OUR TEAM
Our Golf Professionals include Director of Golf Peter Doherty, Teaching Professionals Matt Prior, Tom Smith, Brian Diamond & Nick Antonelli. Combined, our Golf Professionals have more than 70 years of golf instruction experience. All of our teaching professionals are available for group, semiprivate, and private lessons. Please call Willowcreek Golf Academy for more information.

WILLOWCREEK GOLF ACADEMY offers the most technologically advanced coaching facility in the Northeast and is open year round to the public. Our 10,000 square foot, state-of- the-art golf training facility is dedicated to the education and advancement of golfers of all skill levels. The Academy provides custom club fitting and has three private coaching studios, each featuring multi-camera V1 Pro Video Analysis Software with Branded Academy, and Trackman. Our four camera set up combined with the V1 video provides immediate feedback on our 42” flat screen monitors. These tools give the Academy’s PGA professionals a customized approach to the lessons, clinics, and clubfitting they provide to golfers seeking to improve their games.

Matt Prior

603-489-0267
mprior@atkinsoncc.com

Hailing from Wales, Matt has been a PGA Professional since 2001. Matt works with individuals and groups of all ages and abilities, believing that learning and improving fundamentals in a relaxed, friendly environment is the secret to consistent golf.

Prior to joining the Willowcreek Golf Academy in 2008, Matt composed quite the playing resume, boasting 13 Professional wins, as well representing his country in the 2004 European Championship.

"Learning and improving fundamentals in a relaxed, friendly environment is the secret to consistent golf"

FITTINGS
  • 1 Hour Driver Fitting - $100
  • 1 Hour Iron Fitting - $100
  • 1.5-2 Hour Bag Fitting - $175
ADULT LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $140
  • Series of 3 - $375
  • Series of 6 - $600
  • Series of 10 - $1000
  • 2 Students/1 Hour - $200
  • 1 Hour Playing Lessons - $200
JUNIOR LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $90
  • Series of 3 - $250
  • Playing Lesson - $175

 


Mike LaBrie

603-489-0270
mlabrie@atkinsoncc.com

Originally from the Merrimack Valley, Mike is a TPI Certified Instructor who works with players of varying skill levels and abilities on all aspects of the golf swing, and mental game, with a deep, philosophical interest in course management, the short game, and club fitting and building. Prior to coming to Atkinson, Mike was a Teaching Professional on Cape Cod, while also traveling and working out on the PGA Tour as a Player Recruiter for the Shriner’s Open in Las Vegas.

FITTINGS
  • 1 Hour Driver Fitting - $100
  • 1 Hour Iron Fitting - $100
  • 1.5-2 Hour Bag Fitting - $175
ADULT LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $100
  • Series of 3 - $275
  • Series of 6 - $500
  • 2 Students/1 Hour - $120
  • 1 Hour Playing Lessons - $200
JUNIOR LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $70
  • Series of 3 - $180
  • Series of 6 - $500
  • Playing Lesson - $175

 


Nick Antonelli

603-489-0268
nantonelli@atkinsoncc.com

“For those of us that love the game, playing well and getting better can be very rewarding. Improving takes an honest assessment, a plan, and a commitment.” Nick’s playing accomplishments include: High School: North Andover High 2004 Cape Ann League Open Medalist – 73 2004 MIAA Division 2 North Section Medalist – 73 Played 4 years Varsity Golf #1 Player Sophomore-Senior Year Team Captain Junior and Senior Year College: Salem State University 2009 NEIGA Championship D-III Medalist – 75-68 2009 NEIGA Championship All Divisions – 3rd Place 2009 Middlebury Invitational Medalist – 75-70 2010 Ping D-III All American Cleveland/Srixon Academic All American Amateur Career: 2010 North Shore Amateur Medalist – 70-68 2006 CYO Medalist (Match Play) Professional Career: 2012 Canadian Tour Member- Finished 15th at California Qualifying School. Best Canadian Tour finish was T-32 at Dakota Dunes Casino Open – 69-69-70-73 2013 Maine Open - 4th Place, 67-68 2013 Cape Cod Open - 6th, 70 2014 NH Open - 6th, 69-67-70 2013 Vermont Open - 8th , 70-69-66

FITTINGS
  • 1 Hour Driver Fitting - $100
  • 1 Hour Iron Fitting - $100
  • 1.5-2 Hour Bag Fitting - $175
ADULT LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $100
  • Series of 3 - $275
  • Series of 6 - $500
  • 2 Students/1 Hour - $120
  • 1 Hour Playing Lessons - $200
JUNIOR LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $70
  • Series of 3 - $180
  • Series of 6 - $350
  • Playing Lesson - $175

 


Tom Smith

603-489-0271
tsmith@atkinsoncc.com

Both a PGA Professional and a TPI Certified Instructor, Tom believes that a golf-related stretching, and strength and mobility routine can not only make you more efficient, but that you can change your swing by training your body the right way.

With an undeniable track record coaching at both the collegiate and local club level, Tom has a passion for swing efficiency and golf fitness, of which he believes that results speak for themselves.

“I’m extremely excited about forging a relationship with the community and staff at Willowcreek! I look forward to working with players of all ages and skill and above gaining their trust. Taking advantage of the tremendous job the staff already does now with junior golf and working to help develop the future of the game is what we are so fortunate to have as a PGA Members.”

Endicott College Head Golf Coach
Golf-Chair CCC Conference
2015 NCAA N.E. Regulatory Committee
2012 2013 2014 CCC Champions
2014 National Championship Qualifier
2014 2015 CCC Coach of the Year

FITTINGS
  • 1 Hour Driver Fitting - $100
  • 1 Hour Iron Fitting - $100
  • 1.5-2 Hour Bag Fitting - $175
ADULT LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $100
  • Series of 3 - $275
  • Series of 6 - $500
  • 2 Students/1 Hour - $120
  • 1 Hour Playing Lessons - $200
JUNIOR LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $70
  • Series of 3 - $180
  • Series of 6 - $350
  • Playing Lesson - $175

 


JT Dowd

603-489-0214
jt@atkinsoncc.com

Born and raised in Hampstead, NH, JT has been the Willowcreek Golf Academy’s club-fitting specialist since 2013. A firm believer in working with a student’s instructor to find equipment that can grow with them, JT uses state-of-the-art technology to help all golfers find clubs that improve their game, allow them to play their best, and have more fun.

FITTINGS
  • 1 Hour Driver Fitting - $100
  • 1 Hour Iron Fitting - $100
  • 1.5-2 Hour Bag Fitting - $175
ADULT LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $100
  • Series of 3 - $275
  • Series of 6 - $500
  • 2 Students/1 Hour - $120
  • 1 Hour Playing Lessons - $200
JUNIOR LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $70
  • Series of 3 - $180
  • Series of 6 - $350
  • Playing Lesson - $175

 

603-489-0214
jt@atkinsoncc.com

Brian Diamond

603-489-0270
bdiamond@atkinsoncc.com

A 22-year Member of The PGA of America and TPI Certified Instructor, Brian works with golfers of all skill levels to improve six key areas of their games: basic instruction/fundamentals, shot-making skills, course management, mental/emotional approach, equipment, and physical conditioning. Brian believes that there is no one specific way or technique to swing a golf club, but that each student should be assessed to determine and develop the efficiencies of their personalized swing.

Brian resides in Atkinson, NH and is extremely passionate about growing the game of golf here locally through junior and adult golf programs. He serves on the Board of Directors of The First Tee of New Hampshire and helped establish Willowcreek Golf Academy as a First Tee Program Location in 2015. Brian is also a Certified Coach for U.S. Kids Golf and a Certified Representative for the Titleist Performance Institute. The New England PGA named Brian as their Youth Player Development Award Winner in 2017.

FITTINGS
  • 1 Hour Driver Fitting - $100
  • 1 Hour Iron Fitting - $100
  • 1.5-2 Hour Bag Fitting - $175
ADULT LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $100
  • Series of 3 - $275
  • Series of 6 - $500
  • 2 Students/1 Hour - $120
  • 1 Hour Playing Lessons - $200
JUNIOR LESSONS
  • 1 Hour - $70
  • Series of 3 - $180
  • Series of 6 - $350
  • Playing Lesson - $175

 


Christina Ricci

603-489-0270
cricci@atkinsoncc.com

CHRISTINA RICCI IS LPGA CLASS A, TPI GOLF LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED AND A BEST-SELLING GOLF AUTHOR. Christina took up the game in 2000 and quickly dropped to a 5 handicap in 5 short years. Her passion and commitment to the game shifted her career from her own marketing and branding company into the publishing world where she launched her first book, A Girl’s On-Course Survival Guide to Golf —and with three other additional books that have followed. She has helped grow and promote the game of golf to women in her very unique way since 2008, branding herself as one of the top promoters of women’s golf. She supports such initiatives as • Women’s Golf Day • LPGA*USGA Girls Golf • Doctors Orders: Play Golf Christina has established a brand that communicates the game, which began with her personal story. Her unique presentation of strong visuals, non-technical language, and a splash of humor, keeps women engaged and getting more pars. More than 100,000 women are enjoying more pars through her books, game improvement products, golf schools and clinics. Her 4 books are sold at golf mass retailers across the country including: Dick’s Sporting Goods, PGA Tour Superstores, Golf Galaxies and many more. She is available for privates, semi-privates and hosts Summer Clinics and Golf Schools.

Private 
60 Minutes - $125
30 Minutes - $60

Semi-Private* 
Price Per Person
60 Minutes - $70
30 Minutes - $45

Private 1 Hour Series 
Series of 3 - $350
Series of 4 - $450
Series of 5 - $550
Series of 10 - $1000

Semi-Private 1 Hour* 
Series of 3- $220
Series of 5 - $350
Series of 10 - $650
*Price based on per person *Sessions are minimum of 2. 
Sessions cannot be made into single person sessions