PGA Professionals and Instructors


PGA Professional

443 Verified Lessons Elite Pro

11 Reviews                                                                                           

Swing Evaluation - 30 Mins

Single Lesson Free

Lesson - 30 Mins

Single Lesson$70

6 Lesson Package$350

Single LessonJunior$60

6 Lesson PackageJunior$300

Lesson - 1 Hour

Single Lesson$120

6 Lesson Package$620

Single LessonJunior$100

6 Lesson PackageJunior$500



User Skill level: Single Handicap

Lesson Focus: Setup

Edward D. said: Great lesson. Broke it down very easily. Very easy to speak with. Listened and understood my concerns and what needed to be done to improve my game. Highly recommended. Definitely will be back. Thanks, Sam!

May 16, 2017 

User Skill level: Single Handicap

Lesson Focus: Setup, Irons

Edward D. said: Great lesson. Hadn't had one in a long time and he broke my swing down very easily and simplified the corrections which made the swing even easier to do. I had a lot of bad habits that I gained from playing and he got it in my head how to correct it. Definitely worth it. Very cool guy. Really good experience. Will definitely be back. Thanks, Sam!

 April 28, 2017

User Skill level: Bogey Player

Lesson Focus: Irons, Putting

Michael L. said: My son (11 years old) and I have had a few golf teachers, we both enjoy the lessons and interactions with Sam the best, by far. I found that Sam is exceptionally sharp at identifying the key issues of my swing, and describe it in an easy to understand manner, which often leads to immediate fix and many ah-ha moments during the lesson where I said to myself - "wow that's what it feels like!" He uses tools such as mirrors, iPad videos, and Trackman monitor effectively to provide instant feedback - a picture says more than a thousand words is certainly true in learning golf. Sam is great with kids. Besides the learning, my son enjoys his time with Sam so much that he gets up very early on Sunday mornings to catch the first lesson. The two of them exchange humor and thoughts about golf throughout the sessions. Sam also makes effort to combine studio lessons with real games out on the courses, where he teaches effective course management and emotion management first hand. I am impressed that my son became calmer than me when hitting bad shots. One of Sam's students recently got invited to attend top universities including Stanford. While I am not sure if my son will be that good, it certainly feels assuring that Sam has the capacity to bring you all the way to the top if you are talented and committed to this fascinating game. Enjoy the journey.

June 22, 2016

User Skill level: Bogey Player

Lesson Focus: Setup, Driver

Ernie B. said: Yes helped me with grip to promote a draw to get back some distance that I had lost due to age and injuries, also worked on stance so I could get loaded in better. GREAT TEACHER, BETTER FRIEND!!!

June 21, 2016 

User Skill level: Bogey Player

Lesson Focus: Setup, Irons

Edward S. said: Sammy Kang . A dedicated professional, bring patience and caring in his instructions. We are all different and he has the ability to work with me without forcing drastic changes. I felt comfortable with each little tweak and that enabled me to re-enforce those tweaks on my own. I'm serious about improving my game and he was empathetic and filled with positivity. I travel some distance. But it was worth it!


 Qualifications & Experience

  • Sam Kang is a graduate of the Campbell University Professional Golf Management Program with a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration. He has been a Class A PGA member since 2004. Previously, Sam was based at Fiddler’s Elbow CC and Farmstead Golf & CC before joining New Jersey Golf Academy full time. Sam is one of the top players in the New Jersey section. He has competed in many events and has won multiple majors, including the 2011 NJPGA Section Championship, the 2012 NJPGA Fall Finale, and numerous NJPGA Assistant events. Sam was the NJPGA Assistant Player of the year four years in a row from 2010-2013. Sam has experience teaching golfers of all ages and skill levels. He is a Level 1 K-vest Certified Professional and utilizes TrackMan and SAM Putt Lab technology. Sam speaks fluent Korean. 


  • Essex Golf Center - PGA Teaching Professional (2014-Present)

  • Farmstead Golf and Country Club - Golf Professional (2009-2014)

  • Fiddlers Elbow Country Club - Golf Pro


  • Winner of 2011 NJPGA Section Championship

  • Winner of 2012 NJPGA Fall Finale

  • 2010-2013 NJPGA Assistant Player of the Year


  • Korean

  • English


  • Level 1 K-vest Certified Professional

  • Flight Monitor: Trackman

  • SAM Putt Lab Technology

  • PGA Professional


  • Campbell University Professional Golf Management Program - Business Administration and Masters in Business


PGA Professional

Lesson - 30 Mins - $70

6 Lesson Package $350

Lesson - 1 Hour

Single Lesson $125

6 Lesson Package $625

Junior Lesson (16 and younger)

Lesson - 30 Mins - $60

6 Lesson Package - $300

Junior Lesson - 1 Hour

Single -  $100

6 Lesson Package - $500

Group Lessons Available - Please call for details and pricing


 Qualifications & Experience

John has taught numerous lessons in his 30 year career and is comfortable with all skill levels and ages.  John's teaching philosophy is to promote a consistent setup position and allow the player to respond to that position.  Once comfortable with the setup and pre-shot routine, then small adjustments to the swing will enhance consistent ball striking with every club.  Scores will get lower by improving the "bad" shot. 



  • Knickerbocker Country Club – First Assistant (1987-1993)

  • Paramus Golf Club - Head Golf Professional (1993-1997)

  • White Beeches Country Club - Teaching Professional (1997-2000)

  • Piermont Golf Center  - Teaching Professional (2000-2016)

  • OnX Golf – Teaching Pro, Partner (2016 – Present)

  • OnX Golf  at Essex (Simulators) – Teaching Pro / Partner (2017 – Present)



  • English



  • Brevard Community College – Full Athletic Scholarship

  • Texas A& M University – Full Athletic Scholarship

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