Golf for Beginners & Intermediates offered by Jefferson Township Recreation Department

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Think Spring as The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is once again offering beginner and intermediate golf lessons at Bowling Green Golf Club to students 6 to 14 years of age and students 15 through adults beginning in April.

The program will be taught by Head Golf Professional Sean Roeser and Assistant Golf Professional Derek Bishop at the facility located at 53 Schoolhouse Road, Milton/Oak Ridge.

There will be six Junior Level 1 Beginners Basics lessons for 6 to 14 year old students on Sundays beginning on April 22 and running through June 10 for a 30 to 45 minute session (no classes on May 13 or May 27).   The 6 to 9 year old group will meet at the golf course at 3 pm, and the 10 to 14 year old group will meet at 4 pm.  The cost is $70 per student.

There will also be six Adult Level 1 Beginners Basic lessons for students 15 year olds through adults on Saturdays for a 45 to 60 minute session beginning on April 21 and running through June 2 at 4 pm (no class on May 26).  The cost is $100 per person.

Intermediate level instruction is also available for 7 to 14 year olds in Level II Intro to Playing lessons on Tuesdays at 5 pm starting April 24 and running through May 29 at a cost of $70 for six 30 to 45 minute sessions.

Students 15 years old through adults can take Intermediate Level II Intro to Playing lessons on Saturdays at 5 pm beginning on April 21 running through June 2 (no class on May 26) at a cost of $100 for six 45 to 60 minute sessions.

If you need golf clubs, you must indicate that during your online registration when asked, and Bowling Green will provide them for you.

Registration for this program is only online through Community Pass so log on to, and create an account. If you already have an existing account, sign in or follow the prompts to set up your own personal account through the Jefferson Township community.  In either case, choose “Winter-Spring Season 2018” to register for this program.  As with any online shopping site, everything in your cart is payable immediately.  Full payment of all items in your shopping cart can be made online at checkout with a MC, VISA, or Discover credit card subject to a 2.65% bank convenience fee.  However, you can choose to “Send Payment” at checkout and then drop off a check, cash, or money order to the JT Recreation Dept. office at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 within 3 business days.  Or you can mail a check to the office postmarked the day of your registration or the next business day so the office receives your payment within 3 business days of registration -- do not mail cash. If full payment is not received in the office within 3 business days of registration, your registration can be cancelled.   

If you experience difficulty in registering online, you can log on to, click on the “Form Center” link on the left side of the home page, and scroll down to the Recreation Department to find “Community Pass Online Registration Instructions” with step-by-step directions.  If you still need assistance, please contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404 x4 or for assistance. 

More about Bowling Greens 

SeanSean Roeser, Director of Instruction, PGA Apprentice

Sean is entering his fourth season as Golf Professional at Bowling Green. He has extensive knowledge of the golf swing and modern teaching strategies. His experience, knowledge and state-of-the-art video swing analysis system can improve any golfer’s game, from beginner to advanced.

Sean is available for private, semi-private and group lessons, as well as playing lessons on the golf course. He is dedicated to providing a full array of golf instruction to all those interested in the game.

Derek Bishop, Golf Professional, PGA Apprentice

DerekNew to Bowling Green as a golf professional, but not new to us, Derek has re-joined the team with his fresh approach to teaching the game of golf.  His involvement in golf and ‘instruction’ is wide ranging, from growing up playing Bowling Green “jumping in sand pits and looking for frogs” to the formal training of the Professional Golf Management program including:

  • studying under David Orr, a tour proven putting coach with emphasis on the 4 priorities of putting
  • Teaching Private Lesson, Adult & Jr. Clinics and Summer Camps at private clubs in NJ, CT & CO
  • Coached USSA ski racing to Juniors ranging in age from 8 – 17

Derek’s teaching philosophy is to ‘help players improve so they can have fun playing golf, because that is what it is all about.’  His teaching is not a packaged system, as ‘there is not one swing or putting stroke for all players.’  For the more advanced player, Derek’s technical knowledge of the modern swing, balls and equipment combined with video analysis with a backdrop of realistic expectations thru analytics will create a path to improvement.





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