Instruction

Nehoiden Golf Academy

Welcome to Nehoiden Golf Academy.  We offer golf instruction to golfers (and non-golfers!) of all ages (Juniors, Adults, Seniors) and experience levels. Check out our full list of clinics and opportunities for private and semi-private instruction to find the option that best fits your golf needs. Our programs and instruction are open to members and non-members.

Our philosophy? We work with what you’ve got.  Looking to break 80?  We can help. Looking to get the ball in the air consistently or to break 100 for the first time?  We can help with that, too. We utilize all the tools at our disposal to help you achieve your golf goals:

  • Videotaped swing analysis (On hold due to COVID-19)
  • Expert, personalized instruction 
  • ​On course playing lessons to help transfer skills onto the golf course (On hold due to COVID-19)
  • Short game skill development
  • Help in developing a practice routine

Not sure how to get started? Contact us at nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com.

Check out our instruction offerings and choose the option that works for you:

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Private / Semi-Private Instruction

One-on-one lessons offer the fastest way to improve your game.  A completely personalized approach allows you to set your own pace for improvement, and allows for a tailored balance between full swing and short game development. Or, want lots of attention, but don’t want to go it alone?  Round up a friend or two and take lessons 2-on-1 or 3-on-1.  Many people find this more fun, and it provides the motivation to keep pressing forward when the inevitable frustration threatens your progress.

Lesson TypeSenior Golf Instructor*Assistant Golf Instructor*
1 hour$TBD$TBD
1/2 hour$TBD$TBD
2:1 (1 hour)$TBD$TBD
3:1 (1 hour)$TBD$TBD
Package of 5 1-hours (private)$TBDTBD

 

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Clinics

Group instruction offers the most cost-effective way to get into the game and to improve your skills.  It’s also a great way to meet people to play with! We offer a variety of clinics – try one or two to find the clinic that works best for you.  Our clinics will have a maximum 7:1 student:teacher ratio, and a minimum of 2 participants. Clinics are open to all participants ages 16 or older. Pre-registration is required.

Our clinic schedule will evolve throughout the season based on demand.  Check back to see when we add new clinics.

Due to COVID-19 we have canceled all Clinics. We are working to get the course re-opened and will publish a new schedule soon.

 

 

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Playing Lessons - On Hold

Due to COVID-19 all Playing Lessons are on hold.

Golf is a game of strategy and on-course instruction is an opportunity to develop your strategic skills – understanding risk/reward, learning to hit the right shot in the right situation, controlling your emotions when your game temporarily slips away – all skills that can be developed with supervised play.  Playing lessons also provide help in transferring skills from the driving range to the golf course.

Playing Lessons Pricing (2 hours on-course, price depends on instructor rates)

Available Upon Request. If you have questions, email nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com.

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Getting in the Game - Fast Track Beginner Golf for Women

Perfect for women interested in learning to play golf.

This 3-day course gets you ON COURSE on Day 3. Learn to play golf in 6 hours: three days, 2 hours per day. Develop the basic skills of full swing and short game, then get out and play golf. We aim to expose women to the game, then take the plunge – too many women get “stuck” taking on-range lessons, and never get to experience the joy of actually playing golf. Our philosophy is to get on course ASAP before doubts creep in to keep you “off course.” Location: Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College

 

Program Details:

Length: 3 days (Thursday Evenings, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Session Dates:

Session I - May 21, 28, June 4 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Session II - June 11, 18, 25 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Session III - July 7, 14, 21 - Will run as planned!

 

Junior Golf Academy

COVID-19 Update - As of 6/25/20

We are excited to announce that our Jr. Golf Summer Programs will run this summer! However, to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and particants you can expect modifications based on COVID-19 Guidelines set by the CDC, the State of MA, and the Mass Golf Association. If you are currently registered and would like to cancel we will issue a full refund of any program costs paid. If you have any questions please email us at nehoidentgolfacademy@gmail.com.

Welcome to the Junior Golf Academy at Nehoiden Golf Club

At Nehoiden we are dedicated to Junior Golf and committed to bringing young players into the game. Our game-based curriculum is designed to encourage young kids to learn and develop skills using games and interactive exercises. We find that this approach allows kids to learn quickly and retain more – and might even inspire them to practice! Most of all though - we value FUN!

At Nehoiden, we believe in getting kids ON THE GOLF COURSE so they actually learn to play golf.  We help kids develop individual skills (putting, chipping, etc.) in a game-based FUN environment; THEN we transfer the skills onto the golf course.  Kids learn how to manage themselves on a tee box, order of play, etiquette and basic rules, how to maintain the pace, all while having fun (and maybe even keeping score).  During our Spring Junior Golf Programs, we will get kids on course as space allows.  During our weeklong Summer Program, kids are on the course playing actual golf holes every day.

The Junior Golf Academy is available throughout the peak season at Nehoiden Golf Club and taught by the experienced Nehoiden Golf Club staff and open to all juniors, boys and girls, between the ages of 8-13. 

 

Our programs aim to:

  • cover all aspects of the game including: etiquette, basic rules, putting, chipping, pitching and full swing.
  • incorporate modules using golf to communicate valuable life skills: an understanding of sustainability, nutrition, physics of the swing, and bird/animal identification on the course.

We are proud to be an Official LPGA/USGA Girls Golf site.  As such, we will offer season-long programming specifically geared to the special needs of girls:

  • Keep girls engaged in sports

  • Instill confidence in girls

  • Provide opportunity for connection

  • Encourage retention of girls in golf

 

 

 

Join our mailing list!

Please subscribe through our Inquiry Form to receive email updates from Nehoiden Golf Club regarding 2020 programs.

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Spring Junior Golf Instruction - Canceled

Due to COVID-19 the Spring Program at Nehoiden had been canceled. More information can be found here.

This spring, we will offer a 4-session Junior Golf program.  In the course of the 4 sessions, we will cover the fundamentals of the full swing (including videotaped swing analysis) and an overview of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. we will offer one GIRLS ONLY session, allowing girls to participate it the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program, with instruction specifically geared for girls AND the chance to get cool Girls Golf gear.

 

Who: Girls and boys ages 8-13, of all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced all welcome!)

When: After School, Tuesdays/Thursdays and/or Sunday Afternoons

2020 Spring Dates

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45pm: May 19, June 2, 9, 16 *FULL - join waitlist here*

Thursdays, 4:15-5:45pm: May 14, 21, June 4, 11 *FULL - join waitlist here*

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Sundays, 1-2:30pm: May 17, 31, June 7, 14

Note: No equipment necessary. We will provide equipment for anyone who needs it.  If you then decide to buy your child equipment, we carry Official US Kids golf clubs (manufactured specifically for kids – designed to fit height and swing speed), gloves, towels, and balls.​

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Spring PGA Junior League - Running in August

PGA Junior League at Nehoiden is currently SOLD OUT. You can sign up for our Spring PGA Junior League Waitlist, and please check back later in the season for information related to our PGA Fall Junior League.

Nehoiden Golf Club is proud to participate in the PGA Jr. League

PGA Junior League is a game-changing opportunity for boys and girls to learn and play golf. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from Nehoiden staff.

PGA Junior League is open to boys and girls under the age of 13 (as of 1/1/2020) with some golf experience.  If your child is brand new to golf, we encourage you to join one of our instructional programs listed in this Junior Golf Academy section.

Participants will compete on teams in a scramble format that encourages mentorship and builds confidence.The recreational nature of the regular season provides opportunities for skill and character development - on and off course - in addition to plenty of opportunities for fun, friends and family engagement with golf. Think Little League for junior golfers!

Updated 6/18/20
Each PGA Junior League golfer will receive:
  • High-quality team jerseys available in boys and girls sizes. 
  • Hat (new design), bag tag (new design), silicone bracelet (new), stickers and drawstring bag (new color)
  • Weekly 1-hour team practices (tentative schedule: Wednesday afternoons, July 29th – August 27th)
  • 5 matches/tournaments: (tentative schedule: Sunday afternoons at Nehoiden Golf Club, August 2nd – August 30th)  

Cost: $375

PGA Junior League Player Testimonials (March 2019) from PGA of America on Vimeo.

To learn more visit the PGA Junior League website at pgajrleague.com

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Summer Junior Golf Instruction - Starting Week of July 6th

Once again, we will be offering our popular Summer Junior Golf Program. Our game-based curriculum covers the fundamentals of the full swing and an overview of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. The goal is for Juniors to develop a full swing, and learn the full array of short game skills. Participants will get on-course, playing real golf holes throughout the week. With our focus on Girls Golf we will structure “girls only” modules to address the specific needs and interests of junior girls golfers throughout the week.

 

Who: Girls and boys ages 8-13, of all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced all welcome!)

When: 5-day, Monday – Friday program, 9am - noon.  

2020 Summer Dates

June 22-26 *FULL - join waitlist here*

July 6-10 *FULL - join waitlist here*

July 13-17 *FULL - join waitlist here*

July 20-24 *FULL - join waitlist here*

July 27–31 *FULL - join waitlist here*

August 3-7 *FULL - join waitlist here*

August 10-14 *FULL - join waitlist here*

August 17-21 *FULL - join waitlist here*

Note: No equipment necessary. We will provide equipment for anyone who needs it.  If you then decide to buy your child equipment, we carry Official US Kids golf clubs (manufactured specifically for kids – designed to fit height and swing speed), gloves, towels, and balls.​

All Summer Sessions Full, Join Waitlist Here

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Girls Golf Day - Postponed

Due to COVID-19 Girls Golf Day at Nehoiden had been postponed until further notice.

As a Girls Golf Site, we host events throughout the season geared specifically for girls.  

Our FREE 2020 Girls Golf Day is Saturday, June 6th from 10am-12pm and is open to girls of all levels.  

Join us at the Nehoiden Golf Club driving range for golf-based games, swing tips from our instructors, and the opportunity to meet other girls interested in the game of golf. Equipment is provided as needed - come with nothing or bring your own!  

Though this is a free event, sign up in advance required as space is limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis.

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Semi-Private / Private Lessons for Juniors

One-on-one lessons offer the fastest way to help your child improve his/her game.  A completely personalized approach allows us to set up instruction tailored completely to your childs abilities and learning style. Learn more about our experienced instructors here.

Lesson TypeDirector
of Golf*
Assistant Golf Instructor*
1 hour$TBD$TBD
1/2 hour$TBD$TBD
2:1 (1 hour)$TBD$TBD
3:1 (1 hour)$TBD$TBD
Package of 5 1-hours (private)$TBDTBD

 

 

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Playing Lessons for Juniors - On Hold

Due to COVID-19 Playing Lessons are currently on-hold.

This summer, for the first time, we will offer playing lessons for Junior Golfers.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Junior Golfers will go out on the course supervised by Nehoiden staff, from 2-4pm, playing as many holes as they can complete in that time frame.  The Nehoiden staff will provide tips on strategy, course management, club selection and will ensure that all golfers maintain the appropriate pace of play.  We will maintain a student:teacher ratio of 4:1 during these sessions, with a minimum of 2  / maximum of 4 participants per group. Participation in Playing Lessons for Juniors requires the approval of Nehoiden Golf Club Director of Golf, Leslie Andrews.  If you are interested in having your son or daughter participate in playing lessons, please reach out to us at nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com.

2020 Open Dates (Check Back as We Add Dates Throughout the Season)

Tuesdays, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 

Thursdays, June 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30

Cost: $150/2-hour session

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FAQs

What is the cancellation policy for the Summer Golf Program?

Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of a session will result in 50% refund.  All cancellations within two weeks of the session start date will result in no refund unless the Junior Golf spot is filled, and then a 50% refund will be processed. If Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy cancels then a full refund will be issued. Junior Golf is held rain or shine.

 

What is the cancellation policy for all other programs (Spring Juniors, Private/Semi-Private Lessons, Playing Lessons, Clinics)?

Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of a session will result in 50% refund.  All cancellations within two weeks of the session start date will result in no refund unless the Junior Golf spot is filled, and then a 50% refund will be processed. If Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy cancels then a full refund will be issued. Junior Golf is held rain or shine.

 

When and where do I drop off/pick up my child?

Drop off and pick up take place in the parking lot on Washington Street just across from the Wellesley College Club.  The closest GPS address is 3 Service Drive. All Junior Golf Programs begin on time so please be prompt.

Summer Only: Drop off is between 8:30 and 9am; pickup promptly at noon. If you drop your child off before 8:30am, he/she will be unsupervised until 8:30am.

 

My child does not have clubs, balls, tees or other equipment.  What should I do?

Due to COVID-19, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that parents provide equipment. We are an Official US Kids Golf site, and highly recommend their products which can be purchased at USKidsGolf.com. Golf Digest recently posted this helpful article about the best golf clubs for kids: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/best-junior-golf-clubs  

To properly equip your child, please provide:

  • Driver
  • 7-iron
  • Putter
  • Glove (right-handed players wear a glove on the left hand and vice versa)
  • Sleeve of balls

We will provide equipment to anyone who needs it, but the safest route is for each child to have his/her own equipment.

If you have questions about what equipment to buy, please contact Leslie.Andrews@wellesley.edu.

 

What should my child wear/bring?

Tie shoes!  No sandals, flip flops or loafers.  A collared “golf style” shirt. Shorts, skort or pants; no denim.  A cap. Suncreen!!!

We will provide water and snacks each day.  Please alert us to any allergies.

 

My child does not have a glove, balls, tees or other equipment.

Nehoiden Golf Club carries kid’s items:  gloves, balls, tees, towels, and should you want to buy clubs, we are an Official US Kids site and can source clubs for your child, specifically fit to his/her height and swing speed.

 

What do we do if it rains?

Junior Golf takes place rain or shine.  In the event that we need to cancel a day or days for some reason, we will inform parents by email.

 

How is Girls Golf organized?

We are proud to be an Official LPGA/USGA Girls Golf site.  As such, in the course of each weekly session, we will have activities specifically for girls.

We aim to:

  • Keep girls engaged in sports

  • Instill confidence in girls

  • Provide opportunity for connection

  • Encourage retention of girls in golf

 

How do I make contact with Nehoiden in case of an emergency?

Call or text Leslie Andrews: (917) 589-8579 or Leslie.Andrews@wellesley.edu or come over to the golf course and ask any Nehoiden staff member to help you find us or your child.

 

Contact: If you have any questions you can email us at | nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com

Meet the Staff

JAMES KEADY, SENIOR GOLF INSTRUCTOR

James Keady returns to Nehoiden for a second season. He is a certified USGTF instructor who enjoys working with all ages and abilities. His calm demeanor and positive attitude allows you to relax on the range, so that you can develop your best swing.  His lessons not only discuss the physical expectations of golf, but also address the mental pitfalls that often consume our games. James developed his passion for golf under the instruction of his father at the age of 14. At Needham High School, he captained his team to two undefeated seasons and was selected as a Bay State All-star.  After college James worked at Ponkapoag Golf Course as a Junior Instructor and enjoyed teaching so much that he went on to get his Masters in Education. He has been teaching in Framingham, MA since 2012 and is excited to be part of the Nehoiden staff. James is also a Certified PGA Junior League Coach. Golf remains James’ number one passion. He lights up at the thought of getting up early for a tee time, and has found that the game, while sometimes frustrating, can be a great outlet for stress management. Contact James at 781-330-3744 or james.c.keady@gmail.com.

Terry Crimmins

TERRY CRIMMINS, ASSISTANT GOLF INSTRUCTOR

We welcome Terry Crimmins to the Nehoiden Staff this year. Terry has a strong passion for both the game of golf; teaching and playing. Having been in the golf business for over 20 years, he was introduced to the game at a young age by his father and grandfather. Terry was born and raised in Branford, CT. He captained the Branford High School Golf Team as a senior and began caddying at 13. After high school Terry attended the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. In 2006 he achieved the Class A PGA classification. Terry's first job in golf was at the Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club in Branford, CT. From there he moved to Jacksonville, FL as first assistant at Timuquana Country Club. After a short time in Jacksonville Terry moved up to Massachusetts to continue his career at the Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre, MA. Terry has extensive experience teaching to players of all abilities including many junior camps and clinics. He is  a Certified Fitter for Callaway and Titleist clubs. Terry looks forward to meeting and connecting with the members of Nehoiden with the goal of enhancing their skills and enjoyment of the game. You can contact Terry at tcrimmins44@gmail.com or 203-376-1879.