Welcome to the Winter Park Pines Golf Club. We hope you will enjoy this 18-hole, cart-friendly course that features a driving range with various practice ball bag-size options, practice greens for chipping and putting, as well as a practice bunker. The Pines prides itself on providing affordable rates and a good test of golf with a 67-par challenge to both novices and avid golfers alike. The course opened in 1968 and still maintains the original classic design, featuring challenging 200-yard par 3’s and the #1 handicap hole – a 400-yard par 4. We are committed to providing the best golfing experience in Florida by delivering the absolute best customer service to every player and look forward to having you as our guest.
153rd PGA® Master Professional  North Florida PGA Teacher of the Year  Arnold Palmer Golf Academy at Bay Hill [1979-81] Concord Hotel Gold School in New York  Over 150 articles published on golf instruction Vince Cali Golf Schools at Winter park Pines Golf Club for 43 years Engineering & education degrees from State University of New York [Albany]
Rates $400-$850 contact to determine best program & rates golf school programs & resident programs available
I began my golf life at age 11 in Northern Michigan and it has been a way of life ever since. As a high school golfer, I had the good fortune to be assigned as a scorer in Arnold Palmer’s group at the 1981 U.S. Senior Open held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham, Michigan (my home course). That experience directly impacted me and the course of my life in golf.
I attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) on an academic and athletic scholarship playing on the Women’s Gold Team for four years. Upon graduation, I decided to pursue a career in professional golf, playing on the PGA’s Futures Tour as well as multiple qualifying schools in pursuit of my dream of playing on the LPGA®. I was also a successful high school girls’ golf coach, and my main focus was encouraging young women to understand that golf is an avenue for success in life beyond the classroom.
In 2001, I transitioned into the next phase of my golf career, working as a teaching professional at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy at Bay Hill. I am proud to say that I have earned the designation of Class A LPGA Teacher. I have devoted my life to constantly educating myself so I can share my passion of golf with others.
Rates $110 Initial Evaluation $65 half hour $110 full hour
Availability week days | most weekends dependent on client need
Credentials LGPA® Class A Teacher U.S. Kids Golf Level 2 Certification Titleist® Performance Institute Level 1 Coach VISION 54® Mental Certification [Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriot] Yoga for Golfers Level 2 Instructor [Certification by Katherine Roberts] The Gray Institute Functional Gold Specialist [Gary Gray, David Tiberio & Jonathan Moore] Celebrating 22 years as a teaching professional at Winter Pines [2001-present] Qualified for Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club  Four letterman & captain of the University of Michigan Women’s Golf Team [1982-86]
Born and raised in Orlando, I have been involved in golf in some capacity since 1996. I have been teaching at Winter Pines for 15 years and am certified in Right Side Swing. Mottos that I live by are “Do what you love and love what you do!” and “Vision it. Believe it. Achieve it.”
Rates $40 half hour $80 full hour $85 playing lesson [1 hour] $90 group [2 people]
Within the five decades of teaching, I’ve taught all ages and genders from stark beginners to tour professionals. My son Jeff was a two-time champion as a Junior and a Club Champion at Winter Park Pines Golf Club. Being selected as a member of the PGA® National Teaching Committee and North Florida Play Development Award are two of my honors of which I’m most proud. I’ve taught at Winter Park for 20 years and hope to continue doing so.
Rates $40 half hour $75 full hour
Packages $375 6 lessons [pay for 5 – 6 class free]
I have been playing golf since the age of 13, which led me to playing on my Horseheads High School golf team (Horseheads, NY). While continuing to improve my game, I then secured a position on the Alfred State College golf team (Alfred, NY). I was also able to caddy for some exceptional players who inspired me to have a passion for learning the game.
One of these amazing players, Jack Lumpkin [1935-2022] – 1995 PGA® National Teacher of the Year award winner and a Top 50 golf teacher in America every year through 2000 – invited me to learn at his Sea Island Performance Center at Sea Island Golf Club (St. Simons Island, Georgia). There, he personally taught me how to teach others the great game of golf. His instruction propelled me to be the best instructor I could be for the past 19 years.
Rates [hourly] $40 or $50 junior $60 or $70 adult $65 junior + adult $80 playing lesson
Credentials USGTF Instructor (United States Golf Teachers Federation) Director @ Golf Hawthorn Country Club (North Dartmouth, Massachusettes) Instructor @ Caddy Shack Driving Range (North Dartmouth, Massachusettes)Celebrating 7 years as a teaching professional at Winter Pines [2016-present] Teaching professional for 19 years
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