Instructor Bios

Learn more about our top of the line golf instructors.

Kevin Bogrette

Golf Manhattan welcomes Tour instructor Kevin Bogrette to NYC for private lessons, group clinics and corporate events.

For the past 12 years, Kevin has been coaching Ernie Els, the #1 golfer in the world and winner of 4 Majors and 71 Championships. As Ernie Els' personal golf instructor, Kevin traveled 30+ weeks a year to PGA, European, South African and Asian Tour events coaching and practicing all areas of the game. On occasion, Kevin caddied for Ernie in PGA/European Tour events giving him an inside-the-rope perspective second to none.

"For over 12 years Kevin has been a huge help keeping my game in check and his assistance on tour has been invaluable. Kevin's 25 years of experience and knowledge of the game at all levels will definitely help you with your game." ~Ernie Els

Prior to working with Els, Kevin worked as a premier instructor and David Leadbetter’s personal golf assistant. At the Leadbetter Academy he learned to teach and worked with many top tour professionals such as Nick Faldo, Nick Price, David Frost, and Charles Howell III.

Take advantage of Kevin’s experience and book now to quickly improve your game.

John Manning

John has been teaching and playing tournament golf in the Metropolitan area since 2009 as a professional. Starting in the early 90's John has competed in the NY State Open, The Met Open and Senior Open, CT Open, VT Open, Rhode Island Open, dozens of invitational and notable Amateur events before turning professional.

After working the retail side of the business for Taylormade, Golfsmith and Golf Galaxy, he enrolled in the PGA program. Passing the written test he was Medalist on his first try in the playing aptitude test, which is a 36 hole same day event. Currently a PGA apprentice, John served as Head Professional at Fairview Golf Center from 2011 to 2015. Since May of 2015 he has been Head Professional at Yorktown Golf Center. Both located in Westchester County.

"Every person I've taught loves the game and has the potential to play better, finding the keys to playing better is my passion, identifying swing mechanics that work for my students is paramount in my approach."

John brings his 40 plus years of playing and teaching experience to Golf Manhattan with great enthusiasm, equipment knowledge and the desire to teach the game he loves.