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Tom Sutter is recognized as one of the Top 50 PGA teaching professionals in America by Golf Range Magazine. He was named the Metropolitan PGA Section Teacher of the year and has been nominated for both National PGA Teacher of the Year and for Golf Magazine's Top 100 PGA Instructors. Golf Magazine has selected him as one of the Top PGA Instructors in the Northeast.
Tom has worked extensively with Jim McLean, was the Director of Instruction at Chelsea Piers and has given golf instruction to Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro and actress Janet Jones.
Tom has appeared on Good Morning America representing the PGA and has been featured on CBS's Inside the PGA TOUR highlighting his play at the Barclays Classic. Tom won the New England Open, Long Island Open and Westchester Open and has competed in the US Open, Australian Open, South African Open and the finals of the European Tour School. Tom is the current Metropolitan PGA Senior Championship, defeating all the top senior players in the New York.
PGA Apprentice Mike Doyle is a graduate of Siena College and has over six years of golf course experience working first as a Supervisor and Teaching Assistant at Port Jefferson Country Club and Mill Pond Golf club on Long Island. As an all-county high school golfer, he placed first in the summer 2010 PGA’s Playing Ability Test (PAT). He spent two seasons as the Assistant Golf Professional at Brynwood Golf & Country Club in Armonk, New York before committing to his legion of students and joining Golf Manhattan full time in 2011. In his continuous quest for knowledge of the golf game, Mike earned the title of Certified Mizuno Club Fitter in February 2013.
Mike enjoys working with golfers of all ages and levels and has administered countless junior golf camps, adult golf clinics, and on-course playing lessons. During his 3+ years at Golf Manhattan, he has given over 2000 hours of private golf lessons indoors while continuing his PGA education under the tutelage of Tom Sutter.
Mike’s approach to instruction is grounded in the swing fundamentals that all good players must possess. Knowing that all golfer's physical abilities and expectations are different, Mike helps students to first identify their overall goals and objectives and provides guidance and to achieving specific progress milestones. Mike is focused on developing correct practice habits and a sound mental approach to the game, while his knowledge of video swing analysis and targeted drills help players to build a reliable and confident golf swing.
David was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in the US Virgin Islands where he was first introduced to the game of golf at 11 years old. When he was 16, he got the "golf bug" and never turned looked back. After landing a job at a local course, David committed most of his time to understanding the dynamics and principles of the game, and within a year, he was playing at a 2 handicap.
After completing his US Navy service, David applied to and was accepted into the Japan Professional Golfers Association (JPGA) apprenticeship. After three years of study and competition, he went to Australia for 2003 and 2006 Australia-Asian Q-school, both times earning limited playing privileges, and later, 2010 European Tour, earning limited playing privileges on The European Challenge Tour.
After 20 years, working at 13 golf courses worldwide and teaching over 9000 students taught (mostly in Japan), David is more passionate and loving of the game than ever before.
During instruction, David focuses on diagnosing trouble areas, enforcing proper fundamentals, teaching students the "why" and "how" things works or don’t work, the mental approach “how to stay sharp” and proper course management.
David offers lesson and clinics in English, Japanese and Italian.