Meet the Pros
The men's and ladies' golf program is led by the PGA certified Director of Golf and complemented by a world-class team of male and female PGA professionals. All provide superior member services and golf instruction to encourage the development of all golfers. Golf is an individual game, so instruction, whether individual, clinics, short game golf school or on-course golf instruction, is personalized, intuitive and rewarding. There is no finer team of PGA certified professionals...This is Bay Colony Golf Club.
Andy Zullo is a Class A member of the PGA and has over 25 years experience as a Golf Professional. Andy was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and he has lived in Florida since age 12. Andy holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he was a four-year member of the golf team. He earned All-American Honors in 1986 in addition to finishing third individually in the NCAA Championship the same year. Andy earned Southwest Chapter, PGA Player of the Year in 2005.
Prior to joining the Bay Colony Golf Club family in 2010, Andy served as Director of Golf at Shadow Wood Country Club, Bonita Springs, FL and Estero Country Club, Estero, FL. He previously served as Assistant Pro at Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale, NY.
Among his peers, it has been said that “Andy Zullo is the Pro to the Pros.” Among our Members, it has been said that “Andy Zullo runs about the finest men’s and ladies golf programs we’ve ever experienced.”
Will Burkhardt, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Will graduated from Ferris State university in 2011 with a business degree in Professional Golf Management and a minor in Club Management. He was elected into the PGA in the same year. Prior to his elite appointment as a Bay Colony Golf Club PGA Golf Professional, Will served on the golf staff of The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, CT; The Club at Mediterra, Naples, FL; and Egypt Valley Country Club, Ada, MI. Will is experienced in teaching all ages and abilities and offers individual lessons and group clinics to the members of Bay Colony Golf Club.
Valerie Osborn, PGA
Merchandise & Ladies Golf Program Manager
Valerie is a Class A member of the PGA, an AGM member and Certified PGA Professional in Retail. Valerie holds a dual degree in Business Administration - Marketing and Business Administration - Organizational Behavior / Business Policy from Southern Methodist University, where she was a four year letter winner of the women’s golf team. Valerie played on the Futures Tour as a fully exempt player from 2002 to 2005.
Valerie joined Bay Bay Colony Golf Club as Merchandise Manager in 2008. In the same year, she was honored as “Southwest Florida Merchandiser of the Year” by the PGA. Prior to joining Bay Colony Golf Club, she served as Merchandiser at Crown Colony Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL and Merchandise Manager at Pelican’s Nest, Naples, FL. In 2007, she was honored as the recipient of the Acushnet PGA Apprentice Scholarship.
Due to popularity of the Ladies Golf Program at Bay Colony Golf Club and Valerie’s popularity among the members, she was promoted in 2011 and added Ladies Golf Program Manager to her credentials. She wears many hats, including private golf instruction and ladies and mixed golf clinics. For our ladies who are members, there is nothing like having a lady PGA Pro on the staff.
Paul Celano, PGA
Director of Instruction
Paul was born in Tarrytown, NY, raised in Catonsville, MD, and has been a PGA Golf Professional for over 35 years. He holds a business degree from Murray State University, where he lettered four years on the golf team, captained the team his junior and senior years, and played in two NCAA Championships.
Prior to his elite appointment at Bay Colony Golf Club, Paul served as Director of Golf at Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, FL; Sherwood Country Club, Westlake Village, CA; Doral Resort and CC, Miami, FL; Governors Club, Chapel Hill, NC and TwinEagles Golf Club, Naples, FL. Paul is a certified Master Instructor with Bobby Clampett’s Impact Zone Golf and has given over 20,000 lessons/clinics to golfers of all ages and skill levels.
Paul is the Boys Varsity Golf Coach at The Community School of Naples (CSN). He has guided his varsity teams to finish in the top five of the FHSAA State Championship four straight years and captured five straight District Titles and three Regional Championships. Paul Celano earned the Area “Coach of the Year” honors from 2010-2013. He was selected as the PGA Southwest Florida Chapter’s Junior Leader in 2011 and was a finalist for the 2015 South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year Award.