Golfers who are already suffering withdrawal symptoms from their games have a new outlet for their passion.

Golf on the Green opened in November, right along the Village Green in New Milford.

The 27 Main Street facility offers 2,000 square feet of space for indoor teaching and practicing.

The business is the brainchild of Paul Ramee, the director of golf at Bull's Bridge Golf Club in South Kent.

"I am excited to become a part of the new business landscape in New Milford," Ramee said. "My family and I have been living in this area for over ten years, and we always believed the Village Green in New Milford is one of the most picturesque in Connecticut.

"New Milford is centrally located to towns like Bridgewater, Roxbury, Kent, Washington, Warren and Sherman, so it made sense, plus the Green is a perfect place, with the new restaurants and businesses, the increased traffic should help our business."

Ramee has continuously broadened his knowledge base as a teacher during the past 20 years.

"I look forward to being more involved in the community, and to helping area golfers improve their skills," he said.

He earned his Class A certification from the PGA of America in 1996, achieved Level 1 status at the Titleist Performance Institute, and has been a regular contributor to the Proponent Group, the premier metwork of golf instructors.

"The ability to improve someone's enjoyment of the game of golf is something I have selfishly enjoyed from the beginning of my career," Ramee said. "The ability to develop a new golfer who will enjoy the game for years to come is a great privilege. It does not matter to me if it is a scratch golfer or beginner. Either way, my love of teaching and helping them enjoy this game is what I have loved the most about my career."

Ramee was the recipient of the 2013 Horton Smith Award from the Connecticut PGA and, within the past month, he was named to Golf Digest's 2013-2014 list of Best Teachers in Connecticut.

Golf on the Green will feature full swing practice stations, a chipping and putting green for short game instruction.

The latest technology, including V1 Swing Analysis software and FlightScope diagnostic equipment, will be employed to help students understand their current golf swings and to highlight the areas that require improvement.

Bull's Bridge Golf Club's assistant professional, Chris Stahlnecker, will also be on staff for lessons, particularly for junior golfers.

Stahlnecker was named to the Top 50 Kids Teachers list in 2011 and 2012 and has helped develop numerous junior golfers who went on to play the PGA Tour, including Harris English and Hudson Swafford.

In addition, he has an extensive history of working with both high school and Division I college golf teams.

Ramee is confident Golf on the Green will provide many a golfer an outlet for their golfing needs year-round.

"As an instructor and someone who loves to develop golfers, I would love to be involved with our patrons through lessons and player development."

He also understand sometimes players just need to practice.

"Golfers need to have a place to practice so when the instructor is not around, they can play the game," he said.

Lessons and practice sessions at Golf on the Green can be reserved by the half hour, full hour or in packaged blocks of time.

Appointments can be made by calling 860-799-6665 or by emailing For more photos, visit