UNF Golf Complex Hyat Learning Center's Instructors
PGA Golf Instructor
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!
Assistant Coach - LPGA Instructor
Phone: (407) 247-4258
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.
PGA Golf Instructor
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
- 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
LPGA Golf Instructor
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
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.
PGA Golf Instructor
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.
on to play for Ball State University for 2 years, and played in the NCAA
Championship his freshman year.
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.