Whether you’re a beginner or experienced golfer, refine your skills and improve your score with personal golf lessons from Bristol Harbour Lodge & Golf Club’s PGA Professional. Private golf lessons are available year-round on our 18-Hole Robert Trent Jones championship golf course, or in our indoor golf simulator.
About Zach We proudly welcomed Zach Halvonik, PGA Head Golf Profressional, to the Bristol Harbour golf team in May, 2016. Originally from Reading, PA, Zach’s life-long love of golf started when he was just eight years old, hitting the local driving ranges with his Dad and brother. In high school, Zach honed his competitive skills on the Golf Team, and worked part-time at the small golf course nearby, shadowing the Golf Pro who’s love for his job was contagious. By 15, Zach’s sights were set on a career in golf, and hasn’t looked back. Professional Experience Zach graduated from Pennsylvania State University’s PGA Golf Management Program in 2013, and quickly started his professional career teaching at Oak Hill Country Club, Johns Island Club, and National Golf Links of America before coming to Bristol Harbour.
Years of experience giving lessons to golfers of all ages and abilities allows Zach to tailor each golf lesson to the student’s individual strengths and needs, while helping them relax and enjoy the game. “I really enjoy getting to know each student on a personal level, and understanding what is holding them back from playing their best golf game. I love seeing their excitement build as they start to improve, and how they get hooked on the game as they start to see the great skills they’re developing.”
Teaching Philosophy Whether he’s out on our driving range, our 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Championship Golf Course, or in our indoor golf simulator - making golf lessons an equal mix of fun and informative is Zach’s main focus. During golf instruction, “I tailor my lesson plans to help each student reach their personal goals. Each golfer has their own unique swing characteristics, and I teach them how to make their own swing the best it can be. Every student will leave with a complete understanding of how they can work to improve their golf game.”
Why He Loves the Bristol Harbour Golf Course What makes the Bristol Harbour golf course uniquecompared to others Zach's experienced? He loves the dynamics of the two distinct nines that offer players some of the best golf in the Finger Lakes. The course's front nine is a links-style course featuring ample fescue grass, minimal trees, open tee shots and unobstructed views of Canandaigua Lake, while the back nine weaves through the forest and is tree lined on every hole, giving you the experience and challenge of playing two courses. "The Robert Trent Jones layout is phenomenal, and his use of undulation on the greens here makes the course exciting and challenging. Our superintendent, Gregg Radak, does a fantastic job of maintaining the course to Robert Trent Jones standards by keeping the greens firm and fast, and the fairways and tee boxes tight, which makes the course even more fun to play."
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