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Paul Kaster
Director of Instruction
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Paul learned the game on Chicago's only 18-hole public golf course, Jackson Park G.C., and went on to play Division I college golf, and on mini tours including the Tar Heel Tour (now EGolf Tour), and the Golden Bear Tour (now Gateway Tour). He is a member of the Advisory Board for Worldjuniorgolf.com, of Cobra-Puma Golf's professional staff, and is still an accomplished player.

In 2015, Paul shot 69 at Montammy C.C. to make it through local qualifying for the US Open. He also made 9 birdies en route to winning the 2015 NJPGA Open Pro-Am at Bedens Brook C.C. with Forsgate's Team. In 2012, he shot 68 to qualify for the Metropolitan Open at Plainfield, C.C. and finished T-5th at the Bridgestone Premiere Pro-Am at Firestone C.C. in Akron, OH.

Paul joined the staff at Forsgate as the Director of Instruction the spring of 2015. Prior to that he was a teaching professional at Royce Brook's Academy of Golf. Paul uses the most up to date technology including K-Vest, Flightscope, Boditrak and Focusband. He coaches a large number of junior golfers, several of whom are the best in their age groups in the NY/NJ area. For adult students, Paul creates custom group and private coaching programs to help them improve as fast as possible.

Paul is a member of Proponent Group, the premiere invite-only network of golf instructors and coaches whose membership includes more than half of the GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teachers, more than 150 section Teachers of the Year, and more than a dozen National Teachers of the Year. He is a National Staff member for the SeeMore Putter Institute, having taught putting for SeeMore on the PGA Tour. In 2015 and 2016, Paul was acknowledged by US Kids Golf with honorable mention for the Top 50 U.S. Kids Teachers and he was nominated for the 2016 NJPGA Youth Development Award. He is also a member of the NJPGA Public Relations Committee.

Carolyn McKenzie Andrews
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Carolyn grew up playing junior golf in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area where both her father and uncle have been PGA Club Professionals for over 40 plus years.  She played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University where she earned All-American honors.  During this time, Carolyn also represented the United States in the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship (played in Japan) in 1990 where the USA prevailed. Carolyn also won the Eastern Amateur that year. She then began playing on the mini tours.  

After competing on the Futures tour (now Symetra tour) 1991-1995 Carolyn began working as an Assistant Golf Professional at Heathrow Country Club in Lake Mary, Florida for 4 years then became the Head Golf Professional at Tuscawilla Country club in Winter Springs, Florida. After 9 years at Tuscawilla, Carolyn came back to her roots and joined Forsgate Country Club as the Director of Golf in 2009.

Carolyn is a Top 50 US Kids Masters teacher and has been nationally recognized for her work with children and her Healthy Kids camp she ran while working in Florida.

Frank Esposito
PGA Teaching Professional
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Frank is arguably the best golfer in New Jersey. In 2015, he was fully exempt on the PGA Champions Tour. After turning pro in 1986, he served as an assistant pro at Montammy and Crestmont Country Club. He was also a Teaching Professional at Shackamaxon C.C. for one year before becoming the head pro at Brooklake C.C. in 2000. A list of Frank's playing accomplishments during the following 15 years is below:

  • 2015 PGA Champions Tour Player
  • 2014 Senior Club Pro Champion
  • 2014 PGA Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament Champion
  • 2- time NJ Open Champion
  • 3- time NJPGA Matchplay Champion
  • 3-time NJPGA Clambake Champion
  • 5- time NJPGA Section Championship winner
  • 5- time NJPGA Player of the Year
  • 2014 NJPGA Senior Open Champion
  • 2014 NJPGA Senior Player of the Year
  • Contestant in 1992 US Open
  • Contestant in 2007 & 2014 PGA Championship
  • Contestant in 2014, 2015 & 2016 Senior PGA Championship
  • Contestant in PGA Senior Players Championship

August Leming, Ph.D.

Dr. August Leming is an internationally recognized expert in human motivation, behavior change, and performance psychology. August has also worked around the globe, consulting with the Qatargas Company, in Doha, Qatar, City Fitness Group Ltd., in Porirua, New Zealand and The Philippines Magazine International, in Manila, Philippines. August views himself as a visionary and guide for the human experience. As an expert in human motivation, August begins by facilitating the individual's definition of personal success.

Dr. Leming, invites people to consider the lessons that are held within their own lives, bodies, and hearts. Teacher and student work together to apply a unique and synergistic combination of psychology, spirituality and physical education toward a higher-level of performance. What began as a journey of self-discovery has become a lifelong commitment to serving others.

Through the arts of public speaking, authorship, therapy and physical movement, August facilitates clarity and strength in others. Dr. Leming recently authored his first book, The Psychology of Coaching, as part of an internationally recognized course in behavior modification and motivation.

Dr. August Leming attended Columbia University, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Seton Hall University, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Adolescent Psychology, Child Psychology and Statistics. Dr. Leming's pioneering academic work earned him the American Psychological Association's Outstanding Professional Development Award in 2003. In addition, he has been an invited speaker at both the American Psychological Association and Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meetings.

Michael Furey
Head Golf PGA Professional
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Mike has worked in the Golf industry for over 16 years and has been a class A PGA Member since 2009. He has worked at some of the top course in the NJ area. Mike started his golf career as a bag boy here at Forsgate CC while still in High School. After high school Mike enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and spent six years before being Honorably Discharged as a Sergeant. Upon returning Mike spent 4 years at Knob Hill Golf Club in Manalapan as the First Assistant Golf Professional. After leaving Knob Hill, Mike spent the next 4 years at Plainfield Country Club as the First Assistant. Upon the request of the Members who were also members at Metedeconk National Golf Club Mike spent the next 4 years there as there as the First Assistant Professional. Wanting to spend some time with his family Mike switched gears and went to work for Dicks Sporting Goods for a few years as both the Golf Professional and as a Manager of the East Brunswick store.

Mike was on the NJPGA Assistant board from 2007 until 2013. He has also been nominated twice for Assistant Golf Professional of the year. He has a wide teaching background and has worked closely with Simon Holmes, Mike Bennett, and Andy Plummer.

Bob Kave
First Assistant PGA Professional
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Bob is a 27-year PGA member and a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach. He has also been certified by GolfTec and myspiritofgolf.com. In 1998, Bob was voted the most improved player in the Philadelphia PGA Section. He enjoys coaching passing on his love of the game to players of all ages and abilities.

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