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1 CITY ISLAND ROAD, PELHAM BAY PARK, NY 10464 718-885-1129


Rick Nielsen, PGA Professional – Director of Golf

718.885.1129 (Golf Shop)
631.428.4653 (Mobile)
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.

New York Golf LessonsRick is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University and holds a B.S. in Marketing. Upon graduating, Rick was the first recipient to win the prestigious Don Perne Award as well as Player of the Year. Rick 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.). Other certifications Rick holds are K-Vest Level 2, a 3-D body measuring and training tool, and Flightscope, a 3-D analysis tool which measures details of the golf club and golf ball flight path. Rick is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and founder of Power Golf Pilates which specializes in golf-specific Pilates and fitness program. He is also a Certified Golf Fitness Trainer with Titleist Performance Institute.

Rick is a former board member of the Metropolitan PGA and past Chairman of the Membership Committee. Rick is active in local PGA tournaments, events and education programs. Rick produced a radio program called GolfTalk which aired on Long Island for 2 years covering a multitude if topics an well as hosting a variety of guests. Rick produced two full length instructional videos, Power Golf Dynamics and Shrink Your Score. As a firm believer in fitted equipment, Rick is an authorized fitter with Mizuno, Callaway and TaylorMade.

Rick offers a variety of lessons options for players of all ability levels including private lessons, group instruction, couples lessons, junior lessons and playing lessons. He teaches all year using Turtle Cove’s heated bays and also offers winter instruction in the indoor training studio.

Lesson Rates:

1 Hour private lesson $140
45 Minute private lesson $115
30 Minute private lesson $75
Series of five one hour lessons $675
Series of three 1 hour lessons $400
Series of five 45 minute lessons $550
Series of five 30 minute lessons $350
Semi-private (2 students for one hour) $160
Semi-private (2 students for 1 1/2 hour) $240
Junior lesson (30 minutes ages 7-15) $65
Junior lesson (1 hour ages 7-15) $120
TPI Fitness Screening with Custom Workout $175
Power Golf Pilates Session (30 minutes) $40
Driver tuning (30 minutes) $40
Clubfitting (using Vector Pro launch monitor) $100
Playing lesson – Call for information

Total Performance Packages

Gold Package:

  • 10 – 1 hour golf lessons
  • K-Vest 3-D Motion Analysis with  Bio-feedback Training
  • Ongoing Hi-Speed Video Analysis
  • Dynamic Forceplate Weight Transfer Analysis
  • Vector Pro Launch Monitor
  • Swinguru Markerless 3-D Motion Analysis
  • Club evaluation and fitting
  • Copy of Rick’s DVD – Power Golf Dynamics
  • Titleist Performance Institute Physical Screen

Regularly $1,400 – Now Only $1,300

 

Platinum Package:

  • 20 – 1 hour lessons
  • K-Vest 3-D Motion Analysis with K-Trainer Biofeedback Training
  • Ongoing Hi-Speed Video Analysis
  • Vector Pro Launch Monitor
  • Dynamic Forceplate Weight Transfer Analysis
  • Swinguru Markerless 3-D Motion Analysis
  • Club evaluation and fitting
  • Copy of Rick’s DVD’s – Power Golf Dynamics and Shrink Your Score
  • Titleist Performance Institute Physical Screen
  • TPI Customized Workout
  • On Course Instruction

Regularly $2500 – Now Only $2,200