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East Potomac Instructors


Freddie Bulger

Teaches Year-Round
USGTF Certified
Over 25 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Right-Handed

 

BIO
Freddie is a DC native and joined the East Potomac staff in 2018 from the political field. He has been an avid golfer for over 25 years. He hopes his passion for the game of golf will inspire his students. He is USGTF certified and enjoys working with players of all ages and abilities but is passionate about teaching golfers new to the game. He hopes to pass on his golf addiction to his students. "Now if you hit one good shot, just one, and that tuning fork rings in your loins and you can't wait to get back...and do it again." -Tin Cup

FUN FACT!
Freddie wrote his college admissions personal statement essay on his experience growing up in DC and golfing at Rock Creek


JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Summer Camps
  • Junior Leagues
  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons
ADULT STUDENTS:
  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons
 

Brent Carter

Teaches Year-Round
USGTF Certified
Over 10 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Right-Handed

 

BIO
Brent Carter is a resident here in Southwest Waterfront. After obtaining his bachelor's from Penn State University, Brent began his golf journey at Langston Golf Course, where he was bitten by the golf bug! Brent was the lead instructor at Paint Branch Golf Course where he taught 1st Tee and Get Golf Ready classes. Brent aims to involve himself in as many opportunities to grow the game as possible, in hopes that one day golf will be used in all communities to promote and reinforce happiness, responsibility, and respect.

Outside of golf, Brent enjoys working as an I.T. professional and being a father to his daughter.  

Brent's motto: “The brain tells the body what to do, the body controls the golf club, and the club paints the picture with the ball. Your brain will determine whether golf is a masterpiece or something only your mother will cherish.”

FUN FACT!

Varsity football letterman for Penn State University from 2006-2010. Played Running-back and Safety.

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Summer Camps
  • Junior Leagues
ADULT STUDENTS:
  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate Private Lessons
 

Bill Chain

Teaches Year-Round
USGTF Certified
Over 30 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Right-Handed

 

BIO
Bill attended the acclaimed John Jacobs School of Golf in 1986 to improve his knowledge of the game. He continued to improve through research and instruction from other leading instructors in the DMV area. Bill coached and taught golf in the DC Public School System and was the first Golf Commissioner in the school system.​

FUN FACT!
Bill proudly worked with the DC Public Schools and Mid Atlanitc PGA-sponsored "Paul Berry Hook a Kid on Golf" Program for 18 years and he was featured in the Washington Post for his advocacy of golf in SE DC. ​

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Summer Camps
  • Junior Leagues
  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons

ADULT STUDENTS:

  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons
 

Ted Countee

Teaches Year-Round
PGA Professional
Over 25 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Right-Handed

 

BIO
Ted has held Head Professional and teaching positions at a number of facilities on the east coast, including the Courses at Andrews AFB, the First Tee Program in D.C. and Maryland, the LPGA International in FL, and most recently at the Cottonfield Golf Club and Sugar Creek Golf Club in GA.

FUN FACT!
Before turning pro in 1990 he had a successful amateur career winning four club championships with the Oxon Blades Golf Club and qualifying for the Public Links Championship.

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons

ADULT STUDENTS:

  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons

CLUBFITTINGS

 

Ron Jolles

Teaches Year-Round
USGTF & PGA/NFHS Certified Golf Coach
Over 50 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Right-Handed

 

BIO

Ron has been playing golf for 55 years (back when it was 75 cents to play 9 holes!).  His first student was a buddy who joined him on the Maryland State AA Champion golf team. He loves introducing newbies to the game and prepping them for the course. He continuously works to simplify his instruction and emphasizes teaching by feel over verbal instruction.

He's great with kids (before instructing golf he coached two DCPS middle school championship baseball teams), as well as competitive golfers from NCAA D-1 down to high school.  He has students from 5 to 83 years old, as well as those on the spectrum.

As a swing coach, he teaches the full swing (iron play and driving), chipping, pitching, putting, sand shots, stingers, cut shots, and flop shots, and works tirelessly on methods and strategies to help cure the yips.

He believes learning golf and getting better is a completely positive experience.

His favorite phrase to beginners is "you have to hit 10,000 terrible shots including whiffs, so let's get started. You are not here to perform, you are here to have a blast hitting golf balls."

He teaches by developing positive habits and skills, and was taught by top U.S. sports coaches (eg. Tom House, Mike Epstein, and DC's own U.S. Soccer HOF member Len Oliver) that you don't unlearn bad habits, you learn over them with good habits.

Ask him about his two-step putting lesson designed to enable students to quickly get to 90-95% of their ability.

FUN FACT!
Ron is nearing completion of an historical novel about the Constitutional Convention and Founding Father Gouverneur Morris

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Private Lessons
  • Junior Leagues
  • Summer Camps
  • Group Lessons
ADULT STUDENTS:
  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons
 

James Kim

Teaches Year-Round
PGA Professional
Fluent in Korean & English
Over 20 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Left-Handed

 

BIO
Besides teaching, which is his passion, he also has managed the pro shop as Assistant Professional. James worked with Bridgestone Golf for 4 years assisting golfers by fitting them with the correct golf balls and clubs. James worked with Titleist for a year distributing in Korea

FUN FACT!
James joined the Academy team in spring of 2013 with 22 years of playing experience in the US and Asia.

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Summer Camps
  • Junior Leagues
  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons

ADULT STUDENTS:

  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons

CLUBFITTINGS

 

Sherwood Lewis

Teaches Year-Round
USGTF Certified
Over 10 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Left-Handed

 

BIO
Sherwood has served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and has also trained as an outstanding amateur boxer. He then developed a passion for Golf which led him to strive to become a Professional. Sherwood also holds a certificate from the International Golf Psychology Association.

FUN FACT!
Sherwood has been recognized for his teaching achievements as recipient of the GCS Player Development Award. He has also made it to the Top 50 Instructors by U.S. Kids' Golf.

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Summer Camps
  • Junior Leagues
  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons

ADULT STUDENTS:

  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons
 
 

Sean Moore

Teaches Year-Round
USGTF Certified
3 Years of Experience as Golf Instructor
Over 20 Years of Experience in the Sports Industry as Coach & Athletic Director
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Right-Handed

 

BIO
Sean Moore joined the PlayDCGolf Academy in 2019 and comes to us from the education field. He is USGTF certified and specializes in working with beginning golfers who want to enjoy and embrace golf while viewing it from a larger scale and more broad perspective. He likes working with students who are newer to the game and want to enjoy the sport while not being bogged down with complex terminology or analysis. He has worked with players up through the intermediate level and has worked with golfers of all age groups.

FUN FACT!
Prior to becoming a golf instructor, he was an Athletic Director in the private school system and coached for over 15 years in multiple sports across numerous ages ranging from elementary students through the Junior College level. 

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Summer Camps
  • Junior Leagues
  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons
ADULT STUDENTS:
  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Private Lessons


 


Robert Rowlett

Seasonal Teacher
USGTF Certified Professional - Master Level
Over 20 Years of Experience

BIO
Robert worked as an Assistant Pro and Teaching Pro in Las Vegas. He also at worked at IJGA Golf and IMG Leadbetter's Golf Academies after a playing career that includes qualifying for  two national US Amateur Tournaments and a national US Public Links.  He has worked with Hank Haney, Gary Gilchrist and David Leadbetter in developing a better golf teaching philosophy that works with an individual's strengths coupled with sound golf swing fundamentals to better build their golf swing.

FUN FACT!
Robert also won the Oklahoma City Amateur and made NAIA All-American and Hogan Tour Participant. 

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Private Lessons
ADULT STUDENTS:
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons
 

Kendall Thomas

Teaches Year-Round
USGTF Certified // Master Level
Over 15 Years of Experience
Teaches Right & Left-Handed Golfers
Plays Right & Left-Handed

BIO
Kendall has worked with world class coaches and player on every level, including players from the PGA Tour, the NCAA, the American Junior Golf Association, professional athletes, and celebrities. His teaching method is based on a science of motion in the golf swing that he developed from his years as an engineer and from thousands of experiences he has had training casual golfers and tournament players.

FUN FACT!
Kendall's influences include Ben Hogan, Butch Harmon, Mike Bender, Marius Filmalter, Sean Foley, Chris Aioki, "The Golfing Machine, and others. Kendall has given more than 50,000 lessons, receiving numerous awards and commendations.

JUNIOR STUDENTS:

  • Summer Camps
  • Private Lessons
  • Group Lessons

ADULT STUDENTS:

  • Beginners Group Lessons
  • Beginner Private Lessons
  • Intermediate Group Lessons
  • Intermediate/Advanced Private Lessons
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