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 
  • Short game skill development
  • Help in developing a practice routine

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

Gift Certificates for Private/Semi-Private Instruction as well as Playing Lessons with our Instructional Staff for the 2023 season are available at the Nehoiden Golf Academy Products Page in Uschedule. Gift Certificates bought through USchedule can be used for Private/Semi-Private Instruction as well as Playing Lessons only. All lessons must be used by the end of each season (i.e., lessons purchased in 2023 must be used during the 2023 season and cannot be carried over into the next season).  

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.

Please note that all lessons and packages must be used by the end of each calendar year (i.e., lessons purchased in 2023 must be taken before the end of the 2023 season).

 

 2022 Pricing
Lesson TypeTerry Crimmins, PGAJames Keady, USGTFJulian Zadow, U.S. Kids Coach*
   *Julian teaches both adults and kids
Private lesson (1 student)   
1/2 hour$90.00$80.00$65.00
1 hour$130.00$120.00$100.00
Semi-private lessons (multi students)   
1 lesson, .5hr, 2 students$120.00$110.00$95.00
1 lesson, 1hr, 2 students$170.00$140.00$125.00
1 lesson, 1hr, 3 students$195.00$170.00$150.00
1 lesson, 1hr, 4 students$235.00$220.00n/a
1 lesson, 1hr, 5 students$275.00n/an/a
Packages   
5Pak, 1hr, 1 student (private)$585.00$540.00$450.00
5Pak, 1hr, 2 students$765.00$630.00$565.00
5Pak, 1hr, 3 students$877.50$765.00$675.00
5Pak, 1hr, 4 students$1,057.50$990.00n/a
5Pak, .5hr, 1 studentn/an/a$295.00
5Pak, .5hr, 2 students$495.00n/a$430.00
3Pak, 1hr, 1 student (private)$350.00$325.00n/a
3Pak, 1hr, 2 students$420.00$380.00n/a

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Playing Lessons

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. Please note at this time Playing Lessons are available on weekdays only. 

Please note that all lessons and packages must be used by the end of each calendar year (i.e., lessons purchased in 2023 must be taken before the end of the 2023 season).

Playing Lessons Pricing (2 hours on-course)

1-Person: $175/person
2-People: $130/person
3-People: $100/person

PURCHASE PLAYING LESSON HERE

After your purchase, please reach out directly to Terry Crimmins at tcrimmins44@gmail.com or Julian Zadow (juzadow@gmail.com) to schedule a time.

 

 

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Spring 2023 Fast Track: Beginner Golf for Women

Perfect for women interested in learning to play golf!

Our Fall Fundamentals 2-day course helps you to develop the basic skills of full swing and short game. By focusing on the building blocks of driving, chipping, and putting, you'll be ready to tackle the course!

 

 

We will be posting information regarding Spring 2023 Fast Track programs by mid-February!

Junior Golf Academy

One junior golfer swings while the other junior golfer watches

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 and Fall 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 almost 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, starting at age 8 (as of 4/1/2023) 

 

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.
     

Join our mailing list!

Please subscribe through our Inquiry Form to receive email updates from Nehoiden Golf Club regarding 2023 programs.

Looking for a gift? Gift Certificates for Private/Semi-Private Instruction as well as Playing Lessons with our Instructional Staff for the 2023 season are available at the Nehoiden Golf Academy Products Page in Uschedule. Gift Certificates bought through USchedule can be used for Private/Semi-Private Instruction as well as Playing Lessons only. 

 

 

 

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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.

Please note that all lessons and packages must be used by the end of each calendar year (i.e., lessons purchased in 2023 must be taken before the end of the 2023 season).

 

 2022 Pricing
Lesson TypeTerry Crimmins, PGAJames Keady, USGTFJulian Zadow, U.S. Kids Coach*
   *Julian teaches both adults and kids
Private lesson (1 student)   
1/2 hour$90.00$80.00$65.00
1 hour$130.00$120.00$100.00
Semi-private lessons (multi students)   
1 lesson, .5hr, 2 students$120.00$110.00$95.00
1 lesson, 1hr, 2 students$170.00$140.00$125.00
1 lesson, 1hr, 3 students$195.00$170.00$150.00
1 lesson, 1hr, 4 students$235.00$220.00n/a
1 lesson, 1hr, 5 students$275.00n/an/a
Packages   
5Pak, 1hr, 1 student (private)$585.00$540.00$450.00
5Pak, 1hr, 2 students$765.00$630.00$565.00
5Pak, 1hr, 3 students$877.50$765.00n/a
5Pak, 1hr, 4 students$1,057.50$990.00n/a
5Pak, .5hr, 1 studentn/an/a$295.00
5Pak, .5hr, 2 students$495.00n/a$430.00
3Pak, 1hr, 1 student (private)$350.00$325.00n/a
3Pak, 1hr, 2 students$420.00$380.00n/a

 

 

 

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Playing Lessons for Juniors

We are offering playing lessons for Junior Golfers, where they will go out on the course supervised by Nehoiden staff, for 2-hours, 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 no more than 3:1 during these session.

Please note that all lessons and packages must be used by the end of each calendar year (i.e., lessons purchased in 2023 must be taken before the end of the 2023 season).

Playing Lessons Pricing (2 hours on-course)

1-Person: $175/person
2-People: $130/person
3-People: $100/person

PURCHASE PLAYING LESSONS HERE

After your purchase, please reach out directly to Head of Golf Programs Terry Crimmins at tcrimmins44@gmail.com to schedule a time.

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Summer 2023 Junior Golf Instruction

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.  We highly recommend signing Juniors up for at least two weeks in order to give them the opportunity to practice their newfound skills.  No equipment necessary; we will provide equipment for anyone who needs it.

Who: Kids ages 8-13, of all skill levels  (students must be 8 years of age as of 4/1/2023)

When: Weekly programs, 5 days (Monday - Friday), 9 am - noon 

Cost: $525/session

Registration is now open to the general public! CLICK HERE

 

Summer 2023 Junior Golf Academy 

Week 1: Monday - FridayJune 26 - June 309:00 am–12:00 pm
Week 2: Monday - FridayJuly 10 - July 149:00 am–12:00 pm
Week 3: Monday - FridayJuly 17 - July 219:00 am–12:00 pm
Week 4: Monday - FridayJuly 24 - July 289:00 am–12:00 pm
Week 5: Monday - FridayJuly 31 - August 49:00 am–12:00 pm
Week 6: Monday - FridayAugust 7 - August 119:00 am–12:00 pm
Week 7: Monday - FridayAugust 14 - August 189:00 am–12:00 pm
Week 8: Monday - FridayAugust 21 - August 259:00 am–12:00 pm

 

If a week is crossed off, that week is full; you can sign up for the Summer 2023 wait list HERE.

 

All participants must be registered by a parent/guardian; due to required waivers, we cannot register participants via phone or email.

 

NOTE: Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of a session start date will result in a 50% refund. Cancellations within less than two weeks of a session start date will result in no refund, regardless of whether the spot can be filled. If Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. All Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy Programming is held rain or shine; however, should a session be canceled as a result of severe weather and/or unsafe conditions, an email will be sent to the parent on file. There are no make-up dates or refunds for cancellations due to severe weather.

 

** Please note that all participants of Summer Junior Golf will be required to submit their medical record as well as obtain a doctor's note clearing them for camp.  More instructions will be sent after registration.  In order to give us time to review medical records, we require that all paperwork be received no later than May 1; failure to comply with this requirement will result in cancellation of the participant's enrollment with no refund. **

 

Any questions regarding Junior Golf programs can be sent to nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com.  Please note that it may take a few business days to receive a response.

 

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Spring 2023 PGA Jr. 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 7/31/2023) 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!

Each PGA Junior League golfer will receive:
  • High-quality team jerseys available in boys and girls sizes. 
  • T-shirt, hat, bag tag, and drawstring bag
  • 4 Weekly 1-hour team practices 
  • 5 matches/tournaments

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

 

Spring PGA Junior League registration will open at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 16, 2023, for NGC Members.  Members will receive an email with a link and code to register.

 

Registration will open for non-members at 10:00 am Friday, February 17, 2023.  At that time, there will be no code requirement in order to register.

 

Practices:

Tuesdays or Wednesdays / 4:00 pm or 5:15 pm
May 23/24; May 30/31; June 6/7; June 13/14
Please note: after we finalize the team rosters your child will be assigned a practice day/time based on the team they are on.

Matches:

Teams will be assigned specific tee times; matches will run from 5:00 - 8:15 pm.

Matches are on Thursdays, with one additional Saturday match: May 25; June 1; June 8; June 15; June 17 (Sat)

Spring PGA Jr LeaguePractices Tu/Wed
(4 total)
May 23/24; May 30/31;
June 6/7; June 13/14
4:00–5:00 pm
-OR-
5:15–6:15 pm
(ages 8-13)Matches Thurs w/ 1 additional Sat
(5 Total)
May 25; June 1; June 8;
June 15; June 17 (Sat)
5:00 - 8:15 pm

 

Price: $450 coaching fee + $99 annual PGA Junior League membership = $549 total

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

 

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Spring 2023 Junior Golf Instruction

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 and an overview of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. 

 

More information on Spring 2023 Junior Golf offerings will be posted by mid-February.  Registration for Spring 2023 Junior Golf programs will take place in March.

 

 

Who: Children of all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), ages 8+

When: After school and weekends

 

Note: No equipment necessary. We will provide equipment for anyone who needs it.  

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Summer 2022 PGA Jr. 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 7/31/2022) 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!

This Summer, each PGA Junior League golfer will receive:
  • High-quality team jerseys available in boys and girls sizes. 
  • T-shirt, hat, bag tag, stickers and drawstring bag
  • 5 Weekly 1-hour team practices 
  • 5 matches/tournaments

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

 

SIGN UP HERE FOR SUMMER 2022 PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE!!

 

Practice/Matches Schedule for Summer 2022

Summer PGA Jr LeagueWeekly practiceThursday, 4-5:00 pm: July 14, 21, 28, August 4
Thursday, 5:15-6:15 pm: July 14, 21, 28, August 4
Tuesday, 4-5:00 pm: July 19, 26, August 2, 9
Tuesday, 5:15-6:15pm: July 19, 26, August 2, 9
Ages 8-13Weekly matchTee times 5:00-6:10pm
July 20, 27, August 3, 6 (Saturday),10

 

Participants will be assigned a weekly practice time after registration.  Teams will be assigned specific tee times, but should expect to be available from 4:30-8pm.

 

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

 

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Fall 2022 Junior Golf Instruction

We offer a 4-session Junior Golf program. In the course of the 4 sessions, we will cover the fundamentals of the full swing and an overview of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.

 

THE LINK TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2022 PROGRAMS IS HERE.  IF THE CLASS DOES NOT SHOW, THAT MEANS IT IS FULL AND YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE WAIT LIST.

Monday (ages 8-12)Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 34:00–6:00 pm$375SOLD OUT
Saturday (ages 8-12)Sept 10, (no Sept 17), Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 810:00 am - 12:00 pm$375SOLD OUT
Saturday (TEEN ages 13-16)*Sept 10, (no Sept 17), Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 82:00 - 4:00 pm$3992 spots left

 

Who: Children of all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), ages 8+

When: After school and weekends

 

Note: No equipment necessary. We will provide equipment for anyone who needs it.  

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FAQs

What is the cancellation policy for the Junior Golf Programs?

Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of a session start date will result in a 50% refund. Cancellations with less than two weeks of a session start date will result in no refundregardless of whether the spot can be filled. If Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. All Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy Programming is held rain or shine; however, should a session be canceled as a result of severe weather and/or unsafe conditions, a weather alert email will be sent. There are no make-up dates or refunds for cancellations due to severe weather.
 

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

Most instructional programming, including summer programs, will have drop off and pick up in the parking lot on Washington Street just across from the Wellesley College campus.  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 8:50 and 9am; pickup promptly at noon. There is no early drop-off or late stay.

Junior League matches start at the 1st tee (91 Dover Rd).  

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 nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com.

 

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 and bug spray are highly recommended.

Please bring a full water bottle for your child. 

 

What do we do if it rains?

Golf is an outdoor sport that takes place rain or shine!  In rare cases, we may need to cancel a practice or match due to severe weather and/or unsafe conditions; however, we try our hardest to meet since there are no make-up dates or refunds.  In the event that we need to cancel, we will inform parents by email. 

 

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

Email nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com, call 781-283-2756, or come over to the golf course and ask any Nehoiden staff member to help you find us or your child.  In the event of a major emergency, Campus Police can be contacted at 781-283-5555.

 

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Fall 2022 PGA Jr. 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 7/31/2022) 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!

This Summer, each PGA Junior League golfer will receive:
  • High-quality team jerseys available in boys and girls sizes. 
  • T-shirt, hat, bag tag, stickers and drawstring bag
  • 5 Weekly 1-hour team practices 
  • 5 matches/tournaments

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

 

FALL 2022 PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE IS FULL AS OF 8.11.22.  You can join the waitlist here to be notified if a spot opens up.

 

Practice/Matches Schedule

Fall PGA Jr LeaguePractices Thu/Tue (4 total)Thu: Sept 8, Sept 15, Sept 22, Sept 29
Tue: Sept 13, Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4
4:00–5:00
5:15–6:15
(ages 8-13)Matches 3 Weds, 2 Sats (5 Total)Sept 14, Sept 21 (may be 4:20), Sept 28, Oct 1 (4:20), Oct 8 (4:20)4:00 tee time

 

Participants will be assigned a weekly practice time after registration.  For matches, participants will be assigned specific tee times but should expect to be available from 4:00-7:00 pm.

 

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

 

Contact: Please note that it may take up to 2 business days to return any messages | In the event of a major emergency, contact Wellesley College Campus Police at 781-283-5555 | nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com | 781-283-2756

Meet the Staff

TERRY CRIMMINS, PGA PROFESSIONAL & HEAD OF GOLF PROGRAMS

Terry has been Head of Golf Programs at Nehoiden since 2020. 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.

JAMES KEADY, USGTF INSTRUCTOR

James has been teaching at Nehoiden since 2019. He is a certified USGTF instructor who enjoys working with all ages and abilities. His calm demeanor and positive attitude allow 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.

JULIAN ZADOW, U.S. KIDS CERTIFIED GOLF COACH

Julian started with the Nehoiden Golf Academy in 2018 as a Counselor and has since stepped into the Instructor role for Nehoiden's Junior Golf Academy. Julian works closely with the junior academy golfers to teach them the basic components of the game in both group and one-on-one settings. Julian has also been able to advance those juniors with some familiarity with the game to the next level. Julian graduated from Natick High School in 2021 and is a student at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is studying business management. Julian is a U.S. Kids Certified Golf Coach, and is available for 1/2 hour lessons for junior golfers aged 7-13. You can contact Julian at juzadow@gmail.com or 508-380-2925.