St Johns November 20 Newsletter | Page 13



Our New Director of Instruction

I am a native of Reading , Pennsylvania and thanks to my grandfather ’ s desire to one day have a golfing buddy , I received my first golf lesson at age 8 . I played throughout my youth and received several scholarship offers to play in college , however my sole focus was to pursue a career in medicine . I began my collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame and later received my B . S . in Biology from American University . I went on to enroll in the Masters program at New York Medical College and later attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 .
Realizing that my passions lie elsewhere , I made the transition into the golf business in 2003 going to work for Michael Breed , the 2012 PGA National Teacher of the Year , Golf Digest ’ s Chief Digital Instructor , and current host “ A New Breed of Golf ” on SiriusXM Radio . I continued furthering my professional career by attaining Assistant Golf Professional positions at some of the most elite clubs in the New York Metropolitan area , including my first full time teaching position at Westchester Country Club in Rye , NY , the longtime host of the PGA Tour ’ s Buick Classic . I proudly attained my PGA membership in 2010 and have had the honor of being mentored by 6 of the current Top 100 Teachers in the United States . I became a certified Plane Truth Instructor in 2012 , the organization founded by World Golf Teachers Hall of Famer Jim Hardy .
I moved to The Woodlands , Texas in 2013 and served as the Head Golf Professional at Willow Creek Golf Club , Teaching Professional / Lead Club Fitter at the Tournament Course at the Woodlands Country Club , Director of Instruction at Sweetwater Country Club , and most recently Director of Player Development at Gleneagles Country Club .
While I enjoyed my time in Texas , I was in search for both a club and community that I could call my home for many years to come . I firmly believe that St . Johns Golf and Country Club ’ s commitment to excellence provides an exciting future for its members , the community , and our new teaching and coaching program . I consider becoming the Director of Instruction a tremendous professional honor and I am excited to learn and share information with the current staff . I look forward to helping golfers master the ability to produce a correct , repetitive impact and receive the information and understanding necessary to enhance their golfing experience .
Contact Al Consoli to book your lesson TODAY !! Email : aconsoli @ stjohnsgolf . com Phone : 904.940.3200