Clinics & Lessons

The Bald Head Island Club Golf Instructional Team is so excited to offer fun and unique programming for members and guests of every level, from the newest player learning the game for the first time to junior golfers to the most seasoned player.

Each of the instructors here is trained on the most up-to-date techniques, tools and technologies. The Bald Head Island Club is one of the few clubs in the area with Trackman Launch Monitor and Video Analysis. Our programs include traditional private lessons, group lessons, clinics, golf schools, fitness programs, customizable lesson series and much more. Our team is excited for the opportunity to help you!

Please click on the tabs below for more detailed information on our program offerings, including private instruction, camps and clinics. For more information, contact Abby Byrd at [email protected] or call the Golf Shop at 910-457-7310.


Private Instruction, Clinics & Schools

Private Instruction

Private lessons are a cornerstone of a great instructional program. The Bald Head Island Club’s Golf Pros offer private instruction upon request, utilizing the latest technology, coaching techniques and goal setting. If you are interested in private instruction with our great team of coaches, please contact the Golf Shop at 910.457.7310 and we will create a program designed for you.

Private lessons are booked on your schedule and can be offered in 30-minute or 1-hour increments of time.

Private Instruction Rates:
Abby Byrd, Certified PGA - Teaching and Coaching / TPI Certified Instructor / US Kids Certified Instructor
$90.00 per Hour
$60.00 per 30 Minutes
$50.00 per Junior Lesson

Jason Franklin, PGA
$85.00 per Hour
$55.00 per 30 Minutes
$50.00 per Junior Lesson

Connor Walters, Associate PGA
$85.00 per Hour
$55.00 per 30 Minutes
$50.00 per Junior Lesson

Andy Kohn, PGA
$90.00 per Hour
$55.00 per 30 Minutes

Private Instruction Offerings Include:
Individual Lessons (1 on 1)
Series of Lessons
Group Lessons (2 to 6) - Add $15 per person to the rates above for group lessons
Pick your Own Group - Private Group instruction (2-6 Participants) - Add $15 per person to the rates above for group lessons
Playing Lessons
TPI Screening with Abby Byrd
Series of Lessons - Please contact your preferred instructor for series package rates

Golf Clinics

Clinics are a great way to pick up some tips, learn new techniques and lower your scores in a relaxed small group setting. Our adult clinics will run approximately 50 minutes (may be altered based on attendance) of which the last 15 minutes will be reserved for open question and answer time. With our enthusiastic PGA instructors, you will receive comprehensive instruction that will enable you to achieve more success and have more fun with golf. See the schedule below for the featured topic of the week, then call the Golf Shop at 910.457.7310 to sign up. Clinic rates are $30 for Guest Members.

How to Improve Clinics
Weekly on Thursdays from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. from April to September. Clinic topics are subject to change.

  • April 7 - Rules
  • April 14 - Irons
  • April 21 - Bunkers
  • April 28 - Clubfitting

Holiday Week Clinics
Valentine’s Weekend - Fall in Love with your Pitching
Saturday, Feb 13 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Spring Into Golf - Easter Week Clinics
Thursday, April 1 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Get some Spring in your Full Swing
Friday, April 2 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Eggcellent Chipping
Saturday, April 3 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Be Hoppier on the Greens

Golf 101 Clinics

These weekly clinics will help get players who have never picked up a club before or are coming back to the game instruction on how to get around the course in a fun and timely manner. The clinics will cover the basics from how to hold the club, to which club to use and where to check in.

Dates: Wednesdays from June-August from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 25
Please contact Abby Byrd at [email protected] with questions or to sign up.

Golf Schools

Our monthly Golf Schools offer a longer, more intensive day of improvement and learning. Each Golf School will have a specific topic and offer a unique addition to your golf game. Upcoming topics include Power v. Finesse, Three Putt No More, and Golf Boot Camp. Dates for 2022 Golf Schools will be subject to change and announced as we create them.

Rates:Guest Members - $100

Club Fitting and Demo Events are a huge part of the Bald Head Island Club Golf Instructional Program. Having clubs fitted for you is key to making you the best golfer you can be. Current Fitting Equipment available in the Bald Head Island Club Golf Shop is from Callaway, Cobra, Taylormade and Titleist.

Individual fittings can be scheduled through the Golf Shop and will cost $60 per player.

Demo Days will be scheduled for many of the top brands. If you have a particular brand that you want to try, please contact Abby Byrd at [email protected].

Junior Clinics & Camps

Camp Gator Golf – Ages 7-15

Camp Gator Golf is designed to introduce the spirit of golf and develop each junior’s abilities to make golf more enjoyable. During each camp the following golf related life skills will be demonstrated and reinforced: courtesy, judgment, respect, confidence, honesty, integrity, responsibility, perseverance and sportsmanship. The professional staff will use age-appropriate and skill-appropriate instruction utilizing US Kids Golf and PGA coaching methods. Most importantly, these summer camps are designed to provide a safe environment for each junior to have FUN!

Camp Rates:
Guest Members - $100
Social Members - $100

Camp Dates:
Fridays from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. with lunch included
June 11 and 18
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 27

General Camp Info:
Camp Gator Golf will include both practice facility and on-course instruction and games. Campers will receive lunch and a participation favor will be given out upon the completion of camp.

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Full Members: No restrictions
Lifestyle/ Founding Social Members: No more than 3 weeks prior to clinic
Social Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

Camp Info
All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed appropriately, checked in, and ready to go at the bottom of the Golf Shop stairs 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.

If there are any dietary restrictions or other information the team needs to know, please alert the staff upon sign-up.

Collared shirts required. No denim, swimsuits or sandals permitted.

A $30 No Show Fee will be applied to the account if the instruction team is not notified of cancellation 30 minutes prior to the start of camp.

Please email Abby Byrd at [email protected], visit the Golf Shop, or call 910.457.7310 to register.

Gator Golf Clinics – Ages 7-15

The Bald Head Island Club’s Gator Golf Clinics are a great way to introduce the game of golf to your children. The Golf Professional staff will strive to create an engaging and fun atmosphere for all skill levels of players with game-based learning as well as instruction in the fundamentals of the game. Each 45-minute clinic will cover a variety of topics to give each student training and will involve games to improve in all aspects of the game including full swing, putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.

Gator Golf Rates:
Guest Members - $30

Gator Golf Dates:
Mondays from 3:00-3:45 pm
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Guest Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

Additional Clinic Information:
All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed appropriately, checked in, and ready to go at the bottom of the Golf Shop stairs 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.
Cancellation for the clinics must be made by 12:00 noon the day of the clinic.
No shows will be charged $10 to the account provided for registration.
Collared shirts required. No denim, swimsuits or sandals permitted.
If less than three students, length of clinic will be altered. Lightning or adverse weather will cancel clinics.

Please email Abby Byrd at [email protected], visit the Golf Shop, or call 910.457.7310 to register.

Turtle Tots Golf Clinics – Ages 3-6

The Bald Head Island Club’s Turtle Tots Clinics are a great way to introduce the game of golf to your children. Early development of the four pre-swing fundamentals—grip, posture, alignment, and aim—will give your young golfer the best chance for success and can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment. Utilizing enthusiastic PGA instructors, your child will receive fun, engaging, and structured instruction that will enable them to achieve more success and have more fun with golf.

Each clinic will involve near golf and actual golf experiences to enhance the motor skill development by using various methods to challenge the student’s balance and coordination. Clinics will involve fun games that incorporate running, hopping, throwing, pitching, and hand/eye skills involved in putting, chipping and the full swing.

Turtle Tots Clinic Rates:
Guest Members - $25

Turtle Tots Dates:
Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Guest Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

Additional Clinic Information:
All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed appropriately, checked in, and ready to go at the bottom of the Golf Shop stairs 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.
Cancellation for the clinics must be made by 12:00 noon the day of the clinic.
No shows will be charged $10 to the account provided for registration.
Collared shirts required. No denim, swimsuits or sandals permitted.
If less than three students, length of clinic will be altered. Lightning or adverse weather will cancel clinics.

Please email Abby Byrd at [email protected], visit the Golf Shop, or call 910.457.7310 to register.

Junior Golf Play Day – Ages 6-15

The Bald Head Island Club professional golf staff will conduct junior golf play days throughout the summer for the enrichment of your child. Play days are designed to introduce the spirit of golf and to instill proper golf etiquette. The following life skills will be demonstrated and reinforced: courtesy, judgment, respect, confidence, honesty, integrity, responsibility, perseverance and sportsmanship. Most importantly, play days are designed to be FUN!

Groups will be formed based on ability and age. The professional staff will choose appropriate formats for each group.

Fees:
Guest Members - $45

Junior Play Day Dates:
Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
June 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 24, 31

Advance registration is required with the following restrictions:
Guest Members: No more than 2 weeks prior to clinic

Additional Junior Play Day Information:
All clinics will begin promptly at the times listed above. Please have child dressed appropriately, checked in, and ready to go at the bottom of the Golf Shop stairs 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the clinic.

Collared shirts required. No denim, swimsuits or sandals permitted.

We will go over etiquette and warming up on the range prior to going on the course.
On-course etiquette and fun are paramount.

If there are 3 students or less, the time of the clinic may be adjusted.

No Shows will be charged a $15 fee to the account they signed up with if not notified of change of plans.

If there is lightning or other adverse weather within 15 minutes prior to start and 15 minutes after start, the play day will not happen.

Please email Abby Byrd at [email protected], visit the Golf Shop, or call 910.457.7310 to register.

Weekly Junior Packages – Ages 6-15

Osprey Junior Golf League:

The Bald Head Island Club Golf Staff is proud to offer the Osprey Junior Golf League as a new weekly program. This league will be a fun way for your avid golfer, beginner or advanced, to get the most out of their stay on the island. They will get the best instruction, plenty of chances to play golf, and best of all be active outside! This league will also introduce the addition of Baldy Bucks. Each participant will receive Baldy Bucks that they can spend in the Golf Shop on certain items, including golf balls, caps, shirts, head covers and several other items. The juniors will receive additional bucks for proper etiquette, skills, behavior and other factors, but the Professional Staff could also remove bucks for the opposite. We cannot wait for your junior golfers of all levels to enjoy this new league on Bald Head Island!

Package Includes:
One Gator Golf or Turtle Tot Clinic
One Play Day (Tuesday P.M.)
One Gator Golf Camp (Friday A.M.)

Rates:
Guest Members - $155

Meet the Pros

Abby

Abby Byrd

Certified PGA - Teaching and Coaching - Director of Instruction

Abby is a Certified PGA Professional in Teaching and Coaching and has a passion for instruction that started right here on Bald Head Island. She learned the game at the Club and went on to earn a scholarship to East Carolina University, where she was named the 2008 and 2010 Conference USA Golfer of the Year and 2010 East Carolina Female Athlete of the Year. After two seasons playing professional golf on the Symetra Tour, Abby came back to Bald Head Island and discovered her passion for teaching and coaching golfers. She is a Titleist Performance Institute and US Kids Golf Certified Coach.

If you want an instructor who is thorough, encouraging and flexible, book your lesson with Abby today.

Andy

Andy Kohn

PGA – Head Golf Pro

Andy came to Bald Head Island by way of Pebble Beach Resorts in California where he served in increasingly more responsible roles since starting there in 2003. In between his roles at Pebble Beach, Andy spent time as an assistant pro at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, SC. Andy is thrilled to be back in the Carolinas and loves getting out on the greens and passing along his knowledge of the game while cracking a few jokes along the way.

If you’re looking for an instructor who is laid back and can help you relax and have a great time, but who also knows all the right techniques, reach out to Andy for a lesson today.

Connor

Connor Walters

Associate PGA – Assistant Golf Pro

Born in Los Angeles, Connor moved to Roanoke, VA, as a youngster and played his first golf event at the age of 7. Throughout his junior career, he traveled the nation playing on the American Junior Golf Association circuit and later earned a scholarship to play Div I golf for James Madison University. After college, Connor worked at various golf courses in Northern Virginia, include Trump National Golf Club and Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.

His patience, experience and passion make him a great instructor for juniors and adult golfers of all skill levels. Book a lesson with Connor and you’re sure to have a fun time on the range while improving your game.

Jason

Jason Franklin

PGA – Assistant Golf Pro

Jason comes to us from the Golden State and has a strong background in club fitting and Coaching. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Professional Golf Management degree and has since earned additional PGA certification and his “star” in Golf Operations. Jason’s past work experience covers both coasts, where he spent time at Charlotte Country Club in the East and Bel Air Country Club and Pebble Beach Resorts on the West.

If you are interested in trying the latest and greatest from Cobra, Callaway, Titleist, or Taylormade, then set up a fitting and lesson with Jason during your stay.