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John Dipollina

John Dipollina

Lyman Orchards Golf Center

700 Main Street

700 Main Street, Middlefield, Connecticut 06455, US

http://www.lymangolf.com

jdipollina@lymangolf.com

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Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:
2020, 2021 & 2022 Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals – GRAA — 2020 & 2022 – Top 50 Kids Coaches – U.S. Kids Golf — 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 – #GAMECHANGER Award Winner – PGA Jr. League

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 200
Female: 100
Junior: 100

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
1427

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
Operation 36 – Program provides players with the opportunity to work through a clear pathway to playing golf at whatever level they would like to attain. There are six levels with 12 subjects at each level through which students will progress at their own pace. Each student tracks their progress in the OP36 app where points are awarded for a variety of completed tasks.
PGA Family Day – 9 hole shotgun on The Apple 9 Executive Course to celebrate family golf which is followed by continental breakfast
PGA Hope – Six sessions of complimentary clinics where we work in cooperation with Connecticut Section PGA to give back to our veterans

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Golf Fore Women 101 (Women Only) – In five 75 minute lessons, our instructors will cover everything you need to know to play your first round of golf.
Golf Fore Women 201
Golf Fore Women 301
Golf Fore Women 401

Playing Through 101(Men Only) – In five 75 minute lessons, our instructors will cover everything you need to know to play your first round of golf.
Playing Through 201

Little Acers – Elementary instruction for 4 to 6 year olds
Junior Golf 101 – Elementary instruction for 7 to 9 year olds
Junior Golf 201 – Intermediate instruction where juniors will get onto golf course
Junior Golf 301 – Intermediate to advanced instruction
Junior Golf Elite – Advanced instruction for those juniors playing tournament golf
PGA Jr. League – 4th largest program in country running outdoors from April to October and indoors November through March utilizing simulators and launch monitors

Play w/a Pro – On course instruction while you play alongside your favorite Lyman PGA/LPGA professional
Practice w/a Pro – Low cost clinic where we focus on one specific topic (Chipping, Putting, Full Swing or Pitching/Sand)

Night Golf Tournaments – Three events every fall
Fitting Day Experiences – Five for TaylorMade, three for Callaway, one for Mizuno and one for Titleist
Women’s Golf Day – Largest event in country with over 240 participants in 2023
Golf Fore Fun Scrambles – Two women’s events that take place on our championship golf courses as opposed to our learning executive course. Allows the ladies to experience a new facility without the stress of playing their own ball out. Always followed by dinner banquet.
Putt Fore Pink – Over 250 ladies play nine hole scramble followed by banquet and raffle all to support breast cancer awareness
PGA Family Day – 9 hole shotgun on The Apple 9 Executive Course to celebrate family golf which is followed by continental breakfast
PGA Hope – Six sessions of complimentary clinics where we work in cooperation with Connecticut Section PGA to give back to our veterans