Instruction

The Bald Head Island Club professional staff offers a wide variety of instructional programs aimed to improve your game. If you are interested, in private, group or playing lessons, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the professional staff in order to get your game on the right track. 

Meet The Pros

Head Golf Professional - Justin Van Heukelom, PGA

Justin Van Heukelom hails from London, Ontario, Canada. He has been a part of the Bald Head Island Club team since September 2007 and has enjoyed seeing the club develop and grow. Prior to coming to the Bald Head Island Club Justin played collegiately at Ohio Valley University and professionally on various mini-tours as well as Nationwide Tour qualifying. Justin is a Class A member of the PGA of America, Certified in Golf Operations through the PGA's Certified Professional Program and is a certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness professional. Justin has a strong passion and desire to see his students develop, improve and ultimately share in the joy of the game of golf. He and his wife Becky and daughters Kennedy (4) and Lucy (3 mo) reside in Leland, NC.

 

Assistant Golf Professional - Jeff Phieffer, PGA

Jeff Phieffer spent his childhood living in the small town of Wading River on Eastern, Long Island. He is a graduate of Shoreham Wading River high school, where he excelled in both music and golf, twice being honored with all-county status in both. After a brief stint at the University of Southern Mississippi, Jeff turned Professional and took an Assistant Professional position at St. George’s Golf Club in East Setauket, NY. He served as First Assistant there for three years under the guidance of Head Golf Professional Rod Heller. In 1994, Jeff moved to Oswego, NY, where he was hired as the First Assistant at Beaver Meadows Golf Club. Through the ten years he served at the club, he was interim Head Golf Professional twice .Jeff was instrumental in pioneering the junior golf program, and taught private lessons to his members. After a term of ten years, Jeff moved his family to Florida to pursue a professional playing career. He participated in two Hooter’s tour winter series from 2004 to 2005, and also played in various other Florida mini-tour events. His recent playing accomplishments include participating in the 2011 PGA National Assistants Championship. Jeff is married and resides in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC with his wife Jean, and his two children, Hannah, 16, and Jack, 13.


Assistant Golf Professional - Dan Greco, PGA

Daniel Greco comes to the Bald Head Island Club as a native of Jamestown, NY and has been a Class A member of the PGA of America since 2007.  After being introduced to golf at a very early age, Dan played a competitive schedule as a junior golfer including 6 years on the high school varsity after making the team in the 7th grade.  He continued his passion for the game of golf into the PGA's Professional Golf Management program at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.  After completing the PGA's program, Dan has been working as an Assistant Golf Professional for the last 7 years, most recently at Irondequoit Country Club in Rochester, NY where he developed an affinity for teaching all types of players- from men & women to both seniors and juniors as well. He resides in Wilmington with his wife, Heather, and their son, Corey.

Assistant Golf Professional- Abby Bools

Abby was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina.  She started her career in golf on the practice facility at the Bald Head Island Club in the junior golf program.  After many hours on the practice tee, Abby earned a scholarship to East Carolina University in 2006.  Abby then went on to play in every tournament in her four year career.  Her senior season she complied a school record 73.83 scoring average.  She also won two individual events and was twice named Conference USA- Player of the Year.  To go along with success on the course, she was also named the 2010 Conference USA and East Carolina University Female scholar athlete of the year.  After college, Abby progressed and played for two seasons on the LPGA Futures Tour.  After a couple of years of travel, she is looking forward to some stability and helping to grow the game as a club professional. Abby is a registered LPGA Class B member and a registered PGA Apprentice. 
 


Clinics & Schools

Golf Fitness Program

Make it your goal to reach your maximum golf and fitness potential in 2016 with the help of Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Head Golf Professional Justin Van Heukelom. This program is designed for the golfer that is interested in getting the most out of their present physical state and building a plan to not only learn what makes their golf swing efficient, but ways they can improve their body to take their game to the next level.

Training is available on an individual or group basis and is tailored to your specific needs. Initial session includes an in-depth physical evaluation and detailed improvement plan along with 24 hour www.mytpi.com online support and access to workout materials and information.

Pricing: 
Initial Fitness Screening and Training Sessions    
$95.00/ Full members
$105.00/ Lifestyle/ Founding Social members
$115.00/ Social/ Guest members 

Additional 1/hr Training Sessions
$80.00 Full members
$85.00 Lifestyle/ Founding Social members
$90.00 Social/ Guest members

Men's Clinics

Clinics are a great way to pick up some tips, learn new techniques and lower your scores in a relaxed small group setting. Our Men's clinics will run approximately 50 minutes (may be altered based on attendance) of which the last 15 minutes will be reserved for open question and answer time. With our enthusiastic PGA instructors, you will receive comprehensive instruction that will enable you to achieve more success and have more fun with golf. See the schedule below for the featured topic of the week. Call the BHIC golf shop at 910-457-7310 to sign up.

Thursdays: 9:00am - 9:50am

Clinic Rates:
Full Members: $15   Lifestyle Members: $20    Social/Guest Members: $25

2017 Adult Clinic Schedule
(Topics are tentative and subject to change)

April 6 ~ Short Putting
April 13 ~ Irons
April 20 ~ Around the Green Chipping
April 28 ~ Driving
May 4 ~ Lag Putting
May 11 ~ Wedge shots (30-60 yds)
May 18 ~ Greenside Bunkers
May 25 ~ Hybrids/FW
June 1 ~ Students Choice
June 8 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
June 15 ~ Short Putting
June 22 ~ Irons
June 29 ~ Around the Green Chipping
July 6 ~ Driving
July 13 ~ Lag Putting
July 20 ~ Wedge Shots (30-60 yds)
July 27 ~ Greenside Bunkers
Aug 3 ~ Hybrids/FW
Aug 10 ~ Students Choice
Aug 17 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
Aug 24 ~ Short Putting
Aug 31 ~ Irons
Sept 7 ~ Around the Green Chipping
Sept 14 ~ Driving
Sept 21 ~ Lag Putting
Sept 28 ~ Students Choice

Women's Clinics

Clinics are a great way to pick up some tips, learn new techniques and lower your scores in a relaxed small group setting. Our Women's clinics will run approximately 50 minutes (may be altered based on attendance) of which the last 15 minutes will be reserved for open question and answer time. With our enthusiastic PGA instructors, you will receive comprehensive instruction that will enable you to achieve more success and have more fun with golf. See the schedule below for the featured topic of the week. Call the BHIC golf shop at 910-457-7310 to sign up.

Thursdays: 10:00am - 10:50am

Clinic Rates:
Full Members: $15   Lifestyle Members: $20    Social/Guest Members: $25

2017 Adult Clinic Schedule
(Topics are tentative and subject to change)

April 6 ~ Short Putting
April 13 ~ Irons
April 20 ~ Around the Green Chipping
April 28 ~ Driving
May 4 ~ Lag Putting
May 11 ~ Wedge shots (30-60 yds)
May 18 ~ Greenside Bunkers
May 25 ~ Hybrids/FW
June 1 ~ Students Choice
June 8 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
June 15 ~ Short Putting
June 22 ~ Irons
June 29 ~ Around the Green Chipping
July 6 ~ Driving
July 13 ~ Lag Putting
July 20 ~ Wedge Shots (30-60 yds)
July 27 ~ Greenside Bunkers
Aug 3 ~ Hybrids/FW
Aug 10 ~ Students Choice
Aug 17 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
Aug 24 ~ Short Putting
Aug 31 ~ Irons
Sept 7 ~ Around the Green Chipping
Sept 14 ~ Driving
Sept 21 ~ Lag Putting
Sept 28 ~ Students Choice

Half Day Golf Schools

Half Day Golf School

The Bald Head Island Club’s Half Day Golf Schools are a great way to refine your golf
game and lower your scores. Utilizing enthusiastic PGA instructors, you will receive
comprehensive instruction that will enable you to achieve more success and have
more fun with golf. The 3 hour school will cover the full swing, short game and putting and includes a BHIC gift package, a personalized plan for improvement, unlimited use of the practice facility, and an a la carte lunch
afterwards.

Golf School Rates:
Full Members: $115
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $125
Social/Guest Members: $135

Saturday 10:00am– 1:00pm*
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Full members: No restriction
Lifestyle/Founding Social Members: No more than 3 weeks prior to clinic
Social Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic


*If less than three students, length of clinic will be altered.

Please visit the golf shop or call 910.457.7310 to register.


Jr. Clinics & Camps

Three Day Junior Golf Camp

Three-Day Junior Golf Camp

This camp is designed to introduce the spirit of golf and develop each junior’s abilities
to make golf more enjoyable. During each camp the following golf related life skills will
be demonstrated and reinforced: courtesy, judgment, respect, confidence, honesty,
integrity, responsibility, perseverance, and sportsmanship. Most importantly, summer
camps are designed to provide a safe environment for each junior to have FUN!

Three Day Camp Rates:
Full Members: $210
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $240
Social Members: $270

Monday through Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm
June 12-14
June 26-28
July 10-12
July 24-26
August 7-9
August 21-23

General Camp Info
Three day golf camp will include both practice facility and on course instruction and games. Campers will receive lunch each day of camp and participation favor will be given out upon the completion of camp.

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Full Members: No restrictions
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: No more than 3 weeks prior to clinic
Social Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

 All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed
appropriately, checked in and ready to go at the bottom of the golf shop stairs 10
minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.

 Collared shirts required. No denim, gym shorts, swim suits or sandals permitted.

Please visit the golf shop or call 910.457.7310 register.

Junior Golf Clinics

Junior Golf Clinics

The Bald Head Island Club’s Junior Clinics are a great way to introduce the game of
golf to your children. The Professional staff will strive to create an engaging and fun
atmosphere for all skill levels of players with game based learning as well as structure
in the fundamentals of the game. Each 45 minute clinic will cover a variety of topics to
give each student training and will involve games to improve in all aspects of the game
including full swing, putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.

Junior Clinic Rates:
Full Members: $15
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $20
Social Members: $25

Time:  3:15 - 4:00pm

March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
June 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
July 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31
August 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
September 1

Advance registration is required with the following restriction:

Full members: No restriction
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: No more than 3 weeks prior to clinic
Social Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

 All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed
appropriately, checked in and ready to go at the bottom of the golf shop stairs 10
minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.

 Cancellation for the clinics must be made by 12:00pm the day of the clinic.

 No shows will be charged $10 to the account provided for registration.

 Collared shirts required. No denim, gym shorts, swim suits or sandals permitted.

*If less than three students, length of clinic will be altered.

Please visit the golf shop or call 910.457.7310 to register.

Pee Wee Golf Clinic Ages 3-6

Pee Wee Clinics ~ Ages 3-6

The Bald Head Island Club’s PEE WEE Clinics are a great way to introduce the game
of golf to your children. Early development of the four pre-swing fundamentals, grip,
posture, alignment, and aim, will give your young golfers the best chance for success
and can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment. Utilizing enthusiastic PGA instructors, your
child will receive fun, engaging, and structured instruction that will enable them to
achieve more success and have more fun with golf.

Each clinic will enhance the motor skill development by using various methods to
challenge the students balance and coordination. Clinics will involve fun games that
incorporate running, hopping, throwing, pitching, and more specifically to golf the
hand/eye skills involved in putting, chipping and the full swing.

Pee Wee Clinic Rates:
Full Members: $15
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $20
Social Members: $25

Time: 2:30-3:00pm
March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
June 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
July 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31
August 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
September 1

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Full Members: No restrictions
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: No more than 3 weeks prior to clinic
Social Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

 All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed
appropriately, checked in and ready to go at the bottom of the golf shop stairs 10
minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.

 Collared shirts required. No denim, gym shorts, swim suits or sandals permitted.

*If less than three students, length of clinic will be altered

Please visit the golf shop or call 910.457.7310 to register.

Junior Golf Play Day

The Bald Head Island Club professional golf staff will conduct junior golf play days
throughout the summer for the enrichment of your child. Play days are designed to
introduce the spirit of golf and to instill proper golf etiquette. The following life skills
will be demonstrated and reinforced: courtesy, judgment, respect, confidence, honesty,
integrity, responsibility, perseverance, and sportsmanship. Most importantly, play days
are designed to have FUN!!

Groups will be formed based on ability and age. The professional staff will choose
appropriate formats for each group.

Fees:
Full Members: $15
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $25
Social Members: $30

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5

Junior Play Day Info

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Full Members: No restrictions
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: No more than 3 weeks prior to clinic
Social Members: No more then 2 weeks prior to clinic

 All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed
appropriately, checked in and ready to go at the bottom of the golf shop stairs 10
minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.

 Collared shirts required. No denim, gym shorts, swim suits or sandals permitted.

Please visit the golf shop or call 910.457.7310 to register.


Private Instruction

Lesson Rates

The Bald Head Island Club offers private instruction with skilled PGA of America certified golf professionals. Please click on the Meet the Pros section to learn more about your instructors!

Lesson rates:

Justin Van Heukelom, Head Golf Professional 
PGA Class A and Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor
Full Members: $80.00/session
Lifestyle/Founding Social Members: $85.00/session
Social/Guest Members: $90.00/session

Jeff Phieffer, Assistant Golf Professional
PGA Class A
Full Members: $65.00/session
Lifestyle/Founding Social Members: $70.00/session
Social/Guest Members: $75.00/session

Dan Greco, Assistant Golf Professional
PGA Class A
Full Members: $65.00/session
Lifestyle/Founding Social Members: $70.00/session
Social/Guest Members: $75.00/session

Abby Bools, Assistant Golf Professional
LPGA Apprentice
Full Members: $65.00/session
Lifestyle/Founding Social Members: $70.00/session
Social/Guest Members: $75.00/session