PGA Professionals

  • Jake is Class “A” PGA Professional who spent the last 10 seasons at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, CT. Born and raised near Allentown, PA, Jake grew up playing and working at courses in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia area. A multi-sport athlete in high school and college, Jake specializes in Golf Fitness and Biomechanics and is a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified Professional.

    In the winter of 2021 Jake complete the Level 2 Power Accreditation, which focuses on adding power to your golf swing. Jake is a US Kids Certified Instructor, and was named a US Kids Top 50 Junior Golf Teacher: Honorable Mention in 2020.

    Terry Slater joins the Race Brook Golf Staff in 2022 as a PGA Assistant Professional after spending the last 10 years at both Bonnie Briar Country Club, and Pound Ridge Golf Club in Westchester County, New York. Terry is a Class “A” PGA Professional and has extensive experience coaching students of all ages and abilities.

    Highlights of his playing resume include; Two Time Lehigh Valley Amateur Champion, Two Time Lehigh Valley Stroke Play Champion, and Four Time Lehigh Valley Match Play Champion. Terry’s success continued into college where he played for Elon University, winning two individual D-1 tournament titles, and qualifying for the US Amateur in 2000. These accomplishments were recognized in 2011 when Terry was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame. Since then Terry has kept his skills sharp participating in MET Section Events, where has two wins, and in local Open Qualifiers, where he was twice made it through to Sectional Qualifying. Terry is a US Kids Golf Certified Coach and a Positive Coaching Alliance Member.

    Derek Snetro will be rejoining the golf staff for his second season at Race Brook Country Club. His golf experience dates back to his days as the Junior Club Champion at Pine Orchard Country Club. From there Derek played for Avon Old Farms School going 40-0 in career matches; and finishing as a medalist 11 times.

    Derek was formerly Special Ed. English Teacher specializing in behavioral therapy before coming to Race Brook last year. He is a Level 1 Associate in the PGA PGM Program. Derek will be specializing in outside operation and customer service in 2022 as he continues to gain experience for his career in golf!

    To contact our Head Golf Pro, please email [email protected] or call (203) 389-9521 extension 204.