Since 1983, the Barrie Bruce Golf Schools has grown from two instructors teaching fourteen students to the complete instructional facility you will experience today.
Each year, we help over 700 golfers learn the game, fine-tune their skills, and make new friends in the process! Our instructors offer adults and juniors a friendly, hands-on approach to learning the game of golf. BBGS has 3 levels of adult instruction and extensive junior golf programs for ages 6-14.
Barrie Bruce, as a PGA Teaching Professional, is a strong supporter of the PGA’s Play Golf America and Get Golf Ready teaching programs, and can be seen at many local New England Golf events.
Created by the PGA in 2011, Play Golf America and the Get Golf Ready program encourages golfers of every level to learn to play golf the proper way. Through teaching programs structured like Play Golf America, Barrie Bruce Golf Schools teaches everybody how to play golf: juniors, seniors, new-to-the-game novices, and experienced golfers. BBGS makes learning a great experience by combining fun, friends and fitness.
So if you’re located in Massachusetts ( MA ) or New Hampshire ( NH ), come on down to the Barrie Bruce Golf Schools soon and PLAY GOLF, AMERICA!!
To further the golf experience for our students, BBGS has Golf Leagues, Adult tournaments, and many other special golf events throughout the season.
From ages 6-106, we encourage all golfers to come to our schools with ‘a pair of sneakers and a good attitude’.
The Instructors at Barrie Bruce Golf Schools are dedicated to golfers of all learning styles. Their passion is to get you ‘golf ready’ and get the most enjoyment from the game. They teach golf skillfully, and, more importantly, they know how to teach in a way that makes the lessons easy and fun.
Barrie Bruce: PGA Teaching Professional, and Founder and Director of the schools, Barrie started BBGS in 1984. He served as the Golf Pro at the Country Club of Billerica starting in 1973. A State Amateur Champion, Barrie has been honored with receiving many awards from the PGA and the golf community. In 2011 he received the NEPGA President’s Plaque award for excellence in promoting the game of golf through teaching. In 2005, Golf Magazine honored him with the Top 100 Teachers Award, and in 2004, the NEPGA named him Teacher of the Year. He was awarded the Junior Golf Leader Award from the NEPGA Eastern MA Chapter. Barrie has a loyal following from his work in inspiring those new to the game, as well as his fellow PGA members, and continues to be involved in NEPGA events.
Bill Dineen: Bill has been the Director of Junior Golf since 1998. Bill joined BBGS in 1989, and has been instrumental in growing our programs for junior golfers. Bill also instructs in our Adult Programs and gives private instruction.
Susan Arruda: Susan has been the Director of Golf for Girls since 2003, and has been with BBGS since 1984. Susan is an Adult Program instructor, and runs the ‘Golf for Girls' programs at BBGS.
Don Capuccio: Don is Director of the On-The-Course Program, and Assistant Director of Junior Golf. Don has been with BBGS since 2005, and is also an Adult Program instructor.
Kim Cliff: Kim joined BBGS in 2007. She is an Adult Program Instructor, instructs in the Golf for Girls program, is an On-The-Course Instructor, and assists in the Sunday summer Tournaments. Kim played NCAA Div. 1 College Golf at USAFA, where she was also awarded MVP, and is an Air Force veteran.
Bob Beecher: Bob joined BBGS in 2009, and is an Adult Program Instructor, as well as an On-The-Course Instructor.
The Pro Shop at the Barrie Bruce Golf Schools is the place you need to shop as you start your golf experience. We carry the essentials of the equipment you need as a beginner.
GIFT CERTIFICATES are a popular golf gift, perfect for any occasion. Golf Gift Certificates can be used for merchandise, lessons, or tournaments!!
We offer affordable club sets for adults and juniors, and work with you to find the set that best fits your playing level. We can place special orders to meet any individual requirements!
A golf glove is an essential piece of equipment in learning the game, as it helps with the grip needed to best make contact with the ball. We carry popular brands, in ladies, men’s and junior sizes, at prices that fit your budget.
At the Pro Shop, we also carry golf balls, tees, and other basic equipment needed to help make your golf experience enjoyable from Day One!
What people are saying
Barrie has a unique ability and keen sense to detect any flaws in my swing, while patiently and thoroughly providing me with the mechanics to fix them and improve my game. I take his drills with me on the range and apply his techniques while competing on the course. I found out first hand why his reputation as the most complete and results oriented instructor in the region is rock solid. I am a Barrie Bruce student for life!
- Mike Lynch- Sports Anchor WCVB TV Boston
- Sports Anchor WCVB TV Boston