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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Kelley Brooke
Owner & Director of Instruction

Kelley has spent the last 4 decades in the golf industry as both a top notch player, a golf professional and a businesswoman. Her career has included the teaching of 50,000 golf lessons, television appearances, ownership of golf venues and more.


In 2018 Kelley was awarded The LPGA Professional of the Year Award.


Kelley has done many things to change the face of golf and recreation in NYC, creating dozens of instructional programs including the biggest junior golf program for children with disabilities in the world and the Police Athletic League Golf Program for 4,000 economically disadvantaged kids. 


In addition to teaching, she has operated three golf centers and two golf courses including the famed Bethpage Black (voted #1 Municipal Courses in America) and Montauk Downs Golf Course (#5).  


 In addition to writing an instructional golf book “7 Days to Golf”, Kelley has written articles for numerous publications including Golf Digest,, Junior Golf Magazine and NY Golfing Magazine. In 2019, Kelley wrote and starred in eight  “Elevate Your Game” commercials which aired on CNBC.


In 2022, Kelley created and hosted a radio show called “Faults to Fixes” which aired from Boston to Philadelphia. She has also been a guest on many radio shows including the “Tiki & Tierney” WFAN Radio Show, “The Anita Marks” Radio Show on ESPN, “The DA” ESPN Radio Show and The Wall Street Journal’s “Secrets of Successful Women” podcast twice. 


In 2015 Kelley joined the NBC/Golf Channel team as a lead instructor and regularly appeared on the NBC/Golf Channel and their digital platforms for many years.


Kelley was a guest star on The Travel Channel’s “Hotel Makeover” and has filmed dozens of featured video tips for,,, LPGA Network,,, and more.


Kelley also competes on the Legends of the LPGA Tour.


Dr. Jeff Poplarski
director of golf performance

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. 

jimmy lee

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.

Megan Younkman
Director of Instruction: 2022-2023 LPGA TOP 50 TEACHER

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. (The infamous Bethpage Black Course is home to the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup). Additionally, Megan serves on the LPGA’s Global Education Team for their Teacher Education Program. Megan has been most recently appointed to serve on the LPGA’s Executive Education Committee (2019-2021) and served as Chair for the National Continuing Education Committee (2014-2018) for the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Membership.


Megan is known as a student-centered teacher, excellent communicator, motivator and has taught internationally in both Austria and Germany.  Megan is the published author of “Managing Your Business Game”.  In September of 2011, Younkman was appointed the Head Coach for the State of Florida in the PGA Junior League Golf World Series held at the TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia and received the US KIDS GOLF Top 50 Teacher’s Award (hm).


Megan is a member of Proponent Group and The Positive Coaching Alliance. She is a U.S. KIDS GOLF Certified Coach, an LPGA-USGA Girl’s Golf Site Director, Blast Swing Motion Technology Certified and V1 Video Swing Analysis Certified. Megan also proudly works with the University of Tampa Golf Teams on Mental Game Strategies and is an Adjunct Professor for the University of South Florida Department of Education.

Justin Koff
Head Golf Professional

Justin Koff studied PGA Golf Management and graduated from Clemson University in 2011. Upon graduation, he became the Program Director for The First Tee of Nassau County, a life-skills education program taught through the game of golf located at Eisenhower Park. Justin is a Class A PGA Professional and recognized The First Tee coach. He coaches players of all ages and abilities with a strong focus on connecting fitness and golf.

Kara Cook
Lead Girls Coach

Kara Cook is a member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals. Kara came to the Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke after working as a site director of the Nassau County LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program for six years. She is a former physical education instructor and personal trainer who has taken her passion for teaching and staying fit and used it to grow one of the largest Girls Golf programs in the country. Her goal is to assist each student to develop into the best golfer and person they can become. Having worked with The First Tee for six years she reached the level of a recognized  First Tee Coach having completing all three levels of their coach training and recently completed her US Kids certification. Kara has begun her LPGA certification journey and looks forward to completing both her LPGA Level II training and TPI training in 2020. She is motivated to teach both girls and adult women to learn how much fun the game of golf can be. Kara uses individually based goals, acknowledges different learning preferences and adds fun games, to help those hesitant beginners become confident golfers!

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.