Lessons

Looking to improve your golf game? Private golf instruction is available from a PGA Professional or our other veteran instructors. Get more out of your game by signing up to receive one-on-one instruction. Along with the professional one-on-one instruction, you have the option to participate in our state-of-the-art golf technology with the assistance of the PGA Golf Pro.

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Lessons

Looking to improve your golf game? Private golf instruction is available from a PGA Professional or our other veteran instructors. Get more out of your game by signing up to receive one-on-one instruction. Along with the professional one-on-one instruction, you have the option to participate in our state-of-the-art golf technology with the assistance of the PGA Golf Pro.

Clinics

In addition to private lessons, The Golf Academy also offers clinics throughout the year. These clinics are with our exceptional Golf Professionals and are designed to provide instruction at a group level allowing you to improve your game while interacting with others that share your love of golf! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with our clinic schedule.

Kids Beginner Clinics: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM / Saturdays 10-11AM & 3-4PM

Ladies Clinics: Thursdays 7-8PM / Every Other Sunday 10-11AM

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Clinics

In addition to private lessons, The Golf Academy also offers clinics throughout the year. These clinics are with our exceptional Golf Professionals and are designed to provide instruction at a group level allowing you to improve your game while interacting with others that share your love of golf! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with our clinic schedule.

Kids Beginner Clinics: Wednesday 6:30-7:30PM / Saturday 10-11AM & 3-4PM

Ladies Clinics: Thursdays 7-8PM / Every Other Sunday 10-11AM

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Jeff Ellis

Lead Instructor

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John Henk

Instructor

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Dan Reilly

Instructor

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Bryan Wieclaw

Instructor

Born and raised in the South Hills, Jeff Ellis is a veteran Class A PGA Professional who has been coaching all levels of golf for over 18 years. Jeff was the Head Golf Professional at South Hills Country Club for the past 5 years. He has extensive experience in golf operations, and his first job was at the original Cool Springs.

John Henk is a golf professional who has focused on instruction at Cool Springs for over 25 years. He has mentored golfers at all ages and abilities, but has particularly enjoyed helping junior golfers become successful high school and collegiate competitors. Formerly a district and regional tennis tournament player and instructor, John has been involved with athletics throughout his professional career.

Dan’s specialty is working with junior golfers; many who have won local, regional, state and national competitions. Prior to his teaching career, Dan played competitively as an amateur, winning more than 40 local tournaments. Dan lives in Castle Shannon with his wife Regina and two sons, Jacob and Danny.

Bryan Wieclaw has over fifteen years of experience teaching in elementary education.   He brings his passion of teaching to his golf lessons.   He has coached the Elizabeth Forward golf team for the past 14 years.   During this time, he has had multiple golfers qualify for the state individual championship, and his team finished second in the WPIAL AA finals last year.  Bryan enjoys seeing the growth of his players on and off the course.