Nick Paradis, Director of Golf

Nick started working at HL in the maintenance department in 2004. He was an assistant to the Hawk’s Landings Golf Course Superintendent for 3 years before leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Nick came back to HL in 2009 to work in the golf shop. The following season he was promoted to Director of Golf. Nick directs all phases of the golf operation including leagues, tournaments and outings plus staff and fiscal responsibilities.

Handicap – 11.0
What’s in the bag:
Driver: TaylorMade Sim Max (10.5 degree)
3-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth (3HL 16.5 degree)
7-Wood: TaylorMade Stealth                                                                                          Rescue: TaylorMade Stealth 3 hybrid (19.5 degree)
Irons: TaylorMade Stealth 5-gap
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM10 52 & 56
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Squareback
Ball: Titleist Tour Soft

Garrett Fliss, Assistant Director & Director of Instruction

Born and raised in Berlin, CT, Garrett learned the game of golf at Timberlin Golf Course. After graduating from Berlin High School, where he played on the golf team for four years, he deveIoped a passion for golf and with helping others to maximize their own potential. He knew early on that he wanted to pursue a career in the golf industry as an instructor who prides themselves on good communication and building meaningful relationships.

Over the past few years Garrett has had the privilege and opportunity to train under George Gankas in Westlake Village, CA and will continue to do so in the future. George is one of the top golf coaches in the country today, who coaches multiple PGA Tour Pros.

Garrett’s passion to learn and teach golf has grown as he has watched his students excel at higher levels. He takes great pride in their development and loves seeing them reach their full potential. He is proud to be part of the Hawks Landing team and looks forward to another great season!

  • Junior PGA Golf Coach
  • Trained under George Gankas Golf
  • American Development Model (ADM) Certified
  • Coached Private, Online, Group & on course lessons 
  • Worked at Timberlin GC and Shuttle Meadow CC
  • Golf Instructor at Full Circle Golf 

Handicap: 1
What’s in the bag:
TaylorMade Sim Max (10.5 degree)
3-Wood: TaylorMade Sim 2 Max
TaylorMade Stealth
Driving 2 Iron: Taylormade Sim UDI
Irons: Callaway Rogue ST Pro
Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raws 50, 54, 58
Putter: Bettinardi

Jack McConachie, PGA Professional

PGA Professional Jack McConachie has joined Hawk’s Landing CC for the 2019 season. Jack was elected to PGA memberships in 1978 and was the head golf professional at Pine Valley GC in Southington from 1978-2014.

1978 – Elected to PGA Membership
1978 – 2014 — Head Professional – Pine Valley GC
1982 – CT Section PGA Champion
1979 – 1988 — Played in 4 GHOs
1984 – CT Open Champion
2001 – CT Senior Open Champion
2001 – 2013 — Four-time CT PGA Champion
2008 – CT Section Professional of the Year
2012 – CT Section Teacher of the Year
2012 – 2014 — Head Professional North Ridge Golf Club
2017 – 2018 — Teaching at Oronoque Country Club


Thomas Paradis, Director of Junior Instruction,
Eaglet Junior Golf Academy President

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

Handicap: 7.8
What’s in the bag:
Driver: TaylorMade Sim2
Fairway: TaylorMade Sim2 Ti
Rescue: TaylorMade Sim2
Irons: TaylorMade P790s
Wedges: TaylorMade 50 & 54 MG / 58 degree Hi Toe
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Navy
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x