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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's most recent victory was at the 2013 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.
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.
Tom starting playing golf at age 7 and has been a PGA Class A Professional for more than 20 years. Tom was selected as one of Americas Top Golf Instructors by Consumer Reports 2002-2003.
As the former host of Cablevision's: Active Life Golf Show; a 30 minute live televised show with viewer call ins, concerning swing techniques, error corrections, Tom has the innate ability to quickly identify simple swing faults, while at the same time understands how to relay information to the student that is easy to understand and implement.
Tom's swing philosophy is based on fundamentals, teaching each individual based on their unique qualities which include body type, flexibility, and how they retain information ( visual, audio, or kinesthetic).