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Lucas E Cohen, PGA

Head Golf Professional / Owner / Instructor


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Hudson, NY
New York Golf Park

About Lucas

Lucas Cohen is a highly motivated and ambitious Class “A” PGA Member possessing a special desire to learn and accomplish. A business owner with a strong base of experience in golf instruction, high-end member owned, resort golf operations and creation of golfer development programs. A well-rounded personality and proven track record to work effectively with all human resources. With a background in management of the daily golf operation, golf club technology, a passion for teaching all ages and abilities, work ethic that focuses on customer satisfaction and growth of the game. • Instructor, Merchandiser, Tournament Director, Scratch Golfer • Junior Golf Leader and Innovator of fun programs • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills • Computer literate with retail POS systems, website management (Microsoft Office, EventMan, Jonas, ProShop Keeper, Clubtech) • Expert club fitter (Taylor Made, Callaway, Ping, U.S. Kids etc.) PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS • 2019 U.S. Kids Top 50 Coach • President and Founder of Playground Golf Foundation (non profit) ( • Established the Hudson Valley U.S. Kids Local Tour • 2016 NENY Junior Player Development Award • 2015 NENY Player Development Award • Nominated for Teacher of the Year 2014 Northeastern NY PGA Section • Nominated Junior Golf Player Development 2014 & 2015 NENY • Top 50 U.S. Kids Instructor - Honorable Mention 2010-2014 • Head Golf Coach Hudson High School • Assistant Golf Coach Columbia Greene College • Created the Start to Finish Golf Academy 2009 ( • U.S. Kids Certified Instructor and Club Fitter • Elected to PGA Presidents Council 2007-2011 • Articles published - PGA Magazine (5/2009 & 9/2010) • Head Golf Coach West Broward High School (District Champions 2008) • PGA Tour Academy Master Instructor 2008 • 15 years Annual Support Rally for a Cure (2000-2015) • Rules Official during College and High School Matches PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Lead Event Instructor November 2018 - Present Top Golf – Doral and Miami Gardens – Dade County FL Topgolf is a global sports entertainment company headquartered in Dallas, TX premier entertainment destination. • Lead Instructor 20+ Events • Over 4000 people instructed • Revenue for events over $100,000 President/Founder/Program Director March 2016-Present Playground Golf Foundation - Columbia, Greene, Northern Dutchess NY Non Profit 501(c)3 that is dedicated to improving the lives of children during gym classes through the game of golf. • Golf in over 15 schools in the counties • Over 20 Junior Golf Programs (2000+ Kids) • Raised over $40,000 for youth programs • Purchased over $15,000 worth of equipment • Created entire golf in schools cirriculum • Trained and hired over 6 instructors Head Golf Professional / Owner March 2012-Present New York Golf Park - Hudson, NY PGA Recognized Facility with driving range, miniature golf, batting cages and golfer development programs. Over 20,000 guests per season. • Rehabilitation of the entire property (Driving Range, Batting Cages, Mini Golf) • Over 10 Junior Golf Programs over the summer (200+ Kids) • Buyer/Merchandiser/Inventory Control/Profit & Loss/Accounting • Installation of a brand new Pro Shop (60K inventory control) • Superintendent and maintenance of the 10,000 sq foot grass tee • Five fundraising and promotional events with over 100+ in attendance • Marketing the facility through various web traffic and print media Director of Instruction July 2008-Present Grand Palms Resort and Golf Club - Pembroke Pines, FL 27-Hole Resort with 300 members & resort guests playing 50,000 rounds annually • Promotion of instructional programs, clinics, private sessions and golf schools for men women and children for all ages and abilities ($12,000 revenue for resort) • Provide a PGA presence, visibility and level of professionalism • Setup, and organization of practice facility (over 10,000 square feet) • Course marking and layout for major member tournaments (20+ events) • Member and guest services (bag storage, private cart maintenance)





Lucas's Experience

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

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Lucas.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Social Engagement
Club Fitting
Lucas's Facilities

New York Golf Park

Hudson NY


New York Golf Park established in 2012 is open to the public 7 days a week, seasonally from April – October weather permitting. The driving range offers sunup to sundown hours with a golf ball vending machine. We host corporate events and birthday parties too. The NYGP driving range offers both natural grass teeing areas and artificial mats to drive from, a 19 hole Mini Golf Course, Ice Cream, a Pro Shop and PGA Instruction through the Start to Finish Golf Academy. Golf instruction for adults and children golf lessons are offered every day during the season, 3 junior golf camps throughout the summer as well as adult golf schools with stay and play packages, which offer on course instruction. The NYGP is home to the Playground Golf Foundation, this non profit organization offers FREE golf instruction using SHORT Golf (Velcro) Equipment at the park and to elementary and Middle schools in Columbia, Greene and Northern Dutchess Counties during gym classes.

*Coaching available to public


5490 Route 9H And 23, Hudson, NY 12534-3922

Facility Offerings

PGA Instruction

Pembroke Pines FL


The Start is the setup, it is amazing how much easier it is to perform a desired shot when you have the correct grip, posture, alignment and ball position. When you look at the best golfers in the world, recognize that they start with proper fundamentals of the setup. Impact is the most important position of the golf swing. Everyone has a different swing that is best for their body type. If you can Start properly and Finish in balance for each and every shot then you are simplifying the whole process which leads to consistency. The Finish position of each shot is critical to achieve desired results. When you finish your shot in balance, then you are in control at the moment of truth . . . Impact.

*Coaching available to public


111 Grand Palms Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Facility Offerings

Private and Group Instructiom

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