Meet the Pros

Golf Professionals

  • Rob Labritz, Director of Golf
    • Rob Labritz has been awarded the Westchester Golf Association’s player of the year in 2002, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2015, and 2016 as well as the Metropolitan PGA Section Player of the Year in 2008 & 2013, which included a victory at the New York State Open played on the famed Bethpage Black Course.
      Rob has also competed in the 2002, 2003, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 PGA Championships. Rob attained Low Club Professional honors after making the cut in the 2010 PGA Championship and 2019 PGA Championship. Recent tournament wins are the 2016 Westchester PGA Championship, 2016 Westchester Open Championship, 2016 New York State Open, 2016 Metropolitan Professional Championship He has played on many professional tours around the globe including the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, Canadian PGA Tour, the Australian PGA Tour and 14 National Club Professional Championships.

      Rob is a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor and has twenty-nine years of teaching and coaching experience. He makes routine instructional television appearances featured on the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" and "Golf Fix", Sirius XM Radio, CBS Sports "On the Range", CNBC, local news channels, has been a regular guest on the Metro Golf Show and co-host of “The Clubhouse" as well as contributes instructional video clips and articles to some of golf’s major publications. In January of 2015, Rob was the featured instructor for “Lesson Tee Live” on Golf Channel! Rob has served on the Metropolitan PGA Board of Directors from 2012 – 2015. He teaches students of all caliber from beginner to professional.

      GOLF Mag Rob Labritz Article

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  • Debbie Doniger, Director of Instruction
    • Debbie was named in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America once again for the 2019 year, already making the list in 2017 and 2018. She is one of only nine women on the list. She was featured five times this year within the magazine. Golf Digest named Debbie the #5 teacher in New York for 2017, 2018 and has been in the top ten since 2016, voted by her peers. Debbie is featured on SiriusXM PGA Tour radio during the US Open and PGA Championship doing live updates from the range and then leading the post round interviews with the leaders of the majors. Debbie will also begin a new podcast with Golf Magazine featuring Top 100 teachers, leaders and experts in the industry and bring the important information to the masses. Debbie spends much time honing her skills and learning from the best in the industry such as Mike Adams, Butch Harmon, Bill Harmon, Randy Smith, bio mechanistic experts like Dr. Scott Lynn and Dr. Neal, sports psychologists like Dr. Bob Rotella as well as leaders in the fitness industry.

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  • David Gagnon, Head Golf Professional
    • David is entering his 17th season with us here at GlenArbor and his 4th as our Head Golf Professional. While balancing his Professional Tournament schedule and duties as Head Pro, David plays a major role in our world class instruction program and is constantly updating and improving his teaching skills with the use of the latest technology and teaching methods. As such he had one of his busiest seasons yet with instruction and is looking to build on it further. This winter he traveled to the PGA Show to research current instruction technologies and best practices to incorporate into our own Academy as well as view the latest in fashion and equipment. He led another updating of our Teaching Center and also directed our most successful member tournament program to date. He is also a key organizer in numerous informal member events throughout the season including the “Bulls & Bears” series and Member Pro-Ams. David has also taken an active part in our New Member Programs and will continue to be a driving force in this area.

  • Dan Putzer, Golf Professional Assistant

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