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Chipping In

PGA REACH New England is excited to announce a new spotlight piece dedicated to sharing the goodwill and support of local communities by our PGA Professionals. Chipping In will trumpet the story of individual PGA Professionals and their efforts to differentiate their facility and personal PGA Brand within the community.

I have been a PGA member for 29 years here in the New England Section. I am fortunate to have been at my current job since 1998. While I have never won a section award I have been awarded numerous Maine Chapter awards over the years.

2002-2018 Golf Digest Best Teacher in State, 2020 and 2021 Maine Chapter Merchandiser of Year Public, 2020 Maine Chapter Teacher of the Year, 2018 Maine Chapter Patriot Award, 2017 Maine Chapter Teacher of the Year, 2011 Maine Golf Professional of the Year, 2011 PGA Professional Championship, 1994 Maine Chapter Champion. READ MORE

I began playing golf at the age of 3 at Kwiniaska Golf Club in Shelburne, Vermont. Played golf in high school and college. Then I registered in the PGA Apprentice program as an Assistant Golf Professional at Burlington Country Club. Upon receiving my Class A PGA membership in 1996, I joined Tater Hill Country Club in Chester, Vermont as the Head Golf Professional. My career has taken me to Palm Beach, Hunters Run in Boynton Beach, Admirals Cove in Jupiter, Florida and I’m most proud to be a member of the Vermont Chapter of the New England PGA for 33 years. Now I’m back in Shelburne, Vermont as owner of The Kwini Club practice facility for the past five years. READ MORE

Being behind the scenes makes me most happy when working with my community.  Beginning with the Tuftonboro Central School Chess Club and coaching in the Back Bay Hockey Association, I have spent countless number of hours either facilitating, teaching, fundraising, organizing events or games, and working with the youth of my community.  READ MORE



I’d like to highlight The Ridge Club and our charitable efforts throughout the years. For over 8 years, The Ridge Club has partnered with the Sandwich Food Pantry. We are now passing the torch on to Cape Kids Meals. Our Ridge Club Women’s Golf Association has also done tremendous work on their own to support local initiatives. READ MORE




Matt Walsh, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Warwick Country Club (Warwick, R.I.)

I have been a member of the PGA since November of 2004. I have worked at clubs on the Cape, Central Mass., Florida and now am currently employed at Warwick Country Club in Warwick, R.I.



Shawn Durocher, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club (Boylston, Mass.)

My oldest daughter worked as a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) at UMass Memorial Hospital on the pediatric floor. After listening to the stories of the kids, I decided to try and collect gingerbread house kits to donate to the hospital for the kids to work on while in the hospital.



Bryan Kienke, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Cohasset Golf Club (Cohasset, Mass.)

Bryan Kienke was born and raised on Long Island, NY. After graduation from the Professional Golf Management Program at Methodist University, Bryan has held Assistant Professional Positions at Rockaway Hunting Club on Long Island, Medalist Golf Club and Adios Golf Club in South Florida & Aronimink Golf Club just outside Philadelphia. While an assistant Bryan has served on the Philadelphia Section Board of Directors and as the Philadelphia Assistants Organization President. Bryan is currently the Head Golf Professional at Cohasset Golf Club.



Steve Sheridan, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Meadow Brook GC

I grew up in Wakefield and started my golf experience at the old Colonial Golf Club in Lynnfield. I was introduced to the game of golf by my Dad and his brother Richard who bought lessons for me for my 12th birthday from the legendary Bob Baldassari Sr. After completing high school, I went on to The Golf Academy of the South, where I received an associate degree in Business & Golf Management. Upon graduation, I started my career at Lexington Golf Club, working for Kevin Wilczewski, PGA, for six seasons. I moved onto Kernwood Country Club to work for Frank Dully II for five seasons before I accepted the Head Professional position at Meadow Brook Golf Club in Reading. I have been a PGA Member for twenty-five years, certified in four different areas, and working towards my PGA Master in Player Development.