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.

Please Note: All instructors are independent.  Lessons and lesson packages are non-transferable and non-refundable.  Unused lessons will only be exchanged for range credit after a period of one (1) year.

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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 coaching all levels of golf for over 27 years. Jeff’s PGA career began at the World Class Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, also the host of a yearly PGA Tour stop.  He then earned the title of Head Golf Professional at South Hills Country Club in 2008.  In 2014 he set his sights to make Cool Springs a Top 50 Stand Alone Range in USA and reached that goal in 2016. Fittingly, his very 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.

24 hour advanced notice required for cancellations to avoid forfeiture of lesson. All lesson packages must be completed by 12/31/25 (Updated 7/8/24)

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.

Geoff Attinger - Instructor

Geoff, our First Assistant here at Cool Springs, is working his way to becoming a PGA Professional. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Washington and Jefferson College while also playing on the school’s soccer and rugby teams. Throughout his playing career, he’s helped his teams win state and conference championships at every level, including 5 PAWest State Cups and a PAC Championship.

Geoff has a clear understanding of the mental and physical complexities of athletic ability. Coupled with his sports experience, Geoff tailors his knowledge to help golfers of all skill levels and backgrounds maximize and realize their full potential.

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.

Noah Wertelet - Instructor

Noah discovered his love for golf at an early age playing imaginary par 3’s in his backyard. As he grew up, his athleticism spilled over from golf into baseball, basketball, and track and field for South Park. He even helped his team earn back-to-back section titles during his two-year tenure on the varsity golf team. It is no surprise that Noah’s passion for golf led him to work at Cool Springs. Noah understands that each golfer is unique and requires tailored guidance to reach their full potential. He conducts clinics and one-on-one sessions, helping adults and juniors refine their techniques and elevate their game.

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Cool Springs Golf Complex
1530 Hamilton Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15234