John Souza, PGA                                                                   
     Director of Instruction                                                                 
     TPI Certified - Titleist Performance Institute                                                
     Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
Todd Manderson, PGA     
Director of Golf                    

What's New?

5/9/17 -

The first few weeks of the season at Ballston Spa CC have been great! The amount of support I have received has been fantastic! I'm also flattered by the fact that all of my previous customers in Schenectady are driving up to Ballston Spa to continue working on their games.

The building's exterior is scheduled to be completed today! It's going to be great to have a home base, a place to expand my offerings, and we are doing it the right way! I'm really enjoying my new family and am excited to get to work every day!

With all that said, I must say that my favorite part of the 2017 season is being able to see my children every morning before school. :)

NEW Golf & Fitness Academy

@Ballston Spa Country Club!

As a PGA Professional, I want to grow the game of golf and help you have more fun by improving your weaknesses.

As a TPI Certified Golf Professional, I will identify any muscle imbalances directly related to your golf swing. These imbalances can prevent your improvment, and can lead to injury.

As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, I can go the extra mile to ensure that we correct muscle imbalances effectively, make golf swing improvement possible, and keep you injury free to be able to play better, longer.

Efficient Body    Proficient Golf

I am proud to announce the new Golf & Fitness Academy located at Ballston Spa Country Club! We have a 500 square foot building going up behind the driving range that will house a hitting bay and a golf specific fitness center! We can work on every area of your golf game, as well as making sure your body is working efficiently to produce your most proficient golf swing and on-course results.

We will use video analysis and launch monitor technology to help identify, correct, and understand what happens when you swing the club and how to make the appropriate adjustments.

I am excited to get started and look forward to seeing you!


     Golf swing improvement relies on your body's ability to move in certain ways. If your body is limited, we either need to work around that issue or work on that physical limitation. Making sure that you can become a better golfer, regardless of physical issues, is important to me.

     This was my motivation to receive Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


     Spending 3 days in New Orleans at the 2016 World Golf Fitness Summit was an incredibly educational experience. With speakers from many industries including Golf, Fitness, the NFL, Major League Baseball, Nutrition, and many others. Learning from other sports and from different perspectives is a great way to add to my business, talents, and approach to my students. 


     TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certification contains the most valuable information to be able to teach the golf swing effectively. After understanding the golf swing and how to teach, it is crucial to be able to understand physical limitations and how that affects the ability to swing the golf club.



     I am honored to win the 2016 Northeast NY PGA Player Development Award! Teaching and developing players is my passion and it's exciting to be recognized!

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