Bill is a Class A PGA Professional originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He has consistently been recognized as one of the top golf coaches in New England and has been awarded “Top 25 Golf Instructor in New England” by New England Golf Monthly Magazine the last two years. He is also regarded by many as one of the best up and coming instructors in the country. His peers have nominated him for various PGA awards such as Golf Professional of the Year and Teacher of the Year at both the Chapter and Section levels. Bill has worked and studied under some of the top golf coaches in the states starting with Patrick Fannon, PGA junior golf promoter of the year. Steve Atherton “Top 20 Instructor under 40 in USA” by Golf Digest and finally Andy Hilts who has been recognized as a “Top 100 Golf Instructor” and “Top 20 Instructor under 40” by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Currently, Bill works under Gary Gilchrist at The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Orlando, FL. Mr. Gilchrist is also a “Top 100 Golf Instructor” by Golf Magazine as well as a “Top 50 Instructor” by Golf Digest. He also works with many players on the PGA and LPGA tour, including Charles Howell III and world number one Yani Tseng.
As a golf coach, Bill loves working with players of all ages and abilities. His players have won various events on the local, state and junior levels. Many of his junior golfers have been offered scholarships at both the Division 1 and 2 levels in the past few years. Bill has a true passion for helping players improve while making the game of golf more fun!
Bill’s simple approach to teaching begins with the understanding that every player is built differently therefore there is not one perfect swing. Bill’s coaching style places an emphasis on the fundamentals of the game such as grip, alignment, posture, body pivot, swing plane, impact alignments, and balance. Once the player has the proper fundamentals Bill works with the player to create their own natural swing allowing for a repeatable ball flight. The one thing that Bill guarantees each student will be provided with is the education of simple ball flight laws. This allows the student to have a better understanding of the cause and effect and how to make changes during a round. Knowing is half the battle!
“I brought my 14 year old son to Bill to help him make the high school golf team last year. My son had been playing golf for a few years but never was too serious about it. I’m not quite sure what Bill did but my son became really interested in the game and wanted to play much more throughout the summer leading up to his tryouts. He used to hit a shot that went way to the right and now that’s gone. I noticed his putting got much better also. He ended up making the traveling team and had a great time!”
“Bill is the man! I’ve always been the guy that tries to buy a new game by purchasing new clubs every year and surprisingly enough it hasn’t worked. Bill was recommended to me by a friend, so although skeptical, I needed the help! It’s been the best money I’ve ever spent on anything golf. He helped me understand why my ball was doing what it was doing. He made a few changes to my set-up that alone helped me hit it straight. I never felt like I hit it far enough either so Bill showed me how to use my body better in the swing which helped me hit it around 20 yards further. I still need some short game help from Bill but so far so good.”
Getting ready to play golf for the first time this year? Our Swing into Spring series continues with Holly Sonders and Karen Palacios-Jansen. They provide practical tips and warm up drills to help you overcome excessive first tee nervousness.