Learning Center

Improve your game with group or individual lessons from the PGA Professionals at Hollow Brook.

Learning Center

It Is My Pleasure to Welcome You to Hollow Brook

Helping golfers to improve their game is one of the main priorities of our professional golf staff. Our goal is to develop each player’s individual abilities in each of the three facets of the golf game: the full swing fundamentals, the short game and golf course management. We offer a full range of instruction choices ranging from individual lessons, group clinics, video lessons using FlightScope technology, playing lessons and junior programs.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to enjoy the range of services that the golf team provides at Hollow Brook.

Fairways and Greens...
Philip M. Eyre, PGA

Hollow Brook Golf Academy

Hollow Brook Golf Club instructors, PGA Professionals Phil Eyre and Apprentice Assistant Professionals Mike Davis and Marco DiNardo offer affordable golf lesson programs and a large array of golf instruction packages. They recognize each student is different and therefore each lesson is tailored towards the individual’s learning style and physical abilities. The professional staff is committed to improving your game and help you achieve your individual goals.

Improve Your Game... Visit Phil Eyre’s Coaching Pages and Subscribe to His Newsletter

PGA of America Profile News, Fitness, Lessons Subscribe to Phil’s Newsletter Here

Lessons and Club Fitting Rates

Program / Length /  Rate

Private Lesson:
30 Minutes, $70
Private Lesson: 60 Minutes, $140
Playing Lesson: 9 Holes, $220
Playing Lesson: 18 Holes, $350
Clinic – Minimum of 4 Students: 60 Minutes, $35 per person
Program / Length /  Rate

Private Lesson: 
30 Minutes, $50
Private Lesson: 60 Minutes, $100
Playing Lesson: 9 Holes, $160
Playing Lesson: 18 Holes, $250
Clinic – Minimum of 4 Students: 60 Minutes, $20 per person

Club fitting is available upon request. The fitting costs $175. If you purchase your clubs through the Pro Shop this fee will be adjusted.

To make lesson reservations or for more information, please contact the Pro Shop by calling (914) 734-1500, Ext 1101.

Golf Education


As of January 1, 2020, the USGA and The R&A launched the World Handicap System. The new handicap system is designed to create a single set of rules for handicaps, provide a consistent measurement of a golfer's playing ability, and create more flexibility in applying a player's handicap to competitive or recreational rounds.

The major changes include:

(Source: USGA)

  • Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring that a golfer’s handicap is more reflective of potential ability
  • A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap; a recommendation that the number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap be 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds, but with some discretion available for national or regional associations to set a different minimum within their own jurisdiction
  • A consistent handicap that is portable from course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the USGA Course and Slope Rating System, already successfully used in more than 80 countries
  • An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores and factoring in memory of demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control
  • A calculation that considers the impact that abnormal course and weather conditions might have on a player’s performance each day
  • Daily handicap revisions, taking account of the course and weather conditions calculation
  • A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only). Example: A Course Handicap of 18 receives one stroke per hole for 18 holes; the player’s max score is triple bogey on any hole, which equals a Net Double Bogey.
  • A maximum handicap limit of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game

The USGA created educational resources to help golfers understand and apply the World Handicap System:

Our Tournament and Handicap Committee and PGA Professional staff is available to answer questions and to help our members apply the new World Handicap System.

Caring for Our Golf Course

Ball Mark Repair


Repairing Fairway Divots