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The Galloping Hill Golf Academy offers private instruction for all types of golfers from the true beginner to competitive golfers.  Our programs are custom made to fit the needs of each individual client.  Please call the Learning Center (908) 241-8380 to discuss taking your game to the next level.

Pete Busch, PGA TLC Director of Golf Emeritus

Pete has been with Galloping Hill since 2010 and has been a certified PGA member for over 40 years and has served as a past board member of the NJ section. Pete was born and raised in the Union County, NJ. He was the Head Professional for 10 years at Maplewood Country Club before taking over at Shackamaxon Country Club, where he was the Director of Golf for over 20 years. Pete has an extensive playing career highlighted in 2001 when he earned NJ Senior Player of the Year honors and in 2009 when he won the NJ Senior Open Championship, and the MGA Senior Open in 2012. Pete has consistently placed in the top 20 in NJ Section events and uses his playing experience to help his students.  Whether you are a beginner or accomplished player looking to fine tune your game, Pete and his teaching philosophy can help you achieve the next level of your game.

Pete’s philosophy is to use the golf club along with your body in a simplistic and efficient manner. This will help golfers of all skill levels achieve the most out of their game. He works with the student to develop the best swing for that person.  He is proficient in all areas of the short game, including specializing in the “art of putting” and is considered one of the finest putters in the area. He uses the V1 video teaching system for all his lessons along with a video analysis sent to each student. He continually sits on the NJPGA Junior Committee and has always been very influential in training for junior golfers. He coaches for the 1st Tee of Raritan Valley, the Els for Autism, plus assists Union County Special needs in teaching children the game.  

Pete can be reached at

Certified Logo Kits Coach LogoMatt Dunn, PGA TLC Director of Instruction   

Matt was born and raised in Bergen County. Matt is one of five children and was involved in a variety of sports growing up. He took up golf relatively late and discovered a skill and passion for the game.  He is a Class A member of the PGA of America and is starting his 23rd season as a Golf Professional. Matt is excited to be returning to Galloping Hill in his new role as Director of Instruction. He has worked at a variety of different facilities such as Westchester Country Club, Rye NY and Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston NJ. Additionally, Matt has 10 years Head Professional experience at both Private and Semi-Private golf facilities.

Matt has a track record of incorporating and developing new and exciting teaching programs at every facility he has been a part of. He enjoys teaching players of all ages and abilities with an emphasis on growing the game. Over the years, Matt worked with some of the best teachers in the golf business, and with that knowledge, he as incorporated a simple teaching philosophy based on the individual student, not a method. Matt continually seeks to improve his teaching through education. He has Level 1 Certification in Operation 36 golf, which is an innovative teaching program that all Union County Facilities will incorporate for the 2018 season.  Matt is also a certified US Kids coach and Titleist Performance Institute certified instructor.

Matt looks forward to helping you improve your game and have more fun. You can contact Matt at

Private Lesson Rates:

Adults - $70 per half hour
             $95 for 45 minutes
             $125 per hour 

Juniors - $45 per half hour
               $65 per hour

For more information about lessons please contact the Learning Center at 908-241-8380.