John Dipollina

John Dipollina

Lyman Orchards Golf Center

700 Main Street

700 Main Street, Middlefield, Connecticut 06455, US

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

Other awards won:
Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals GRAA 2020, 2021 —– 2020 Top 50 Kids Coaches in World U.S. Kids Golf 2019, 2020 & 2021 —– #GAMECHANGER Captain Award Winner PGA Jr. League 2019, 2020 & 2021 —– Youth Player Development Award Winner Connecticut Section PGA 2019

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 240
Female: 60
Junior: 100

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
60 by myself and as DOG I oversee the execution of 1,472

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
GOLF FORE WOMEN(Women’s Clinics): 1,600 women participated in five classes over the course of the year. Separated into 101 to 501 programs. 101 is for the complete new player. 201 works on fundamentals on range/practice facility. 301 brings them on course to our executive course. 401 brings them on course to our championship courses. 501 brings them on course as well as provides extra one on one instruction. 755 clinics taught by Team Lyman in 2022.

PLAYING THROUGH (Men’s Clinics): Runs in the exact same manner as the ladies Golf Fore Women program. 100 clinics taught by Team Lyman in 2022.

PGA JR LEAGUE: Program is separated into three seasons, spring, fall and winter. Spring is the main season and we welcomed 120 juniors to the property. 85 were 13U and 35 were 17U. Juniors learn the game and compete on course using a two player scramble format every Sunday afternoon. Fall welcomes another 85 participants, 61 were 13U and 24 were 17U. Players have the luxury of a shotgun start every Saturday morning. This is the largest program in the eastern time zone of United States.

JUNIOR GOLF CLINICS: Program is broken up from 101, 201, 301 and Elite. Instruction includes topics such as etiquette, rules of the game, putting, chipping and full swing theory mechanics. Juniors do not need to have their own equipment…we will supply all clubs and balls. Sneakers required. At the conclusion of the clinic season all juniors and parents will be given a comprehensive review of all that was covered in the five weeks. Utilizes Operation 36. 300 clinics taught by Team Lyman in 2022.

LITTLE ACERS (4 to 6 year olds): 45 minute sessions. 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio (Max 8 students per class). Utilizing both SNAG golf equipment and traditional golf equipment. Weekly topics include: Putting, Chipping, Full-Swing, Bunkers and Games. Students will have golf clubs provided for them. Students will have a complimentary fitting given to them by instructional team. 125 clinics taught by Team Lyman in 2022.

JUNIOR GOLF CAMP: 10 weeks offered. Five days per week at 7 hours per day. First two days are strictly fundamentals on range and practice area. Next two days mix games, fundamentals and on course play. Friday concludes with on course play all day long. Utilizes Operation 36. 500 campers taught by Team Lyman in 2022.


Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Our wildly popular Golf Fore Fun Scramble series is a great way for ladies to experience everything Lyman Orchards Golf Club has to offer on our Jones & Player courses.

What To Expect:
9 Holes of golf with a cart
Range balls before the event
Banquet following golf
Fun and laid back round

These events are perfect for golfers of all ability levels and we’ve seen such great success for women who are playing the course for the first time!
Two LED Night Balls Included
Complimentary Pizza Prior To Event
Complimentary Donuts After Event
Snack Bar Open For Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Drinks Before & After Event
Walking Only – Shotgun Start
Registration Begins An Hour Prior To Event
Push Carts Available For Additional Charge (First Come First Serve)
A Portion Of Registration Fee Will Go To Support Connecticut PGA Golf Foundation
Supervised one hour long practice sessions with a specific topic.
$25 per person, per class. Open to the public.
Maximum class size is 10. Minimum class size needed to conduct a class is 3 students.
Class will meet on the Lyman Orchards Golf Center (The Apple 9) patio area adjacent to the clubhouse.
On course lessons with PGA Teaching Professionals of Lyman Orchards on The Apple 9, Player Course and Jones Course are a great way to learn the game. Not only will you learn on course techniques but you get to play with a talented PGA member of our Lyman team.