Meet the Golf Staff at Stanley Golf Course

Stanley G.C. Professional Staff Bio's

Kyle Hedstrom - Head Golf Professional 

Kyle Hedstrom was born and raised in Newington, CT. Kyle attended Newington High School and Central Connecticut State University where he played on the golf teams. His professional career began in 1997 at Ellington Ridge Country Club followed by stints at Black Hall Club and Shuttle Meadow Country Club. During his tenure at Ellington, Kyle won the TaylorMade-Adidas Assistants' Championship in 2000. Kyle was awarded the Connecticut Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year in 2002, Connecticut Section Merchandiser of the Year in 2005 and 2011 as well as the 2014 Connecticut Section President’s Award. Kyle has been the Head Golf Professional at Stanley Golf Course since 2004. Kyle, who truly loves teaching the game, has provided helpful golf instruction to hundreds of players of all skill levels and ages. He currently lives in Wethersfield, CT with his wife Leanne, son Jack and daughter Kayla.


Austin Rakiec - Assistant Golf Professional

Austin Rakiec was born and raised in North Haven, CT. Austin graduated from Notre Dame High School of West Haven in 2012 and The Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2016. Austin graduated with an associate’s degree in golf complex operations and management.  His professional career began here at Stanley Golf Course in May of 2016. Austin enjoys giving junior and adult lessons and looks forward to continuing his efforts toward growing the great game of golf.

Andrew Jones - Assistant Golf Professional

Andrew Jones was born in Columbia, MD then raised in Meriden, CT. Andrew attended Maloney High School where he was All State
and All Conference in Golf. He turned professional at the age of 18 when he passed his Playing Ability Test for the PGA of America. He is Class A PGA Member. His professional career began at Yale University Golf Course where he was an Assistant Golf Professional for 5 years followed by stints at West Palm Beach Golf Course and Race Brook Country Club during his tenure at Race Brook he was nominated for Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Andrew works at The Windsor Club in Vero Beach, FL for the winter months. Andrew is continuing his education through the PGA of America in Teaching and Coaching.