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Tashua is proud of our entire staff — from our Starters and Pro Shop attendants to our 'behind the scenes' office staff, grounds crew, and restaurant personnel. All play an important role in contributing to your recreation here at Tashua. The golf course and related facilities are town-owned and operated as an Enterprise Fund with oversight provided by an all-volunteer Golf Commission appointed by the First Selectman.

Bobby Brown Bobby Brown
— PGA Director of Golf

Bobby joined Tashua at the start of the 2005 season and was a welcome contributor to the successful launch of the 9-hole Tashua Glen course in August 2005. Prior to Tashua, Bobby spent 10 years as Head Golf Professional at Okeeheelee Golf Course in West Palm Beach, Florida. During his tenure in Palm Beach County, Bobby made significant contributions to junior golf earning the South Florida PGA Section Junior Golf Leader award twice and the Southeast chapter PGA Junior Golf Leader award five times. Bobby was also founder of the nonprofit Junior Golf Foundation of America. Bobby is a 1990 graduate of Bryant University, collegiate golf All-American, and in 2009 was inducted as a member of the Bryant Sports Hall of Fame. In 2010, Bobby was awarded Master Teacher status with U.S. Kids Golf. He now resides in Trumbull with his wife and three daughters.

Jon Janik
Jon Janik
— PGA Head Golf Professional

PGA Head Golf Professional Jon Janik joined Tashua Knolls at the beginning of the 2003 season. As a 1998 graduate of St. Joseph High School and four year member of the golf team, he was already very familiar with Tashua Knolls and the town of Trumbull. Jon grew up playing at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course where he won the 1997 Junior Club Championship and the 2002 Men's Club Championship. He began working in the golf industry while in college. In 2000, he was offered a position at the Ivan Lendl Golf and Tennis Camp, where he would spend three summers. After graduating from Fairfield University, Jon turned professional and became the Assistant Golf Professional at Tashua Knolls. In November 2007, he graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program and was elected to PGA Membership. The next year he was promoted to Head Golf Professional. In addition to his responsibilities at Tashua Knolls, Jon has also been the head coach for the Trumbull High School Boy's Golf Team since 2008. In 2011, Jon won the distinguished Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award. In both 2011 and 2012, he was recognized as a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher.

Dave Bove
Dave Bove
— PGA Director of Instruction

Dave Bove is the PGA Director of Instruction at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, Conn. He joined the staff at Tashua in 2009, after graduating college with a degree in PGA Golf Management. He holds the designation, Golf Stroke Engineer Bachelor (G.S.E.B.) with The Golfing Machine, and is the only Authorized Instructor in the state of Connecticut. Additionally, he is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute. Dave incorporates a variety of modern teaching technologies into his lessons, and has a deep understanding of the biomechanics and overall science of the golf motion.

Hidalgo Nagashima Trumbull Golf Hidalgo Nagashima
— Property Director

Hidalgo joined Tashua at the beginning of the 2002 golf season and is responsible for all aspects of maintaining and improving our 27-hole golf facility. Prior to coming to Trumbull, Hidalgo served as Golf Course Superintendent at Van Cortland Golf Course (Bronx NY) and as Assistant Superintendent at Pelham/Split Rock Golf Course (Pelham NY). With more than a decade of experience, Hidalgo was instrumental in leading the efforts to open the new Tashua Glen 9-hole course in early August 2005. He is a member in good standing of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Hidalgo is a 1990 graduate of SUNY/Albany and also has an AAS in Plant Science from SUNY/College of Agriculture and TEchnology at Cobleskill and has completed the Turfgrass Management Short Course at Cornell University.

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