Golf Professional Staff

To contact a member of the Golf Shop staff please call (239) 353-2561 or via email at their address below.

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

      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.  He and his wife Joanne are celebrating their 23rd year of marriage along with their two children, Brooke, age 15, and Collier, age 12.

  • Ellen Lamson, PGA Assistant Golf Professional
    • Assistant Golf Professional
      (239) 353-2561

      Ellen Lamson grew up in South Royalton, Vermont. After a successful junior golf career; which included multiple top ten finishes in the Women’s Vermont Amateur and being the Vermont Junior Girls’ Match Play Champion twice, she was recruited to play division 1 golf at the College of The Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA. She played as the number 1 and number 2 player for Holy Cross all four years and captained the women’s golf team.

      She began working in the golf business during the summer after her freshmen year of college at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, New Hampshire. It was during that summer of work that she decided she wanted to become a PGA golf professional. After graduating from Holy Cross she began her PGA apprenticeship working as the Assistant Golf Professional at IMG Academies Golf & Country Club in Bradenton, FL where she worked for three seasons. As a seasonal golf professional she has also worked in the New England area for the past five summers as a teaching professional at a driving range in New Hampshire and as an Assistant Golf Professional at Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson, Massachusetts and Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow, Massachusetts.

      After working in Sarasota, FL for four winters she began working at Countryside Golf & Country Club in Naples, FL as the Assistant Golf Professional and has worked with TK Matthews for the past two seasons. She was elected to PGA membership in October of 2013.
      During her free time Ellen enjoys traveling, spending time with her family back in New England, playing golf, and enjoying the beautiful south Florida weather.

  • 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 23years 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!

  • Janelle Varnes, Retail Manager
    • Retail Manager
      (239) 353-2561

      Janelle Varnes was born and raised in Naples FL. After attending college in Clearwater FL, she returned to Naples where she has spent the entirety of her career.

      Janelle was first introduced to the golf business when she started working the counter at Forest Glen Golf & Country Club. After only a few months on staff, she moved into Merchandising and spent the following four years as their Merchandising Manager. Following Forest Glen, Janelle moved to Countryside Golf & Country Club and spent the succeeding two years as their Merchandising Manager.

      In addition to her Merchandising career, Janelle is also a professional harpist. She has had numerous local appearances, and travels periodically to join several orchestras and productions in need of her specialized skill. Janelle has appeared on stages across the state accompanying singers such as Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, Natalie Merchant and Kansas.