Our Bucks Run Instructors

Head Golf Professional/Director of Operations - Jon Conklin, PGA Member

Jon graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Marketing and a Minor in Professional Golf Management. He has been a PGA Member since 2005. Previous employment before joining the Bucks Run Team in January of 2009, was at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan and Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

Assistant Golf Professional - James Howard, PGA Apprentice

James is a local graduate from Beal City High School.  After high school he graduated from the Golf Academy of America in 2012.  Previous employment before joining the Bucks Run Team in January of 2015, was at Voyager Village Golf Club in Danbury, Wisconsin and Mystic Creek Golf Club in Milford, Michigan.  

 

Assistant Golf Professional - Eric Spencer, PGA Member

Eric has previously worked at two of the top rated golf courses in the country, Forest Dunes Golf Club in Michigan and The Mirabel Club in Arizona.  He is a Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Instructor along with a certification from Penn State University in Golf Swing Bio mechanics.  His teaching philosophy is set in Old School Fundamentals while being able to apply those fundamentals with modern day techniques.  He enjoys teaching players of all levels.  He has coached some of the top juniors in Michigan that have gone on to play college golf.  

Golf Lesson Options

Rates w/ Jon Conklin
  • Standard Private Lesson (45 minutes): $50 ($40 Jr.)
  • Video Lesson (1 hour): $65
    • *Add $15 per person for semi-private lessons.
  • Series of 3 Lessons (45 minutes each): $130 ($105 Jr.)
    • Valid for the golf course and not the simulator.


Rates w/ James Howard

  • Standard Private Lesson (45 minutes): $40 ($30 Jr.)
  • Video Lesson (1 hour): $55
    • *Add $15 per person for semi-private lessons.
  • Series of 3 Lessons (45 minutes each): $110 ($75 Jr.)
    • Valid for the golf course and not the simulator.

Rates w/ Eric Spencer

  • Standard Private Lesson w/ Video (30 or 60 minutes): $35/$95
  • Series of 3 or 6 Lessons w/ Video (60 minutes each): $240/$420
  • Series of 3 or 6 Lessons w/ Video (30 Minutes each): $150/$240
  • Season Package (Max of 3 Lessons each week): $2,000 (adult) $1,500 (junior)
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Playing Lessons

This type of lesson involves instruction throughout the course on a 9-hole round of golf, incorporating playing conditions with instruction. Focus will be on playing smart golf, course management, pre-shot routine, mental approach, shots from uneven lies, and specialty shots. By being on the course during an actual round, the Golf Professional can analyze your on-course swing, which can differ greatly from your range swing.

Jon Conklin --$115 - Includes 2 hours of on-course instruction 
James Howard --$95 - Includes 2 hours of on-course instruction
Eric Spencer --$200 - Includes 2 hours of on-course instruction

*Add $25 per person, up to three, to make a four-some (not valid with Eric)

Instructional Packages (Packages are for Jon and James Only)

 

Special Clinics

  • Corporate/Group Clinics
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  • If you would like more information or to schedule instructional lessons, please contact Jon in the Golf Shop at (989) 773-6830. He can also be reached by email at: jon@bucksrun.com.
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