Director of Instruction
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LPGA “Class A” Golf Professional, Michelle Melia brings over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to Twin Brook Golf Center. In 2008, Michelle was named the Ladies Professional Golf Association “National Golf Coach of the Year” for her efforts as Head Golf Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In 2008, Michelle’s Fairleigh Dickinson University Women’s Golf Program won Eight Division I Intercollegiate Tournaments and the Northeast Conference Championship to earn a berth to the NCAA Golf Women’s Regional Golf Championship. The FDU Knights were also successful in the classroom earning the Highest GPA of all sports at FDU, as well as the Northeast Conference. During Michelle’s tenure at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she mentored three golfers who were named “Northeast Conference Rookie of The Year” and two golfers who earned “Northeast Conference Player of Year” honors. Michelle was also named the 2008 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year.
During her professional coaching career, Michelle has also been a Division I golf coach at Rutgers University and Monmouth University. She is the LPGA Teaching Professional for the First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, LPGA Girls Golf Club site director, and serves as committee member for numerous local New Jersey Golf Organizations. She has been featured on Fox Sports News as a leading instructor for Stroke Survivors and is the lead instructor for the ARC of Monmouth providing golf instruction for athletes preparing for Special Olympic Golf.
Not a stranger to competitive golf in her own right, Michelle began her competitive golf career at age 11 and went on to win five New Jersey Women’s Public Golf Links Championships, as well as represent New Jersey at the PGA National Junior Championship at PGA National Golf Club in Florida and the World Optimist Championship at Torey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, California. Michelle played college golf at Rutgers University and was a three time Most Valuable Player and 1993 ALL-ECAC Selection. In 2001, she was a member of the Futures Tour.
Michelle currently lives in Long Branch, New Jersey.
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Joe’s passion is coaching Golf. His philosophy is that no matter what level of golf you are, “having fun should be the number one priority while learning and playing“. By getting the student to be more aware of what he or she is doing and why, will help any level player get that much closer to their goals. A strong base of fundamentals (grip, posture and alignment) is the process which can and will lead to desirable outcomes.
Joe grew up in Bloomfield New Jersey as a two sport star in basketball and baseball. He was a first team all-state selection in 1988 and is a member of both the Bloomfield Athletic Hall of Fame and his college alma mater, William Paterson University. Joe was a two-time All-American while at William Paterson and a key member of the 1992 National Championship baseball team. He earned his B.A. in Special Education and Psychology. Upon graduating in 1992, Joe quickly became a coach in both baseball and softball and fell in love with helping others.
Joe is a TPI level 2 instructor in golf training and and golf fitness. His enthusiasm toward coaching any student, sport, and helping others, makes for a perfect opportunity to further his career as a PGA professional.
Joe is currently a Jersey City fire captain and has 17 years of service for the Jersey City Fire Department. He is married, a father of two and resides in Manasquan, NJ.
“The best gift is the gift of giving.”