Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke

Providing elite coaching for all skill levels and ages.

 

No matter which location, or which instructor, we strive to give the same quality lesson with the same structure. All of our instructors use the latest technology to ensure that your swing is in line with your objectives technical and data points. To achieve this, we use Trackman data to analyze your launch angles, spin rates, angles of attack and more. We use V1 video analysis to explain how to improve your data and swing. We use K-Vest biofeedback to overcome physical issues and to explain proper positions. We use Sam Putt Lab and Eye Line aids to teach a proper roll when putting and eliminate side spin. Additionally, we have a wide array of teaching aids and drills to help you feel positions and get your swing technically sound.

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Golf Channel Academy Coaches

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Kelley Brooke
Owner & Director of Instruction

Kelley is the Owner and Director of Instruction of the Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke, with three locations in the New York metropolitan area (Long Island/Bethpage GC, Brooklyn and Staten Island). She is also the President/Founder of the Bethpage Golf Group. A protégé of Butch Harmon, as well as Craig Bunker at the John Jacobs’ Golf Schools, Kelley has spent the last 35+ years in the golf industry as a player, teaching professional and golf facility owner.
 

Megan Younkman
Director of Instruction

Megan Younkman has been dedicated to the golf industry with over 29 years of intensive teaching and competitive playing experiences and has given over 28,000 lessons in her professional teaching career. After a successful junior golf competitive career, she played collegiate Women’s Varsity Golf for The Ohio State University and The University of Toledo.  

 

An LPGA Class A Professional, Megan is the Director of Instruction for the Bethpage State Park Golf Courses in Farmingdale, NY at The Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke, 2018 LPGA Professional of the Year.

Charles Bolling
Head Golf Professional

Charlie Bolling is a Duke University graduate and had a successful competitive career featuring four years on the PGA TOUR. Bolling is has been a PGA Professional for 17 years including live television as a national golf broadcaster.

 

  • PGA TOUR member 1985 -1988, five top 10 finishes
  • Competed in four U.S. Open Golf Championships, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988
  • Competed in three British Open Championships, 1983, 1984, 1989
  • Certified in Trackman, FlightScope and ForeSight
  • Member European Senior PGA Tour 2012, 2013
  • Competed in British Senior Open Championship 2012, 2013
  • Competed in U.S. Senior PGA Championship 2013
  • Competed in U.S. Senior Open Championship 2014

John Jordan
Head Coach

John Jordan has over 8 years of coaching at the D1 level for both Men / Women’s  golf teams producing Academic All – Americans and players of the year. At our academy, John instructs both juniors,adults and elite local amateurs. A graduate from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he received a degree from the Isenberg School of Business. John was also a member of the men’s lacrosse program. John resides in Garden City, New York with his wife and 4 daughters. 

 
Notable Awards:
  • Trackman Golf Coach of the Month 2/19
  • Juco College Golf Coach of the Year 2016
  • 2  Lacrosse Club National Championship 
  • 1 North American / Brogden Cup Lacrosse Champions
  • 2 JUCO Lacrosse National Championships
  • All New England Lacrosse Honors
 
Certification for Golf:
  • Trackman Level 1 & 2, TPI, K-VEST, Boditrak , Aimpoint, CPR, Bodiblast, Titleist Certified Fitter, D1 Coach Certified.

jimmy lee
INSTRUCTOR

Jimmy is a Teaching Professional at the Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke’s Bethpage Golf Course location in Farmingdale, NY. A former assistant pro at Bethpage State Park, Lee has worked with a number of Korean-born junior players, including former USC star and 2013 NCAA individual champion Annie Park.

Dr. Jeff Poplarski
director of golf fitness

Dr. Jeff Poplarski will be leading GCAKB’s Golf Fitness Programs at Bethpage Golf Course. Jeff is a Doctor of Chiropractic and is certified in TPI Fitness. He holds the position as Adjunct Full Professor at SUNY Farmingdale State University in the Sports Management and Biology Departments and LIU Post in the Health, Physical Education and Movement Science Departments. 
 

Hoyoung “Hugh” Heo
PGA Professional

Hugh is currently a PGA class A and KPGA member. Hugh has been in the golf industry since he was 14, competing in numerous junior tournaments, as well as continuing to compete in pro tournaments.

  • Finished as 2nd place in Korean National Tournament for international golf players as a
    Malaysian National player (2008)
  • 1st place in Korean Society tournament in New Jersey (2015)
  • Competed in New York State Open (2016)
  • Finished top10 in National Car Rental Assistant Championship New York (2017)
  • Played all assistant events in Met Section (2016, 2017 & 2018)

His passion for teaching and growing the game will inspire golfers of all levels to achieve their goals.

 

Learn about Golf Channel Academy

Golfers enrolled at Golf Channel Academy locations will not only have the opportunity to learn from the very best coaches in the game today, but will be able to track their progress using advanced swing analysis tools and a proprietary player-coach communication platform that will accelerate their progress.  

The underlying philosophy of Golf Channel Academy—which all of our coaches reinforce—is that good coaching takes place over a period of time, not just one lesson. The relationship between coach and student is more than just “one and done.” This is how “teaching” becomes “coaching,” which we describe as an on-going relationship devoted to long-lasting improvement. Everything about Golf Channel Academy is devoted to enhancing the “coaching” experience for both teacher and student.

Golf Channel Academy is the hands-on coaching extension of the cable network’s instruction programming, which includes such shows as The Golf Fix, Lesson Tee Live, and School of Golf. Golf Channel Academy allows you to receive personalized instruction from the very best coaches in the game, including many of the teachers who you see on TV. And you should see many more Golf Channel Academy coaches making appearances on Golf Channel instructional programs in the future.