Meet the Tark's Staff

Kent Tarkleson, PGA
Owner/Director of Instruction


Kent Tarkleson is an “Instruction Certified” PGA Professional with 35 years of teaching experience. He was selected as the NENYPGA Teacher of the Year in 2011.  He is certified in Golf Biomechanics by K-Motion as well as a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Class “A” Clubmaker and Certified Master Club Fitter. He is a past President of the Northeastern New York PGA and in 2000 was honored as their Golf Professional of the Year. In 2007 Kent received Ferris State University’s “Bill Strausbaugh Award,” presented for his “Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Teaching.”

Ryan Durnberg
Golf Professional
RyanRyan is a Level 3 PGA Apprentice with eleven years of experience in the Golf Business. During the summer months Ryan serves as the Assistant Golf Professional at Saratoga National Golf Club.  Ryan has expertise in several aspects of the industry including teaching, club fitting, tournament operations, and facility management.
Nick Bochette
Customer Service Associate

nick-bochetteNicks full time position is as the Head Womens Soccer Coach at the University of Albany. Nick is a good player and extremely knowledgeable about the game of golf and simulator operations.


Charles Hillsman
Customer Service Associate