Instruction

Bald Head Island Club Golf Instruction
Due to COVID-19, these clinics and camps could be adjusted.  Please reach out to Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net for more information. The Instructional team has made adjustments to teaching methods to be COVID friendly with Masks and minimal contact.

Thank you!

Hello all!

The Bald Head Island Club Golf Instructional Team is so excited to offer fun and unique programming in 2021!  We have programs for members and guests of every level from the newest player learning the game for the first time to junior golfers to the most seasoned player. 

Each of the instructors here is trained on the most up to date techniques, tools and technologies.  The Bald Head Island Club is one of the few clubs in the area with a Trackman Launch Monitor and Video Analysis. We offer programs such as traditional private lessons, group lessons, clinics, golf schools, fitness programs, customizable lesson series and many more!  The instructional team is excited for the opportunity to help you!
 

  • Be sure to watch out for One Minute Golf on the BHI Club's Instagram Page as well!! 
  • Please click on the links below for more detailed information on our program offerings as well as links to the Bio's of our Instructional Team and Instructional Schedules. 
  • Lessons are offered in 30 minute or 1 Hour Sessions as well as on course lessons and weekly packages
  • Private Lessons, Lesson Packages, Weekly Clinics and Lesson Packages are offered for all skill levels of Adults
  • Junior Clinics and Private Lessons are available

Saturday, March 6
Power v. Finesse Short Game Golf School from 12:00-2:00 PM
- Learn to manage your short game better with this golf school

Thursday, March 11
Fitting Cart Fun - 12:00-2:00 PM

Saturday, March 20
Ball Flight School from 12:00-2:00 PM
- Full Swing Golf School utilizing video and trackman data to help you get a great feel of what your swing will produce and what ball flight you should see!

Easter Week - Spring into Golf Clinics
Thursday, April 1 ~ Adult clinic (Full Swing) from 12:00-12:45 PM and Junior Clinic from 1:00-1:30 PM
Friday, April 2 ~ Adult Clinic (Chipping) from 12:00-12:45 PM and Junior Clinic from 1:00-1:30 PM
Saturday, April 3 ~ Adult Clinic (Putting) from 12:00-12:45 PM, Junior Clinic from 1:00-1:30 PM and Fitting Cart Fun from 2:00-4:00 PM

Saturday, April 10
Play like a Masters Champion Golf School from 9:00-11:00 AM
- Get on course information and ways to think better around the course

Saturday, April 24
TPI Golf Fitness Golf School from 9:00-11:00 AM
- Learn more about the Body-Swing Connection can effect your full swing and short game and how a fitness plan can help your game


For more information please contact Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net or call the golf shop at 910-457-7310!!

Come have fun and become a better golfer with us at the Bald Head Island Club!

 

Meet The Pros

Abby Byrd, Certified PGA - Teaching and Coaching - Director of Instruction

Abby Byrd is a Certified PGA Professional in Teaching and Coaching and has a passion for instruction that actually started right here on Bald Head Island!  She learned the game at the club and went on to earn a scholarship to East Carolina University.  She earned several honors while enrolled including the 2008 and 2010 Conference USA Golfer of the Year and 2010 East Carolina Female Athlete of the Year.  

After college she played professional golf on the Symetra Tour then realized she did not enjoy the travel!  She came back to Bald Head Island and discovered her passion for teaching and coaching golfers!  She is certified in TPI, Titleist Performance Institue, Golf Fitness and US Kids Golf Certified Coach.  

Her experience as a player offers a unique perspective on how to improve!  If you want to get better and have a plan, reach out to Abby today!

Connor Walters, Associate PGA
Connor is a former collegiate player from James Madison University and loves to get out on the course and help you!  He is a wonderful and passionate Junior instructor and is looking forward to helping you get better no matter what your age or ability!
 

U:Schedule Online Lesson Booking

We will have access to an online booking portal for lessons.  Lessons can be booked 2 weeks in advance and you must register for an account to book.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net or 910-457-7310.

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Instructional Rates

Lesson Packages also available - please contact the golf shop for more information!

Abby Byrd, Certified PGA - Teaching and Coaching
TPI Certified Instructor
US Kids Certified Instructor
Rates:
$90.00 per Hour
$60.00 per 30 Minutes
$50.00 per Junior Lesson

Connor Walters, Associate PGA
$85.00 per Hour
$55.00 per 30 Minutes
$50.00 per Junior Lesson

Andy Kohn, PGA
Rates:
$90.00 per Hour
$55.00 per 30 Minutes
 

Instructional Calendar

2021 Instructional Events Schedule

2021 Schedule including Junior Clinic Info will be announced February 2021

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net.


















 


Private Instruction, Clinics & Schools

Private Instruction

Private Instruction

Private instruction programs are a cornerstone of a great instructional program.  The Bald Head Island Club Golf Team offers private instruction upon request with the latest technology, coaching techniques and goal setting.  If you are interested in private instruction with our great team of coaches, please contact the golf shop.  We can create a program designed for you.

Private lessons are booked on your schedule and can be offered in 30 minute or 1 hour increments of time.

Private Lesson Rates

  • Individual Lessons
    • Abby Byrd ~ $55/30 Min or $90/Hour
    • Andy Kohn ~ $55/30 Min or $90/Hour
    • Connor Walters ~ $50/30 Min or $85/Hour
  • Series of Lessons - Please contact your preferred instructor for series package rates
  • Group Lessons - Add $15 per person to the rates above for group lessons

Private Instruction 

  • Individual Lessons (1 on 1)
  • Series of Lessons
  • Group Lessons (2 to 6)

Private Instruction Offerings

  • Individual Lessons
  • Pick your Own Group - Private Group instruction (2-6 Participants)
  • Playing Lessons
  • TPI Screening with Abby Byrd
 

Many other programs!

Weekly How To Clinics

Golf 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. Please call the Golf Shop at 910.457.7310 to sign up.

How To IMPROVE Clinics
Traditional Clinics are a great way to pick up some tips, learn new techniques and lower your scores in a relaxed group setting. With our enthusiastic PGA instructors, you will receive instruction that will enable you to achieve more success and have more fun with golf. Clinic topics are subject to change. Call the BHIC golf shop at 910-457-7310 to sign up.

Weekly on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 from April to September!
Clinic topics are subject to change

April 8 - Irons
April 15 - Bunkers
April 22 - Drivers and Woods
April 29 - Short Putting
May 6 - Wedges
May 20 - Trouble Shots
May 27 - Irons

Holiday Week Clinics
~ Be Mine - Fall in Love with your Pitching
Saturday, Feb 13 from 12:00-1:00

~ Spring Into Golf - Easter Week Clinics
Thursday, April 1
Get some Spring in your Full Swing from12:00-1:00 PM
Friday, April 2
Eggcellent Chipping from 12:00-1:00 PM
Saturday, April 3
Be a Hoppier on the Greens from 12:00-1:00 PM

Clinic Rates
Guest Members: $30

Golf 101

Golf 101

These weekly clinics/on course time will help get players who have never picked up a club before or are coming back to the game a great avenue to get instruction about how to get around the course in a fun and timely manner!  The clinics will cover the basics from how to hold the club, to which club to use and where to check in!

Dates: Wednesdays from June-August from 3:00-4:00 PM
June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 25 (No Clinic Aug 18 due to Golf Course Aerification)

Rates:
Guest Members - $30

Please contact Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net to sign up.


Please contact Abby Byrd with any questions at abyrd@bhiclub.net
 

Golf Schools

Golf Schools - Monthly Programs to help you improve!!
~ Saturday, March 6 from 12:00-2:00
Power v. Finesse - Hone in your short game and learn the differences in chipping and pitching

~ Saturday, March 20 from 12:00-2:00
Ball Flight School - Focus on your Full Swing and learn what your typical shot does and how to control that better

~ Saturday, April 10 from 10:00-12:00 PM
Putt like a Masters Champion - Focus on Green Reading and Making those pressure putts

~ Saturday, April 24 from 10:00-12:00 PM
Golf Fitness School - Get a TPI Evaluation and learn the body-swing connections that can help your game improve and exercises that will help

Golf Schools offer a longer, more intensive day of improvement and learning.  Each Golf School will have a specific topic and offer a unique addition to your golf game!  Upcoming topics include Power v. Finesse, Three Putt No More, and Golf Boot Camp!  Dates will be subject to change and announced as we create them!

Rates:
Guest Members - $100


 

Fitting Events

Club Fitting and Demo Events
Are a huge part of the 2021 Bald Head Island Club Golf Instructional Program.  Having clubs fitted for you is key to making you the best golfer you can be! Current Fitting Equipment available in the Bald Head Island Club Golf Shop is from Callaway, Cobra, Taylormade and Titleist.

Individual fittings can be scheduled through the golf shop and will cost $60 per player.

Demo Days will be scheduled for many of the top brands!  If you have a particular brand that you want to try, please contact Abby.

Fitting Cart Fun Events
Join the Golf Team on the Practice Range to test out new equipment!

Saturday, February 20 from 12:00-2:00
Thursday, March 11 from 12:00-2:00
Saturday, April 3 from 2:00-4:00



 


Jr. Clinics & Camps

Camp Gator Golf

Camp Gator Golf
Full Schedule to be announced in Feburary 2021

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!

Camp Rates:
Guest Members - $100

The professional staff will use age appropriate and skill appropriate instruction utilizing US Kids Golf and PGA.coach methods!

Camp Rates:
Social Members/Guest: $100

Camp Dates:
Fridays from 9:00-11:30 with Lunch included
 

  • June 11 and 18 (No camp June 25 due to BHI Club Member-Member Tournament)
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 20, 27 (No Camp August 13 due to Golf Course Aerification)


General Camp Info
Gator golf camp will include both practice facility and on course instruction and games. Campers will receive lunch and a 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

Camp Info

  • 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 10minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.
  • If there are any dietary restrictions or other information the team needs to know please alert the staff upon sign up.
  • Collared shirts required. No denim, swim suits or sandals permitted.
  • A $30 No Show Fee will be applied to the account if the instruction team is not notified of cancellation 30 minutes prior to the start of Camp.



Please email Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net, visit the golf shop or call 910.457.7310 register.

Gator Golf Clinics

Gator Golf Clinics - Ages 7-14


The Bald Head Island Club’s Gator Golf 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.

Gator Golf Rates:
Guest Members - $30

2021 Gator Golf Dates: Mondays from 3:00-3:45
 

  • June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26
  • August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Guest Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

Additional Clinic Information:

  • 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, swim suits or sandals permitted.
  • If less than three students, length of clinic will be altered.


Please email Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net to sign up or get more information.
 

Turtle Tots Golf Clinics

Turtle Tots Golf Clinics ~ Ages 3-6


The Bald Head Island Club’s Turtle Tots 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 involve near golf and actual golf experiences to 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.

Turtle Tots Clinic Rates:
Guest Members: $25


2021 Turtle Tots Dates: Mondays from 2:00-2:30
 

  • June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26
  • August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Guest Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

Additional Clinic Information:

  • 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, swim suits or sandals permitted.
  • If less than three students, length of clinic will be altered.
  • Lightning or adverse weather will cancel clinics




Please email Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net or call the golf shop at 910-457-7310.

Junior Golf Play Day

Junior Play Day - Ages 6-16


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.

*Junior Playing Lessons are available year round upon request!

Fees:
Guest Members - $45


2021 Junior Play Day Dates: Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 PM

  • June 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July 6, 13, 20, 27
  • August 3, 10, 24, 31 (No Play Day on Aug 17 due to Golf Course Aerification)



Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Guest Members: No more then 2 weeks prior to clinic

Additional Junior Play Day Information

  • 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, swim suits or sandals permitted.
  • We will go over etiquette and warming up on the range prior to going on the course.
  • On Course etiquette and fun is paramount
  • If there are 3 students or less the time of the clinic may be adjusted.
  • No Shows will be charged a $15 fee to the account they signed up with if not notified of change of plans.
  • If there is lightning or other adverse weather within 15 minutes prior to start and 15 minutes after start, the play day will not happen



Please email Abby Byrd at abyrd@bhiclub.net or visit the golf shop or call 910.457.7310 to register.

Weekly Junior Packages


Osprey Junior Golf League


The Bald Head Island Club Golf Staff is proud to offer the Osprey Junior Golf League as a new weekly program. This league will be a fun way for your avid golfer, beginner or advanced, to get the most out of their stay on the island!  They will get the best instruction, plenty of chances to play golf, and the best of all be active outside! This League will also introduce the addition of Baldy Bucks.  Each participant will receive Baldy Bucks which they can spend in the golf shop on certain items including golf balls, caps, shirts, head covers, and several other items.  The juniors will receive additional bucks for proper etiquette, skills, behavior, and other factors, but the professional staff could also remove bucks for the opposite.  We cannot wait for your junior golfers of all levels to enjoy this new league on Bald Head Island!

Package Includes:
- One Gator Golf or Turtle Tot Clinic 
- One Play Day (Tuesday PM)
- One Gator Golf Camp (Friday AM)  


Guest Members - $155