Meet the Pro

Golf is full of life lessons. It is amazing how much our tendencies in life show up in our golf games. Whether you are a total beginner or a competitive tournament player, Lucas Cohen, PGA Instructor will help you to improve your golf game.

Lucas has been playing the game since the age of three and is able to adapt to each and every humans individual learning style. The three learning styles are 1) Visual 2) Auditory 3) Kinesthetic and most 80% of humans are a combination of visual and kinesthetic. With over 40 years of experience and over 10,000 hours of instruction, Lucas has a keen eye to not only diagnose the fault(s) but to offer clear concise solutions and remedies to help any golfers’ level of player improve.

It is critical that you practice with a real purpose as time is of the essence and we rarely have the luxury of time to work on our golf game improvement. Its usually unstructured practice at best which can often times lead to engraining bad habits. Change is often feared especially when we live in such a quick fix click the button make it happen world. As in life… there is no quick fix in golf either. You must practice with a purpose and give each practice session structure to develop positive habits to reinforce when you play.

If you are looking to improve your golf game and have fun understanding the how and why golf balls go astray. Learn to create new habits and get better with Lucas Cohen, PGA as your instructor for life.

Career Focus

Highly motivated and ambitious Class “A” PGA Member possessing a special desire to learn and accomplish in management situations. A golf professional with a strong base of experience in high-end member owned and resort golf operations. With a well-rounded personality and proven track record to work effectively with all club human resources. One who has the ultimate goal to become a head golf professional.

Profile

Background includes extensive knowledge and expertise in management of the daily golf operations, a passion for the game and a work ethic that focuses on customer satisfaction.

  • Experience with inside golf shop and outside operations
  • High energy, Well Groomed, Leads by example, Punctual
  • Strong- Instructor, Merchandiser, Tournament Operator, Player
  • Junior Golf leader and innovator of fun programs
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills

Professional Accomplishments

  • Top 50 U.S. Kids Instructor – Honorable Mention 2010 & 2011
  • Created the Start to Finish Golf Academy
  • Elected to PGA Presidents Council 2007-2011
  • Head Golf Coach West Broward High School (District Champions 2008)
  • Passed certification as a PGA Tour Academy Master Instructor
  • Articles published – PGA Magazine (May 2009 & September 2010)
  • Finished top 10 in every NJ section Pro Am Tournament entered in 2009
  • 1st Place in Berkshire County Pro Series events 2003-2006

Activities, Services & Proficiencies

  • 11 years Annual Support Rally for a Cure (2000-2011)
  • USGA Rules Official Mass Open Qualifier
  • Elected to PGA Presidents Council 2007-2011
  • Computer literate with retail POS systems, website management (Microsoft Office, EventMan, Jonas, ProShop Keeper, Clubtech)
  • Expert club fitter / club repair (Taylor Made, Callaway, Ping, etc.)
  • Calligraphy
  • JC Video Analysis used during instruction

Professional Experience

First Assistant / Academy Director – April 2011-Present
The Poland Spring Resort – Poland Spring, ME
Donald Ross design 18-holes with over 250 members and resort guests playing 18,000 rounds annually
  • Presently act as manager of the brand new Learning Center and Golf Park
  • Coordination of all golf school, clinics, private lessons and learning center activities
  • Work closely with head professional and private owner to track usage, billing, and maintenance of the facility
  • Merchandising, inventory control (including snack bar)
  • Scheduling over 20 employees between the golf shop and learning center
  • Development of operational procedures
  • Marketing the facility through various web traffic and print media
First Assistant Golf Professional – April 2009-March 2011
Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club – Scotch Plains, NJ
Tillinghast 1916 designed 18-hole upscale member owned 275 members playing 15,000 rounds annually
  • Managed the entire golf operation in absence of Head Professional
  • Implement customer service standards and impressive level of professionalism amongst golf operations staff (20+ staff members in peak season)
  • Tournament Coordination providing unparalleled tournament experiences for participants through extensive planning, marketing, and execution
  • Work closely with member-administered golf associations to assure competitor satisfaction (Over 30 events per season both member and outside events)
  • Oversee tee sheet, monitor pace of play, handicap system, billing
  • Merchandising, inventory control ($500,000 apparel & hard goods)
  • Playing golf with members in both casual and PRO-AM tournament settings
  • Successful representation of Shackamaxon as an ambassador enforcing the club policies, rules and regulations
Teaching Professional – July 2008-Present
Grand Palms Resort and Golf Club – Pembroke Pines, FL
27-Hole Resort with 300 members & resort guests playing 50,000 rounds annually
  • Promotion of instructional programs, clinics, private sessions and golf schools for men women and children for all ages and abilities ($12,000 revenue for resort)
  • Provide a PGA presence, visibility and level of professionalism
  • Setup, and organization of practice facility (over 10,000 square feet)
  • Course marking and layout for major member tournaments (20+ events)
  • Member and guest services (bag storage, private cart maintenance)
Master Golf Instructor – October 2007-June 2008
PGA TOUR Academy Weston Hills Country Club – Weston, FL
Robert Trent Jones designed 36-hole upscale private with 800 members playing 40,000+ rounds annually. Host of PGA Honda Classic (1992-1995)
  • Private Lessons, Clinics, Golf Schools (300+ private lessons in 6 months)
  • Marketing (design: flyers, signage, pricing structure)
  • Expert Knowledge of Golf Club Technology (12 sets of irons sold in 1 demo day)
Tournament Coordinator – April 2007-October 2007
Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club – Wolcott, CO
36-hole resort and exclusive private club owned by Vail Resorts with 200 members (Tom Fazio course ranked #1 and Greg Norman #2 course in Colorado by Travel & Leisure Magazine)
  • Manage all golf tournaments to include promotion, setup, operation, scoring
  • Budgeting for over 25 tournaments and social events ($37,000)
  • Exclusive resort/high end private golf operation (Rated #1 in CO)
  • Golf shop operations (inventory control, budgeting, merchandising)
  • Junior Golf Camps for over 100 children throughout the summer
First Assistant Golf Professional – 2003-2006
Country Club of Pittsfield – Pittsfield, MA
Donald Ross 1908 designed 18-hole with 330 members playing 21,000 rounds of golf annually
  • Highly active in daily operations to include merchandising, golf shop management and outside service management
  • Tournament Coordination – 200+ Member and Outside Events
  • Handicap Chairman and liaison to the Handicap Committee
  • Cart Fleet Management for 54 Golf Cars (Club Car DS Player)
  • Golf instruction over 1200 private lessons/clinics
  • Develop golf merchandising buying plan ($500,000+ inventory)

Meet the Pro

MEET THE PRO

Lucas Cohen, PGA

PGA PROFESSIONAL
CAREER FOCUS

Highly motivated and ambitious Class “A” PGA Member possessing a special desire to learn and accomplish in management situations. A golf professional with a strong base of experience in high-end member owned and resort golf operations. With a well-rounded personality and proven track record to work effectively with all club human resources. One who has the ultimate goal to become a head golf professional.

PROFILE

Background includes extensive knowledge and expertise in management of the daily golf operations, a passion for the game and a work ethic that focuses on customer satisfaction.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

ACTIVITIES, SERVICES & PROFICIENCIES

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

APRIL PRESENT2011

First Assistant / Academy Director

The Poland Spring Resort – Poland Spring, ME
Donald Ross design 18-holes with over 250 members and resort guests playing 18,000 rounds annually