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John V. Hines

I was hired as the  Assistant Professional at the Fox Hill Golf & CC in 1995.....I was promoted to Head Professional in 1996..... after attaining PGA Membership in March of 1997 I was promoted to Director of Golf..... Stayed as Director through the transformation of the club and the facility where it is now Baiting Hollow Golf Club..... Was instrumental in the design and construction of the new clubhouse and the re-routing of the golf course...... Worked side by side with the General Manger and oversaw the operation in his absence...... Host club for many section events including the US Open Qualifier as well as the US Amateur qualifying......After the 2012, the year the club received the Award for best Private club on Long Island, I decided to move on..... I was hired to run the Instruction programs for Heartland golf and the Long Island Nike Junior Golf Camps.... 
As a Professional I was involved in the governance of the MET section of  the PGA of America.....Sitting on the Board of Directors for 6 years..... The sections Education Co/Chairman for 4 years..... Developing teaching and technology programs to Educate todays PGA Professionals...... I was also involved as Co/Chair of the MET PGA Junior golf program...... A program that now runs 100 tournament for junior golfers in a 3 month span and the recipient of the PGA'S National Herb Graffis Award in 2011..... After the 2013 season I accepted a position of PGA Head Golf Professional at the Golf Club of Oklahoma.... A fabulous Tom Fazio design..... The end of my first season at the Golf Club and couldn't be happier.... Starting the 2015 season by heading to the PGA show and the Teaching and Coaching summit....... Cant wait for the weather to change and get some golf in.... Hope to see you at the Golf Club

PGA Director of Golf/Head Golf Professional

PGA Head Professional / GM

PGA Director of Instruction 

PGA Director of Nike Junior Golf Camps Long Island

2012- Present PGA National Inclusion Committee

2012             PGA National Hall of Fame Committee

2012 PGA National Special Awards Committee

2010-2012 PGA National Disabled Golfer Committee

2008-2010 PGA National Education Committee

2010-2012 MET PGA Secretary

2010-2012 MET PGA Employment Committee

2006-2012 MET PGA Education Committee

2012-2012 MET PGA Assistants Committee

2010-2012 MET PGA Co/Chair Education Committee

2008-2010 MET PGA Junior Golf Committee


Golf Operations   PGA Certified Golf Operations
Golf Instruction PGA Certified Instruction
Golf Management PGA Certified Retail Operations


 As a student of the game as well a tournament player for almost 10 years one comes to realize the different and unusual golf swings that the PGA tour has created. We can begin with Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Paul Azinger and then that sweet swing of Payne Stewart. The common thread, to all these hall of fame players, is that they allowed their body to go where it needed to go, without resistance. One would think Palmer was always angry when he played. Trevino considered one of the best ball strikers who ever played, squared the clubface better than most, Paul Azinger with that grip the grip they considered to strong and Payne Stewart, you almost expected to hear music when he was swinging with that perfect tempo. All Champions so which one is right, as I stated earlier they were all right. They set out to play the game the way their body allowed them to. Nothing more nothing less.

With all of that said our philosophy is based on what the player wants, expects and works for.  The 10 minute conversation with the player will determine which path we take. 

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