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


  • 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!

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

      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!  She says one of her goals in life is to own a Golf Clothing Design line.  Jennifer has a passion for fashion and is looking forward to meeting the membership!  She is looking forward to making a positive and helpful impact on the membership of the club and becoming part of the Heritage Bay team.
  • Joey Springett, Assistant Golf Professional
    • Joey Springett joins the Heritage Bay Golf Staff as an Assistant Golf Professional.  Joey is originally from North Carolina and has spent the last 10 seasons in Naples while spending the summers in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Blowing Rock Country Club.  Upon meeting his now fiancée, Ashleigh, Joey decided to make Naples his permanent home!  

      Joey played college golf at North Carolina State University and is an avid fan of Wolfpack sports and college sports in general.  Joey has been in the golf business for 20 plus years.  

      In his spare time he enjoys, spending time with his fiancée, Ashleigh and her daughter Iris.  In addition Joey also enjoys cooking, especially BBQ.  Joey is a connoisseur of BBQ of all types with Lexington BBQ being his favorite!  

      Joey’s dry sense of humor, friendly personality and experience will make him a great addition to our golf staff!