Teacher. Coach. Player.
Rico was born and raised in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire where he discovered the game of golf at the age of 14. After high school, he decided to make his love for golf a career by enrolling in the Professional Golfers Career College in Orlando, Florida. While learning the business of golf from top industry professionals, he started his apprenticeship with Golf Magazine “Top 100” Teacher, Rick McCord at his academy at Orange Lake Resort. Rico worked with Rick for 10 years. From 2013–2015, Rico served as Director of Instruction at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Scranton, PA. The members and guests at Glenmaura enjoyed a revamped and rejuvenated instruction program under his direction. Rico spent the last 7 years as the Director of Instruction at Wentworth By The Sea Country Club in Rye, New Hampshire. Rico has been working towards opening his own facility for some time. Coach Club is a space for members and guests to get better at golf, relax, have fun and be a part of a community of golfers.
In September of 2012, Rico was inducted into the PGA of America as a Class A PGA Member. Since then, his certifications and awards have included:
2022 New England PGA Teacher of the Year
2021–2022 Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers in America
2021–2022 NH PGA Teacher of the Year
2021–2022 Golf Digest’s Best Teacher by State
TrackMan Level 1 Certified
Swing Catalyst Level 1 & 2 Certified Instructor
U.S. Kids Top 50 Master Coach