Instructor Bios

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Federico Frangiamore

Federico was born in Venice, Italy. He began golfing at 5 years old, and at 10, he placed first in the "Mickey Mouse Tournament", one of Italy's most important under 14 International Tournament.

Federico's early success led to his being recognized by Italian Federation of Golf as a "Brevetto" and " Brevetto Giovanile". Both honors are reserved only for those very limited number of youth players that win and place highly in a significant number of major national events. A notably prominent National Newspaper wrote "no one was better than Federico Frangiamore" and described his play as "magical", and calling Federico "a true golf machine".

In 2002, Federico became an Official Member of the Italian National Golf Team and he began competing on the International Championships of Europe Tour. In 2005, at the age of 19, he placed first in the Leone San Marco Golf Tournament Venice that represents one of the oldest and most prestigious Tournaments in Italy and later that year he became a member of the PGAI and was recognized one of the top ten golfers in Italy.

In 2009, Federico’s top student became the Under-14 Italian Champion. He contributes his success to Federico’s focus on golf fundamentals and tactical game elements that can make his students stronger and mentally prepared to handle competitive rigors, while having fun and creating enthusiasm for the game.

John Manning

John has been teaching and playing tournament golf in the Metropolitan area since 2009 as a professional. Starting in the early 90's John has competed in the NY State Open, The Met Open and Senior Open, CT Open, VT Open, Rhode Island Open, dozens of invitational and notable Amateur events before turning professional.

After working the retail side of the business for Taylormade, Golfsmith and Golf Galaxy, he enrolled in the PGA program. Passing the written test he was Medalist on his first try in the playing aptitude test, which is a 36 hole same day event. Currently a PGA apprentice, John served as Head Professional at Fairview Golf Center from 2011 to 2015. Since May of 2015 he has been Head Professional at Yorktown Golf Center. Both located in Westchester County.

"Every person I've taught loves the game and has the potential to play better, finding the keys to playing better is my passion, identifying swing mechanics that work for my students is paramount in my approach."

John brings his 40 plus years of playing and teaching experience to Golf Manhattan with great enthusiasm, equipment knowledge and the desire to teach the game he loves.