Director of Player Development
Dennis Hillman (Director of Player Development) grew up in Rye, NY in a family with two older brothers who went on to play D-1 college golf. He began playing golf at the age of four and began competing at eight years old. During his junior career, Dennis achieved AJGA All American honors twice, along with a runner-up finish in the 1990 US Junior championship, which included a win over Tiger Woods. Dennis then went on to play at Tulsa University and achieved All-American honors as a senior, and also maintained the ranking of 3rd amateur in the country by Golfweek for several months from 1994 to 1995.
As a professional, Dennis competed on several mini tours between 1996 and 2000 before settling down with his family. He spent a few years in the financial services industry before returning to golf to become a club professional. In 2006, Dennis became a Class A PGA professional, and began focusing his energy on coaching full time, ultimately deciding to go on his own after several years as the teaching professional at Pelham CC. Before coming to the Golf Performance Center in July of 2014, Dennis had started a Golf Academy at Oxford Greens GC in Oxford, CT.
Dennis is now a TPI-certified coach with extensive knowledge of the Golfing Machine and junior golf development. He is passionate about helping golfers better understand the developmental process required to improve, and helping guide them through that challenging but rewarding process.