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Sam Giallombardo

Academy Director - The Operation 36 Golf Academy - Keith Hills


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Lillington, NC
The Operation 36 Golf Academy - Keith Hills

About Sam

A Golf Coach who is passionate about getting beginners and intermediate players playing golf and shooting Par or Better for 9 holes! Sam is the Academy Director and Director of Instruction for the Operation 36 Golf Academy which is located at Keith Hills Golf Club, the home course to Operation 36 Golf. There he runs, tests and helps to develop Operation 36 programming for the 500+ golf courses running Operation 36 programming worldwide. He loves this wonderful game and is passionate about advancing the game of golf to anyone who interested in learning to play! A Retired US Navy Sailor, he is passionate about getting beginners, intermediate and advanced players started playing the game and advancing enough to shoot Par or Better for 9 holes! Sam Giallombardo is a Level 3 PGA Associate, and since retiring from the Navy in 2014, teaches using the best technology available in which to measure students to develop with them an improvement plan that best suits the student's improvement based on those measurements. Why guess when you can measure! Three things which make him an effective teacher are: 1) His past military medical expertise while serving as an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman in the Navy allows him an enhanced understanding of the concepts of body movement and their relationship in the golf swing. This enables him to more effectively communicate ways the student can understand in order to better execute them correctly. He constantly seeks to improve and continues to learn from others. 2) Having many mentors along the way has helped guide his thoughts and ideas based on their many years of experience. 3) He is able to take what he has learned from his many hours learning, practicing, and giving lessons to students and apply this to improve, not just his own skill-set, but uses that experience to improve the skills of his students. For without the dedication of committed students, progress would not be possible.





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Since joining the Men’s Academy I’ve taken an average of six strokes off my game. I’ve met a great bunch of guys to play with and I get to work with Coach Sam who is extremely knowledge bowl and friendly!

-Neal Eichhorn
Sam's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Get swing diagnostic testing

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Add 10 yards

Break 80

Break 90

Break 100

Earn a college golf scholarship

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Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
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Sam's Facilities

The Operation 36 Golf Academy - Keith Hills

Lillington NC

A 6 level golf program in Buies Creek, NC where we are Challenging all ages & abilities to shoot par or better for 9 holes.

*Coaching available to public


48 Parkwood Cir, Lillington, NC 27546-9708

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