I grew up in East Granby and started playing golf in the junior camps right here at Copper Hill under the tutelage of Paul Banks! I grew to love the game working at the range, assisting with camps and competing in many junior PGA events in CT and MA. I was also on the golf team at East Granby High School for four years.
In college, I decided to pursue a degree in business and golf management enrolling in the PGM Program at Coastal Carolina University (CCU). I graduated with a degree allowing me to pursue a career in the golf business.
During college, I completed internships in CT at Gillette Ridge, Tower Ridge, and Copper Hill, as well as an internship in PA at Jericho National. While attending CCU, I was employed at River Hills Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC. Upon graduation, I accepted a position at Jericho National Golf Club. Additionally I was employed as the Golf Professional at Dick Sporting Goods. During my ten year stay at Jericho National, I taught lessons, organized and ran golf tournaments, and merchandised the pro shop.
I am excited to return to Copper Hill where I began my love of golf. I look forward to teaching players of all abilities and growing the game of golf.
Paul Banks, PGA
Owner, GM, PGA Professional
2018 CT Section PGA Player Development Award winner
Paul comes from a background of some of the worlds most prestigous golf academies, including The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf in Orlando, FL, and Golfschule Murhof in Frohnleiten, Austria . His lessons are always conducted with a great touch of personalization along with video analysis, tech use or drills that fit your learning style the best. Paul has a deep passion for growing the game and making it an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Paul designed and built the Copper Hill Golf Academy & Driving Range in 1994 and since that point has given thousands and thousands of lessons to all ages and ability levels.
Paul is the owner of Copper Hill Golf Club.
Private Instruction with General Manager and PGA Professional available by appointment. Please call 860-653-6191 to book a lesson.