Our PGA Certified Teaching Professional, Evan Silkworth, PGA has one central teaching philosophy: that every golfer can improve their game and have FUN. It has been said that the real enjoyment in golf is the reward that comes from pushing yourself to be the best you can be, whether that means just getting the ball in the air, breaking 100, or qualifying for the U.S. Open. Evan infuses his love for teaching and love for the game of golf to help all students achieve their personal best.
Using a variety of techniques, Evan helps students with all areas of the game. Students not only improve, they understand WHY they have improved and how to make it last.
Evan Silkworth, a Poughkeepsie native, began tournament golf in high school and graduated to NCAA competition before turning professional in 2009. In addition to serving as the Head Golf Professional at Marine Park Golf Course, Evan founded the Silkworth Golf Academy, and has been teaching golf for over a decade. Evan also spent several years as the Operations Manager at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie Florida.
In addition to being a PGA Professional, Evan is a certified NY State Teacher and has his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership and Theory. Beyond his love for the game, Evan combines teaching experience with refined techniques from classroom instruction to ensure that all students not only learn how to hit better golf shots, but understand how the swing works. These methods produce results and let players have more fun on the course.
He and his wife, Elisabeth, are the the owners of Hudson Valley Indoor Golf. They reside here in the Hudson Valley with their two children, and enjoy running this fun, year-round golf center and sports bar in their local community.