The Ravenwood Golf Academy

Our Mission:

The Ravenwood Golf Academy was founded to administer exemplary golf instruction, while providing excellent customer service and golfer experience. We believe in personalized instruction to better understand your game, the process of fixing your errors and the approach to improving your game for the future.

Students will learn the importance of ball flight, how to recognize your critical errors as they occur and how to correct them with the goal of improved play and having more fun.

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seanSean Lalley, Senior Staff Instructor

(585) 747-8871 · Email · Website

Sean Lalley's experience as a PGA Professional has fostered a mindset and a passion toward helping players achieve their fullest performance potential and enjoy the game more! Sean continually strives to incorporate a fresh and innovative approach to all aspects of instruction and coaching, developing programs that nurture and inspire player development. His goal always is focused on helping students improve their scores, play better golf, and find the joy in the great game of golf. Sean understands the science of golf, the physical and mental aspects associated with playing, as well as competing at high levels, the kinematic sequence, and the rotational, ballistic nature of the game. This deep understanding allows Sean to be fully engaged in assessing and developing an individual's "unique-ness" as a golfer.

Sean's lesson rates are on his website, link above.

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annAnn Pangman Esterman, LPGA Teaching Professional

(585) 200-2992 · Email

Ann is an LPGA Class A teaching professional with over 30 years of experience in the golf industry, 20 years as a teaching professional, and over 10 years teaching at Ravenwood Golf Club. She also brings industry experience in sales and marketing where she worked with executives from Fortune 500 companies. Ann can provide insights to the game of golf that come from a lifetime of experiences that range from learning to play golf as child, winning the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship, competing as a Division I scholarship athlete, coaching at a collegiate level, and employing golf as a business and networking tool. Golf instruction is student-centered in order to teach all aspects of the game so that all students can reach their full potential, whether that is with individuals, small groups, or corporate clients. Each lesson provides measurable successes and a positive experience. Email Ann directly to schedule a lesson or to learn more about the lesson packages available.

gregGreg Mulhern, PGA Professional

(585) 353-6415 · Email

Greg Mulhern is a PGA Professional who comes with 25 years of teaching experience working at fine facilities. For thirteen years Greg developed and ran Bristol Harbour Resort's Junior and Adult Instructional programs. Prior to that he was the Head Golf Professional at Glen Ridge Country Club In New Jersey. Before that, Greg worked under Craig Harmon at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester New York. This is where he refined his skills for teaching under one of the top 50 teachers in the world. Greg’s teaching has continued to evolve over the years to help students gain a better understanding of what will help them enjoy the game of golf.

Instruction is focused on building swing habits based on students natural strengths. Each student comes with certain strengths that set them apart from others from the experienced player to those that have played little or no golf before. Building sound fundamentals around these strengths will help students achieve their goals in golf. Instruction will be focused around the capability of each player. With drills, routines, practice plans, and play strategies each student will work to achieve a more consistent process and result. All levels from beginners to serious tournament players are welcome.

Lesson rates:
  • 30 minute session Adult $60, Junior (19 and under) $40
  • 60 minute session: Adult $85, Junior (19 and under) $70

laurenLauren Tallman, PGA Golf Professional

(607) 351-1928 · Email · Website

Lauren's approach to teaching is to work on the student's goal while creating a comfortable, fun, and educational environment. Whether working with a collegiate golfer or a beginner, the level of expertise and dedication to the student's goals remains the same. You will leave feeling encouraged and know how to cure your swing should it not behave on the golf course during your next round. Junior golf instruction is changing. Lauren recognizes this, and teaches junior golf fundamentals through age-appropriate instruction while incorporating fun games. These golf specific games focus on the building blocks for developing great swings, and juniors have so much fun they practice the proper techniques without knowing it! In 2016 Lauren was named the Central New York PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Lauren is available for private lessons, and will teach Rochester's own LPGA Girls Golf program as well as U.S. Kids Golf programming. Please visit and contact Lauren at to register for a coaching package, private lesson, LPGA Girls Golf and U.S. Kids Golf programs.

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jimJim Schoen, PGA, Ravenwood Head Golf Professional

(585) 924-6752 · Email

Lesson Rates (per 45 minutes):
  • Individual: $50
  • Series of 3: $140
  • Series of 5: $200
  • Playing Lessons available

Jim has been the Golf Professional at Ravenwood since 2012, and has been a member of the PGA for 15 years. Working at public, semi private and private golf courses has made him expierenced in all areas of teaching and the golf business. Whatever the skill level of a student, Jim's approach to teaching is to find a goal they are trying to reach and come up with a plan to carry this out. Helping students know their own swing, play better golf, practice with a purpose, and have fun with the game of golf is important. Working alongside and learning from many of Westen New York's top teaching professionals has given Jim a full understaning of the golf swing along with a wealth of experience.