VJ Baldini migrated back home to Bridgeport in 1998 to become BCC's Head Golf Professional. He came home from a successful campaign as a PGA Apprentice and Professional on Hilton Head Island, where he served in various roles within the golfing community there. Upon his arrival, he remodeled and rebuilt the BCC Golf Shop into the classy, clean Golf Shop it is today. VJ brought with him an enthusiasm about the game of golf that inspired many in the area to take up the sport - and join the BCC Family.
VJ holds a Class "A" PGA Professional Certification that requires consistent study towards the game's rules, technology, etiquette, handicapping, and more. At Bridgeport Country Club, VJ applies these skills to the facilitate a fun, but fair, golfing atmosphere for all members and guests. VJ provides lessons to golfers at all skill levels and holds a Junior and Women's Golf Clinic annually.
Michael Gervais is a Class A PGA Professional elected to Membership in February 2015. Michael is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College. During his time at BHS, Michael competed on the golf team and won an individual and team state championship in 2003. In 2019, Michael was recognized as a U.S. Kids Golf Master Kids Coach. One of only 197 coaches across the world to earn this honor. Since 2008, U.S. Kids Golf has named Master Kids Coaches to honor instructors for their ongoing efforts in growing the game of golf among kids. These individuals have earned the distinction of Master Kids Coach by winning the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award three times. Being named a Master Kids Coach is the highest honor an instructor can receive from U.S. Kids Golf.
Michael has a broad background in the golf industry working at private clubs, resort and public facilities. Michael has an extensive teaching background is happy to be back in his hometown growing the game of golf and helping foster the next generation of golfers. He offers clinics and individual lessons for men, women and juniors of all ability levels. Michael uses his experience to run and create enjoyable tournaments for the members and guests at BCC and to create a memorable experience for all.