George Claffey of Berlin, Connecticut, has had nothing short of spectacular career in teaching golf. Claffey became a USGTF member in 2008 and hasn’t slowed down since. He currently holds five positions: 17 years as the resident teaching professional at Miner Hills Family Golf Course; teaching professional at Torza’s Golf Range; lead teacher for The First Tee of Connecticut; director of golf operations for the Connecticut city of Middletown, and conductor of “Berlin Proud” U.S. Kids junior golf clinics at Timberlin Golf Course. In addition, Claffey has taken his teaching talents internationally to the Philippines.

His two-decade background as a school principal has been valuable in his golf career. “I have discovered ways to use my educational background to become a most reputable golf instructor with guidance from the USGTF,” said Claffey. In addition, Claffey is a published author of a golf book and as a supporter of the men’s and women’s golf programs at West Virginia Wesleyan College, he has a facility named after him.

Claffey remarked, “My golf career has blossomed since becoming a member of the USGTF and I am most grateful for the opportunity to teach internationally, primarily in the Philippines, while using my WGTF affiliation.”

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