Welcome to Spectorgolf

Professional Golf Instruction

 at Riverside Golf Course.

Abby Spector, PGA

Spectorgolf Instructors

Abby Spector, PGA

Your lead instructor Abby Spector competed in over 750 rounds of competitive golf before the age of 22. She is in the Maine Golf Hall of Fame and the Maine Sports Hall of Fame not only as a result of her impressive amateur and collegiate success on the golf course but also due to her dedication to growing the game of golf.


Abby graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a full golf scholarship. She holds the following titles:

  • Pine Needles NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Champion 2002
  • 7- time Maine Women's Amateur Golf Champion.
  • 2001 New England Women's Amateur Champion.
  • 4-time Maine Schoolgirl Champion

Abby became a Professional Golf Association Member in 2013 and is currently the Director of Instruction at Riverside Golf Course. She was voted Golf Digest's Best Teacher in Maine for 2019-20. 



Spectorgolf welcomes back Kate Merrill for a second year as an integral part of the instruction team. Kate has a passion for growing the game of golf which began with her internship at the MSGA where she assisted with tournament direction and player development on the Junior Golf Tour. Kate was the Assistant Golf Professional at Purpoodock Golf Club in 2016 under Tony Decker, PGA. She focused her 2016 winter in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, working on her golf game with National PGA/LPGA teacher of the year Nancy Quarcellino as well as working at the PGA Golf Club.

Kate is prepared to find your unique approach to the improvement of your game. She puts the fun in fundamentals. Wherever you want your game to go, Kate is here to develop strategy on and off the golf course for you to get it there. 

To contact Kate directly please email her at





Specialized Clinics Available

Specialized Clinics Available

Specialized Clinics Available

Spectorgolf in Portland offers clinics for golfers of all ages and abilities! See below to choose which clinic fits you best based on your age and ability. 


Spectorgolf Facilities

Specialized Clinics Available

Specialized Clinics Available

All instruction takes place on the 3-hole practice course at Riverside Golf Course.  The facility includes three 100 yard holes, 4 practice bunkers and a 1200 square foot putting and chipping green. 


Private Lessons

Specialized Clinics Available

Private Lessons

Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced golfer, private lessons are the best way to improve! Available by appointment.

Adult Clinics

Junior Clinics

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Abby Spector, PGA

1029 Riverside Street, Portland, Maine 04103, United States


Open today

08:00 am – 08:00 pm