Instructors

Michel Painchaud, PGA

Head PGA Golf Professional – Fox Hopyard Club

Mitch is joining Fox Hopyard after working seven seasons as Head Professional at neighboring Mohegan Sun Golf Club.  His career in golf began in Fairfield Connecticut with a summer job working at H. Smith Richardson for PGA Professional Sean Garrity.  From there he has gone on to become an International PGA Professional holding Class A distinction in Canada and the US.  To date his proudest professional achievement is winning the 2019 Connecticut PGA Teacher of the Year Award.  As a member of the Connecticut Section’s Professional Development Committee, he is currently enrolled in the PGA continuing education program with aspirations of becoming a Master Professional.  Mitch currently resides in Rhode Island with his wife and daughter.