Instruction

Our PGA Professionals are dedicated to offering the best golf instruction available, offering private lessons and clinics.  At Alpine, our Golf Pros are committed to meeting your every need, guiding you with an expert eye and knowledge as they help you reach the highest of your potential on the course.

  • John Mascari- Head Golf Professional

    • John joins the team at Alpine Country Club after serving as Head Golf Professional at Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, NJ for the past five seasons. During his tenure at Preakness Hills, he successfully managed to create a thriving golf culture, which resulted in an increase of tournaments, player participation, membership, junior golf, and women's golf programs.

      John has the distinction of being recognized among only seven other Certified PGA Professionals in New Jersey with concentrations in Golf Operations and General Management.


      Among his other accomplishments, he has been named one of the Top 50 Junior Golf Instructors in the United States three times and attained the Master Instructor distinction in 2014. In 2016, Callaway Golf named John one of the Top 30 Professionals, and he is currently a member of their Senior Advisory Staff.

      John's passion for the game and engaging with members is what inspire him as a Professional Golfer.
  • Tim Kistner- PGA Professional
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      Originally from Verona, Tim has been a PGA member for 8 years and is a Certified Professional in Instruction.

      Tim graduated from The Pennsylvania State University's Professional Golf Management Program in 2005..  

      Formerly he was the lead instructor at the Golf Channel Academy and 1st Assistant Professional at Acrola Country Club and Preakness Hills Country Club. Tim has also been a varsity golf coach serving at both West Essex Regional High School, and St. Benedict's Prep
  • Michele Trimarche- PGA/LPGA Golf Professional / TPI Certified Golf/Fitness Professional / ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer / YGA Certified Yoga/Golf Professional

    • Michele is a PGA/LPGA Teaching Professional.
      Michele has been selected among the top 100 Teachers in the Northeast by Golf Magazine, Top 50 Teachers in the Country by Golf for Women Magazine, Top 50 Kids Teachers in the Country by US Kids Golf.

      Michele is a Yoga Certified Yoga Teacher, U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor and a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf/Fitness Professional and ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer.


  • Joe Galan - PGA Professional
    • During his time at Penn State University, Joe embarked on his golf career starting from the ground up. He began as a bag attendant and quickly advanced into the golf shop as an assistant. After hours, in addition to working on his own game, he spent his free time observing and assisting lessons, clinics and golf schools taught by some of the finest instructors in the area. Joe earned his Class “A” membership in the PGA of America in 2001 and since has held numerous leadership positions at various clubs in Georgia, the Dominican Republic and New Jersey. He is also involved in the golf community, currently serving his third term on the New Jersey PGA’s Board of Directors and involved in fundraising for the New Jersey Golf Foundation by playing golf marathons, (100 plus holes in one day).

      Joe's passion lies in helping others enjoy the game of golf and works hard to make sure his students are able to maximize their abilities. His philosophy is that everyone is different and it is the instructor's job to find the best approach for each individual based on the student's commitment and goals. Joe approaches the student teacher relationship more as a coach than just a one time, one hour lesson. He's committed to follow through and check-in with his student's ongoing performance as he shares in the interest of improvement.

      In between lessons and after hours, you’ll find Joe honing his own game. He is always working to improve and enjoys competing. In June of 2016 Joe played in his first PGA Professional National Championship at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in upstate NY. For a club professional it is a great honor to qualify for this national championship field and he did so with an 8th place finish in the 2015 NJPGA Section Championship at the Ridge at Back Brook. He uses his on-course experiences, knowledge of the game, current technology and excellent communication skills to help players of all skill levels.