PGA Assistant Golf Professional
Don Confoey has been a part of the golf staff since The Lake Club’s inception in 2008 and was elected to Class A Membership of the PGA of America in 2012. With over fifteen years of experience as an Assistant Golf Professional, Don enjoys providing a fun environment and quality experience for everyone who comes to The Lake Club.
Don is in charge of managing the staff for the golf operation, as well as assisting in various tournament operations and merchandising duties. Delivering quality customer service is his goal and if he is not in the shop you will likely find him on the lesson tee promoting the game of golf through a variety of golf clinics and lessons. He also oversees the Wednesday Night League, Junior Golf Clinics, and runs our popular Major Pool contests.
He enjoys spending time with his wife Evie and their son Austin. Don is an avid sports fan and especially enjoys attending Cleveland Browns games and also rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He is a graduate of Western Reserve High School and currently resides in New Middletown, Ohio.
PGA Director of Golf
Dennis Miller joined the team at The Lake Club as Director of Golf in January 2015. Dennis’s duties include overseeing all golf operations for the Club, including daily play, tournaments and events, and overall golf experience. He along with his team of professionals will provide excellent customer service in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere so that all members and guests have an enjoyable experience. Dennis’s passion as always been golf, and he is thrilled at the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with The Lake Club team, members, and guests.
Dennis grew up in Niles, Ohio and attended Youngstown State University where he was the captain of the men’s golf team both junior and senior years. Following graduation, Dennis began his professional career at Trumbull Country Club as Assistant Golf Professional in 1993. Then in 1998, he joined the Mill Creek MetroParks team as the head golf professional at Mill Creek Golf Course. He became the golf director in 2001, then in 2012 became the executive director of Mill Creek MetroParks. Dennis lives in Canfield with his wife, Denise and son, Nathan.
Dennis’s resume is distinctive and impressive. His professional highlights include many tournament victories and awards, but by far the most memorable was qualifying for the US Open in 2012. Dennis sank a breaking putt for a birdie on the fourth playoff hole in the sectional qualifier. While the ball briefly rested on the edge of the cup, Dennis turned away in disgust before gravity suddenly pulled it to the bottom of the cup for a dramatic finish. Dennis was named the Northern Ohio PGA player of the year in 2012.
Dennis has instructed many golf students, including Jason Kokrak, a member of the PGA Tour. He has been teaching since he started in the industry, and takes great pride in developing the skills of golfers of every age and experience level. Most of all, he enjoys sharing his love of the sport with golfers of all ages.
Assistant Golf Professional
Christopher Bellino was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 2009 and has 19 years of experience in the golf industry. Chris loves interacting with the membership and prides himself on developing fun and exciting tournaments for the membership.
Christopher is a graduate of The Golf Academy of American and Virginia College with a B.S. in Golf Complex Operations and Management. He enjoys teaching the game of golf at various skill levels and his passion is to instruct junior golfers. To see their smiles as they improve their skills is the best reward a golf professional can have. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica and their two children Kamryn and Nixon.
PGA Director of Golf
John was born in Boardman Ohio and graduated from Howland High School in 1984. John received a golf scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University where he lead his team to a OVC Conference Championship. He graduated as a Presidential Scholar Athlete with a BBA in Business, Marketing/Management.
John began his professional career at Avalon Lakes in 1990 moving to Trumbull Country Club as Head Golf Professional in 2000. Recently he caddied on the PGA Tour for local Jason Kokrak in 2014-2016. John is considered one of the best teachers and club fitters and prides himself on his ability to improve his students golf game.
John has received many awards over the years including the Northern Ohio PGA Merchandiser of the Year (1994 & 1996). He coached the Howland High School girls golf team to a State Championship in 1995 and was inducted into the Howland High School Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Friday11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
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