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Forsgate Country Club has announced the hiring of a new Director of Instruction, Bill Schmedes III.

Prior to joining Forsgate, Bill was Director of Instruction at Fiddlers Elbow in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the past four years.  Bill also spent time in Florida working as a Head Golf Coach for the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy.

Bill has been recognized as one of the top golf coaches in the country.  Golf Digest has rated him as both a Best Young Teacher in America as well as Best in State (NJ).  Golf Tips Magazine named Bill to their Top 30 Instructor list, Future Champions Golf selected him as a Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in the USA, and he earned a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Coach honorable mention.

Bill has worked under some of the top golf instructors in the world and has assisted over 14 tour players on the PGA, LPGA, European and Web.com Tour.  His students have won amateur events such as the Massachusetts Amateur, Met Amateur, NJSGA Women’s Public Links, and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, to name a few.  His junior students have won 150+ events around the world including two U.S Kids Golf World Championships.  Bill has coached a junior to the #1 ranking, and he has helped over 50 players obtain college golf scholarships.  Bill’s students have earned more than 250 tournament victories at the junior, amateur and professional levels.

“We are extremely proud to welcome Bill to Forsgate and we know our members will benefit greatly from Bill’s teaching methods,” said Chris Schiavone, Forsgate’s Managing Partner.  “Although Bill has had great success working with golfers of all ages and ability, he enjoys developing the skills of club players the most.  Bill will offer both individual and group training programs that allow for each individual to train accordingly in order to reach his or her goals.  Having Bill will establish Forsgate as one of the top golf academies in the state and perhaps in the northeast.”