Golf Instruction

PGA Golf Professional

Please Welcome PGA Professional, Bob Bigonette as Our New Town Pro

Bob Bigonette

The Pros of H. Smith Richardson Golf Course lead by PGA Professional, Bob Bigonette look forward to providing an outstanding season of golf for you and your family!  Check out all the new programs Bob is bringing to Fairfield for children, adults and seniors.  Come out and Play!  We’ll see you on the Links!  

Questions,   203-255-7300

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Private Golf Lessons

All private lessons are booked online

Golf Instructors

Bob Bigonette

Bob Bigonette PGA

Bob is extremely proud and excited to be the new head golf professional at H. Smith Richardson. Bob was elected to PGA class A membership in 1998. He has spent the last twenty plus years honing his teaching/coaching craft at some of the New York Metropolitan areas finest clubs including Westchester Country Club, Country  Club of Fairfield and most recently as the lead instructor of the Michael Breed golf academy.  Bob’s passion for the game can easily be felt by all his students by the high energy and enthusiastic lessons he gives.  He strives to create the best atmosphere for learning possible and every level player is comfortable in his presence.  He uniquely combines the latest technologies with good old fashion golf fundamentals.  A lifetime learner who is constantly looking for the best way to communicate golf lessons to all the golfers he meets.  Come take a lesson with Coach Bigs and make your game the best it can be. 

Michael M Courboron

Michael M. Courbron – Golf Professional

PGA Associate, graduate of Professional Golfers Career College (PGCC) in Hilton Head, SC.
10th year in golf industry worked at Fenway Country Club in Scarsdale, NY and Oronoque Country Club in Stratford before coming here to H. Smith Richardson.

Specializes in junior and beginner golfers.

Favorite golf quote

“Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots.” - Dr. Bob Rotella

Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson

Tom is a Certified Professional and a Class A-1 member of the PGA of America who wears many different hats in the business and is a great ambassador to the game.  Along with his full time responsibilities as Head Golf Professional of the Round Hill Club in Greenwich CT, a position he has held for 33 years, Tom has a resume that boasts a number of exceptional career achievements.

A Nike Golf Elite Swoosh Member, Master Club Fitter, US Kids Certified Junior Golf Instructor, and the first professional in the country to achieve PGA Certification in Player Development in 2013 are only just a few to mention.  He is especially proud of his many years serving on the National PGA Instruction Committee where he co-chaired the 2013 Teaching & Coaching Summit.  Tom served on the PGA Board of Control from 2014-2016 and recently concluded a four year term on the PGA Board of Directors.  He has recently been ranked as the #1 golf instructor in the state of Connecticut by Golf Digest for 2019-2020.

As a multiple award recipient in the Metropolitan PGA, it is easy to see why Tom, and his love of knowledge and the game, has been recognized by his peers by being named the 2015 National PGA Professional of the Year.

Geoff Gelderman

Geoff Gelderman- Golf Professional

Studied Golf Management at the Golf Academy of Americas (Myrtle Beach)

Golf coach for 14 years and playing for over 25 years

Instruction for all levels and ages

Basic teaching philosophy:  I make your swing the best it can be. 

Playing Accomplishments: Competed on the NGA hooters tour (pro series and winter series)

    Competed in Multiple MET opens

                    6 out 8 cuts made in the CT open including three top 15 finishes

Favorite Golf quote :  “Swing your swing”  Arnold Palmer