Golf Instruction with The Club at Indian Springs


Michael Boyd - Director of Instruction
Michael comes to teaching as a former competitive player.  His career included state and national championships at the junior, collegiate, amateur, and professional levels.  He is a former #1 ranked amateur in the country and member of both the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour.  Along the way he studied under some of the best teachers in the country, as well as become a Certified Performance Intelligence Coach through Mind of a Champion. 
Michael’s students include professional golfers as well as high handicap players.  His students have won state and national competitions, shot course records, and lowered their handicap.  He teaches his students to understand their ball flight, practice effectively and coach themselves around the course.    
Recently he has taken his teaching to the next level by using a Trackman, the leading teaching and club fitting device on the PGA Tour.  Michael is the only teacher in the area using a Trackman, and thus Indian Springs is the only club in the area to have it available to its members. 
Single lessons last an hour and can take place on any part of the practice area, swing, short game, wedges, etc...  Trackman and Video analysis is used.  Practice plans and drills are given for “homework” to help the student progress.
Individual Lesson (1 hour)

Adult       $100
Junior      $80         (Anyone who has not graduated from High School)

Dual Lesson $120  (Any combination of Juniors or Adults) (1 hour)

Lesson Package (6 lessons, each lesson lasts an hour)
Adult       $500
Junior      $400
4 Week Training Program

Meet 2 times per week for a month.  First lesson 1 hour assessment and plan, next 6 lessons are 1/2 hour follow ups of organized hands on coaching, last lesson a 9 hole playing lesson. 6 Hours of instruction geared toward lowering your scores.

Adult      $500
Junior     $400
9 Hole Playing Lesson

Adult      $175
Junior     $150
Online Mental Profile     $50

Meet Richie Coughlan

-Clemson Golf Team '93-'97
-1st Team All American
-ACC Player of The Year
-Walker Cup Team
-European Tour '98
-PGA Tour Member '98, '01-'02 Tour '03-'05
-PGA Tour Academy '07-'16
-Director of Instruction Tour Academy TPC San Antonio '11-'16
-Tour Academy Instructor of Year 2015
For Lessons call (518)986-1445
Tucker Short Game Assessment  $125

Assess all facets of your game from inside 70 yards.  You will hit 100 different shots from short putts to wedges, a handicap will be given in each category, and a priority plan for improvement will be given.  Takes roughly 1.5 hours.
Short Game Improvement Series 4 weeks

Get the Tucker Short Game Assessment and initial improvement plan during the first week. Meet for a 1 hour follow up lesson of organized hands on coaching and drills each of the next 3 weeks. 5 Hours of organized instruction geared towards lowering your scores.

Adult      $425
Junior     $325



New Instructor Richie Coughlan

I am excited to begin a partnership with Richie Coughlan. Sometimes opportunities are too good to pass up. When any endeavor is seeking to grow and improve its important to get the right people on the bus. Richie is that kind of "right people." A highly decorate player at Clemson in the 90's he attained membership on the PGA and European Tour. After 3 successful season on the PGA Tour he was sidelined by injury and turned his attention to teaching. He went on to become a PGA Tour Academy Instructor and was the Director of Instruction at TPC San Antonio through August of 2016, being named the Tour Academy Instructor of the Year in 2015. 

A great opportunity for his wife opened in Tulsa last year and Richie and his family (wife and new baby in tow) set down in T-Town. He spent the last several months caring for their newborn and is excited to start teaching again. 

Richie will lead the charge in our Junior Golf Camps this summer as well as offering his own one on one teaching throughout the year. He and Michael will team up to offer some adult clinics later this spring, and continue changing the world one golfer at a time. 

If you would like to welcome Richie or set up a lesson you can contact him at or call (518)986-1445.


Ben Winn – 1st Assistant Golf Professional

Ben currently serves as our club’s 1st Assistant Golf Professional and tournament director. Ben started playing golf at the age of 8 and has never looked back. He started working in the golf business his junior year of high school at Battle Creek Golf Club and continued working there while attending Northeastern State University. While at Battle Creek Ben grew an interest in becoming a Golf Professional and learning the business side of the game. In 2011, Ben joined the team here at Indian Springs and has strived toward serving the membership, growing the game, and running tournaments. Ben is currently a Level 2 apprentice and working towards becoming a Class A PGA Professional. Ben is a certified club fitter through Callaway, Titleist, and Ping. 

Half Hour Lesson $40
Full Hour $70
9 Hole Playing lesson $90
3 Half Hour lessons $100

John Groth - Assistant Golf Professional

John started with The Club at Indian Springs in the Fall of 2016. He has a love for golf and enjoys growing the game of golf through Junior golfers. John has been in the golf business for 4 years and is currently in the PGA program. John loves playing golf, spending time with our members, and helping young golfers learn the game.

Half Hour Lesson $40
Full Hour $70
9 Hole Playing lesson $90
3 Half Hour lessons $100