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Eric MacCluen, PGA Professional

Director of Instruction, Applecross Country Club

"25+ Years of Award Winning Instruction"

 


 
     
 

PGA Professional Eric MacCluen began teaching at Delcastle Golf Course in 1989, and in 1994 became the Director of Instruction at Hartefeld National Golf Club until 2000 when he started the Eric MacCluen Golf Academy with the intention of making golf accessible to everyone in the Delaware Valley.

Eric's love for the game motivates him to not only refine the techniques of highly skilled players, but also to teach proper basics to beginners. His ongoing commitment to juniors has brought approximately 100 college scholarships as well as many national tournament wins. In addition, his numerous clinics and camps have allowed children as young as 4 years old to have fun as they are taught new skills.

Eric has been a PGA member since 1994. Among his achievements, Eric was an All American at Greensboro College, a Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Golf Leader in 1998, received the D.S.G.A Annual Award in 1999, and was the Philadelphia Section Teacher of the Year in 2002. Eric has also been awarded the Top 50 Kids teacher from 2004 thru 2007 by US kids Golf. In 2008, he was awarded the Top 50 Master Teacher Award. For the 2011/ 2012 golf seasons, Eric was voted one of Pennsylvania's Best Teachers by Golf Digest Magazine. Most Recently, Eric has been honored as the recipient of the PGA Philadelphia Section 2014 Youth Player Development Award for his extraordinary and exemplary achievements in youth player development and growing the game of golf.

Eric is proud to announce, in January of 2011, he joined Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, PA as their new Director of Instruction. "Along with the Applecross team I am excited to be taking the first steps towards becoming the premier private facility for golf instruction in the area!"

Eric currently resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife Holly who has been the administrator to their business since 2002 and their 15 year old son Eric who loves to play travel baseball. His two step sons are both successful young adults; Ryan is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Business and is currently working full time for Capital One Bank while Liam has recently graduated from the University of Mount Olive, NC also receiving a degree in business. Liam is currently the head teaching professional at Whitford Country Club in Downingtown, PA.

 
     
 

 

  • NCAA All American at Greensboro College
  • N. C. State University graduate with a Bachelor's in Communications
  • PGA Member since 1994
  • Director of Instruction at Hartefeld National Golf Club in

Avondale, PA from 1994 - 2000

  • Owner of the Eric MacCluen Golf Academy from 2000 - 2011
  • Director of Instruction at Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, PA since 2011 and current owner of
    Eric MacCluen Golf LLC.


  • Over 100 students have received college scholarships
    and many national tournament wins
  • 1998 Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award for outstanding work with our nation's youth
  • 1999 D.S.G.A. annual award for his contributions to the future of the game
  • 2002 PGA Philadelphia Section Teacher of the Year Award for making a significant impact on the game
  • 2004, 2005 and 2007 "Top 50 Kids Teacher" in America by the U.S. Kids Golf Company
  • 2008 "Top 50 Master Kids Teacher" in America by the U.S. Kids Golf Company
  • 2011/ 2012 voted one of Pennsylvania's Best Teachers by Golf Digest Magazine
  • 2014 PGA Philadelphia Section Youth Player Development Award for his extraordinary and exemplary achievements in youth player development and growing the game... also recognized in the top 5 in this category nationally.
 

 
 

 

Eric is available for instruction at Applecross Country Club year round.
For questions contact Eric by phone: 484.888.6611 or by e-mail: info@ericmaccluengolf.com

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To schedule a private lesson with Eric online click here!

 
     


Eric MacCluen is one of the original 13 teaching professionals in the
United States to receive the "Top 50 Kids Master Teacher" award.
This is the highest honor a golf instructor can receive from US Kids Golf. These Master Kids Teachers are honored for their perpetual efforts in growing the game of golf among kids.

         
 

Meet the Applecross Golf Academy Staff

 

 
 
 

 

 

Cole McCook, Teaching Professional

Applecross Golf Academy Team Member as of May 2021.

Contact Cole by phone: 610.724.7562 or by e-mail: mccook.cole@gmail.com

Eric MacCluen is excited to announce that Cole McCook has joined the Applecross Golf Academy this season as a member of it's teaching staff. Cole has been playing competitive golf for over a decade. During his Jr. golf career, Cole was selected to play on the coveted GAP Williamson Cup team after placing 2nd in the Jr. Amateur Championship. While playing for Downingtown East High School, he was a letterman all four years and was chosen as captain his senior year. Cole continued on to play golf for Grove City College, where he was an integral part of the first Grove City team to make the NCAA’s. He won the President Athletic Conference Championship in his Sophomore and Senior years, and was awarded "Player of the Year" for both seasons. During his four-year college career, Cole was also named the President Athletic Conference "Athlete of the Week" multiple times. Once again in his senior year, he was selected as captain for his leadership skills and dedication to the game of golf. Cole graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science and minored in Business and Accounting.

Cole began his instructional career working as a summer camp counselor for several seasons with the Applecross Golf Academy. It is with this teaching foundation, he has gained a great amount of experience and the valuable skills necessary to help students meet and exceed their golf goals. Cole has an immense love for the game and is eager to help golfers of all ages meet their goals in either competitive or recreational play.

Cole has three siblings; Catie, Liddie and Andrew. His father, Peter and mother, Julie currently reside in Glen Mills, PA.

 
         
         
   

Liam McAnally, Teaching Professional

As of August 29, 2019, Liam has taken the head teaching position at Whitford Country Club.

Contact Liam by phone: 484.631.3985 or by e-mail: LDM3142@gmail.com*

Eric & Holly MacCluen would like to congratulate our son, Liam, who has he recently taken the head teaching position at Whitford Country Club. We are very proud of his accomplishment and would like to wish him a very bright future as he moves forward in this exciting new role. We believe his outgoing and fun personality, patient nature, and knowledge of the game with take him far in his golf career.

*if you currently have time remaining in a lesson package with Liam, you may finish out the balance of
time by the end of 2019 at Applecross CC or Whitford CC.

 
         

 


 


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