Golf Instruction Booklet 2020



Dear Members,

Whether you are a seasoned tournament player, or brand new to golf, there is no better way to improve and enjoy the game than with proper coaching. Led by our PGA Director of Instruction, Bob Lennon, our four PGA Assistant Golf Professionals and me, our team is dedicated to your improvement and enjoyment of the game. Please explore the following pages to see all of the programs we are offering in 2020.


Michael Shank, PGA

MINI PRACTICE CLUB Available with any Golf Professional

Call to schedule date and time

Grab your friends, pick your date and time, and enjoy five 1-hour sessions. Topics include all areas of the game including short game, long game and on-course. Call the Golf Shop to schedule, 302-655-6022.

Max of 6 Players per Instructor: 2 people / $300 each for five hours 3 people / $250 each for five hours 4 or more / $200 each for five hours


May 16th and May 30th - Introductory Level May 23rd and June 6th - Advanced Level 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Take on the most important part of your game with this short game school covering putting, wedge play and bunker shots. This class will also provide an opportunity to discuss wedge and putter fitting.

Cost is $100 per student, minimum of three students per class. Two student class available for $150 .

WOMEN’S GOLF & SIP Led by Andrea Grier, PGA

We are inviting all women to join us for a sunset golf event that will be taking place on select afternoons this summer. Starting Sunday, May 17th, these events are designed to be social, casual, and fun!


Call to schedule date and time

Design your own junior elite coaching class with up to five juniors per class. Classes include 30 minutes of supervised practice and two hours of on-course coaching for a total of 2 ½ hours of instruction. Cost is $100 per junior, minimum of three students per class. Two student class available for $150.


Friday, May 15th – June 26th 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy no charge, complementary club fitting on the range Friday nights with our Flightscope launch monitor and see the difference the latest equipment from Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping and more can make.

Complimentary Event


There is simply no better way to improve all aspects of your game than to engage in one-on-one coaching with one of our PGA Professionals.

Individual Lesson Rates (45-minute lesson) Michael Shank, PGA, $110 Bob Lennon, PGA, $110 PGA Assistant Professionals, $90

Clinics Rates (1-hour clinic) All PGA Staff

2 students, $60 each 3 students, $50 each 4+ students, $40 each

Junior Clinics Rates (1-hour clinic age 14 and under) All PGA Staff

2 students, $50 each 3 students, $40 each 4+ students, $30 each

Absolute Improvement Package All PGA Staff

Game evaluation and 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours Hours must be used prior to March 31, 2021 Call for pricing


Michael Shank, PGA Director of Golf Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Michael graduated from the Penn State Professional Golf Management program in 1999. Following school, he spent three seasons at Chevy Chase Club in Maryland and Jupiter Hills Club in Florida, before working five years at Ardsley Country Club in Westchester County, New York. Michael was the Head Golf Professional at North Shore Country Club on Long Island for 10 seasons previous to starting at Wilmington in 2018. He resides in nearby Pennsylvania his wife Heather and son Lucas. Bob Lennon, PGA Director of Instruction Bob Lennon attended Florida Southern College where he played on their National Championship golf team. He turned professional in 1984, and got his PGA membership in 1993. Bob was the founder and President of the South Jersey Junior Golf Foundation, a foundation that helped over 1200 chil- dren per year. He also owned the Bob Lennon Golf Learning Center at Blue Heron Pines and was the lead instructor for the Golf Digest Schools at Blue Heron Pines for 15 years. Bob has been the Director of Instruction at Wilmington Country Club since 2007. His playing highlights include participation in the Greater Hartford Open and the U.S. Senior Open. Chad Halvonik, Senior PGA Assistant Golf Professional Chad Halvonik was born and raised in Reading, PA, where he learned the game of golf from his father. He graduated from the Professional Golf Management program at Penn State University in 2015 and began at Wilmington in 2017. Before coming to Wilmington Country Club, Chad spent time as an assistant professional at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Nantucket, MA, and John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, FL.

Michael LaGace, Assistant Golf Professional Michael is returning for his second season at Wilmington. Previously, he was most recently at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Houston, Texas. He spent time growing up in West Chester, PA, and Michael is our Junior Golf Coordinator for 2020.

Luke Grennan, PGA Assistant Golf Professional Luke is returning for his second season at Wilmington. He graduated from the Penn State Professional Golf Management program in 2019 where he conducted internships at Oak Hill Golf Club in Rochester, as well as Manhattan Woods and North Shore Country Club in New York. Luke is leading the Women’s 9-Holers this season. Andrea Grier, PGA Assistant Golf Professional Originally from Hagerstown, Maryland, Andrea grew up on the driving range and Par 3 course owned by her family. After playing golf for Marshall University where she earned an MBA in 2011, Andrea worked at several golf clubs in the Virginia Beach area before joining Wilmington in 2020. Andrea is leading the Women’s 18-Holers this season.

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