Golf Professional Staff

To contact the Golf Pro Shop staff please call (239) 353-2561 or email them at their address shown below.

  • Duke Bowen, Director of Golf
    • Director of Golf
      (239) 353-2561 ext. 104
      dukeb@golfheritagebay.com


      Duke has the "Master Professional" classification from the PGA of America, a designation awarded to one who "maintains the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations."

      Graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Economics from the University of Deleware, Duke has worked as the Head Golf Professional at heritage Isles Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Florida.  Additionally, among his impressive list of credentials, his experience includes General Manager positions at Buckhorn Springs Golf & CC in Valrico and The Preserve Golf Club in Bradenton.  For the last ten years he has been Director of Golf at Naples Lakes Country Club here in Naples, FL, a market that he knows well.

      Duke has been a member of the PGA of America for twenty years and in 2014 and again in 2016 was a finalist in the South Florida Section for Merchandiser of the Year. 


  • Patrick Lapointe, PGA Assistant Golf Professional
    • Patrick (Pat) grew up in New Hampshire where he attended The University of New Hampshire.  He also attended PGA Schools 1, 2 & 3.  In 1991 Pat was elected to the PGA of America.  He has resided in Bonita Springs for more than twenty years and his hobbies include sports and travel.  He was also recently elected to the Quarter Century Club of the Professional Golfers Association of America for 25 years of service!

  • Jennifer LaRocca, Assistant Golf Professional & Merchandiser
    • PGA Assistant Golf Professional & Merchandiser
      (239) 353-7056 Ex.121
      jenniferl@golfheritagebay.com

      Jennifer LaRocca is a Floridian, born and raised, with a Russian and Italian background.  Jennifer has been playing golf with her father since she was 7 years old, he's the one to thank for her love of golf.  She is a Florida Gulf Coast University Alum with a degree in Professional Golf Management and Bachelors in Science.  Her background includes many Internships: Anchorage Golf Course in Alaska, Olde Hickory in Fort Myers and in Maryland at Baltimore Country Club.  She was elected as a member of the PGA of America in April, 2018.

      Previously Jennifer worked at Bear's Paw Country Club as their Head Merchandiser.  In her spare time Jennifer loves to travel.  She also enjoys boxing, kickboxing, and MMA!  Jennifer has a passion for fashion and one of her goals in life is to own a golf clothing design line.  She is looking forward to meeting the membership and becoming a positive and impactful part of the Heritage Bay team.