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

 

 

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 and their two children.

 


Clinics & Schools

The Big Break - New for 2018!

The Big Break
Set goals to break 80, 90, 100 or just to keep score and have fun!!

This program is designed to help you set and reach your scoring goals to play better golf and have more fun.  The professional staff at the Bald Head Island Club will help you set new personal bests!! 

Program Includes

· Private Instruction – Short Game Handicap, Full Swing Evaluation, Green Reading and Putting, Goal Setting Questionnaire, Establishing a Consistent Routine and anything else you want to improve.
· Group Instruction – Course Management, Getting Out of Trouble, Rules Questions, Mental Training, and many more since the sessions will be Q and A based.
· Group Practice – Get a group of other big breakers and practice what you are learning since practice is much more fun together.
 
You can do the 3 series, the 5 series or the 7 series to get your game ready.  When you sign up, you will be giving a detailed plan to help you improve your game with recommended practice and specific goals to set!

Please call the golf shop for more information or email Abby at abyrd@bhiclub.net.
 

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

2018 Adult Clinic Schedule
(Topics are tentative and subject to change)

April 5 ~ Short Putting
April 12 ~ Irons
April 19 ~ Around the Green Chipping
April 26 ~ Driving
May 3 ~ Lag Putting
May 10 ~ Wedge shots (30-60 yds)
May 17 ~ Greenside Bunkers
May 24 ~ Hybrids/FW
May 31 ~ Students Choice
June 7 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
June 14 ~ Short Putting
June 21 ~ Irons
June 28 ~ Around the Green Chipping
July 5 ~ Driving
July 12 ~ Lag Putting
July 19 ~ Wedge Shots (30-60 yds)
July 26 ~ Greenside Bunkers
Aug 2 ~ Hybrids/FW
Aug 9 ~ Students Choice
Aug 16 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
Aug 23 ~ Short Putting
Aug 30 ~ Irons
Sept 6 ~ Around the Green Chipping
Sept 13 ~ Driving
Sept 20 ~ Lag Putting
Sept 27 ~ 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

2018 Adult Clinic Schedule
(Topics are tentative and subject to change)

April 5 ~ Short Putting
April 12 ~ Irons
April 19 ~ Around the Green Chipping
April 26 ~ Driving
May 3 ~ Lag Putting
May 10 ~ Wedge shots (30-60 yds)
May 17 ~ Greenside Bunkers
May 24 ~ Hybrids/FW
May 31 ~ Students Choice
June 7 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
June 14 ~ Short Putting
June 21 ~ Irons
June 28 ~ Around the Green Chipping
July 5 ~ Driving
July 12 ~ Lag Putting
July 19 ~ Wedge Shots (30-60 yds)
July 26 ~ Greenside Bunkers
Aug 2 ~ Hybrids/FW
Aug 9 ~ Students Choice
Aug 16 ~ Waste Bunkers/Trouble Shots
Aug 23 ~ Short Putting
Aug 30 ~ Irons
Sept 6 ~ Around the Green Chipping
Sept 13 ~ Driving
Sept 20 ~ Lag Putting
Sept 27 ~ Students Choice

Adult Golf Boot Camp - New for 2018!

Adult Golf Boot Camp

Get your Golf Game into Shape with a new program for 2018
 
It sounds intense but it is really a fun way to do a 2 ½ hour course that covers everything from hitting more consistent and solid chip shots and full swings to making more putts.  There will even be time for mental game training and course management sessions.  Every Saturday at 10 AM from March to May, the boot camp will meet. Below is a list of the various topics we will cover each week.  The camp will also include lunch with the BHI Golf Professional teaching the clinic for a cool down and just to talk about any questions that may come up.

  Be prepared to get more consistent across your game, but to really focus on lots of short game topics each week!
Boot Camp Breakdown:

10 -10:30 – Putting Skills – Set up, routine and alignment checks with the help of drills and the Trackman along with games to keep putting interesting!
10:30-11 – Chipping Skills – Find your most consistent shot and being creative around the greens!
11-11:10 – Break for questions about short game and to set up Short Game Handicap
11:10-11:45 – Full Swing Skills – Establish a routine, create consistent set up and alignment, and find simple swing keys for your game with help from video and the Trackman technology.
11:45 – 12:30 – Application of Skills – These will vary depending on availability of the course

  1. Short Game Handicap – Hit variety of short game shots and putts to establish a measurable handicap to see what areas we want to focus on for your improvement plan.
  2. On Course Games – Up and Down Challenge or Course Management situations. 



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

Saturday 10:00am– 1:00pm*
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26

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.

First Friday Firepit Clinics - New for 2018!

First Friday Firepit Golf Clinics

Join the BHI Club Professional Staff for a new fun and social Golf Clinic before going over to the First Friday Firepit during 2018!  If playing more golf and having more fun while doing it is on your New Year’s Resolution, then this clinic is for you.  Enjoy a cocktail while honing a skill on the practice range, putting green or short game area.  This casual setting is ideal for learning something new or improving your overall game!

Dates and Topics
January 5 at 4:00 ~ New Year Better Irons – Go to shot (Canceled due to Cold Weather)
February 2 at 4:00 ~ Love your Putter – Short putting and Distance Control
March 2 at 5:00 ~ Luck of the Irish – Better shots around the Greens
April 6 at 5:00 – April Showers bring more power – Driver speed and accuracy
May 4 at 5:00 – May Day May Day – Hitting Trouble Shots
 
*June 1 at 5:00 – Let’s go to the Beach – Greenside Bunkers
*July 6 at 5:00 – Independence Day – Student Choice topic
*August 3 at 5:00 – Beat the Heat – Putting under pressure
*September 7 at 5:00 – Back to School – Learn your A, B, C’s of Chipping and Pitching
 
October 5 at 5:00 – Never Fear – Confidence in shots over water and bunkers
November 2 at 4:00 – Give Thanks for your Irons – Keys to solid Contact
December 7 at 4:00– Happy Holidays – Students Choice
 
Rates
 
$20 – Full, $25 – Lifestyle, $30 – Social/Guest
Includes one beer or wine. Please Call the golf shop for more information and to sign up
*There is no First Friday Firepit to follow

Get Tournament Ready - New for 2018!

Get Tournament Ready

Do you want to play more golf and enjoy all the fun that comes along with the Bald Head Island Club’s Golf Tournaments? Then this Get Tournament Ready Program is just for you.  Tournament Season is fast approaching here at the Bald Head Island Club, and with that comes excitement and nerves!  This program will focus on areas like mental practice and on course management that many players overlook.  The program can be completed in a group or an individual setting.  The group sessions are great for people looking to play in tournaments for the first time or simply like the supportive environment of group instruction. The individual program will be more tailored to your personal needs and goals.

There will be three 1 hour sessions to be completed on your schedule or what works best for the group.

Session 1 ~ Finding the Go To Shot/Mental Practice/Usable Routine
Session 2 ~ On Course Management
Session 3 ~ Short Game Challenges
 
Group Sessions

Each group must have a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 6.  These sessions are a great way to improve your game and get comfortable in a tournament setting with other people.
Group Session Structure - $30/session Full Member, $35/session Lifestyle Member, $40/Session for Social
 
Individual Sessions
This program will also be offered on an individual basis if you want more personalized instruction to get ready for our great tournament season.
Individual Lesson Structure - $60/Session, $65/Session, $70/Session
 
Please Call the Golf Shop for more information or to sign up!
910-457-7310


Jr. Clinics & Camps

Camp Gator Golf - New for 2018!

Camp Gator Golf

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:
Full Members: $80
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $90
Social Members: $100

Friday - 8 AM - 12 PM
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

 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.

Gator Golf Clinics - New for 2018!

Gator Golf Clinics - Ages 7-17

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:
Full Members: $15
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $20
Social Members: $25

Shoulder Season - Wednesday and Fridays at 3:15-4 PM

March 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
May 23, 25

Summer Season - Monday at 3:15-4 PM and Wednesday at 9:45-10:30 AM
June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
September 3


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.

Turtle Tots Golf Clinics - New for 2018!

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:
Full Members: $15
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: $20
Social Members: $25

Shoulder Season - Wednesday and Fridays at 2:30-3 PM
March 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
May 23, 25

Summer Season - Monday at 2:30-3 PM and Wednesday at 9-9:30 AM

June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
September 3

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 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

Osprey Junior Golf League - New for 2018!

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 (Monday PM or Wednesday AM)
- One Play Day (Tuesday PM)
- One Gator Golf Camp (Friday AM)  
- $10 Baldy Bucks with the chance to earn more during the week

Full Member $125, Lifestyle Member $135, Social/Guest $155


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:

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 Byrd, Assistant Golf Professional
LPGA and PGA Apprentice
US Kids Certified Instructor
Full Members: $65.00/session
Lifestyle/Founding Social Members: $70.00/session
Social/Guest Members: $75.00/session