Kevin Chin Golf Instruction - Staff & Alumni

 

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Kevin Chin - Instructor / Owner

*PGA Teaching Professional / Instructing @ Lake Isle since 2002.

       *PGA Class A Golf Professional

       *Westchester Magazine Best Golf Professional 2014 & 15

       *US Kids Golf Top 50 Golf Instructor 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Honorable Mention

       *Stack And Tilt Network Instructor

      * Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 1 Professional

       *Completed First Tee Assistant Coach Training

       *CPR Certified (5/2013)

       *Guest blogger Golfforgeniuses.com

       *Certified US Kids Golf Instructor

       *Double-Goal Coach Certified from Positive Coaching Alliance

       *Best Kids Activities since 2008 by MovingToWestchester.com

       *Winner Maine State Golf Association and Riverside Golf Association Scholarships 1997

       *Bachelors Degree 2005- City College of New York- Cum Laude, Communications

       *Ran Junior Golf Programs for both the Westchester Golf Show 2014 and Westchester Kids Fair 2014

       *Run Bronxville Adult School and Immaculate Heart of Mary Golf Programs 2004 

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Terri Felton (2007 - Current) Flexibility and Conditioning Coach

 

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Terri Felton joined Kevin Chin Golf in the summer of 2008 with a strong background in childhood education and fitness instruction.  With over 16 years of experience teaching students ages 2 to 85, she has enjoyed working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and abilities.  A former behavior therapist turned yoga instructor, she is a compassionate, patient, and nurturing coach.  Terri enjoys sharing her love of children and golf with our students. 

-Bachelors Degree Rollins College 1998

-Certified Behavior Analysist working with special needs children 1998-2007

-Certified Kids, Adult and Restorative Yoga instructor since 2008

-CPR and First Aid certified since 1997

-US Kids Certified Instructor 2014


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 Jimmy Sweeney - (2016- Current)

Senior Mentor

* Degree in Business from Fordham University 2007

* Masters Degree in Teaching at Manhattanville college 2009.

* Jimmy has been teaching Physical Education at the Tuckahoe Middle and High Schools since 2009.

* Tuckahoe High School Varsity Golf Coach, Varsity Soccer Coach and Varsity Bowling Coach.

* Soccer coach for the patriots FC club since 2004

  


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Avery has come highly recommended from some very impressive PGA Professionals at one of the PGA's Professional Golf Management (PGM) Programs at Coastal Carolina University.

 

 Work Experience:

-Volunteer instructor with The First Tee of Phoenix, assisted with coaching juniors ages 8 to 14.

-Mentored under Alex Black at Superstition Springs Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona, running adult group instructional clinics.

-Worked and studied under Jeremy Strauss at Raven Golf Club of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona during the summer of 2016.

 

Golf Experience:

-Avery played high school golf at Mesa High School in Mesa, Arizona, and was a four-year varsity player, two-year captain, and two-year all-city player, as well as qualified and played in two Arizona high school state golf championship tournaments.

-Has successfully passed the PGA Playing Ability Test.

-Has played on several Coastal Carolina PGM Club travel teams.


Sam Moise-Silverman (2004- Current) - Assistant / Senior Mentorsamprofile

As a product of the Kevin Chin Golf program, I can say that the program works. Kevin and I started working together when I was merely 8 years old. Over the years, Kevin and his staff have helped me become the golfer and person that I am today. The staff works extremely well with children, utilizing the fundamentals of the game while making it a fun immersive experience. Now teaching children is now truly a passion of mine. 

I can now proudly say that I play golf at the collegiate level. As a first year student attending Hobart College, I am a member of the men’s varsity golf team. We are division III and compete against some of the best competition in the Country. Along with my junior career, I have been working for Kevin for the last four years.

Coming here was one of the best decisions I have ever made for both my golf and my confidence!

Junior Career

  •        Qualified for state-wide short game competition through Kevin’s camps. 2005
  •        Varsity Golf New Rochelle High School, 7th-9th grade
  •        Founding Captain of The Harvey School Varsity Golf Team 10th-12th grade
  •        All H.V.A.L
  •        Medalist for Harvey School 3 years in a row
  •        Lake Isle Interclub Member
  •        M.E.T. PGA Junior Golf Tour Member 2010-2014       IJGT Member 2013-2014
    •           4 top 5’s
    •         6 top 10’s

      Collegiate Career

  •       Member of Hobart College Varsity Golf Team
  •       Competed in three tournaments as a first year student
  •       Liberty League Qualifier
  •       Myrtle Beach Shootout
  •       Hershey Cup


marksarnoMark Sarno (2003 - Current) - Assistant / Senior Mentor

Mark has been with us since he was 8 years old. His dedication to golf and hard work paid off by qualifying for New York State Sectionals in 2010.

*Tuckahoe High School and Lake Isle interclub team captain 3 years and #1 Ranked player all 4 years.

*Worked with Kevin Chin since 2004.

*Director of the Kevin Chin junior golf program at Westchester Day School in 2014. 

*Fordham Law Student

 

 


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Fitness Certified Personal Trainer  

Staff Trainer, CPT, LMT


Kevin is a Certified Personal Trainer through NFPT. He attended the University of Hartford and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. He is currently working with NFPT as a Subject Matter Expert, writing and itemizing questions for the NFPT Certified Personal Trainer Exam.
He has worked with clients of all ages and fitness levels. His main focus is to help others increase their neuromuscular function through methods including: rehabilitative exercises to correct physical dysfunction, functional movement training in programs to increase mobility, flexibility, athletic performance and daily function. He specializes in Olympic lifting, functional movement, athletic performance and injury prevention. He is very invested in Olympic lifting and is very passionate about the sport. He is always training to improve his Olympic lifts as well as researching different techniques used by different Olympic coaches and athletes. Moving forward, he is looking to continue his education by pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.


gaychrisChristopher Gay (2013 - Current) - Assistant / Senior Mentor

*Freshman at Georgetown

*10th Place in New York State Public High School

*1st overall at Hurricane Junior Golf Tour KCG Classic @ Somers Point

*Junior PGA at taconic 3rd place

*AJGA @ Nemacolin 3rd place 

*Varsity golf team since 8th grade, Bronxville 2016

* 2013 All Section award

*2013 All League award

* 2013 Siwanoy Men's Club Championship Semi-Finalist


 Kyle Gardner (2015- Current)Kyle Gardner

 Assistant / Mentor


Kyle has been golfing most of his life. He brings his dedication and love of golf, which has lead to his 2015 Junior Club Championship win at Quaker Ridge Country Club. 

Starter on Rye Varsity golf team since 9th grade

* 2015 All Section Honorable Mention 

* 2015 All League Honorable Mention 

* 2015 Quaker Ridge Junior Club Champion


richard dipasquale photoRichard DiPasquale (2004-Current) - Assistant / Mentor

Richie started learning golf from us when he was 8 years old. Richard has been one of our most energetic and enthusiastic members, and a pleasure to have on staff. He is still the only camper or counselor to ever lose a shoe in the frog pond. Maybe someday we will find it!

* Education: Manhattan College Class of 2015- Presidential Scholar, Honors Enrichment Program, Engineering Major, 3.6 GPA: Eastchester High School Class of 2011- National Honor Society

* Work Experience- Leewood CC Caddy 2009, Discover Camp Counselor 08' & 09', Metropolitan Golf Association Intern Junior Golf Instructor 2010, 2011 & 2012

* Golf Experience- Been with Kevin Chin Since 2004, 2011 & 2012 High School All Conference, 2nd Place 2010 Westchester Interclub Championship, 2nd Place 2010 MGA Pro-Junior, 1 or 2 seed @ EHS and Lake Isle Interclub all 4 years, Captain of Easchester High School Team as well as Lake Isle Interclub team


jason schmahlJason Schmahl (2014-Current) - Assistant / Mentor

Jason has been playing golf since he was 3 years old. He loves golf more then anyone I've met. Jason plans on a career in golf, and he's got the passion necessary. 

* Education: Selisian High School- Senior

* Golf Experience-

-Caddy at Wykagyl

-Winner of 3 met Junior Golf events. 

-#1 Ranked Golfer at Selisian


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Josh Starr (2015-Current) - Assistant / Junior Mentor

Josh has been working with Kevin as a student since 2011, and began with the Metropolitan Golf Association Golfworks program in 2015. Josh has wonderful energy working with kids. He loves a good laugh, and has become an integral part of the League Champion Gow School varsity golf team.

* Education: The Gow School- Senior

* Golf Experience-

-4 Years Varsity HIgh School Golf

-Division A League Champion Gow School

-All Catholics Division A Champion.

 

 

 



Students, Alumni and former staff

 

morgan goodman profile photo3Morgan Goodman (2004 - Current) - Assistant / Mentor

Morgan started learning golf with Kevin Chin when she was 11 years old, and began working with Kevin in 2012. Morgan is great with kids, as you can see from her experience she works at other summer camps on top of working with us. She is also a very active community and school member.

*Lake Isle Pro Junior participant 2011 & 2012

*Metropolitan Golf Association GolfWorks Intern 2012 through 2015

*Ursuline Varsity Golf Team 2011-2014

*Concordia Early Childhood Enrichment Camp 2011

*Concordia Sports Camp 2012-2013

*Student Council, National Honor Society, Social Action, Peer Leadership.


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Ryan Scanlon PGA PGM (2016 Season)

Assistant / Mentor

Professional Golf Management Major at Coastal Carolina.

Work Experience-

- Ryan has studied and worked under Tim Garvin at South Fork Country Club in Amagansett, NY, and  Jim Weiss at Cold Spring Country Club in Huntington, NY. 

- Taught with fellow US Kids honorable mention Top 50 Teachers Jane Sirmons.

- Ran the junior golf operation for Wildcat Sports Camp at Walt Whitman HS. 

Golf Experience-

-Conference Champion, participated in National Championships in Florida.

-1st Team all conference, rookie of the year, and player of the year.

-Passed PGA Playing Ability Test

-Medalist 2015 Met Open Qualifier

-Walt Whitman High School - 3 year varsity, 2 year captain, 2 year all county and all league

-4 Years Met PGA Junior Tour


matt vallarinoMatt Vallarino PGA PGM (2016 Season)

Assistant / Mentor

Matt is going into his 4th year at Coastal Carolina's prestigious PGA accredited Professional Golf Management program. 

Matt has passed his PGA Playing Ability Test. He Played golf at Herricks High School. At Plandome Country Club in Western Long Island Matt Worked under Joseph Dolezal PGA, where he helped run their junior golf program. 

 

 

 


matt bettino Matthew Bettino (2014-Current) Assistant / Mentor

Matt has been playing golf since he was 4 years old. He is a gifted golfer and happy to teach his knowledge of the game. Currently member of Siwanoy Country Club

* Education: Bronxville High School- Senior

* Golf Experience- Finished (7th 2014 & 24th in 2015) in High School New York State!!!!!


paulmanfredi Paul Manfredi - (2007-2014)

Assistant / Junior Mentor

Paul is a product of Kevin Chin Golf junior programs. Eastchester High School graduate and 2 year varsity golfer. Paul enjoys working with the kids and loves golf. Perfect traits to work here at Lake Isle 

  

 


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Assistant / Senior Mentor

*Joined our team in 2013. He is a rare case of someone who didn't start with us as a child, but he has a vast golf experience and he has become a wonderful asset. Golf is Joe's passion and career. Joe's experince in a golf career college, and his experience as a high school coach is a great resource for our students and campers.

*Associate's degree from Professional Golfer's Career College in Orlando, Florida. 

*Level 1 PGA Apprentice. Passed PGA Playing ability test.

*Low Medalist Met Amateur Public Links NYS Amateur Championship.

*Extensive, daily golf-training under PGA professional including swing analysis. 

*Salesian High School Golf Coach since 2011.


ryanRyan Kuschman (2006-2014)

Assistant / Mentor

Ryan is now 23 years old, but started learning golf here when he was 12 years old and started working with us in 2010. He loves working with children, and loves golfing.

*Metropolitan Golf Association - Golfworks intern 2010-2012

*Metropolitan Golf Association - Scholarship recipient 2012

*Employee of the year 2012 at Kevin Chin Golf

*Qualified for NY City Junior Championship 2011.

*Varsity Golf - Edgmont High School 2009-2012

*Bentley Class of 2016

*Habitat for Humanity volunteer and employee 2009-present

 


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PGA Class A Golf Professional currently at Sleepy Hollow

 

 

 


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PGM Methodist College, PGA Professional!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • John Stipicevic

United States Congressional Staffer, Passed PGA Playing Ability Test, participated in PGA Qualifier for Hartford Open

  • Matthew Detone:

Former PGA Apprentice, Passed PGA Playing Ability Test

  • Daniel Anzalone:

4 years as top ranked golfer at Eastchester High School

  • Robert Tesoro:

Scratch Golfer

  • Henry Devaney:

Been with me since the age of 2. Henry is now 14 years old. Don't forget his name, watchout tour! Qualified for Drive, Chip and Putt Championships.

  • Joseph Cirasella:

Eastchester High Captain 2003. Leewood club champion 2016

  • Kyle Munoz:

All North East -10 Second team, 2 year starter for Pace University Golf Team. Leewood club champion 2014, 15.

  • Polly Adler:

#1 Ranked Fencer in the United States under 14

  • Justin Cirasella:

Graduated with an engineering degree from Manhattan College

  • John Mark:

Co-Captain of Greenburgh High School 2011

  • Noel Bourne:

Co-Captain of Greenburgh High School 2011

 

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