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Instruction

 Prairie View Academy Staff
   
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SEAN BOLDUC
PGA Director of Instructor
 

A Minnesota native, Sean has been teaching full time since 2001.  He has given over 23,000 lessons and fit over 2,000 golfers to their equipment.  Sean is a certified fitter for Ping, Titleist, and Mizuno as well as the Tucker short game test.  He has observed more than 50 of the Top 100 teachers and has a passion for developing junior golfers of all levels.  His students have won over 150 junior tournaments. Sean was just named top 50 U.S. Kids Teacher in the United States.

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MAX NIEHANS
PGA Instructor
 

Max is a level 1 PGA apprentice who is passionate about helping golfers of all skill levels reach their goals. Max graduated from Trine University in 2012 where he played four years and studied Golf Management. He spent two years at Harrison Lake Country Club as First Assistant before he took over as Director of Instruction. He enjoys using the latest technology and creating a comprehensive program to ensure students reach their goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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CLUB REPAIR & FITTING SPECIALIST
 
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PAT TOWLE
Fitting Specialist
 Pat began his career in the golf business in 1996 primarily as a hobbyist. As time progressed and he became more proficient, he sought formal training in the field.  He received training in club repair, assembly, and club fitting while attending the Golfworks/Maltby Clubmaking Academy (May 2000). 

Pat has an extensive background fitting golf clubs as a certified fitting specialist with several major club manufacturers including Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, PING, TaylorMade, and Titleist.  As a club repair specialist, he works with modern golf clubs, as well as vintage clubs, paying special attention to detail.

His career has allowed him to spend time traveling Indiana, Georgia, and Florida performing tour caliber custom club fittings with a major golf shaft company and club manufacturer, making repairs and building custom clubs. 

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PATRICK DODSON
Head Golf Professional
 

Patrick started his PGA career at Hillcrest Country Club, where he worked his way up from an outside service specialist to assistant golf professional. After eight years of service at Hillcrest, Patrick transferred to Old Oakland where he became a “Class A” PGA professional. After working at Old Oakland for four years, Patrick joined the team at Prairie View Golf Club.

 

Patrick's passion is working with junior golfers. He has worked with high school golfers from Lawrence North, Mt. Vernon, Carmel, North Central, Hamilton South Eastern, Cathedral, Fishers, and Bishop Chatard (his Alma Mater). Patrick helped coach the Bishop Chatard ladies golf team to a 2010 State appearance.

  

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 BEN GAVIN
Assistant Golf Professional 
 

Ben is a 2014 graduate from Trine University’s Golf Management program.  During his tenure in the program, Ben completed 2 summer internships to further advance himself in the golf business; one at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club, and the other with Nike Golf as a Tech Rep conducting club fitting demo days at various golf clubs and country clubs throughout Indiana.

After graduation, Ben went on to be 2nd Assistant Golf Professional at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana for 6 months,  and then moved down to Palm Harbor, Florida to be Assistant Golf Professional at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club where he conducted lessons and clinics for members and resort guests, as well as clinics for junior golfers.

Excited to return to Indiana Golf, Ben joins the Prairie View team as a Level 1 PGA PGM Apprentice and hopes to work extensively with the members, guests and junior golfers.

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