Instruction - Eastpointe Country Club


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!

William Pankey

Assistant Golf Professional
Will has been a Florida resident his whole life. He spent his childhood playing baseball and transitioned into golf when he hit High School. Will attended William T. Dwyer High School and was a 3 year letterman for the Golf Team which used the West Course as its home course. Will attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL before returning to Palm Beach Gardens in 2005 to begin his Professional career at the Golf and Racquet Club at Eastpointe. Will finished his certification as a PGA Class A member in 2012 one week before his wedding. He currently lives in Jupiter with his wife Noelle and daughter Savannah.

Will has a simple teaching philosophy that stresses basic fundamentals such as set up, posture, and alignment. This helps students “get out of their own way” and allows them to develop a swing that they can feel comfortable with.