Kelley is the Owner and Director of Instruction of the Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke, located at Bethpage Golf Course on Long Island. A protégé of Butch Harmon, Kelley has spent the last 35+ years in the golf industry as a player, teaching professional and golf facility owner.

 

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Kelley is the Owner and Director of Instruction of the Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke, with two locations in the New York metropolitan area (Long Island/Bethpage GC, and Brooklyn). She is also the President/Founder of the Bethpage Golf Group. A protégé of Butch Harmon, as well as Craig Bunker at the John Jacobs’ Golf Schools, Kelley has spent the last 35+ years in the golf industry as a player, teaching professional and golf facility owner.

Over the past 25 years, she’s done much to change the face of golf in the New York City metropolitan area. In addition to giving more than 40,000 golf lessons, Kelley formed the not-for-profit NYC Junior Golf Club, Inc., the Police Athletic League Golf Program and conducting hundreds of Golf Clinics and Golf Schools. She also developed a “Fit for Life” program for children with disabilities, providing thousands of children with disabilities throughout the five boroughs an opportunity to play the game. In 2010, the NYC Mayor’s Office and Commission on Women’s Issues selected Kelley as a woman who has a made a difference during “Women in History Month.”

A Golf Range Magazine Top 50 Golf Instructor, Kelley has hosted several golf television shows on cable, most recently “Golfing NYC Style” and “The 19th Hole.” She’s also made guest appearances as a golf expert on The Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible,” and written for many golf periodicals, including Golf Digest and Junior Golf.

An accomplished player before joining the teaching ranks, Kelley won an individual state championship in high school (Iowa) and earned All-Big 10 honors at the University of Iowa. Kelley also represented the United States as a member of the University World Cup Team. As a high-schooler, she qualified twice for the LPGA Rail Charity Classic. She also competed professionally on the former Futures Tour and Players West Tour.

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Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke (Bethpage Golf Course)

Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke (Bethpage Golf Course)

Farmingdale, NY

Bethpage State Park on Long Island is a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course, host to two U.S. Open Championships (2002 & 2009), the 2019 PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup Matches. The Golf Channel Academy with Kelley Brooke operates a 7,000 square-foot pro shop and a covered driving range. This spring a full short-game area will be built, followed in the fall by an indoor fitting and performance simulator room and, in 2019, a double-decker range and performance center.