Forsgate Country Club Announces New Director o…

Forsgate Country Club Announces New Director of Golf Instruction

Forsgate Country Club has announced the hiring of a new Director of Instruction, Bill Schmedes III.

Prior to joining Forsgate, Bill was Director of Instruction at Fiddlers Elbow in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the past four years.  Bill also spent time in Florida working as a Head Golf Coach for the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy.

Bill has been recognized as one of the top golf coaches in the country.  Golf Digest has rated him as both a Best Young Teacher in America as well as Best in State (NJ).  Golf Tips Magazine named Bill to their Top 30 Instructor list, Future Champions Golf selected him as a Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in the USA, and he earned a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Coach honorable mention.

Bill has worked under some of the top golf instructors in the world and has assisted over 14 tour players on the PGA, LPGA, European and Tour.  His students have won amateur events such as the Massachusetts Amateur, Met Amateur, NJSGA Women’s Public Links, and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, to name a few.  His junior students have won 150+ events around the world including two U.S Kids Golf World Championships.  Bill has coached a junior to the #1 ranking, and he has helped over 50 players obtain college golf scholarships.  Bill’s students have earned more than 250 tournament victories at the junior, amateur and professional levels.

“We are extremely proud to welcome Bill to Forsgate and we know our members will benefit greatly from Bill’s teaching methods,” said Chris Schiavone, Forsgate’s Managing Partner.  “Although Bill has had great success working with golfers of all ages and ability, he enjoys developing the skills of club players the most.  Bill will offer both individual and group training programs that allow for each individual to train accordingly in order to reach his or her goals.  Having Bill will establish Forsgate as one of the top golf academies in the state and perhaps in the northeast.”

Bill and his wife reside in Hackettstown, NJ.

About Forsgate Country Club

Forsgate Country Club is an exclusive, full service, family-oriented private country club located in the heart of New Jersey.  Forsgate offers golf, sports and social memberships for individuals, families and corporations.  Established in 1931, Forsgate Country Club features 36 holes of world-class golf, including the renowned Banks Course, designed to recreate historic holes throughout Europe, and the Palmer Course, a traditional American design with challenging water hazards on ten of its scenic holes.  The country club also offers facilities for banquet events and corporate meetings as well as a sports complex that includes a fitness center, pool and cabana cafe.  Forsgate Country Club, which is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia at Exit 8A of the NJ Turnpike, is operated by Metropolitan Golf Group.  For more information about Forsgate Country Club visit or call (732) 521-0070.