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Golf Instructor Allen Brown

Allen Brown

PGA Golf Instructor

 

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E-Mail:  eabgolf@bellsouth.net

 

Jacksonville native turned pro in 1978, played mini tours while working at Wekiva Golf Club, Dubsdread Golf Course and Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando.  Teaching Professional at Lima Golf Club, Lima Peru 1988-1993, played South American Tour during the same time period. Returned to Jacksonville in 1993 and was the teaching professional at the Jacksonville Golf & Learning Center 1994-1999. Head Professional at Mill Cove Golf Club 1999-2001. Head Professional at Baymeadows Golf Club 2002-2004. Currently working at Edwin Watts Golf repairing golf clubs and fittings. Also Tech Rep for Callaway Golf doing fittings of Callaway equipment all over N.E. Florida 

 

Helping people improve at the game of golf  by working on the fundamentals , swing shape and impact. The fundamentals start a chain reaction of good positions, which influence the shape of your swing that makes for better impact position and ball compression.  Small changes in positioning can have the most benefits. Golf is a hard game, it takes practice, patience and perseverance to improve.  Golf is a journey, just like life. Enjoy it!   


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Stephanie Connelly

Assistant Coach - LPGA Instructor

Phone: (407) 247-4258
Email: s.connelly@unf.edu

Stephanie Connelly was named an assistant coach for the North Florida women's golf program in August, 2016.   

 

Connelly, a letterwinning collegiate golfer at Ohio State and UCF, came to UNF after playing professional golf since 2009 on several tours including the LPGA’s Symetra Tour and the Canadian Women’s Tour. 

During her stint in professional golf, Connelly posted four Top 10 finishes on the Symetra Tour along with several Top 20 showings on the Canadian Tour and the NWGA. She qualified for the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open Championship while also claiming the 2010 Maryland Women’s Open title and medalist honors at 2009 LPGA Qualifying School Sectional. 

 

A three-time All-CUSA selection during her career at UCF, Connelly posted the Knights lowest scoring average for two seasons. She qualified as an individual for the 2009 NCAA East Regional, finishing second overall, and advancing as an individual to the NCAA Championship event where she posted an 11th-place showing. Connelly began her collegiate career earning All-Big 10 accolades during her freshman season at Ohio State.

In addition, Connelly enjoyed success during her amateur golf career claiming the 2005 Maryland Junior Girl’s title along with earning Washington Post and Baltimore Sun Player of the Year honors. In 2004, she won the Maryland State High School championship and was named an AJGA All-American while also playing on the winning East Team at the AJGA Cannon Cup. 
  

 


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Boots Farley

PGA Golf Instructor

 

Phone:  904-710-2571

E-mail: boots.farley.golfinstruction@gmail.com

 

Boots Farley offers Golf Instruction at Jacksonville's beautiful University of North Florida's (UNF) Golf Complex. He is a certified PGA Golf Instructor and has been teaching golf since 1978. Boots is a Class A life member of the PGA. He offers both individual lessons and clinics. Boots will customize packages for families, couples and friends.

 

Boots has served as the Executive Director for First Tee North Florida and has been the Head Golf Professional at several prestigious golf clubs in the area. Boots' North Florida PGA Section awards include: 2001 and 2015 Junior Golf Leader for outstanding contributions in the promotion and development of junior golf and for reflecting the ideals of those who work with youth. Boots was also honored with the 2005 Bill Strausbaugh Award for Distinguished Service in mentoring other PGA Professionals, Integrity, and Character reflecting positively upon the profession, and outstanding involvement in Charitable and Community Activities. Boots was honored by being named to the 2013 North Florida Section Hall of Fame for A Lifetime of dedication to their profession and the game of golf in The North Florida Section.

Chapter Awards / Northern Chapter, North Florida Section

  •  Golf Professional of the Year 1990, 1996
  • PGA Standard of Excellence 1990
  • Teaching Professional of the Year 1990, 1991, 1993
  • Junior Golf Leader 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award 1998, 2005

 

   

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Lynne Kirkpatrick 

LPGA Golf Instructor

 

Phone:  904-571-7996

E-mail:  lynnekgolf@gmail.com  

 

Lynne Kirkpatrick grew up in Philadelphia and began her love for golf at the age of 8.  She won many club championships and played in many city and state competitions throughout Pennsylvania and Florida.  Lynne was also a member of the Appalachian State University Women’s Golf Team.

 

In 2004, Lynne started pursuing a career as an LPGA Teaching Professional.  She has been an Instructor at TPC Sawgrass and UNF Golf Complex.  She continues her passion for Junior Golf as a staff member for the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation, the Duval Middle School Golf Program Coordinator and Head Coach of the Bishop Kenny Girls Golf Team.

Lynne is available for junior and adult lessons 7 days a week at UNF Golf Complex.  She is also available for Women's Group Clinics and TeeItUp Junior Golf Camps during the summer.

 

 

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Gary Murfitt

PGA Golf Instructor

 

Phone:  904-294-3641

E-Mail:  gmurphpga@yahoo.com

 

Gary grew up in the small town of Brook Indiana.  He played golf 4 years on his varsity High School Golf Team and set all the schools scoring records.  In his junior year he was selected onto the All American High School Golf Team.  That year he shot 65, 6 times, also finishing 3rd place in the state finials.

 

He went on to play for Ball State University for 2 years, and played in the NCAA Championship his freshman year.

 

Gary moved to Florida in 1984, and turned professional.  He played the Space Coast Tour for 5 years in the early 1980's.  He starting working at Hyde Park Golf Club in 1986 and went into the PGA Program where he spent most of his career until June 2017, as Head Golf Professional and Instructor.

 

He has been teaching golf for the last 36 years and now is able to focus on teaching the game he loves full time to golfers of all ages, beginners to professional. He also enjoys working with the North Florida Junior Golf Tour, mentoring and coaching juniors in this wonderful game.