The Pro’s Page

RODNEY BICKNELL

Our annual fundraiser  The Neshobe Open Clambake is scheduled for Saturday, October 4.   Teams are filling up fast..   We are also looking for Hole Sponsors and Donations for our Silent Auction.   This is the grand finale for the 2014 season which has been one of the best ever, weather wise.  We are planning something that has never been done here at Neshobe.   If you don’t want to play golf, come out and join us for the fabulous food.   The golf course is in beautiful shape, if you haven’t been out you should, give us a call at the Pro Shop and book a tee time now.   Fall is here and warm days are running out.  Call us @ 802.247.3611

Things are hopping here at the Nesh.  Last Saturday we had a Superintendent from Mass.  tell us that the golf course was the best conditioned course in New England at this time.  WOW! I agree. Friday nights dinner was described as “the best surf & turf dinner I have ever had”.  WOW!

The newly renovated Long Iron Restaurant & Pub at Neshobe is now open for breakfast and lunch daily from 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM.    Bring your family and friends and show them how special this place is. We have remodeled the dining room with new windows and some interior décor. Thanks to all the people who helped out on this project, really looks great and brightens up the clubhouse!
front sign

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.

Lots of bright colors again next year, not just in clothes but also equipment. If you need anything don’t hesitate to ask Karla or I for anything you need. We have accounts with every company! 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. 

 

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:

Chipping:   Try to have quiet hands and wrists.  Swing through with your arms and follow through at the target pointing the club, arms and hands at the target.  Don’t flip your hands and wrists trying to get the ball up.  Let the club do the work.  The softer the shot the higher the lofted club you should use.

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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