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Dave Laudien, PGA Professional
Private Lessons Available
732-845-3700 or email Dave
A Class "A" PGA Professional, Dave is a lifetime member of the PGA (more than 25 years). He achieved PGA Tour membership in 1985 and has numerous championship victories. He continues to compete locally and nationally. Dave has experience with some of the most respected and successful players and instructors, which he has used to develop a handful of key approaches to improve golf performance, learning, and enjoyment of the game. He has been a golf instructor for the Monmouth County Park System since 1989, and has taught thousands of students of all levels and abilities. Dave’s goal as a coach is to help golfers achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be.
Lloyd Monroe, PGA Professional
732-915-1450 or email Lloyd
Lloyd is a life member of the PGA (more than 25 years), the former head professional at the Wykagyl and Spring Brook Country Clubs, and past president of the Metropolitan PGA. A former NJ High School, Junior, and Amateur Champion, he has played on the PGA Tour (including 5 US Opens), and still competes in senior PGA events in the US and Europe. He is also a 3-time leading money winner in NJ. Lloyd has enjoyed teaching individual lessons as well as clinics for juniors, advanced juniors, and adults at Charleston Springs and Bel-Aire Golf Courses since 2001, and is “having the time of his life” helping Monmouth County golfers improve their game.
Stan Bryck, Teaching Professional
Stan is a member of United States Golf Association (USGA, the national golf governing body), The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA, state organization for high school golf), and the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches of America (PGTCA). A veteran golf instructor and varsity high school coach with over 25 years experience, Stan has a reputation as a patient and knowledgeable teacher. His teams at Marlboro High School have won numerous Shore Conference, Divisional and State Championships, and several of his players have gone on to play golf at the college and professional level. Stan’s experience, love of teaching, and knowledge have made him an excellent instructor for Monmouth County golfers of all levels and ages.
Kathy Ricci, LPGA Professional
908-907-1961 or email Kathy
Kathy is an experienced LPGA Golf Professional and believes that learning golf should be a fun, engaging and empowering experience. She joined the Monmouth County Park System in 2009 after teaching at Eagle Ridge Golf Academy from 2006-2008, and her enthusiasm has helped create many successful programs for adults, women and children. A regular attendee at both LPGA and PGA teaching and coaching seminars, Kathy is also a USKids Certified Instructor and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Kathy is influenced by a number of well-known golf instructors (including her own instructor--Lloyd Monroe) and provides all her students with an outstanding experience. She enjoys tournament competition in regional and LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Tournaments.
Cory Turkel, PGA Professional
848-482-0050 or email Cory
Cory is a Class "A" PGA Professional who turned professional in 1973. An experienced local golf teacher, he has taught high school varsity golf and has been the Director of Golf Instruction at Bamm Hollow Country Club in Lincroft, Mr B's Golf Center in Eatontown and Legends Golf Center in Old Bridge. Cory has also played full-time in the North Atlantic Mini Tour. As an instructor with the Monmouth County Park System, Cory offers expert guidance to help golfers develop their swing and perfect their short-game. A true student of the game, he has taught more than 20,000 lessons throughout his career and believes there is no one “system” for teaching golf; it is different for every player.