The Pro’s Page

RODNEY BICKNELL

June has arrived and the course is looking great.  Got a busy month starting with The Neshobe Men’s Invitational on FRI, SAT, SUN June 5,6,7, and the Ladies Invitational on Sun June 14.   Good luck to everybody entered.  All events are on the calendar for easy viewing.   Members don’t forget The World Golf Scramble Qualifier here on Sun June 21.   We would love to have a home team represent us in the world finals in Vegas in August.   As a member you get a discount on the entry fee.  Stop in and sign up in the Pro Shop.

Speaking of the Pro Shop, the new location of the counter and the new bathroom have both working well.  Got lots of good stuff in the shop.   If you don’t see something you need, just ask and we can order it.  We have accounts with all the golf manufacturers and clothing companies.

Things are hopping and putts are dropping here at the Nesh.   The golf course is in awesome condition, greens are magnificent , WOW!   Thanks to Nate Dyer and his maintenance crew for their hard work.   Great job.

The new Long Iron Restaurant & Pub at Neshobe is now open for Breakfast Sandwiches, lunch daily, and Tuesday BBQ Night, Wild Wing Wednesdays, Thursday Men’s Night, Friday Nite Live featuring Chef Doria’s Prime Rib Buffet, all you can eat for $20.00.   Bring your family and friends and show them how special this place is.

2015 New  Membership Forms are available now on the website or at the clubhouse.  Great deal for new members.   Any person that was not a member in 2014 can join now for the awesome rate of $600.00 plus tax.  New this year, payment plans can be set up for all memberships! Neshobe has been rated as the #1 golf value in Vermont by the New England Golf Guide.  Call us in the Pro Shop @247.3611 for more details.

If you are looking to host a party or any type of function, the clubhouse is open for business, birthdays, weddings, showers, etc. give us a call to book your event 247-3611.   There is no charge for use of the clubhouse for Members.

 

BIOGRAPHY
Native of Middlebury, VT.

  • 2012, 2014 Vermont PGA Senior Champion
  • 2011 / 2012  VT PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
  • 2011 VT PGA Champion
  • 2011 VT PGA Player of Year
  • General Manger, Head Golf Professional Neshobe Golf Club, Brandon, Vermont
  • General Manager, Head Golf Professional Westport CC, Westport, New York
  • Executive Director Central Florida Junior Golf Association
  • Head Golf Professional Sabal Point CC, Longwood, Florida
  • Golf Academy of the South in Orlando, Florida
  • Attended Middlebury College
  • 1974 U.S. Junior National Downhill Skiing Champion

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Keep it simple! PGA—Posture, Grip, Aim

My lessons cover grip, swing mechanics, woods, irons, short game and course management. I encourage each student to play their own game and to stay within their limits. Clubs are provided for lessons, if necessary. Club Fitting and Club Repair is also available at the Pro Shop.

RATES
1/2 Hour Lesson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00
1/2 Hour Video Lesson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $60.00
Playing Lesson (6 Holes). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100.00
Series of 5 –  1/2 Hour Sessions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150.00

Groups and Corporate Clinics Design your program around your specific needs.
2 Players  (1 Hour ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00  each person
3 – 4 Players  (1 Hour ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 each person
5 – 6  Players  (1 Hour ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00 each person

Junior Golf Camps are scheduled for Tuesdays thru Fridays from 9Am to 12PM on July 15-18, July 22-25 and July 29-August 1 for $100.

Golf Fitness Programs are also available. Please inquire by emailing us (see below) or by calling the Pro Shop at 802.247.3611 for dates, times and cost. Information will also be available soon on our CALENDAR.

TIP OF THE MONTH:

Driving:  Make it simple.   Keep your head still and stay behind the ball.   Make sure you have good,
light grip pressure.   Don’t choke the club.   Do not think about hitting the ball, think about making a good swing!

Do you have any questions regarding play or technique that you would like to see covered in future editions of THE PRO’S PAGE? Drop me an email from the form below and I’ll do my best to provide an accurate answer.

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