Golf Shop & Staff

PGA Professional / Director of Instruction ~ James Giampaolo


Golfing Accomplishments:
  • Elected class “A” PGA Membership — December 2012
  • 2017 Walter Lowell Stableford Tournament Champion (27 points)
  • Victorious 2017 Julius Boros Challenge Cup Team member
  • Finished T-9 (-4) PGA Winter Series in Port Saint Lucie, Florida — 2015
  • Finished T-4 Spring Stroke Play — 2015
  • Quarter-finalist 24th CT Match Play Championship — 2014
  • Methodist University Men’s Golf Team member — 2008-2011
  • 3rd place finish in CT State Tournament — 2007
  • Co-Captain Torrington High School Golf — 2007 & 2008

Nick Paradis, Director of Golf
Nick started working at HL in the maintenance department in 2004. Was an assistant to the superintendent for 3 years before leaving for another opportunity for a few years.
Became the Director of Golf in 2012. Nick directs all phases of the golf operation including leagues, tournaments and outings plus staff and fiscal responsibilities.

What’s in the bag:
Driver: Wilson Staff FG Tour (10.5 degree)
Fairway Wood: Wilson Staff F6 Tour (15 degree)
Rescue: Wilson Staff 3hybrid (20 degree)
Irons: Wilson Staff C200 4-gap
Wedges: Wilson Staff PMP, 52&56
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Squareback
Ball: Wilson Staff Duo Urethane

Thomas Paradis, Assistant Director of Golf:
Thomas is an aspiring PGA Professional who puts a strong emphasis on Club Fitting. His goal is to help golfers of all levels play with a product that best suits the individual and their playing ability. He went to school and graduated from the Golf Academy of America with Honors and certifications in Club Repair/ Club Fitting as well as Tournament Operations. Thomas started in professional Club Fitting at Dick’s Sporting Goods and PGA TOUR Superstore. While Club Fitting with PGA TOUR Superstore, he learned how to properly fit beginners, intermediate, and even elite college players aspiring to play on the PGA TOUR. For Club Fitting inquiries please contact me at
What’s in the Bag:
Driver: Callaway XR 16 10.5 Degree with Graphite Design Tour AD shaft
Fairway: TaylorMade M1 (2016) 3HL with Matrix Ozik Black Tie shaft
Rescue: TaylorMade M1 (2016) 3R with Fujikura Speeder 869 Evolution shaft
Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 4-PW with Dynamic Gold Pro shafts
Wedges: Titleist SM5 52, 56, and 60 Degree
Putter: SeeMore PTM1
Golf Ball: Titleist ProV1