Roland Stafford Golf Schools
golf professionals

Golf Professionals make the difference.

The Golf Professionals at the Roland Stafford Golf School are selected not only on their playing and shot making ability but also on their communication skills, experieinstructorsnced eye and compassion. The emphasis has always been on quality golf instruction.

Roland and Susan Stafford established the school 28 years ago with a clear focus and goal.  “We knew we could create a pre-eminent school wrapped around the Roland Stafford Teaching Method.  Roland had his Masters in Education before he became a Golf Professional. He has created a unique approach unduplicated by anyone. Golf critics and experts alike say we have achieved our goal.”

Susan Stafford turned Golf Professional at age 31 under the mentorship of her late husband, Roland. She is an accomplished golfer having played on the Mini Tour and graduating from the PGA business school in 1987. Susan's success as a golf professional is second only to her entrepreneurial instinct. The Roland Stafford Golf School owes it longevity and continuous high quality standards to her leadership and vision. She is acknowledged as a respected business innovator in the area of golf school management and quality golf education delivery systems. She has served as guest speaker for several functions to include The Fordham Graduate School of Business and the LPGA Women Who Play (formally the EWGA) both in NYC.

“Thank you for your outstanding ability to analyze my golf swing, your encouragement, and unfailing positive cheer!”

Kathleen Fernald…. Yorktown Heights, New York

Sue Stafford

Instructor Tom at Stafford Golf

Tom Williams, Golf Professional since 1988. As a teenager, Tom played on both his high school and college teams. Working as an assistant professional in country clubs, Tom developed a keen interest in golf instruction. Following this interest Tom came to work for the school and under Roland's guidance his teaching skills developed to make him one our most valuable instructors. He also has a creditable playing record winning chapter and sectional events and continues to compete on the mini tour. Tom can be found on any given day in a golf shop looking for that perfect driver or putter.

As always, we had a great time. Tom is simply an amazing instructor - patient, know-ledgeable and totally supportive!

Ken and Hayley Kaplan...New York

Colin Fraser, turned Golf Professional in 1991 but not until after several achievements as a junior player in Scotland his native land. Colin won the Scottish Junior Championship (under 16) twice, Scottish Champion (under 18), represented Scotland in Home and European International Championships, represented Great Britain and Ireland in European Championships, and was the Scottish Stroke Play Champion. Roland recognized his talents immediately as a golfer and a teacher. His charm and sincerity are refreshing and his heritage evident with that Scottish burr.

Padraig Harrington says his real star was Colin Fraser of the Roland Stafford Golf Schools.

"Just wanted to let you know what a great time my son Eric and I had at the golf school last week. After 31 years of playing the game I learned more from Colin in 2 days than ever before.  

John and Eric Rostern...Holtsville, New York

Instructor Colin at Stafford Golf


Rich Bowie, PGA Professional since 1991. Rich is a man of many talents. He has a creditable playing record with a course record in 1979 and tied another at the Ballston Spa Country Club in 1990 where he worked as the First Assistant Professional. He has also scored several top ten finishes in his sectional events. Rich has a Master's Degree in Music Composition and taught in the public school system for 14 years. He joined us in 1993 and then attended school for fitting and assembling golf clubs. He's the man to see if you need equipment or having problems with your tempo.

John Jr. and I enjoyed the weekend with Rich as our golf instructor.  The learned principals of golf absolutely enabled this to happen; Grip, Levels, Connection and Tempo.

John Regis….Yorktown Heights, New York
Instructor Rich at Stafford Golf


Knut Zywietz has a passion for golf unsurpassed by anyone.  When not teaching he can be found on the course or in practice areas.  His demeanor is one of patience and attentiveness and students recognize the sincerity in his efforts to make them better golfers, which he does. As a former World Cup freestyle skier, Knut has had 25 years of working with people to improve their athletic skills.  He may also be able to answer a couple of your computer questions, he holds a Bachelor Degree in computer science.

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.

Faith Weldon…..Glenview, New York

Instructor Knut at Stafford Golf