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Teaching Professionals

Teaching Professionals

Brian Hwang – Teaching Professional

Brian Hwang specializes in developing personalized training programs specific to each individual client. Rather than focus on technical flaws, he emphasizes the importance of critical moments in the swing. Hwang focuses on establishing a core foundation of fundamentals and fine tuning the key points in the swing, rather than teaching the ideal traditional swing.

Utilizing TrackMan analysis and his swing philosophy, his students always have the edge to improve and move on to the next level.

Hwang was a member of the University of Connecticut golf team from 2009-12. In 2010, the Hauppauge, New York, native played in the U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay in Washington state.

Previous teaching experience includes the Nike Golf School as a Teaching Instructor for four years. He was also a program director for Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation, creating After School golf programs for inner city kids. His most recent assignment was at Port Jefferson Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional.

Hwang’s professional clients include Brian Hughes (Web.com/PGALatino America/Canada), Jeb Buchanan (PGA Latino America/Canada; 2015 New York State Open Champion), Pat Wilson (PGA Latino America/Canada; 2015 US Open participant), and Gerry Mackedon (2016 St. John’s Golf commit).

You can contact him at brian.hwang@bridgegolflearningcenter.com.

Michael Mancz – First Assistant Golf Professional

Michael Mancz is the First Assistant Golf Professional at The Bridge Golf Foundation and a member of the PGA of America.

PGA of America and U.S. Kids Golf logosHis journey in the golf industry started in 2012 after graduating from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Michael has a passion for teaching and growing the game, and he strives to make golf as rewarding as possible for his students. His teaching philosophy begins first with mastering the basics. Without a solid foundation, the golf swing becomes that much harder. He then works to eliminate swing faults as soon as they arise by dissecting the swing into stages.

Breaking the swing down helps to simplify the movements being made and promotes a better understanding for his students.

Along with teaching, he is responsible for helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the entire golf operation at The Bridge Golf Foundation and Learning Center. Michael is a PGA Class A Member and a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach.

You can contact him at michael.mancz@bridgegolflearningcenter.com.