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My career in golf began in 1989 at Conewango Valley Country Club. After completing all requirements set forth by the PGA, I was elected to PGA Membership in 1994. During those 6 years at CVCC I gained invaluable knowledge of the golf swing from Head Professional Edward Morgante. Prior to CVCC, Mr Morgante was the Assistant Professional at Oakmont CC under Lew Worsham, the 1947 US Open Champion. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the importance of my 6 years with “Eddie”. His knowledge of the golf swing, acquired directly from Lew Worsham, is the invaluable root to my instruction.

Sharing this knowledge is important, as teaching and growing the game of golf is a highlight in my work. I enjoy working with all ages and level of player.

After I became the Head PGA Professional at Skungamaug River Golf Club in 1996, I found that owners John and Susan Motycka also believe that golf should be enjoyed by and accessible to all. Together we continue to do our part to grow the game of golf.

Rick Nelson, PGA Professional and Browns Fan




Teaching the game of golf has long been a tradition at Skungamaug River Golf Club. Whether you are an accomplished player or just a beginner, we have developed programs to accommodate all players. We are happy to provide you with individual instruction or group lessons. In either setting, we are sure you will find our instruction to be very thorough, and your lesson to be an enjoyable experience.

We offer beginner group lessons every Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the spring and summer. Our driving range has grass tees, a large putting green and instruction with PGA Professional Rick Nelson.

Lessons are available for $70 per lesson or why not a package of 3 lessons for $200. Do yourself a favor and take an important step to improving your golf game with some instruction. Your game will improve as well as your enjoyment of this great game!!!

For more information about instruction or any of our programs, please contact the golf shop at 860-742-9348. We will be more that happy to help you!

Rick is a huge fan of the Cleveland Browns, thus you will find his “Shrine” glass case full of Browns memorabilia. To the right of the shrine is a seat out of the old Cleveland Memorial Stadium. The sign “Brown’s Country” is prominently displayed in the golf shop.

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