginia” by Golf Digest ’14-present
One of only 8 “Teaches to Watch” by Golf Magazine in 2019
Erika authored her first book in 2017 (“A True Swing”) and has grown a large following on social media creating unique content on YouTube and IG. When not on the lesson tee she enjoys family time with her husband and 2 children.
As a Golf Fanatics member, you can easily watch Erika’s best video lessons in each category! Improve your driving, fairway woods & hybrids, iron play, short game, and putting. Just select the category you want in the drop down menu and start watching Erika’s videos.