5. Ian Willikens, PGA
"My name is Ian Willikens and I have been in the golf business for 23 years and counting. I became a PGA Professional in 2010 and I love to teach the game. I teach fundamentals such as grip, stance, posture, balance, follow through. I do not try to make everyone swing like Ernie Els, Adam Scott, or Jason Day. I work with your body type, skill level, and experience to the game and try to maximize that so you can enjoy the game of golf to the best of your abilities.
In 2015 I gave over 560 Private lessons, as well as taught camps, clinics, and ran a very successful PGA Junior team. I was fortunate enough that one of my many students offered me a job to do Business Development for their company. It is named Peniel Environmental and they are based in Milford NH, but serve all of New England. With that said, I still love to and have to teach to maintain my good standing with the PGA of America. I am affiliated with the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester and teach in their PGA Tour Simulators and utilize the technology to benefit my students. I also do chipping, putting, bunker play, as well as on course instruction at the Country Club. If you are skeptical of Simulators I have agreements at two local driving ranges where I can teach as well.
Thank you for your interest and I hope to work with you on improving your ability to play the great game of golf.
I enjoy helping others. My Mother is a retired school teacher so using my Communications Degree from UNH and extensive training throughout the years to help people get better at golf is very rewarding to me. I always say "you're only as good as the person that teaches you" and I have been very fortunate to work under some of the finest Professionals in the area during my time in the golf industry."