Meet our professionals

Eric Simmons      

Eric Simmons brings a variety of professional experiences to the Fords Colony Golf Academy, including roles as a swing coach, club fitter, club repair specialist and top junior instructor. He has held similar positions at Holly Hills CC in MD, Whiskey Creek GC in MD, and Independence GC in VA.

Eric has a passion to help each player achieve their playing goals while working within the frame work of golf laws and principles. His main focus is to help players build on their current abilities using unique practice routines, video analysis, and a greater understanding of how motor skills are learned.    

  • PGA Class "A" Golf Professional
  • 2 years USGA Top 50 Junior instructors Honorable Mention
  • Featured in a full page article in Golf Business Magazine
  • Was director of one of the largest junior programs on the east coast and developed programs for more than 12,000 juniors
  • 10 years' teaching experience
  • Titleist Certified Club Fitter

Chris Lebiedz, LPGA Class A Teaching Professional     

Chris has been involved in golf in all aspects of it throughout her career.  She brings a clear understanding of the game to her students because her background of competing on mini-tour and caddying on the LPGA tour give her a big toolbox to draw from.  Students improve simply and quickly. 

There is not one way to swing a club so Chris keeps the golfer within the realm of what's natural to him or her, focusing on ball flight at impact first and foremost.

  •  LPGA Class A Teaching Professional
  •   25 years of teaching experience
  •   Flightscope level 1 certified
  •   Plane Truth level 2 certified
  •   BioSwing  Dynamics level 1 certified
  •   LPGA Tour Caddy with 3 wins
  •   Published in PGA magazine
  •   Mentors include Jim Hardy, Ted Sheftic, Mike Adams and Mike Malaska