Rick Nielsen Jr., PGA

Rick Nielsen Jr., PGA Professional
Director of Golf
Main Address:
Turtle Cove Golf Center
1 City Island Rd
Bronx, NY 10464-1003

(718) 885-1129

Rick is he Director of Golf at Turtle Cove Golf Center in Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY. Previously, Rick was the Head Professional at Smithtown Landing CC on Long Island where he was lead instructor to the Michael Hebron Golf School. Rick was also the Head Professional at Randalls Island Golf Center in Manhattan where he owned and operated the East River Golf School. Rick is a Class "A" PGA Professional with nearly 30 years of experience and is a member of the PGA's Quarter Century Club. Rick was mentored by the likes of Bill Strausbaugh, Michael Hebron, Ben Doyle and Gregg Mchatton. He is an Authorized Instructor of The Golfing Machine and one of only 62 worldwide with the designation, Master in Golf Stroke Engineering (G.S.E.M.). During his career, Rick has coached many professionals, men, women and juniors to championship levels. Rick has produced two instructional DVD's, Power Golf Dynamics and Shrink Your Score featuring Dr. Phil Lee, renowned Sports Psychologist. Rick is a frequent speaker for both professional and amateur organizations and has also hosted his own radio show, GolfTalk. Rick has written articles for numerous golf publications and has sat on the Metropolitan PGA Board of Directors. Rick is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and has developed a golf-specific Pilates Program called Power Golf Pilates. Rick is TPI Certified, Flightscope Certified, K-Vest Level 2 Certified. More information on Rick's programs can be found at ricknielsengolf.com.

Services Offered:

  • Instruction
  • Club Fitting
  • Play Golf of America Participant
  • Free Fitting Month
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National Awards

  • 2010 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game
  • 2009 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game
  • 2008 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game
  • 2006 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game