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 professional. 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 Class “A” PGA Professional with nearly 30 years of experience. Previously, Rick was the Head Professional at Randalls Island Golf Center in New York City where he co-founded the East River Golf School. Rick was also the Head Professional at Smithtown Landing CC on Long Island. He is an authorized instructor of The Golfing Machine and one of only 62 worldwide with the designation, Master in Golf Stroke Engineering (G.S.E.M.). Rick is also a Certified Flightscope Insructor as well as K-Vest Level 2 certified
During his career, Rick has coached many professionals, men, women and juniors to championship levels. Rick has produced two instructional DVD’s, Power Golf Dynamics and Shrink Your Score featuring Dr. Phil Lee, renowned Sports Psychologist. Rick also produced the golf program for SportsMechanics.com, a unique online learning program using an avatar to highlight the fundamentals of golf. Rick is a frequent speaker for both professional and amateur organizations and has also hosted his own radio show, GolfTalk. Rick has written articles for numerous golf publications and has sat on the Metropolitan PGA Board of Directors.
Rick is a Certified Pilates Instructor and is the founder of Power Golf Pilates, a unique Golf-Pilates based exercise program. Rick is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Professional Fitness Instructor. Additional information, programs and videos can be found at www.ricknielsengolf.com.
Private Lesson Rates: $140/Hour $115/45 Min. $75/30 Min. Customized discounted packages available
Junior $120/Hour $60/30Min
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. He became Head Golf Professional at Brooklyn Golf Center in 2006 and held this position until 2011
Prior to this, Keith was the Director of the McDonald’s/Kelley Brooke Junior Golf Camps. Under his supervision, more than 200 children learned how to play golf. Keith also acted as Site Supervisor for the NYC Golf Club, Inc., the only after-work adult golf club in New York City. More than one hundred golfers participated in this club that rotated between three Staten Island golf courses.
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.
Private Lesson Rates: $100/Hour $75/45 Min. $55/30 Min. Customized discounted packages available
Junior $75/Hour $40/30Min
To book a lesson online with one of our instructors, please click on the link below.