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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.

Randy Taylor – Teaching Professional

Randy began his professional career teaching clinics at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, CT. In 2006 he went on to become Program Director for the First Tee of Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Bridgeport, CT, where he created successful player development programs for students of all skill levels.

He enjoys working with his students on understanding the biomechanics of the golf swing. Randy believes that the more students understand the best way to limit unnecessary body movements, the easier it will become to execute an efficient golf swing. His detailed teaching approach incorporates the best player development tools such as TrackMan, K-Vest 3D motion, and TPI Biomechanics.

Randy continued to increase his professional teaching experience as Director of Instruction for Nike Golf Schools, LPGA Girls Programs, and Assistant Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Division I golf teams at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. In 2011, Randy helped lead the SHU Pioneers men’s team to a 2011 Northeast Division I title along with an NCAA regional appearance. Randy also served as a Teaching Professional with the Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, NY, and Billy Casper Golf at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT.

Randy proudly serves on the Board for the Wakeman Boys/Girls Club in his hometown of Bridgeport, CT.

You can contact him at randy.taylor@bridgegolflearningcenter.com.

Todd Bordonaro – PGA Teaching Professional

Todd Bordonaro is a Teaching Professional at The Bridge Golf Learning Center. He is also Founder and Director of the Fit for Golf-Set for Life Academy and is the Director of Instruction at Dunwoodie Golf Course.

Todd’s certifications include: The PGA of America (Class A Certified Professional), The First Tee (Recognized Coach and National Trainer), The Impact Zone (Certified Advanced Instructor), The Golfing Machine (Authorized Instructor), The Titleist Performance Institute (Certified Golf Fitness Instructor) and The American Fitness Professionals Association (Certified Sports Nutrition Coach).

Todd has been featured on ESPN’s Golf Talk Radio, Forbes Magazine, The Daily News, MetGolfer Extra, Fox 5 New York and The NBC Sunday Morning Show. In 2009, the Metropolitan PGA awarded Todd the Player Development award for outstanding contributions in growing the game of golf. Todd plays in many local and national events including The Florida Professional Golf Tour.

Todd has studied with renowned teachers such as Jim Hardy, Hank Haney, Ben Doyle, Bobby Clampett, Mike Breed, Fred Shoemaker, Stan Utley, Mike Bender, short game guru Dave Pelz and putting expert Mike Shannon.

You can contact him at todd.bordonaro@bridgegolflearningcenter.com.

Michael Mancz – Teaching Professional

Michael Mancz is a part-time Teaching Professional at The Bridge Golf Learning Center. In addition, he spends his spring and summer months working as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Bedford Golf and Tennis Club in Bedford, NY.

His journey in the golf industry started in 2012 after graduating from Wright State University in Dayton, OH, with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. In a span of 5 years, Michael has had a chance to work at a wide variety of clubs, including municipal, resort and private.

Teaching the game of golf allows Mike to spread his passion and joy for the game to people of all ages. While teaching, he focuses on keeping the game as fun and as simple as possible for his students.

Although recently elected to PGA membership, Michael hopes to continue with advanced education within the PGA of America and beyond. You can contact him at michael.mancz@bridgegolflearningcenter.com.