Jeff has been the teaching professional and head of the Junior Golf program at Rotella for the past 20 years.
“I believe that great coaching and instruction takes patience, kindness, positive reinforcement, shaping steps, and the ability to keep students at ease. A student that trusts you and is comfortable with the steps you are introducing will learn faster. You must love teaching to become a great instructor. I strive every day to get better and continue to learn to help my students improve their performance. This promise and pledge is something that my entire coaching team embraces each day. Junior Golf coaching and instruction will follow one simple premise - when students have fun, they learn. See at the Course!"
Kerry is a Tucson, AZ native who previously worked at Blanchard Golf Course on Davis Monthan AFB. From taking tee times to mowing greens he was involved in all aspects of the golf courses daily operations. Kerry was apart of the US Kids program at Blanchard for four years as well as the Introduction to golf program to incoming airman stationed at the base. Kerry held the course record at Blanchard for 7 years shooting a ten under 62 in the final round of the club championship, won 4A section regionals, placed top 20 in state and was part of the 2001 HS Boys All Star team.
Kerry is in his fourth year teaching professionally, a US Kids Certified Instructor and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Kerry is in the qualification level of the PGA program and is continuing on his path to becoming a member of the PGA. Kerry is apart of Rotellas amazing summer camps, the SNAG (Start New At Golf) program and is a coach of the second PGA JR League team here at Rotella.
"I really couldn't have been any luckier to have met Mike Laudien (Director of Golf), he gave me the opportunity to do what I love and has been an amazing mentor to me since day one. I love working with the kids and being apart of growing the game. With the amazing Junior programs Mike and Jeff have been offering at Rotella for the past 20 years it really allows me to feel like were doing something for game but most importantly for the kids. What an amazing community we have here and everyone has made me feel at home, I truly feel I was meant to be here"
Kerry will be offering private lessons (Adults/Juniors), group lessons, holding clinics and working with the Juniors programs here at Rotella.
Sophie began her golf career at a young age, and eventually went on to play on the North Rockland Varsity Golf team, and compete in Junior Met PGA tournaments, winning at Blue Hill Golf Course in summer of 2018. Throughout her high school golf career, she also played for a year in North Carolina, placing in 14th in the state at the North Carolina State Championship. In her senior year of high school, she returned to North Rockland to win the 2019 Rockland County Championship (Individual), and help her team with the team championship. She was also named the girls conference Player of the Year in the Hudson Valley Region (2019). Sophie plans to attend Law School after she graduates from Rutgers University’s Honors College.
Ryan is a resident of North Rockland graduating from North Rockland High School in 2016. Ryan a prominent relief pitcher for Dominican College is a full time Physical Ed Teacher during the school year. Ryan is right around a 2 handicap shaping his own game to play in several amateur tournaments. A couple that he wants to check off are the US Amateur and the NY Met Open. This will be Ryan's third season working with us at The Rotella Golf Camp.
Laura played Division 1 Golf at Siena College, where she led the Saints to four straight MACC Championships and was the Individual Champion in 2004. While at Siena, she was twice selected as an All American Scholar.
In High School, Laura was a four year starter and two year Captain of the Pearl River Boy’s Golf Team and was the first girl to be selected to the Boy’s Golf All County First Team.
In 2004, Laura won the WMGA/MGA Women’s Public Links Championship and in 2003 captured the inaugural Rockland County Woman’s title (at Rotella).
Laura is an Elementary Special Education School Teacher and lives in Tappan, N.Y. with her husband, Philip, and has two children, Thomas and Kevin.