Nick Bova, PGA Director of Golf

Nick Bova, is a member of a very exclusive group of golf coaches.  He is one of four George Gankas Golf Coaches in the United States, and the only one that resides on the east coast.  Nick brings a unique combination of teaching and playing skills to Anchor Golf Center.   

He is a native of Central Illinois and has lived in the Metropolitan area since 2010.  From 2010-2015, Nick was the First Assistant at Friar’s Head on the east end of Long Island, New York.  Nick moved on from Friar’s Head in 2015 to be the Teaching Professional at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY. 

Nick is an accomplished golfer, he was a 3x All-American at DIII Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC.  In 2013, Nick won the Metropolitan Assistant’s Championship at Bethpage Red shooting 62-65, -13.  It is believed to be the lowest 36-hole total in any Metropolitan PGA Section event.  He also qualified for the 2011 PGA Professional Championship. 

Nick is a Class A member of the PGA and member of Proponent Group.  He is also a US Kids certified instructor and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance.  Nick was a Honorable Mention Top 50 US Kids instructor in 2014-15.  Nick attended Methodist University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. 

Nick lives in Dumont, NJ with his wife, Christine, and their golden retriever, Coco.  Their interests include traveling, trying new restaurants, country music concerts, and taking Coco to the dog park.


Mark Yannotta, PGA

Mark Yannotta, A PGA Professional, has 25 years of teaching and playing experience in the Greatest Game Ever Played. Mark has built an outstanding reputation for helping students on all levels understand the golf swing.

His lesson plan is simple: Enable the student to establish a root structure for the golf swing. Knowing where the ball is going, and why, is the foundation that to building a repeatable, effortless swing -- a swing for a lifetime.

His student's successes greatly contributed to Mark being named one of Golf Digest's "Best in NJ," for the past decade.


Joe Gothmann, PGA

Originally from Minnesota, Joe traveled south to New Mexico State University to pursue the Professional Golf Management program.  Upon graduation, Joe made the decision to move to New York and has been living in the Northeast for the past 9 years gaining experience from top professionals in the industry.

Joe takes pride in his students successes and enjoys developing personalized programs to attain goals.  Every student will require slightly different instruction. He mixes classic instruction with modern ideas as well.  Producing an athletic motion with sound fundamentals is the ultimate goal to make better swings and play better golf.

Joe has been a Class A PGA Professional since 2009.  He is also a Titleist Performace Institute certified instructor.  He enjoys learning new material to share with his students to make sure to always be progressing.  

Competing in tournaments has always been a part of Joe’s story.  He led the money list for New Mexico States PGM program his senior year with 5 wins.  Joe shot 64 to set the course record at North Hills CC for a 5 shot win on the Metropolitan Section Assistants Tour.  He also shot 66-69 to finish in a tie for 2nd in the Met Professional Championship and a spot in the National Club Pro in 2014 in South Carolina.