Head Golf Professional @ Framingham Country Club and Director of Instruction @ The Hawk Golf Academy
Graham Cunningham is the New England PGA 2015 Teacher of the Year and 2014 Youth Player Development Award winner, an award given to the leader in youth player development. He is also the 2018 New England PGA Horton Smith Award winner for excellence in PGA education. Cunningham believes in coaching the complete player and thus provides coaching services in technical skills, playing strategy, club fitting, fitness and mental conditioning for his players. In an effort to provide his players with the best possible coaching he has partnered with some of the game's leading experts in fitness and mental coaching.
He is one of the first certified USA National Junior Golf Team coaches in the country. Additionally, he is a US Kids Certified Coach and holds multiple TPI certifications Junior Coach level 2. He is one of the world's first Swing Catalyst Certified Coaches and is also a Level 2 Trackman and K-Vest Certified Coach.
In 2010, he founded the Hawk Golf Academy built on providing the most technologically advanced learning environment in New England. He employs Trackman Radar and is a Level 2 Certified Instructor, Swing Catalyst Balance Plate and K-Vest in his lessons along with multi-angle high Speed Camera Analysis in all lessons.
(508) 872-9790 x14
The Hawk Golf Academy @ Framingham Country Club
16 Gates St
Framingham, Ma 01702
DR. GREG CARTIN - GC3 CONSULTING
Dr. Greg Cartin is the founder of GC3 Performance consulting based in Boston, Ma and is one of the most sought after performance coaches in professional golf. Dr Cartin received his doctoral degree from Boston University in Counseling and Sport Psychology. He consults athletes of all ability levels working to improve their competitive or recreational athletic performance. He is available for private mental game lessons and will collaborate with Cunningham Golf and The Hawk Golf Academy to conduct mental game workshops.
Dr. Cartin currently works with professional, collegiate and junior golfers including several clients on the PGA Tour. In addition to his work with elite level athletes Dr. Cartin also specializes in work with the recreational golfer to help them improve and better enjoy their time on the golf course.
Kevin Duffy - CSCS, TPI
Kevin Duffy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Known as ‘Coach Duff’. Kevin has a vast amount of experience with training athletes of all levels and he is specifically experienced in Golf and Rotational specific work. He was the former head strength coach at Impact Fitness and also at WPI. He also spent time working with the men’s and women’s hockey teams at Northeastern University and has also worked with EXOS in Florida, one of the industry’s top performance centers in the world.
Coach Duff specializes in working with rotational athletes especially golf. Kevin has gone on to continue his education through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) levels 1 and 2 in golf fitness. Duff excels at raising the level of performance with groups of athletes in a team setting as well as with individual programs and small group programs.
Junior Golf Programs
Our award winning Junior Programs are designed as a strategic pathway taking beginning junior golfers to elite level competitive juniors using our Play - Practice - Train development model.
Developmental 1: Stages - Play: Starting at age 6 juniors will be introduced to golf through a series of progressive skill acquisition games that are designed to be lightly competitive. The goal of Developmental 1 is to teach juniors how to control the golf ball. D1 has two separate 12 week sessions: Spring - May through July, Fall - August through October.
Developmental 2: Stages - Play & Practice: Starting at age 9 juniors will continue to learn the game through a progressive series of more advanced games that are designed to be moderately competitive. Developmental 2 will introduce coaching of technique in full swing and short game. Juniors will also begin competitive play as a member of the PGA Junior League team. The Goal of Developmental 2 is to improve technique to improve control of the golf ball. D2 has two separate 12 week sessions: Spring - May through July, Fall - August through October.
Pre-Elite: Stages - Play & Practice: The Pre Elite program is designed for the aspiring or current high school golfer. The Goal of the Pre-Elite program is to prepare Juniors for the demands of competitive Junior Golf through improved technique and predictable ball control. Juniors entering the program will be put through a full game evaluation testing a series of skills needed to compete at the high school or local junior golf level. Weekly training sessions will be structured around improving these skills. Juniors will receive individual coaching on full swing and short game technique from our instructors during these weekly training sessions. To keep weekly training sessions engaging, Juniors will participate in a challenge of the day with a traveling trophy presented to the winner. Each Junior's progress towards program benchmarks in each skill will be monitored during a mid-term evaluation and subsequent training sessions will be modified accordingly. Each Junior will participate in a final evaluation at the end of the program to measure their improvement. Pre-Elite has two separate 12 week sessions: Spring - May through July, Fall - August through October.
Elite: Stages - Play, Practice & Train: The Elite Program is designed for the competitive junior golfer competing on the regional and national level. The goal of the Elite program is to develop a complete junior golfer and prepare them for a future in collegiate golf. Juniors entering the program will go through a full game skill evaluation as well as trackman combine, 3D analysis, full body physical screen and mental profile evaluation with our instructors and advisory staff.
Training sessions will be conducted twice weekly and focus on improving or refining technique in the full swing and short game as well as specialty shots in both disciplines. On-course training sessions will present unique and difficult situations designed to challenge the junior's skill, physical preparation and mental focus. Juniors will also receive one-on-one tournament schedule consultations to help optimize their tournament and training schedules.
Juniors will be tested every 6 weeks on their full game benchmarks and their individual improvement plans will be modified as necessary. Physical and Mental evaluations will be performed at the mid-term of the program and individual plans will be modified as necessary at that point. The Elite program is a 16 week program and runs from May through August.