beautiful scenery of hole number 5 at Wiltwyck in Kingston NY

Meet The Team

Luke Burbach, PGA

Head Golf Pro

Luke Burbach was born and raised in North West Wisconsin just outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Luke got started with golf at the young age of four when his father would take him to a local par 3 course. Luke was hooked from the start. By the age of 16 Luke began his dream of becoming a club pro. Following High School Luke attended Florida Gulf Coast University where he majored in Professional Golf Management. Luke has worked at clubs including Troy Burne Golf Club, Interlachen Country Club, and Plantation Golf & Country Club. Most recently, Luke was an assistant professional and lead merchandiser at Crown Colony Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida.

Jeff Massa, PGA

Director Of Instruction

Born and raised in Clifton Park, New York I attended Shenendehowa High School before graduating from Florida State University. I grew up working at Eagle Crest Golf Club and The Edison Club. After college I returned to the golf industry realizing that teaching and Golf Instruction were my passions. I was fortunate enough to get back into the industry working as Assistant Professional at Wiltwyck Golf Club and began progressing through the PGA levels of certification. The opportunity to work year round brought me out of the NENY Section to Southern California where I lived and worked in Palm Desert, CA for four years. While working at Monterey Country Club I started out as Second Assistant Professional and worked up to Head Golf Professional. During that same period I earned my Class A certification from the PGA of America. I have experience working as a Studio Putter Fitter for Scotty Cameron and learned how he fits Tour Professionals. I transitioned back to the Northeast to be closer to family and was given the opportunity to work as First Assistant Professional at White Manor Country Club. After a few months I was named Head Golf Professional responsible for Golf Operations.

Family is important and my entire family lives between Clifton Park and Syracuse. After the pandemic hit last year, being closer to family became the highest priority and I was lucky enough to find a home back at Wiltwyck. Throughout my trip across the country I learned from Master Professionals and World Class Clubmakers and I am excited to share their knowledge with you. I am very pleased with the new technology and club fitting options we have and I look forward to helping each of you accomplish your personal goals as Director of Instruction. Please let me know how I can help and I look forward to seeing lower scores.

Jason Nalepa

Greens Superintendent

Jason is a lifelong resident of Kingston. He graduated from Kingston High School in 1999 and began his golf career here at Wiltwyck in March of 2000. After 2 seasons of work he entered SUNY Delhi’s golf management program while continuing to work part time. In 2006, Jason became second assistant superintendent at Wiltwyck and was then promoted to first assistant in 2014. In January of 2018, Wiltwyck’s current ownership promoted him to Superintendent. A Golf Course Superintendents Association of America member since 2005, Jason’s long history at Wiltwyck has put him in the best position to be responsible for all facets of golf course operations.

A.J. Perry

Greens Assistant Superintendent

A.J. is a lifelong resident of Kingston where he resides with his wife Kelli and their four daughters, Samantha, Kayla, Stefanie, and Jen. After graduating from SUNY Delhi’s park and recreation management program in 1994 he began his career in golf at the Mohonk Mountain golf course as assistant superintendent. He then moved on to become the assistant at Walkill Golf Club before he joined Wiltwyck as assistant superintendent in February of 2000. After taking a short break from golf, A.J. returned to Wiltwyck in November of 2018. As assistant superintendent, A.J. works directly with the superintendent in the daily management of our golf course.

Wayne Moore

Head Technician

Wayne is a resident of Tivoli, NY where he resides with his wife Melissa and their sons Lakota and Sebastian. Wayne’s golf career began in 2002 at Red Hook Golf Club where in 2009, he was promoted to head mechanic. In the Spring of 2012, Wayne joined Wiltwyck as the mechanic. After a short time as equipment technician at the Links at Unionvalle, Wayne rejoined our maintenance team at Wiltwyck in the Summer of 2018. As head technician, Wayne is responsible for keeping golf course maintenance equipment in top working order and keeping downtime at a minimum.