WE STARTED WITH A VISION...
Our story begins in early 2015 with Mike Doyle teaching simulator lessons in the back of a men’s clothing store in midtown Manhattan. As the demand for Mike’s lessons grew throughout 2015 and 2016, Mike and student Jared Solomon started dreaming about an indoor facility where Mike could teach more lessons and golfers could work to improve their games — all while flipping standard golf culture on its head and appealing to everyone.
With Mike and Jared clueless as to how to actually execute their grand idea, the final two co-founders, summer camp friends Nora Dunnan and Katherine Solomon (also Jared’s wife) entered the scene. With Nora operating the ship and Katherine navigating through some early legal storms, Five Iron Golf was launched and open for business in mid-2017.
Five Iron has quickly re-shaped Manhattan’s golf culture, growing from Mike’s original lesson crew to a re-imagined, high-tech, inclusive urban golf experience for golfers and non-golfers alike. Five Iron is for everyone.
For the serious golfer, Five Iron hosts Full Swing simulators, Trackman lesson studios, seven teaching professionals, lessons, practice time, leagues, club storage, showers, 100% top-of-the line clubs to use (complimentary), and in-house club fitting specialists Club Champion.
For the less-than-serious golfer (and let’s be honest, most of the serious golfers too), Five Iron’s locations have full bar service, a fantastic food menu, games like ping pong, shuffleboard, pool or Golden Tee (depending on the location), widescreen TVs, NFL Sunday Ticket, a regular Women & Wine event, and much more.