Our Instructors

The Seth Dichard Golf School Instructors are proud to be apart of our PGA recognized school, dedicated to making your instructional experience the best around. Please choose an instructor below to find out additional details about them. If you have any questions, or if you would like to talk to one of them, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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Seth Dichard - Founder & Director of Instruction

Seth brings over 16 years of professional teaching experience to his students at The Seth Dichard Golf Schools. He was first introduced to the golfing arena by his father at the young age of 8. His father, who owned and operated an off-course pro shop in Nashua, encouraged Seth to follow his dreams of becoming a professional golfer. He has since played and competed for over 30 years at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. In 2000, Seth graduated from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. as a member of the schools nationally ranked NCAA golf team.

While attending Pfeiffer, Seth became passionate about studying and teaching the game and has since worked with and mentored under Golf Digests and Golf Magazines Top PGA Instructor Dr. Jim Suttie. He continues to further his education every year studying the best players and teachers in the world.

Seth has coached many of his students to collegiate golf scholarships and is best known for having taught some of the areas most successful junior players including LPGA Tour player Alison Walshe as well as high school and collegiate standout Tracy Martin. who received a "full" Golf Scholarship from the NCAA Division I University of Richmond Spiders Golf Team.

Through the years he has worked with several collegiate and high school teams in the area such as the Nashua High School and Umass Lowell Golf Teams. Seth also has previously assisted in golf conditioning programs.

He continues to enjoy teaching all ability levels by simplifying technical theories and presenting them in a way his students can easily understand.

Seth and his wife Cynthia currently reside in Hudson, NH with their son, Logan Adam and daughter Anabella Concetta and four lovable kitties, Callaway, Nermal, Tabitha and Kitty.

Want to ask a question or schedule a lesson? Email me at seth@sethdichardgolf.com


Instructor BIO

  • Has taught nearly 15,000 lessons since 2000.

  • Has owned and operated The Seth Dichard Golf Schools since 2005.

  • Recently named one of the Top Teachers in New England by Golf Digest, November 2015.

  • Named one of the Top 100 Instructors by the World Golf Teachers Federation, since 2010.

  • Certified USGTF Master Teaching Professional since 2003.

  • Certified Laws I and Laws II Instructor under Top PGA Instructor Dr. Jim Suttie, since 2008.

  • Certified Jim McLean Staff Instructor, since 2010.

  • Certified K-Vest Level I & II Professional, since 2011.

  • Certified Mitchell Club Performance Fitting Specialist, since 2009.

  • Has taught many students to collegiate golf scholarships including students Tracy Martin and LPGA Tour Player Alison Walshe (University of Arizona).

  • Has been featured in several newspaper articles and magazines such as Golf Digest.

  • Co-host of "The Granite State Golf Show" in 2010, 2012 & 2013 on WGAM "The Game" and ESPN Radio.

  • Golf & Teaching Professional at historic Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, MA. 2001-2003.

  • Played for NCAA Nationally Ranked "Pfeiffer University" collegiate golf team in NC., 1997-2000.


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Eric Leith, PGA - Lead Staff Instructor

Eric W. Leith has been a PGA of America member for over twenty years. During that time, he has been employed as a Head Golf Professional at three locations throughout the south. His passion for golf is focused on the opportunities in the teaching arena, from the tiniest tykes, up to and including 80-year old kids. Having majored in Elementary Education at Springfield (Mass.) college, Eric has extensive formal training and thousands of lessons in his background that enable him to help each student achieve his or her goals.

The philosophy at the Seth Dichard Golf School is embraced in Eric’s style of teaching. Our students all bring individual abilities, desires, body types, and histories to their lessons. To best serve their needs we must recommend changes clearly in a manner that they can comprehend and “feel” in order to successfully alter their habits. There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to swing flaws, no ‘best’ teaching style’, and no ‘universal model’ to aspire to-- Unique individuals require individual approaches.

Eric has coached players of all skill levels, and is extremely comfortable in both private and group settings. Former students praise his encouraging manner and constant support of even the simplest success. The nationally renowned Hilton Head Junior Golf Academy focused Eric’s natural inclination towards Junior instruction, and provided him with the specific knowledge needed for succeeding with younger golfers. The private clubs at which he served each required constant interaction with novices, intermediates, and special needs player; he has equal experience with both men and women in his teaching history.

We are here to make your golf game better, and to make golf a better game. The student requires professional input regarding much that surrounds the game in addition to swing instruction, and Eric strives to insert important information into each session. An awareness of topics like Rules, Etiquette, Equipment and Fitting, History, Current Events, and Course Management are examples of what separates a True Golfer from a range rat. Students will learn about their swing, and learn about the game.

With his wife of nineteen years, Lynn, Eric currently resides in Litchfield. They have their hands full tending to the never-boring needs of three wonderful teenagers: Katherine (class of ‘09 at Campbell HS), and boy-girl twins Hayden and Evan (Campbell ‘11).

Want to ask a question or schedule a lesson? Email me at eric@sethdichardgolf.com

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Ben Derrick, Staff Instructor

Ben brings 12 years of professional golf experience to the Seth Dichard Golf School. He grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY around the game being the son of a golf course superintendent and nephew of a local golfing legend, Howard "Howie." There is some golfing blood in his veins.

While attending Cazenovia College, Ben played his freshman and sophomore years but didn't get serious about golf until his junior year at Plymouth State College where he found his game. After college, he turned pro and started his career playing professionally on a Southern Florida Mini Tour and has since given professional instruction for over a decade.

Ben incorporates the methodology of the Seth Dichard Golf School thru a holistic approach to the game of golf with a concentration on the mental game. He enjoys helping good players “go low,” intermediate players to have their career round and beginner golfers to achieve success with the game.

Ben and his wife of two years Cara reside in Nashua, NH.

Want to ask a question or schedule a lesson? Email me at ben@sethdichardgolf.com

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Jordan Babineau, USGTF & International PGA - Lead Staff Instructor

Jordan brings 10 years of experience to the Seth Dichard Golf Schools. Growing up in central Maine, he found a true love for sport and competition. He started teaching professionally while at #1 Ranked Sunday River Golf Club in the western mountains of Newry, Maine. He refined his skills as the Head Teaching Professional and General Manager at the Freeport CC in Freeport, Maine. He is known for creating an environment where golfers come together and enjoy the game. "My job is to enable people to do what I love."

Jordan is a member of the WGTF, USGTF, USGMA, and the International PGA. His knowledge and passion makes him an ideal candidate to teach all personalities and abilities. He has spent thousands of hours performing everything from private lessons to large group clinics, with ages ranging from 5 to 75. The use of training aids and video further enhance his abilities. His philosophy is to make the game and its mechanics relatable to the specific student. He believes in making a full swing simple and the short game creative.

Jordan is very excited to be part of the team at the Seth Dichard Golf Schools. He utilizes physical mechanics, mental desire and awareness to enhance the way a student plays and enjoys the game. His upbeat personality makes his lessons feel comfortable and relaxed. "Jordan puts himself in your shoes. He really understands my concerns. He has truly helped my golf game and made it fun along the way." -Sylvie Bachofner Come join Jordan at the Brookmeadow CC in Canton, Ma. and let's start improving your game.

All of Jordan's lessons are given at Brookmeadow CC in Canton, MA.

Want to ask a question or schedule a lesson? Email me at Jordan@sethdichardgolf.com or call me direct at 603-703-6767

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