Roland Stafford Golf Schools

Quality Golf Instruction since 1981

“I really enjoyed the school with our instructor Tom Williams.  I was very intimidated by the sport having taking lessons in previous years and becoming frustrated quickly so I needed a different approach.  The methods taught at the Roland Stafford Golf School were exactly what I needed.  The instruction was simple / easy to understand and was done in an environment that made the process fun.  I can finally enjoy the game of golf and build upon the things I’ve learned."

Phillip Hawkins….New York, New York

“Thanks Susan.  It was a great weekend and I think we all learned lots from your gentle tutelage.  It was a fun group.  I’ve heard your voice a couple of times…accelerate through.  Enjoy your summer.”

Ellie Sullivan….Boston, Massachusetts

“I am delighted to say I managed to hit over 100 yards with my driver a few times…I actually over shot a green once and last Saturday made par for the very first time.  We learned so much from you and look forward to coming back.”

Carol Epstein….Ancramdale, New York

“I learned so much and know much better what to do.  Susan, you were exactly what I needed.  Thanks again for a great learning weekend for a very tough game-which I love.”

Barbara Abrams….New York, New York

“I consider our meeting a gift, and I am extremely grateful to have learned from you.  In those remarkable days of golf training you helped me in so many ways. Your patience, expert teaching to form a solid foundation and ability to address my concerns with sensitivity and encouragement helped me to relax and enjoy.  Thank you for your guidance in launching my golf game.”

Nancy Rood….Hillsborough, New Jersey

“Thank you Susan, this photo is a reminder of our time together and your wonderful instruction.  You are an inspiration to women everywhere who want to learn the game in a comfortable non-threatening environment …that’s your legacy – encouraging so many to enjoy golf.  If only one day we could be half as good as you.”

Wendy Clay….Geneseo, New York

“Since we finished our lessons with you, I have had a sash of pars.  Peter played solidly – 1 par and all others bogeys.  Many thanks for the great weekend.  We both learned a lot and had fun.  Hopefully we will have some success stories to tell you about later this season.”

Peter and Jane Eichmann….Rockville Center, New York

“Thanks for the great picture, Susan.  We so enjoyed the few days, now if we can remember all that we learned!  It was great meeting Clara and Joyce.  Here’s hoping we all meet up again.  Stay in touch."

Bill and Anne Downs...Suffern, New York

"Hi Bob, Thanks for the great golf lessons Memorial Day Weekend at Bristol Harbour. Both Sandy and I
have made quantum leaps in our games. We have seen immense improvement, especially in driving and putting. In fact we hope to make Memorial Day and annual event for us. See you again next year."

Sanford & Delia Temes…. Manlius, New York

“Bob, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedicated efforts to take me to the next level of this fantastic game.  I feel I received the best instruction I could have gotten anywhere and I will be singing your praises to everyone I know.”

Harold Pierce….New York

Bob thanks for the 4 great days in April.  Tell your students that “Roland’s secret putting stroke” allowed me to have a chip-in on the first hole!!!  (Used a 6-iron vs. 5 as it feels the better length for me).  Even got a par on a par-4, my first ever.

Pat Cruchley….Canada

Hi Bob, We learned a lot from our time with you. I made it to the semi-finals in the over 65 division and won the match with a 2 over par on the last 11 holes. My touch around the greens was fantastic. So I've told my son I am not done yet. It is good to have the competitive feel back.

Gordon Campbell….Toronto, Canada

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated my sessions with Colin. After getting over the fact his accent reminded me of Robin Williams' golf routine, Colin was very helpful in demonstrating what my problems were and showing me how to correct them. He was a gentleman throughout.

Larry Glaser DMD

I can’t thank you enough for a terrific weekend. Jana and I learned a lot -- and we remarked quite often to each other about what a patient and insightful teacher you are. We loved how you didn't try to reinvent us and instead focused on our strengths.
Take care, and thanks again.

Mary Fran Gleason…….Troy, New York

Susan, Thank you for the truly wonderful golf experience! I think I learned so much that should make me a better golfer. Playing golf all day for two consecutive days was much more fun than going to work! Take care and keep up your terrific work.

Catherine McCall……Vernon, New York

Thanks for sending the picture, Susan. I really enjoyed the weekend, and am newly inspired to drop the handicap! Thanks so much.

Jana Jones….Gulfport, Florida

Amy and I wanted to thank you for a great golf experience. Our instructor was Colin and his abilities as a teacher are superb. He is able to easily spot your bad habits, and provide you with the tools for correcting them, making the game much more enjoyable. We will certainly return in the future to keep working on our game.

Thanks... Peter J. McGuire MS, MD

Last week was a great experience, both on and off the course. Great teaching and great company-who could want more? I actually watched the entire video, and saw how clearly you had covered everything on it. Now, I guess it’s up to me! By next year I’m sure you will be greatly impressed.

Sylvia Russakoff…Mt Kisco, New York

Once again we had a terrific weekend with Colin in Windham. This May 2008 was our fifth year at the golf school and each year it gets better. Whether you’re a beginner or simply addicted to the game (like us), this is the place to be. We are so happy with the way our golf game has improved thanks to Colin’s skill, patience and good humor. What a great way to spend a weekend-see you next year!!

Peter and Jane Eichmann… New York

Terese and I wanted to thank you for another great weekend Memorial Day 2008 in Windham, New York. We were impressed by how quickly Tom identified problems with our swings so we could work on them all weekend. We left much better golfers, which allows us to enjoy our time on the golf course that much more. Thanks again and see you next year.

Mark and Terese Best ...New York

As always, we had a great time. Tom is simply an amazing instructor - patient, knowledgeable and totally supportive! Hayley continues to improve, and is hitting a long ball (close to Dads, I hate to say). She is a lock to make our Sectionals Tournament, and with a good day, could make the girls States!

Ken and Hayley Kaplan...New York

Susan, I want to thank you for being such a wonderful golf instructor.  I have so many famous musical mentors, but as my 2nd passion (golf) you were my ideal mentor as golf professional. THANK YOU.

Julie McSorely….New York City, Metropolitan Opera

Susan, our second year, July 2008, at your school with Colin was as great as the first.  My son Eric once again got a lot out of the instruction Colin provided.  I changed my pre-shot routine working with Colin to improve my alignment.  I played golf in an outing Monday, (yes 4 straight days of golf), and hit 10 fairways and 2 greens on par 3’s.  We’re already looking forward to next year’s golf instruction.

John & Eric Rostern….Holtsville, New York

Susan, John Jr. and I enjoyed the weekend with Rich as our golf instructor.  I went out on Monday at Mohansic Golf Course and shot an 84.  I was able to drive fairly well, eliminate triples, and reduce doubles to 3 holes.  The real good news for me was the birdie on the 9th hole, which for me has never been better than a bogey.  The learned principals of golf absolutely enabled this to happen; Grip, Levels, Connection and Tempo.

John Regis….Yorktown Heights, New York

Susan thanks for hosting a great Parent/Child golfing weekend this past July 19, 2008. For Cameron and me it was terrific as was our instructor Colin. I finally can hit my driver!

Craig MacKay….South Orange, New Jersey

The school was a tremendous help and I’m enjoying golf more than ever. I look forward to coming again with my son.

Emerson Dorsey…Maryland

We can’t thank you enough for a great weekend of golf. It didn’t feel like a school. If there is a better way to spend Father’s Day than playing golf with your child, I can’t think of what it might be.

Tim Hollister...Connecticut

Thank you for the picture it will be a reminder of a very enriching golf experience.

Vickie Costa and Carl Zydney ...New York, New York

Midge and I played golf today for the first time since golf school. We raved to our friends about our experience and are especially grateful that we had 2 days of pretty good weather and excellent instruction with Knut. Thanks again for a good 2 days.

Faith Weldon…..Glenview, New York

Our time spent with you at the Roland Stafford Golf School was priceless. We look forward to visiting you next year.

Luis Cotto…Virginia

Bruce is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable professional who makes learning golf fun and rewarding. Thanks for hiring such a fine staff.

Kirsten Brooks Harris…New York, NY

This letter is to thank you and the staff for a wonderful weekend and the excellent golf instruction. It is a pleasure to have true professionals such as Larry & Tom to work with. The hotel staff, as well as the golf school staff, are to be commended for an excellent job.

Ben & Sandy Wilson…Norwalk, CT

What a treat to be able to practice under the tutelage of Paul Thomas. He is patient, positive and an accomplished teacher. You are fortunate to have him on your staff.

Guy Warman…Pittsburgh, PA

After having won my club’s championship for my class, I thought it proper to give credit where credit is due. I came away with some valuable new insights into the sport — that obviously advance my game to a new level.

Jeffrey Hollander…Baldwin, NY

We are writing to express our appreciation for the attention, patience and dedication that was shown by Christian. He made learning the game of golf so much fun. Thank you for this wonderful experience.

Beverly Kolsky…Englewood, NJ
Charlotte Cohen…Morristown, NJ

One of the best ways for a beginner to start. The instructors are very attentive to individual needs and extremely patient.

Kathleen Stewart…Wyckoff, NJ

Dallas is an excellent instructor who showed a great deal of patience with our repeated mistakes. I highly endorse your school and will be back for refresher courses.

Louis Sedore…Poughkeepsie, NY

I commend you on an excellent program. I have already recommended your school to my neighbors and co-workers. I have no trouble sharing information about a quality program. I look forward to becoming a repeat customer.

Mary Ellen Minze-Sparno…Belle Mead, NJ

We wish to let you know how much your instruction helped us. I enjoyed my best season of golf and all because I took the Roland Stafford Golf School.

Evelyn Blanchard…Kingston, Ontario Canada

Your approach to the game is really very simple and my instructor’s ability to work so closely with me was remarkable. No matter how much I write or say here to you, it can’t do justice to the amount of thanks I feel I owe you and Larry. My only regret is that I waited so long to attend a class. You have transformed my game!

Robert Sasena…Westwood, NJ

The first day I played on our return from your school I chipped into the hole twice using your "putter-chip" technique. Better yet, on August 20th, I had a hole-in-one. I believe this to be a real tribute to your course and Tom Williams for his fine instruction.

Howard Miller…Wappingers Falls, NY

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the golf school. I have seen good results already. A worthwhile experience deserving recommendation to golfers of all abilities.

Ruth Greenwald…Boca Raton, FL

We as a family attended your golf school and all agree the instruction was excellent. The patient, personable instructors made learning new techniques and abolishing bad habits enjoyable. We thank all of you for the friendly hospitality and helping arrange our trip.

Bill & Vi Harasym…Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Exactly 3 weeks to the day since attending the Roland Stafford Golf School I scored a hole-in-one. I realize of course this may be Beginners Luck but the amazing part is I shot an 85, 20 strokes off my average score. After 4 years of frustration I now swing all of my clubs with confidence.

Jim Crowley…Westerly, RI

I have nothing but praise for your golf program and my instructor. Larry was a very patient, sincere and obviously knowledgeable instructor. I thank him for making the most frustrating game I have ever played a simple joy and pleasure.

Raymond Cleeman…New York, NY

I have only the highes praise for Colin and the golf school. The teaching method is incredible in its simplicity and learnable for any level golfer. Our games have already improved. Thanks for a great time.

Paul Wangenheim, MD…Bernardsville, NJ

The golf instruction was superb. Tom was able to offer tremendous assistance to every aspect of my game. He is an extremely capable teacher and inspires the student to really absorb your fine principles of instruction. I still cannot believe I learned so much in such a concentrated period of time. I will recommend your school to my friends.

Charles Markarian…Tuxedo Park, NY

The experience was great and in a few days my game improved greatly. I plan to return and recommend your golf schhool to my friends.

David Haver…New York, NY

What a great time. It was outstanding! I learned more about golf in two days from PT then I did in the twenty years that I've been playing. I'm addicted and can't stay off the golf course.

Chris Puckett…Buffalo, NY

Marie and I wish to thank you again for a superb golf week, highlighted by a teaching technique even we could grasp and instruction by Dal which was at the highest professional level.

Bud & Marie Addis…Essex Falls, NJ

I just wanted to say how pleasantly surprised I was with the quality and professionalism of the instruction. The staff was excellent. I will recommend your golf school to all of my friends.

Michael E. Dunlavey, Judge…Erie, PA

The Roland Stafford Golf School is very fortunate to have professionals of Margot’s caliber and ability as part of its faculty. As a result of this experience, you can be assured not only will I be returning to the school, but will highly recommend your school to my colleagues who already "know all" there is to know about golf.

Frank Nervo…New York, NY

Dave was great. I want to commend him for his patience and persistence in getting me to improve my golf game. I know I was only able to accomplish this thanks to Dave and your method.

Jacob Jutkowitz…Valley Stream, NY

I just wanted you to know I have shot my best scores ever and feel this is onoly the beginning of a great golf swing. The five iron chip shot is amazing. I chipped 40 feet away to save par. Thanks for all your help. I will recommend your school to all the golf nuts I know.

Adam Kuehn, MD…Maplewood, NJ

Tom was friendly and knowledgeable. I learned more about the golf swing in one hour than I had learned in the previous 18 years. Thank you. Keep up the great work.

Lou Toscano…Westerly,RI