Professional Golf Instructors
Private Golf Lessons
At Cool Springs, we take pride in our team of highly experienced coaches, with PGA Professional Jeff Ellis as our lead instructor. Discover the incredible advantages of personalized one-on-one sessions with our experts and unlock the full potential of our state-of-the-art facility, complete with indoor golf simulators and TopTracer technology. Ready to get started? Read more about each of our instructors below. Afterwards, fill out the form and contact one of our pros today.
Our Professional Instructors
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Jeff Ellis, PGA Professional - Lead Instructor
Born and raised in the South Hills, Jeff Ellis is a veteran Class A PGA Professional who has been coaching all levels of golf for over 26 years. Jeff was the Head Golf Professional at South Hills Country Club for 5 years before joining us here at Cool Springs. He has extensive experience in golf operations, and his first job was at the original Cool Springs.
Dan Reilly – Instructor
Formerly a competitive amateur golfer Dan has been teaching beginner and advanced golfers at Cool Springs for 29 years. Dan now works almost exclusively with junior golfers; many of his students have won local, regional, state, and national competitions.
Christopher Geruschat - Instructor
Christopher Geruschat has been playing amateur and professional golf for over 40 years. He is currently an Associate in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program. He passed the PGA playing ability test on his first attempt and is an active member in the Tri-Sate Section of the PGA of America. Christopher has successfully completed the PGA HOPE adaptive golf training. (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) and the PGA Coach – American Development Model training. (ADM) He was a three-sport athlete at Bethany College, playing baseball, basketball and golf.
Christopher’s love and enthusiasm for the game of golf drives him to ensure that his instructions are always simple and fun for the student golfer.
Bryan Wieclaw – Instructor
Bryan Wieclaw has over fifteen years of experience teaching in elementary education. He brings his passion of teaching to his golf lessons. He has coached the Elizabeth Forward golf team for the past 14 years. During this time, he has had multiple golfers qualify for the state individual championship, and his team finished second in the WPIAL AA finals last year. Bryan enjoys seeing the growth of his players on and off the course.
Nik Cubbison – Instructor
Nik took his first golf swing at the age of 17 and quickly became passionate about the sport. When he wasn’t working on his golf swing, he was playing club hockey and earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford. He went on to use his Exercise Science background to play and coach numerous sports such as soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and now golf. Nik currently serves as one of our Instructors, using his passion and prior experience to engage beginners of all ages in learning to golf.
John Henk – Instructor
John Henk is a golf professional who has focused on instruction at Cool Springs for over 25 years. He has mentored golfers at all ages and abilities, but has particularly enjoyed helping junior golfers become successful high school and collegiate competitors. Formerly a district and regional tennis tournament player and instructor, John has been involved with athletics throughout his professional career.