GCA with Kelley Brooke provides elite coaching for all skill levels and ages. 

No matter which location, or which instructor, we strive to give the same quality lesson with the same structure. All of our instructors use the latest technology to ensure that your swing is in line with your objectives technical and data points. To achieve this, we use Trackman data to analyze your launch angles, spin rates, angles of attack and more. We use V1 video analysis to explain how to improve your data and swing. We use K-Vest biofeedback to overcome physical issues and to explain proper positions. We use Sam Putt Lab and Eye Line aids to teach a proper roll when putting and eliminate side spin. Additionally, we have a wide array of teaching aids and drills to help you feel positions and get your swing technically sound. 

Media & Playing Career

A Golf Range Magazine Top 50 Golf Instructor, Kelley has hosted several golf television shows on cable, most recently “Golfing NYC Style” and “The 19th Hole.” She’s also made guest appearances as a golf expert on The Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible,” and written for many golf periodicals, including Golf Digest and Junior Golf.

An accomplished player before joining the teaching ranks, Kelley won an individual state championship in high school (Iowa) and earned All-Big 10 honors at the University of Iowa. Kelley also represented the United States as a member of the University World Cup Team. As a high-schooler, she qualified twice for the LPGA Rail Charity Classic. She also competed professionally on the former Futures Tour and Players West Tour.

Golf Channel Academy Coaches

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jimmy lee

Jimmy is a Teaching Professional at the Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke’s Bethpage Golf Course location in Farmingdale, NY. A former assistant pro at Bethpage State Park, Lee has worked with a number of Korean-born junior players, including former USC star and 2013 NCAA individual champion Annie Park.

Peter Stern

Peter Stern is a native Long Islander, who upon graduation from Sachem High School, attended Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. It was in his senior year at Lynn University that Peter began his love for teaching golf, assisting at the DAVE PELZ SCORING GAME SCHOOL. After two years with Dave Pelz, Peter went on to teach NICKLAUS/FLICK instruction at the Golden Bear Golf Center in Cypress Creek, Florida. Peter returned to Long Island in 2002 and the PETER STERN GOLF ACADEMY was born.

MASTER PGA Professional

Jay Na is a member of the PGA of America as a PGA Master Professional. Na is, in fact, Asia’s first certified PGA Master Professional, the highest qualification in the PGA, and recognized as one of the leading golf coaches in the golf industry. Na lectured at University, hosted a ” Live Lesson” TV show and also commentated PGA and LPGA on TV  in Korea for 3 years. Na’s instruction is tailored to the player’s personal goals, physical abilities/limitation, and knowledge of the game.


Jack Johnson
Assistant Professional

Jack is a native of Brooklyn, NY who has been playing golf competitively for over fifteen years. In 2013, Jack was named the Head Golf Coach at his alma mater, Xavier High School in NYC. He is currently working on becoming a PGA Class A member. Jack has been an instructor in the City Parks Foundation’s golf program that spans the five boroughs of NYC. He gives private lessons around the greater NYC area, specializing in teaching the game to beginners and juniors. 

Ben Wescott
PGA Assistant Professional

Ben, a graduating senior in the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist University, aspires to grow the game of golf and enrich the lives of people he meets. Throughout prior internships at TPC Jasna Polana, Westchester Country Club, and Golf Channel, he excelled at a variety of facets within the golf industry.

mike foy
pga assistant professional

Mike is an emerging teaching professional currently working towards becoming a PGA Class A member. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Mike has worked with or studied under several of the country’s greatest instructors including Golf Digest Top 100 instructor’s James Sieckmann, Brad Redding, and Joe Hallett. 

John Jordan
Head Coach

In addition to coaching our Junior Varsity Team and our Elite Travel Team, John Jordan, a former assistant coach for the Pride Men’s Golf team, has been named the head coach of the Hofstra Women’s Golf program on July 12, 2016. Jordan returns to Hofstra after spending the spring 2016 season as the head men’s golf coach at Nassau Community College.

Dr. Jeff Poplarski
director of golf fitness

Dr. Jeff Poplarski will be leading GCAKB’s Golf Fitness Programs at Bethpage Golf Course. Jeff is a Doctor of Chiropractic and is certified in TPI Fitness. He holds the position as Adjunct Full Professor at SUNY Farmingdale State University in the Sports Management and Biology Departments and LIU Post in the Health, Physical Education and Movement Science Departments. 

Bethpage Golf Course

Farmingdale, New York

Bethpage State Park is one of the most popular and cherished public parks in the nation.  Located in suburban Long Island in close proximity to New York City, Bethpage is a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course.  In addition to Bethpage Black hosting the United States Open Championships in 2002 and 2009, it was also the site of The Barclays PGA Tour events in 2012 and 2016. Future events include the PGA Championship in 2019 and the Ryder Cup in 2024.

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Marine Park Golf Course

Brooklyn, New York

Marine Park Golf Course is an 18-hole Championship Course that is open to the public year-round. Located in southern Brooklyn, this links-style course was designed in 1964 by world renown architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. It boasts panoramic water views, country club quality greens and fairways, and beautifully manicured driving range and practice areas.

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Learn about Golf Channel Academy

Golfers enrolled at Golf Channel Academy locations will not only have the opportunity to learn from the very best coaches in the game today, but will be able to track their progress using advanced swing analysis tools and a proprietary player-coach communication platform that will accelerate their progress.  

The underlying philosophy of Golf Channel Academy—which all of our coaches reinforce—is that good coaching takes place over a period of time, not just one lesson. The relationship between coach and student is more than just “one and done.” This is how “teaching” becomes “coaching,” which we describe as an on-going relationship devoted to long-lasting improvement. Everything about Golf Channel Academy is devoted to enhancing the “coaching” experience for both teacher and student.

Golf Channel Academy is the hands-on coaching extension of the cable network’s instruction programming, which includes such shows as The Golf Fix, Lesson Tee Live, and School of Golf. Golf Channel Academy allows you to receive personalized instruction from the very best coaches in the game, including many of the teachers who you see on TV. And you should see many more Golf Channel Academy coaches making appearances on Golf Channel instructional programs in the future.