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2017 Harbor Links Teaching Staff & Lesson Rates


JAMES HONG

Director of Instruction

       
 


   

  
             

  • U.S. National Junior Team coach
  • Featured in November, 2016 GOLF DIGEST         
  • National Awards:
  •             - 2017-18 Golf Digest Top Teachers in State (NY)
                - 20
    14-16 GRAA Top 50 Teachers in America

                - 2012 US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher 
                - 2009-11 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Teacher       

  • Certified in:
  •             - Aimpoint Express
                - Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Coach
                - US Kids Golf Instructor
                - 4DMotion & KVest 3D Biomechanics
               



     
    Email: Jhong@palmergolf.com
    Phone: 516.767.4818
       
     
    Personal Teaching Philosophy: Ever wonder why you can't improve, or do what you’ve been told to do?  It’s because you are trying to fit a mold or model. There is NO ONE WAY to swing a club; you have YOUR way to swing consistently, based on what YOUR body allows you to do, not what a Tour Pro does. Using the latest technology (V1 video, Boditrak pressure mat, KVest, Flightscope radar launch monitor) everyone, from BEGINNER to ELITE golfer, can learn to play well.  None of my students swing the same way, which is why they all succeed ON THE COURSE, not just the range. We will spend time in the practice area making you swing better.  And then we will take it out on the course - yes, the course - to see if you PLAY BETTER too.
     

     

    FORREST HAMLIN




                
     
                           
                 

  • 15th season at Harbor Links
  • 25-year member of the PGA of America
  • Former first assistant at the Cedarbrook Club
  • Titleist certified Fittingworks fitter
  • Certified US Kids Golf Instructor
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    E-mail: Fhamlin@palmergolf.com
    Tel.: 516-767-4817, x2351

     

    Personal Teaching Philosophy: While there are numerous ideas on how to swing a golf club, I believe the most effective way is to swing the golf club by its design.  A major part of the golf club's design is its LIE ANGLE.  It's this angle that creates the plane angle of the swing, what the clubhead's arc should prescribe.  When the student swings on the correct plane, the clubhead will swing correctly through the ball and turf resulting in the desired trajectory, accuracy and distance.
                
       

    NICK NICOLICH

           

     


     
  • 13th Season at Harbor Links 
  • Honorable Mention for 2012, '13, '14 US Kids Top 50 Teachers           
  • Former Head Professional at Cantiague Park
  • TaylorMade Staff Player
  • Certified Callaway Fitting Specialist
  • Titleist Fitting Works Fitter



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    Email: NNicolich@Palmergolf.com
    Phone: 516-883-6072
       
         
    Personal Teaching Philosophy: The more I teach, the more I try to find the simplest way to convey the message. From my earliest days as a player to today, I've been a Harvey Penick disciple. Mr. Penick's words were simple to understand and through his teachings, I was able to find my teaching style. We all know how hard this game is, but I don't believe that understanding instruction should be hard as well.
     

    SONNY DEFEO

           
     

     
  • 5th season as Teaching Professional
  • US Kids Golf Certified Instructor  
  • Future's Club Golf Instructor
  • Honorable Mention for 2014 & '15 U.S Kids Golf Top 50 Teachers 
  • Nike Golf Staff Player



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    E-mail: Sdefeo@Palmergolf.com
    Phone: 516-883-6072
       

    Personal Teaching Philosophy: 

    There are two key words that I will continue to use, “Trust” and “Patience”.  You must always TRUST what you are doing to accomplish a desired result.  There cannot be any doubt or lack of confidence as to what type of shot you want to pull off.  To understand this point you must have a tremendous amount of PATIENCE.  We all want to improve, but we must allow for some bumps along the way.  If a person is going through a swing change they must accept the fact it will not happen overnight.  But through PATIENCE and TRUST a player can improve significantly if hard work is put in.  

     

     

    LOIS KIM

           
     

               
     
  • PGA Apprentice
  • Harbor Links Jr. Tournaments Coordinator   
  • Honorable Mention for 2016 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Teachers        
  • US Kids Golf Certified Instructor; TPI Certified Professional
  • Suncoast Ladies Professional Tour player                                                
  • Titleist Staff Player

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    E-mail: Lkim@Palmergolf.com
    Phone: 516-767-4818
       

    Teaching Philosophy: 
    I believe that everyone has a swing designed for their own body. There is no such thing as the "Perfect swing". There are concepts that I believe in that should be perfected, such as good basics and mechanics. The golf swing is just one tool of the game of golf. My goal is not only to help you develop the best swing for you, but to make you a better player of the game. I believe in teaching a swing that is comfortable and repeatable so that the game can be enjoyable to everyone. 
     

     

    2017 PRIVATE LESSON RATES 

    Please arrive a few minutes prior to your lesson time so that you can check into the pro shop and then warm up on the range. 
    Cancellation Policy; we require a minimum of 24 hours notification prior to your lesson time.  Missed lessons will be charged the full lesson rate.


    Adults

    Individual 1/2 Hour Lesson

    $75

    Series of Five 1/2 Hour Lessons

    $325 ($65 per lesson)

    Individual 1 Hour Lesson

    $120

    Series of Five 1 Hour Lessons

    $550 ($110 per lesson)


     * We strongly recommend that short game lessons should be 1 hour in length

    Juniors

    Individual 1/2 Hour Lesson
    $65
    Series of Five 1/2 Hour Lessons $275 ($55 per lesson)
    Individual 1 Hour Lesson $110
    Series of Five 1 Hour Lessons $500 ($100 per lesson)

     

    Online Video Lessons

    For more information on online video lessons, please contact James Hong: jhong@palmergolf.com/516.767.4818 

     
    Playing Lessons

    Includes cart and greens fees: $225 (1 person); $275 (2 people)

    (Mon.-Thur. on Executive Course. Championship Course subject to tee time availability)

    This is a perfect choice to work on course management skills with your instructor.  After taking a few private lessons, time to see how it works on the course.  We strongly Recommend that you take at least 1 to 2 lessons with the instructor before taking a playing lesson. *This is NOT a swing lesson.  If you are interested in working on your swing, or learning particular facets of the game, such as short game, please sign up for a private lesson.

     


                         
     

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