Head Golf Professional & US Kids Golf Certified Instruction
Jon Janik comes to Longshore Golf Course with over 15 years of experience in the golf industry. As a graduate of St. Joseph High School, he first played Longshore as a member of the golf team competing in matches, as well as the 1997 Chappa Invitational. Born and raised locally in Bridgeport, Jon grew up playing at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course where he won the 1997 Junior Club Championship and the 2002 Men's Club Championship. He began working in the golf industry while still in college. In 2000, he was offered a position at the Ivan Lendl Golf and Tennis Camp, where he would spend three summers.
After graduating from Fairfield University, Jon turned professional and became the Assistant Golf Professional at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull. In November 2007, he graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program and was elected to PGA Membership. The next year he was promoted to Head Golf Professional. In addition to his responsibilities at Tashua Knolls, Jon has also been the head coach for the Trumbull High School Boy's Golf Team.
In 2011, Jon won the distinguished Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award. From 2011-2013, he was recognized as a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher. In 2014, he earned the honor of becoming a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher. In 2014, he was recognized as the FCIAC Boys Golf Coach of the Year.
Level II NEXUS Instructor & US Kids Golf Certified Instruction
A Fairfield native, we were fortunate to have him join our team last year after he worked in the golf business in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Chris teaches junior golf instruction; among his many credits, he is a U.S. Kids Golf-certified instructor, Flightscope certified, as well as a Level II Nexus Golf swing instructor. Let’s congratulate Chris in successfully passing his playing ability testing with the PGA. We wish him further success as he continues to pursue his passion of being a PGA member.
PS: He’s a four-season guy—he also is the ice-skating instructor at the rink at Longshore.