- Damon Lucas, Director of The Institute at Lake Presidential, PGA Member
Damon has immersed himself completely in the process of gathering knowledge and acquiring all the skills necessary to be an outstanding teacher for the past 13 years. Now he has a range of technologies to support and enhance that knowledge, highlighted by the Taylor Made MATT system and Performance Lab, a 3-D Motion Capture system that helps analyze your golf game with more precision and a greater EASE of understanding for ALL levels of golfer. Complementing the MATT system, he utilizes high speed video and V1 software, the Maryland Puttingzone, and an assortment of training aids and learning techniques derived from Damon's experiences with the Australian Institute of Sport as well as other high performance academies from around the world. In creating the Institute at Lake Presidential, he has built a facility that examines and facilitates learning in every aspect of golf instruction and clubfitting. Talk to Damon about the comprehensive range of programs that cater to every level of golfer.
- Parker Parsons, Institute Instructor, PGA Member
Parker earned his PGA Membership in 1998 after graduating from Towson University where he captained his golf team. He was the 1st Assistant and Director of Instruction at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club for 10 years. Parker also worked as a Teaching Professional at The Elkridge Club, Arundel Golf Park, and The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. Over the past 20 years, Parker has continued learning the latest in instruction technique and technologies through seminars, workshops, and practical experience in order to become a well rounded Professional and master of his craft. Parker has given over 8,000 lessons in his career and taught several talented players who have qualified for for such events as U.S. Amateurs and U.S. Junior Amateurs and who have won the Middle Atlantic Amateur and Maryland Junior Amateur. Parker takes pride in shaping the abilities of all players and shares the belief that on-course instruction is crucial to individual improvement as well as the short game. Parker is an expert fitter and MATT System instructor as well.
- Alex N. Bounan, Assistant Golf Professional, PGA Member
- Alex was promoted to 1st Assistant in April, 2011. Alex graduated from the PGM Program at Methodist University in 2006 and gained his PGA membership in 2007. Alex served as an Assistant at Lowes Island Club in Va., for 2 years. His previous employment includes Cherry Valley Country Club (Princeton, NJ), Trump National Golf Club (Bedminster, NJ), and Chevy Chase Club in MD. Alex will be instrumental in tournament operations, golf shop operations, teaching, and the junior golf program at Lake Presidential. Alex has worked at four PGA Tour events, enhancing his tournament operations experience. Alex likes spending time with his friends and watching the Philadelphia Eagles in his spare time.