Tim Gavronski
Head Professional 
PGA Member

This is Tim’s 18th season at Shuttle Meadow. Prior to Shuttle Meadow, Tim was the Head Professional at Black Hall Club, Old Lyme, Connecticut, for 5 years and then became their Head Professional/Club Manager for the next 8 years. Over the past 30 years, as a Head Professional in the Connecticut Section, Tim has had the good fortune to be the only professional recognized with each of the possible section awards, including the most prestigious, Golf Professional of the Year. In 2016, Tim was inducted into the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Hall of Fame. He has also served on the CT PGA Board of Directors, and fulfilled all the officer positions including President. Tim has always enjoyed competing and qualified to play in the 1980 U.S. Amateur, the 1995 and 2000 PGA Tour Canon GHO (now the Traveler's Championship).  Tim graduated from Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) with a Business degree, a major in Marketing and a Professional Golf Management option.


James Giampaolo
Assistant Professional 
PGA Member

James graduated from Methodist University in 2012 with a BS in Marketing, with a Professional Golf Management Option.  He achieved membership in the PGA of America in 2012.  James was a walk-on to the Methodist University Golf Team in both 2008 & 2011.  He is a native of Torrington, CT and captained his high school golf team in 2007 & 2008.

James was the 2nd Assistant Professional at Shuttle Meadow in 2014 & 2015 and is eager to return as the 1st Assistant in 2019!  He developed his work experience at mostly private facilities, including: The Nantucket Golf Club; The Club at Admirals Cove, FL; and Promontory Club, UT.  Over the last three years, James held the position of Director of Instruction, at Hawks Landing, Southington, CT.  James is deeply passionate about instruction and truly enjoys making the game of golf more enjoyable! Finally, James is a competitor!  During his time at Hawk's, he won his first Professional Event and has his sights set on bringing his 2nd title to the Shuttle Meadow family.

Brendan Nicholson
PGA Apprentice