Instruction - Eastpointe Country Club

Instruction

Chris Napieralski

Director of Golf
A native of Tecumseh, MI. Chris has always had a passion for golf and for teaching. Chris graduated with a B.S. Degree in Marketing/Professional Golf Management from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where he had the privilege of working with renowned teachers Bob Toski, Gary Wiren and Bill Strausbaugh. It was with Bill Strausbaugh where Chris was taught a very valuable teaching lesson. The teacher/student relationship is short lived, the coach/student relationship is forever. In this philosophy, the teacher can teach the student in a relatively short period of time, however, the student will always need to be coached over a longer period of time in order to stay on the proper path of development and improvement.

Chris has an excellent ability to communicate and a very good comprehension of the golf swing. In his 20+ years as a PGA Member, Chris has given thousands of lessons to golfers of all abilities, including beginners, ladies, juniors, club champions and mini tour players that eventually played on the PGA tour. His keen eye and understanding of proper fundamentals allows him to quickly pinpoint the student's challenges and immediately help them understand why certain things happen in the golf swing. Chris has the ability of making an extremely complex game easy to understand.

On a personal note, Chris resides in Jupiter with his wife, Monica and their two children, Kyle and Samantha.
 

Derek Niszczak

Head Golf Professional
Derek is originally from Pennsylvania. He attended East Stroudsburg University and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Business Management and Accounting. Derek moved to Florida in 2000 and started his golf career as the Assistant Professional at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. In 2003, Derek joined our team at The Golf and Racquet Club at Eastpointe. He went on to earn his Class A PGA Certification in 2007.

When Derek is not working at the Club, you may often find him playing golf. He participated in the PGA National Championship in 2010 and 2011. He also recently competed in the Taylor Made National Championship in March of 2016.

Derek enjoys teaching players of all skill levels. He has successfully coached junior golfers to future success in the college ranks!
 

 

             Ralph Garofano

                1st Assistant Golf Professional
Ralph has been a golf professional for 25 years with the PGA Westchester County (New York)  Metropolitan Section.  Ralph was the Head Professional at three clubs in this esteemed group - Brae Burn Country Club, Hudson Hills Golf Club and Doral Golf Club. 

Ralph has also been a PGA Class A Member since 1994 and has built a solid reputation as a teacher and a player. He was a two-time All-American at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida;  played in two National Club Professional Championships (1996 and 1999), and has also qualified for the National Assistant's Championship (1996).  He is a past Champion of the Treiber Memorial Championship (1998) and was always a consistent top finisher in all the Metropolitan  area events. One of Ralph's passions and key result areas as a PGA professional is his dedication to private instruction and group clinics.  He has the unique ability to connect with players at all ages and skill levels, and he truly enjoys witnessing his students' progression in the game of golf.