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South Kent Elite Golf
South Kent School’s Elite Golf Program offers top tier athletic competition, professional instruction and an excellent preparatory school education. This selective program includes a rigorous travel schedule, with the opportunity for student-athletes to compete at the Regional and National levels. As members of the American Junior Golf Academy (AJGA), students can qualify for AJGA, USGA Junior and USGA Amateur tournaments. The Elite Golf Program caters to student-athletes interested in pursuing a professional or Division I college golf career.
At South Kent School, students receive the highest level of both academics and athletics. A national leader in the adoption of educational technology, South Kent has a one-to-one iPad program and a 99% e-textbook adoption rate. What this means for those in the Elite Golf program is that students can have access to their studies at any time or place, and can submit assignments electronically. Additionally, South Kent’s dedicated on-campus faculty members are available during off-hours in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) to work with students with flexible schedules.
Director of Instruction
PGA Professional Paul Ramee will provide instruction and guidance for students in the Elite Golf program. Since 1996, Ramee has been a Class A Member of the PGA of America. Since 2003, he has been the Director of Golf and Club Manager at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club. Owner of the New Milford, CT indoor golf-learning center, Golf on the Green, Ramee will lead students at this state-of-the-art facility during the off-season. During the warmer months, student-athletes will receive their daily training at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club.
Before his time in South Kent, CT, Ramee was the Head Golf Professional at Park Country Club of Buffalo (1998-2003). Additionally, he spent four years as an Assistant Golf Professional between Canoe Brook Country Club (1993-1994) and Oakmont Country Club (1995-1997) respectively.
Golf Digest recently regarded Ramee as a top teaching professional in Connecticut in its 2013-‘14 “America’s Best Teachers” issue. He was also the 2013 winner of the prestigious CTPGA Horton Smith Award and has been TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified since 2012. Furthermore, Ramee finds time in his busy schedule to work as a contributing writer for Proponent Group, “The Premier Network of Golf Instructors.”
Beyond his professional experience and accolades, Paul is husband to wife Tracey and father to children: Hunter (age 15), Owen (age 11) and Oliver (age seven).
About Bull's Bridge Golf Club
Bull's Bridge Golf Club takes its name from the nearby covered bridge that dates back to the Colonial era. While Jacob Bull built it to provide access to his grist and sawmill, the bridge reportedly offered passage to George Washington on four occasions during the Revolutionary War. Centuries later, the popular tourist attraction still remains active to car traffic spanning the Housatonic River just a few miles from the club.
It is often said that a golf course is only as good as the land on which it is built. Without question, the nearly 400 acres in South Kent, CT offer a magnificent setting. With the course designed by Tom Fazio, who has many Top 100 courses already to his credit, Bull’s Bridge has quickly risen to the upper echelon of Fazio’s prolific portfolio. The round begins high atop the property, and the par-five first hole immediately showcases so many of the course’s special features. It heralds what players can expect throughout the round. The practice facility is the perfect complement to the golf course offering the ideal location for warm-ups and tune-ups. Using six fully bunkered greens as targets, practice shots closely simulate the shot-making that is required on the course. A three tiered grass teeing ground as well as a turf tee allow practice in any weather. Unique features include fairway bunkers and an uneven lies teeing ground to practice those tricky situations. A practice putting green situated near the first tee offers players an accurate sense of the smooth, speedy pace of the greens before it counts out on the course.
For more information on the club, visit Bull's Bridge Golf Club's website.
About Golf on the Green
During individual instruction, PGA professional instructor Paul Ramee helps elite golfers analyze and improve their swing by utilizing the latest in technological developments such as FlightScope diagnostic equipment and V1 Swing Analysis software. This technology allows student-athletes to analyze their current swing skills and find ways to improve.