INSTRUCTORS

Matthew Callaghan

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Matt Callaghan Golf Academy is overseen by Director of Instruction, Matt Callaghan, a PGA Class “A” teaching professional, with over 20 years of experience. Prior to locating the Academy at Twisted Dune Golf Course, Matt was Director of Instruction at Harbor Pines Golf Course, where he founded the Academy and managed the practice facilities. Matt was also a teaching professional at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, and Assistant Golf Professional at Linwood Country Club. Matt and his staff are dedicated to making the game of golf enjoyable for players of every level and ability. The values and disciplines of the game can be best seen through his unwavering dedication and continuous work with national and local golf programs and non-profit organizations. Contact Matt at mcallaghan@pga.com

Lesson Fees
Adult Juniors
1 Hour Lesson – $125 1 Hour Lesson – $75
1/2 Hour Lesson – $75 1/2 Hour Lesson – $50
3 1/2 Hour Lesson Series – $200
3 1 Hour Lesson Series – $300

Mark Parson

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Mark is a PGA member with 20 plus years of teaching experience. He is local to the area residing in Northfield, NJ who was most recently affiliated with Greate Bay Country Club and Hidden Creek Golf Club running successful teaching programs for adults and juniors. Mark is an accomplished player recognized amongst the top 20 PGA players in the Philadelphia PGA Section who tributes his successful playing career to his mentor and father, a retired PGA member and former member of the PGA Tour. He will be an immediate asset to our teaching program with an existing local clientele and numerous certifications pertaining to video swing analysis, club fitting, junior golf, clinic based instruction, women’s golf and more. To start the season, Mark is offering a complimentary 1/2 hour lesson until Memorial Day of 2015 to any new student. To book your first free lesson today, please click here to register.

Lesson Fees
Adult Juniors
1 Hour Lesson – $100 1 Hour Lesson – $75
1/2 Hour Lesson – $50 1/2 Hour Lesson – $35
3 Hour Prepaid Package – $250 3 Hour Prepaid Package – $175
$1500 Unlimited lesson season guarantee (runs from 4/15 to 10/15) $1200 Unlimited lesson season guarantee (runs from 4/15 to 10/15)

Buddie Kurman

DavidBuddie, an Academy Instructor, has worked as PGA Professional at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Linwood Country Club and Blue Heron Pines as an Assistant Golf Professional. Buddie graduated Mississippi State Universities PGM program in 1996. He has been a PGA member since October of 1998.

 

 

 

Lesson Fees
Adult Juniors
1 Hour Lesson – $100 1 Hour Lesson – $50
1/2 Hour Lesson – $60 1/2 Hour Lesson – $30
3 Lesson Series – $250

Jim Endres

jimA 20 yr. veteran of the golf business, Jim has been an assistant professional at local golf clubs Blue Heron Pines and Galloway National. Splitting his time between his native New Jersey and Florida, Jim was a professional at Innisbrook Golf Resort near Tampa and Quail West in Naples Florida. For 5 years Jim was the Director of Programming for The First Tee of Greater Atlantic City and became a recognized First Tee Coach. Jim lends his golf abilities to the ARC of Atlantic County by teaching a weekly golf clinic and partnering with an athlete in the New Jersey Special Olympics.

Lesson Fees
Adult Juniors
1 Hour Lesson – $75 1 Hour Lesson – $50
1/2 Hour Lesson – $45 1/2 Hour Lesson – $30

Chris Atkins

ChrisChris is currently a PGA Apprentice working towards achieving his Class A PGA status. Prior to becoming an instructor for our Academy and the First Assistant Golf Professional here at Twisted Dune Golf Club he resided in San Diego CA. In 2007 Chris became the First Assistant Golf Professional at Lake San Marcos Resort & Country Club and then at Escondido Country Club in 2010. Throughout his time at both clubs he was a full time Instructor for the Mind Power Golf School.

 

 

Lesson Fees
Adult Juniors
1 Hour Lesson – $75 1 Hour Lesson – $50
1/2 Hour Lesson – $45 1/2 Hour Lesson – $30

John Marota

John worked in the brewery industry for 36 years. He retired from Anheuser-Busch Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri in 1986 after 23 years in marketing. John held a variety of positions from Associate Director of Creative Services to VP of Corporate Identity. Prior to Anheuser-Busch, John worked for Schmidt’s Brewery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 13 years in Sales and Marketing. John will be bringing his marketing experience to the Matt Callaghan Golf Academy.