Our highly-skilled instruction staff offers many levels of program, depending on your skill and interest level. Try a group lesson for beginning golfers, a couples or family lesson, or book a private lesson with our experienced PGA teaching professionals.
Book your lesson online via our easy-to-use lesson reservation system.
Rick Nielsen, PGA, G.S.E.M., CPI, CGFI,
Director of Golf
Rick is a PGA Professional with over 30 years of experience in the golf industry. Rick specializes in golf instruction, golf fitness and golf club fitting and uses the latest in technology for maximum results. Having given over 50,000 lessons, Rick has worked with all types of golfers, all levels of ability and every type of learning style. Rick is the Director of Golf and Managing Partner with National Golf Group, LLC which operates Turtle Cove Golf Center in Pelham Bay Park, NY., a Top 50 golf facility. Previously Rick was the the Head Professional at Randalls Island Golf Center in NYC and at Smithtown Landing CC on Long Island, where he was lead instructor at the Michael Hebron Golf Academy.
Keith Profilio’s golf career spans over 25 years as a golf professional and as a player. Before his role as Teaching Professional at Turtle Cove Golf Center, Keith worked in Brooklyn as a golf instructor for more than ten years. From 2001 to 2004, he was also the Senior Instructor of the Brooklyn Junior Golf Camp where he taught more than 500 New York City junior golfers. Keith offers private instruction for players of all levels and ages. As a medalist for the PGA playing ability test, Keith brings his experience and passion for golf to his lessons. All lessons include full video analysis, equipment evaluation, range balls, and clubs if needed. Keith is available for private instruction, semi-private instruction, group clinics, and playing lessons.
Greg Moon comes to Turtle Cove Golf Center via Scottsdale, Arizona, by way of Anchorage Alaska and has been a Teaching Professional for the past 24 years. He started his teaching career with John Jacobs Golf Schools, where he taught throughout the lower 48. Greg then brought his talents to some of the premier resort golf facilities in Arizona, such as SunRidge Canyon Golf Club and the Sanctuary Golf Club. From 2006-2011, Greg taught all levels of players (+ handicap/ HS/collegians/ weekend warriors) at Chelsea Piers Golf Academy in Manhattan, and ran one of the largest junior golf program in the state of New York. From 2011 to 2014, he had been working with Mitchell Spearman at the Doral Arrowwood Golf Club in Purchase, NY.