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John Dipollina / PGA Director of Golf

2023 -Vice President & Secretary - Connecticut Section PGA
2022 - Secretary - Connecticut Section PGA
2020 & 2022 - Top 50 Kids Coaches - U.S. Kids Golf

2019 through 2023-#GAMECHANGER Award Winner - PGA Jr. League
2020 through 2023 - Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals - GRAA
2019 - Youth Player Development Award Winner - Connecticut Section PGA


John came to Lyman Orchards in 2018 from The Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, CT.   John was able to learn what it takes to excel as an instructor, merchandiser, club fitter, tournament coordinator, as well as provide a high level of customer service.  John has brought all of those traits as well as exceptional leadership and high organizational skills to Lyman Orchards.

John resurrected the PGA Jr. League program in 2018 and now can boast Lyman Orchards as the largest program in the eastern time zone with 298 participants in 2023, the 8th biggest group in the United States.  His recent accolades as Youth Player Development Award Winner, Top 50 Kids Coaches in World in 2020 & 2022 and multiple Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals are all reflections of the professionalism as well as success of Lyman Junior Golf.

What got John into Golf: “My Dad brought home a rickety set of clubs with some old used golf balls one day and hung them in the garage. He knew I loved mini-golf and thought maybe I’d enjoy real golf.  Shortly there after I cut 9 holes in the back yard with a potting shovel and made my very own course.”

Biggest Career Influences:  “I’ve been lucky to work under some tremendously talented professionals both in and out of golf.  Working for four years at The University of Connecticut’s Women’s Basketball Office, Geno Auriemma and his staff taught me what it takes to be a winner and how much organization it takes to be your very best on a regular basis.  In the golf world I've had the pleasure of working for 2013 LPGA Professional of the Year Kammy Maxfeldt of Birchwood CC, three-time CT PGA Teacher of the Year George Connor, CT PGA Hall of Fame Member Jack McConachie of Pine Valley GC and PGA Head Golf Professional Joe Connerton who is now the head golf professional at The Round Hill Club in Greenwich, CT.  These professionals have helped shape my career and I'm blessed to have them be part of my life."

jdipollina@lymangolf.com
Lesson OptionsSingle5-Pack*10-Pack**
Adult Lesson 50 Min $140 $630 $1120
Junior Lesson 50 Min $140 $630 $1120
Group of 2 - 50 Min $200 $900 -
Group of 3 - 50 Min $240 $1080 -
Group of 4 - 50 Min $280 $1260 -
*5 Lesson Package includes four 50 minute lessons and one 90 minute playing lesson.
** 10 Lesson Package includes eight 50 minute lessons and two 90 minute playing lessons.
US Kids Certified Coach 2Trackman Professional Level 2PGA Jr. League #Gamechanger

Jon Wilson / PGA Class A Professional

2020 Player Development Award Winner - Connecticut Section PGA

Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach - Wesleyan University

Jon has been part of the Lyman Orchards family since 2013 and is known as one of the best golf coaches for people as shapes, sizes, backgrounds and experience levels.

Jon has developed the Men's Golf (formerly Playing Through) program which invites men specifically to the game of golf.  Men's Golf consists of five levels, each graduating to the next. In 2023, Men's Golf brought nearly 100 students to Lyman Orchards to learn the game in a clinic style fashion.

Jon has been a fixture in the New Haven community and 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 has also been a recipient of the PGA Junior Golf Leader Award from the Connecticut PGA. Jon served on the Connecticut Section Board 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.

Jon currently is the head coach of Wesleyan University's Women's Golf Team. He has also coached 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.

jwilson@lymangolf.com
Lesson OptionsSingle5-Pack*10-Pack**
Adult Lesson 50 Min $120 $540 $1000
Junior Lesson 50 Min $120 $540 $1000
Group of 2 - 50 Min $160 $720 -
Group of 3 - 50 Min $210 $945 -
Group of 4 - 50 Min $240 $1080 -
*5 Lesson Package includes five 50 minute lessons, at least one of which is on course.
** 10 Lesson Package includes ten 50 minute lessons,at least two of which are on course.
Alex Cavaliere, PGA

Alex Cavaliere / PGA Class A Professional

Assistant Men's & Women's Golf Coach - Wesleyan University
2023 - Top 50 Coach - Operation 36
2024-2025 – Member, PGA LEAD Program Cohort IX – PGA of America
2024 – Board of Directors - Connecticut Section PGA


Alex joined the team at Lyman Orchards in 2022 after graduating from Penn State University’s Professional Golf Management program, where research on the biomechanics of the golf swing serves as a cornerstone of the curriculum. He completed additional coursework to earn minor degrees and certificates from Penn State in Kinesiology, Sports Studies, Business, and Event Management.

Alex’s commitment to skills development and improvement of players of all ages and abilities has been recognized at the international level as a Top 50 Coach by Operation 36 in 2023. He develops leading-edge, results-driven programming and lessons as one of only two Golf Digest Certified Instructors in Connecticut. Alex completed additional coursework to become a PGA Teaching & Coaching Specialized Professional, an Operation 36 Certified Professional, a U.S. Kids Certified Coach, a Mach 3 Authorized Instructor, and an EyeLine Elite Putting Instructor. He holds certifications from the Titleist Performance Institute’s Level 1 Body-Swing Connection and Level 2 Fitness, Golf, Power, and Junior Player Development. Alex is SuperSpeed Level 3 Certified, Swing Catalyst Level 1 Certified, and ADM certified. He also obtained a National Coach Certification from the Human Kinetics Coach Education Center.

As captain of Lyman’s PGA Junior League 17U All-Stars, Alex’s teams won back-to-back Connecticut Section championships in 2022 and 2023. He also serves as assistant coach of the 13U All-Star teams, which finished in second place at the 2023 state and regional championships. Outside of Lyman, Alex works as a collegiate assistant golf coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams at Wesleyan University and volunteers his time to PGA efforts at the local and national levels. In 2023, he was selected as one of 15 PGA professionals nationwide to comprise the ninth cohort of the highly competitive leadership development program known as PGA LEAD. Locally, Alex serves on the Player Engagement / Membership Committees and as a member of the Board of Directors of the CT Section of the PGA.

Alex started playing golf when he was five years old. He competed on the U.S. Kids and Connecticut Junior PGA Tours, as well as on a PGA Jr. League team under the direction of award-winning teacher and past-PGA of America President Suzy Whaley. Alex was active at First Tee - Connecticut for 14 seasons as a program participant and junior golf instructor/coach. He became the first in Connecticut to achieve First Tee’s highest level of certification and was named a National Scholar. As a four-year member of the Xavier High School Golf Team, Alex served as co-captain for the CIAC 2018 Varsity Boys’ Division I/Southern Connecticut Conference Championship team.

acavaliere@lymangolf.com
Lesson OptionsSingle5-Pack*10-Pack**
Adult Lesson 50 Min $120 $540 $1000
Junior Lesson 50 Min $100 $450 $850
Group of 2 - 50 Min $160 $720 -
Group of 3 - 50 Min $210 $945 -
Group of 4 - 50 Min $240 $1080 -
*5 Lesson Package includes five 50 minute lessons, at least one of which is on course.
** 10 Lesson Package includes ten 50 minute lessons,at least two of which are on course.
PGA of America MemberOp36 Top 50 CoachPGA Jr. League Largest Programs 2023 100Golf Digest CertifiedEyeline Golf Certified InstructorEyeline Golf Certified InstructorEyeline Golf Putting Elements

Jason Gobleck / PGA Class A Professional

2022 - Player Development Award Winner - Connecticut Section PGA
2021 - Senior Player of the Year - Connecticut Section PGA 
2021 - Senior PGA Professional Champion - Connecticut Section PGA

Jason joined Team Lyman in 2020. Jason is a Class A PGA Professional with 25 years of teaching and head professional experience. For 16 years Jason was the head golf professional at Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains NY. Jason was only the 4th head golf professional hired since the club’s start in 1913. During his time there, Jason was responsible for overseeing all aspects of golf operations at this prestigious member owned private club. Jason’s focus was creating a friendly and welcoming environment for all members and guests.

Aside from running a demanding men’s program at Westchester Hills, Jason created many successful teaching programs there. He was responsible for building ladies and youth participation that did not exist prior to his arrival. Jason enhanced an active 9-hole and 18-hole Ladies program as well as a junior program including after school clinics, summer camps, while coaching the PGA Junior League teams. These programs created an environment that encouraged young girls and boys to start and continue with participation in the golf community. Many of Jason’s juniors went on to play collegiate golf. He enjoyed teaching large groups as well and had an active corporate following. His “Ladies On The Course” lessons and corporate clinics were always a crowd favorite.

After a move to the Connecticut PGA Section in 2019, Jason has continued to compete in local and regional PGA tournaments. He also enjoys traveling with members and amateurs to Pro-Am tournaments. Jason’s accomplishments include winning the 2021 Connecticut PGA Senior Professional Championship, five Metropolitan Section PGA events and a US Open local qualifying medalist. Jason has also recorded 5 hole-in-one scores, most recently in 2023.

After sixteen years in Ridgefield, CT and very busy careers, Jason and his wife Mary Kate wanted a more family focused lifestyle and decided on a move to the Shoreline from Fairfield County. Jason, Mary Kate and their three children ages sixteen to seven years old now are settled in and reside in Madison.

jgobleck@lymangolf.com
Lesson OptionsSingle5-Pack*10-Pack**
Adult Lesson 50 Min $120 $540 $1000
Junior Lesson 50 Min $120 $540 $1000
Group of 2 - 50 Min $160 $720 -
Group of 3 - 50 Min $210 $945 -
Group of 4 - 50 Min $240 $1080 -
*5 Lesson Package includes five 50 minute lessons, at least one of which is on course.
** 10 Lesson Package includes ten 50 minute lessons,at least two of which are on course.
PGA of America MemberPGA JL Largest 2020PGA Jr. League Gamechanger 2021 100PGA Jr. League Largest Programs 2023 100
Bryan Mooney, PGA

Bryan Mooney / PGA Class A Professional

2017 - Elected to PGA of America Membership

Bryan Mooney joins Team Lyman in 2024 with a whirlwind of experience at clubs throughout Connecticut. Bryan grew up in Glastonbury and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University. He has worked as an Assistant Professional at several private clubs in Hartford County, where he focused his time developing beginner/intermediate golfers and programs before spending the last six seasons serving as the Director of Golf at Windham Golf Course. (TopTracer Range/Trackman Studio)

Bryan is also the Assistant Golf Coach at ECSU University and has helped lead the team to qualify for back to back NCAA DIII National Championship Tournaments.

Bryan is a certified PGA Coach/Hope instructor and is currently working on his U.S. Kids Golf Level 1 Certificate.

He is an experienced club fitter and has a strong passion for coaching golfers of all skill levels.

bryan.mooney@lymangolf.com
Lesson OptionsSingle5-Pack*10-Pack**
Adult Lesson 50 Min $120 $540 $1000
Junior Lesson 50 Min $120 $540 $1000
Group of 2 - 50 Min $160 $720 -
Group of 3 - 50 Min $210 $945 -
Group of 4 - 50 Min $240 $1080 -
*5 Lesson Package includes five 50 minute lessons, at least one of which is on course.
** 10 Lesson Package includes ten 50 minute lessons,at least two of which are on course.
PGA of America MemberCallaway Certified Club FitterTitleist Certified FitterPGA Jr. League LogoECSU

Andra Frappier / LPGA Apprentice Professional

Head Women's Golf Coach - Trinity College

Andra Frappier started as a camp lead in 2016 and is now in her sixth year as a professional here at Lyman Orchards.  Andra is an integral part to the Golf Fore Women program and assists in both the PGA Jr. League program alongside John Dipollina and the Lyman Junior Golf Camp alongside Dan Hannibal.

In addition to her outstanding work as a coach here at Lyman, Andra is the Head Golf Coach at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  Andra is a four-year letter winner as a Division 1 student/athlete at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She found success during those years carding multiple top-10 finishes including the Rutgers Invitational and the College of William & Mary tournament at Kingsmill. This exposure gave her the opportunity to play golf all across the country competing in states such as Texas, Arizona, Virginia and California.  Andra competes annually in both the Connecticut Open and Hartford Women's Open tournaments where she has had several successful finishes in past years.

Andra is currently an apprentice of the LPGA Certification Program. Andra thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the golf business whether it be coaching oriented or simply interacting with other golfers here in The Golf Center. Andra looks forward sharing her passion, enthusiasm and expertise with golfers both young and old this season once again.

afrappier@lymangolf.com
Lesson OptionsSingle5-Packs*10-Pack**
Adult Lesson - 50 Min $110 $475 $900
Junior Lesson - 50 Min $110 $475 $900
Group of 2 - 50 Min $150 $600 -
Group of 3 - 50 Min $210 $840 -
Group of 4 - 50 Min $240 $960 -
*5 Lesson Package includes five 50 minute lessons, at least one of which is on course.
** 10 Lesson Package includes ten 50 minute lessons,at least two of which are on course.
LPGA ApprenticeTrinity CollegePGA JL Largest 2020PGA Jr. League Gamechanger 2021 100PGA Jr. League Largest Programs 2023 100

Dan Hannibal / PGA Associate Professional

Dan Hannibal joined Lyman Orchards in 2019 and has proven to be an asset to the club, specifically in the area of junior golf.  Dan directs the Lyman Junior Golf Camp, captains his own PGA Jr. League team in addition to his private lesson agenda.

Dan is a proud alumnus of Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Dan graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in Professional Golf Management in 2010.

As part of the Professional Golf Management program, Dan completed four internships. In 2007, he worked at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut learning all aspects of running the golf shop and helping with junior camps and clinics. In 2008, Dan was employed at Old Greenwood Resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. In 2009, Dan held a position at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, Michigan. Dan completed his final 7-month internship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts working in all areas of the operation including outside operations, tournament management, and junior golf.

Dan’s first position as an assistant golf professional was at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, Connecticut from 2011-2012. In the off-season, he gained a foundation for his teaching at the Jim McLean Golf School at Doral in Miami, Florida. Most recently, Dan was the junior golf director and assistant golf professional at Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts and golf coach at The Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield, CT. Dan now resides in Trumbull, Connecticut.

dhannibal@lymangolf.com
Lesson OptionsSingle5-Packs*10-Pack**
Adult Lesson - 50 Min $100 $450 $850
Junior Lesson - 50 Min $85 $385 $725
Group of 2 - 50 Min $130 $585 -
Group of 3 - 50 Min $160 $720 -
Group of 4 - 50 Min $190 $855 -
*5 Lesson Package includes five 50 minute lessons, at least one of which is on course.
** 10 Lesson Package includes ten 50 minute lessons,at least two of which are on course.
PGA AssociatePGA JL Largest 2020PGA Jr. League Gamechanger 2021 100PGA Jr. League Largest Programs 2023 100

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