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John R. Dipollina, PGA

Director of Golf


PGA Crest

Bristol, CT
Golf Center at Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT

About John

2020 - U.S. Kids Golf - Top 50 Kids Coaches in World 2019 & 2020 - PGA Jr. League - #GAMECHANGER Captain Award Winner 2020 - GRAA - Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals 2019 - Connecticut PGA - Youth Player Development Award Winner

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Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Add 10 yards

Break 80

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

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Skills & Tools

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Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
John's Facilities

Golf Center at Lyman Orchards

Middlefield CT


The Apple 9 Course at Lyman Orchards opened in 2012 and was honored by the American Society of Golf Course Architects with its inaugural “Design Excellence” award. The par-29 course was ranked as the top Par 3 course in Connecticut and 10th overall in New England by New England Golf Monthly magazine. The Apple Nine wraps around one of Golf Range Association of America’s Top 50 Public Practice Facility in the US (2018, 2019), hosts the largest ladies instructional program in New England and represents the largest PGA Jr. League program in New England. At 1,600 yards, this executive bent grass layout is less intimidating for novices yet challenging for experienced golfers looking to shave strokes off their game by offering four sets of tees. In addition to the course, The Apple 9 boasts a 20,000 square foot practice area including grass hitting range, putting green, short game area, chipping green and newly redone practice bunkers.

*Coaching available to public


700 Main St, Middlefield, CT 06455-1271

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