Marissa Kulig / LPGA Teaching Professional
Marissa has been with us here at Lyman Orchards since 2013. She has been instrumental in growing our Ladies' Golf programs with her strong communication skills and hands-on approach.
She has dedicated her life to golf. Prior to joining Lyman Orchards, Marissa was a leading teacher of golf in the Western Massachusetts area for 15 years. She is a current and active member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division and has been since 2001.
Marissa’s teaching experience is vast and includes instructing the esteemed Jane Blalock’s LPGA GOLF Clinics for Women held throughout the United States and actively conducts numerous junior and women's clinics as well as private lessons.
As a player, Marissa played on the men’s team at Springfield Technical Community College and was Captain of the Bryant Women’s Golf Team where she earned a BS in Business Management. Marissa annually competes in the Connecticut and Massachusetts Women’s Open’s. She has also played in the Friendly’s Classic, which was an LPGA Tour event held at Crestview Country Club in Agawam, MA.
Professionally Marissa has held positions in the golf industry from greenskeeper to General Manager. She was the General Manager of The Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley, MA for three years and has held golf pro positions at Crestview CC in Agawam MA, Hampden CC in Wilbraham MA, Shaker Farms CC in Westfield MA, as well as The Country Club Of Wilbraham in Wilbraham MA.
Jon Wilson / PGA Class A Teaching Professional
Jon has been with Lyman Orchards since 2013 and is a terrific instructor for golfers of all ages.
Jon has been the owner and director of the Sound Approach Golf Academy and Studio in Madison since 2004. He is the former PGA Head Golf Professional at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford, Laurel View Country Club in Hamden, and the Alling Memorial Golf Course in New Haven. Jon was the Women’s Golf Coach at Yale University from 1983-1987.
In 1999 Jon was named National Golf Professional of the Year by the Arnold Palmer Golf Management Company. Jon is a recipient of the PGA Junior Golf Leader Award from the Connecticut PGA. He was also a Board Member in 1992. That same year he was asked to coordinate and conduct a golf clinic and exhibition for the City of Boston with Tiger Woods and his father Earl Woods. He currently coaches the Daniel Hand High School Girl’s Golf Team in Madison. He is the Golf Professional for the Shoreline Golf Society. Jon has been an Instructor for the First Tee of Connecticut since its inception.
Dan Gaucher / PGA Class B Teaching Professional
Dan Gaucher is a Connecticut native and, after a successful amatuer career, turned professional in 2008. Dan is a class B PGA professional and enjoys sharing his passion for golf with his students. Dan also has experience in the health and fitness industry which has allowed him to further understand the biomechanics of the body and how it correlates to the golf swing. Dan enjoys being a student of both the human body and the game of golf. Dan works with players of all abilities from beginners to aspiring professionals. Dan is the Director of Junior golf programs at Lyman Orchards and has a passion for developing the next generation of golfers. In 2015, Dan was recognized as one of US Kids Golf Top 50 Golf Instructors.
• PGA Class B Member
• 2015 & 2016 US Kids Top 50 Kids Golf Instructor
• US Kids Golf Certified Instructor
• TPI Level One Certified Coach
• Mizuno Certified club fitter
• Titleist Certified club fitter