Golf Instruction in Connecticut | Sport Psychology for Golf | LPGA Golf Instructor
Adult Golf Instruction

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
- Sam Snead -

Success in any pursuit requires a growth mindset. The greatest golfers are curious explorers, not critical judges. Golf lessons are about discovering the ideal swing for you, given your goals, your body's strength and flexibility, and your available time. There is no one way to play golf or swing a golf club. Approaching golf with a narrow mindset only serves to generate fear. Fear of swinging the wrong way. Fear of looking foolish. Fear of never getting it. Fear is counterproductive to learning as it puts your body in a physical, mental, and emotional state rich with interference. Golf lessons are about increasing your awareness of your current swing/game and empowering you to make the necessary adjustments to meet your desired goals.
Is a golf lesson right for you?

Consider the following questions:

  • Do you get anxious standing on the first tee?
  • Do you wish someone would invent golf balls with a GPS tracking system?
  • Do you struggle to get the ball air borne?
  • Would you like to hit the ball farther?
  • Are you curious how to play shots from uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies?
  • Do you wish you had greater confidence when standing in deep rough or a bunker?
  • Do you get on or near the green in regulation, only to make bogey because your putting and chipping let you down?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, BirdieBound golf instruction can help you. Unlike traditional golf instruction, Nicole Damarjian takes into consideration the whole person when designing an improvement strategy. As a TPI Level II certified golf coach, she offers a golf fitness assessment to measure your strength and flexibility as it relates to the golf swing. She uses this information to determine the best mechanical changes to build your most efficient golf swing and reduce the risk of injury. With her doctorate in sport psychology, Nicole addresses the mental and emotional aspects of learning and play. If you struggle with focus or on course jitters, she can help you. Nicole will work with you to design the best practice schedule to transfer your performance on the driving range to the golf course. Finally, she collaborates with the professional staff at Tallwood Country Club to ensure that you have properly fit equipment.​

BirdieBound offers a variety of instructional opportunities for adults:
  • Private lessons
  • LPGA 101 beginner clinics for men and women
  • Women’s Golf Academies
  • Mental Skills Workshops
  • Special topic clinics.

BirdieBound is also happy to create custom programs for a group of individuals or a business. Please contact Nicole directly to discuss your options.

Coaching Packages
The initial lesson for all coaching packages is 60 minutes to allow adequate time for assessment, individual goal setting, instruction, and the creation of your practice plan. Following this lesson, Nicole will work with you to determine the best use of your lesson time for goal achievement. This may include 30- or 60-minute blocks on the lesson tee as well as on-course instruction.

4-Hour Coaching Package: $360
7-Hour Coaching Package: $595

Individual Lesson Rates
60-Minutes: $95
30-Minutes: $55
60-Minute 2-person lesson: $60 each
60-Minute 3-person lesson: $55 each
60-Minute 4-person lesson: $50 each

*Please note there is a small surcharge for payments made with a credit card or Venmo.

BirdieBound golf instruction is given at Tallwood Country Club, a championship 18-hole golf course with an exceptional practice facility. Enjoy two large putting greens, a chipping and pitching area with a target green surrounded by three practice bunkers, and a large driving range. On course lessons are available, but must be scheduled directly with Nicole to assure coures availability.

For your convenience, you can schedule private lessons online or you can call Nicole Damarjian directly at 860-334-2080.
Schedule Your Golf Lesson
Special Topic Clinics
If your schedule won’t allow you to commit to several weeks or days of group instruction, consider one of BirdieBound's Special Topic Clinics. These programs are designed for both male and female golfers who enjoy the social and economical benefits of small group instruction. Clinics are limited to 6-7 golfers to insure adequate individual attention. The cost is $60. Completed application and payment are required to reserve your space. Thank you!

Spring 2020 Dates

April 4   (10:00-12:00)   Full Swing & Golf Focus

April 4   (1:00-3:00pm)   Full Swing & Golf Focus

April 11  (10:00-12:00)   Full Swing & Chipping

April 11  (1:00-3:00)   Full Swing & Chipping

April 18  (10:00-12:00)   Full Swing & Putting

April 18  (1:00-3:00)   Full Swing & Putting

April 25  (1:00-3:00)  Putting, Chipping, Pitching

May 23 *Memborial Day Weekend*  (10:00-12:00)  Chipping, Pitching, Bunker Play

May 23 *Memborial Day Weekend*  (1:00-3:00)  Chipping, Pitching, Bunker Play
2020 Special Topic Clinic

LPGA 101​​
Adult Beginner Clinics

LPGA 101 is a 3-week series designed to introduce someone to golf in a relaxed and social environment. Instruction includes: full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, golf rules, and etiquette. The ultimate goal of LPGA 101 for all participants to graduate with the confidence to play on the golf course. To achieve this goal, 2 of the 3 sessions include play on the golf course. Both men and women are welcome. All participants receive a notebook summarizing the content of the lesson series. Clubs are available for students without equipment at no additional charge. Each clinic is limited to 7 golfers to allow for adequate individual attention. The cost is $140.
2020 Dates
Thursday Evenings (6:00-7:30)
April 23, 30, May 7 (Rain Date May 14)
May 21, 28, June 4 (Rain Date June 11)
June 18, 25, July 2 (Rain Date July 9)
July 16, 23, 30 (Rain Date August 6)

Saturday Mornings (10:00-11:30)
April 25, May 2, 9 (Rain Date May 16)
May 30, June 6, 13 (Rain Date June 20)
July 11, 18, 25 (Rain Date August 1)

LPGA 101

Beginner Golf League

Transition from LPGA 101 to supervised play on the golf course...

New to golf? Afraid of embarrassing yourself on the golf course? Or maybe you are looking to join a group of newer golfers. Tallwood's Beginner League is for you! Simply preregister for the dates listed below. We will meet on the large putting green in front of the clubhouse at 6:00. ***New for 2020...Each participant receives one large bucket of balls for practice either before or after play.*** Everyone will be assigned a group and given a golf cart. Never driven a golf cart before? No worries...FREE driver's ed available! All groups will play for approximately one hour as I roam from group to group teaching etiquette, pace of play, and course management. At 7:15 all groups will return to the club house. Total cost per week is $30 (includes: greens fee, cart fee, instructor fee, and 1 large bucket of practice balls).

2020 Dates coming soon!

BirdieBound Women's Golf Academies

Join other women and discover how to play your best golf and have fun in the process.

Discover how to hit your drives farther, your chips closer, and sink more putts! Spend the morning at Tallwood Country Club's premiere practice facility, followed by lunch, and an afternoon of on course play perfecting your mental game and course management. All participants receive a notebook with key instructional points. Enrollment is limited to provide quality individual attention (6:1 player to coach ratio).

Wednesdays May 13 or June 3 (9:00-4:00)
Cost: $175

2020 Women's Golf Academy Application