Professional Golf Instruction
at Riverside Golf Course.
Abby Spector, PGA
Jim Fairbanks, PGA
Katy Heskett, LPGA
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:
Abby became a Professional Golf Association Member in 2013 and is currently the Director of Instruction at Riverside Golf Course. She has been voted one of Golf Digest's Best Teachers in Maine from 2019-2024. Abby is also the Director of Women's Golf at Bates College in Maine.
Spectorgolf is excited to welcome Katy Heskett back for her fourth year as one of our instructors. Katy has been competing in golf tournaments since she was a junior golfer. In 2007 she finished her senior year of high school playing number one on her golf team and winning the High School State Championship as well as the Women's Amateur Championship in her home state of Delaware. From there she moved on to play collegiate golf at Methodist University. Katy joins Spectorgolf after coaching the Cape Elizabeth High School team from 2017-2020 and is currently enrolled in the LPGA Teaching Education Program. Katy has a passion for growing the game of golf for women here in Maine and her tournament golf experience will benefit those golfers looking to play at a higher level. Katy gives golf lessons on the simulators at Throttle Car Club in Scarborough during the winter months.
To contact Katy directly email her at Golfwithkaty@gmail.com
Spectorgolf welcomes Jim Fairbanks, a 25 year veteran in the golf business. Jim is coming to us from Nonesuch River Golf Course in Scarborough. Here is a note from Jim:
There is nothing more satisfying to me than the look on someone's face when they hit a shot that they didn't think they could. Sometimes the perception is that the golf swing is very complicated but I don't believe that it needs to be. I'd like to help you simplify your golf game.
To contact Jim directly email email@example.com
To book a lesson with Jim visit his website:
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.
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.
Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced golfer, private lessons are the best way to improve! Available by appointment.
A non refundable $50 deposit will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot for the clinic. One rain date will be built into each clinic. There will not be any makeups for individuals missing clinics or partial refunds for clinics missed.
This 5 week clinic will focus on the fundamentals of the 5 parts of the game of golf: putting, chipping, full swing, rules/etiquette, and on-course experience. Golf clubs are provided during clinic.
Coed Beginner Clinics
May 9 - June 6
May 9 -June 6
The New England PGA, Riverside Golf Course and Spectorgolf are proud to sponsor this program to introduce or help improve golf to all veterans in order to enhance their mental, social and physical well being. This program is free to all veterans!
August 7-September 11
email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
A beginner program developed to introduce women to the game of golf. The program will focus on basic fundamentals in a fun and social atmosphere. A glass of wine following the clinic is included in the fee. 15 women per session. Register by emailing email@example.com. Please make a non-refundable $50 deposit at the time of registration.
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
May 8- June 5
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
June 19-July 17
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
July 31-Aug 28
This program is designed as a "Level 2" Wine and Nine for women who want a refresher of the fundamentals as they begin golfing this year. This clinic will take place primarily out on the golf course. A glass of wine following the clinic is included in the fee. Register by emailing Abby Spector at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration.
This program is designed as a "Level 2" Wine and Nine for women who want a refresher of the fundamentals and expand their knowledge of the game. The clinic will include on course review of topics covered. Lunch following each clinic is included in the fee. Please make a non-refundable deposit of $50 at the time of registration.
Get fitted for a new wedge and learn how to use it! A certified Cleveland Golf fitter will be present and Spectorgolf''s entire staff will be there to help you make the right choice and work on your scoring shots. A Wedge is included in the price of the clinic. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.
This 6 week program is pure fun! Our most popular program, it introduces kids to golf with fun interactive games. Some on-course experience. Sign up early, this program fills fast! Please make a non-refundable deposit of $50 at the time of registration.
This program is designed to get boys and girls interested in golf. It is a beginner/intermediate program. The program covers basic fundamentals of the game and includes on course experience. Please make a non-refundable deposit of $50 at the time of registration.
Tuesdays 5:30 - 7pm
July 9 - August 13
Max: 15 kids
Register by emailing spectorgolf.com
A non-refundable deposit is required.
The PGA Junior League is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls ages 9-13. It features team vs. team competitions in a structured league that provides a fun, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke play competition. Includes: one practice/week, 5 competitive matches, two jerseys , a hat, membership to the South Course at Riverside valid for the entire season and one half hour private lesson BEFORE our first match.
The High School Prep Clinic is designed for kids who have aged out of the PGA junior League and for older kids who are preparing for high school team tryouts. This program includes: two clinics/week, membership to the South Course at Riverside starting on the day you register for the clinic and valid for the entire 2024 season and one private 1/2 hour lesson from Abby Spector. Please make a non-refundable $50 deposit at the time of registration.
Spectorgolf is excited to host the Gorham Recreation junior golf clinic for its third year!