About Us

Brooklyn Junior Autistic Golfers Academy

BJAGA was established in 2010 with a non-profit 501 C 3  status organization dedicated to working with all families especially those with youth who suffer from autism. 


Experience and Professionalism

Charles Lightfoot is the Founder of Brooklyn Junior Autistic Golfers Academy, Advanced Lesson Academy of Golf, Inc., Golf Writer Bunkershot.com. Know for an  innovative non-method teaching approach  I’ve become a recognized consultant throughout the global golfing community who resides in New York.  

Achievements are supported by over 19 years of perfecting a teaching philosophy and skills set through collaborations with golfing legends Alton Duhan, Jim Dent, Calvin Peete, Bill Wright, Charlie Sifford, Ted Macartney and some of the PGA’s top100 teaching professionals Phil Rogers, Grand Cypress Academy, Orlando, Florida, Fred Griffin, Grand Cypress Academy, Orlando, Florida, Kathy Whitworth, Grand Cypress Academy, Orlando, Florida, Harry Zimmerman, Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida. Dr. Craig Farnsworth, Palm Springs, California, Hank Haney, New York Golf Classics, Sean Foley, Revolution Golf and Dr. Jim Suttie, Naples Florida. 

Guest pro appearances were made for United Negro College Fund, NAACP,   Bergen County  Community Outreach Services, Bergen Country Professional Women’s Network, Ireland, Malaysia, Scotland and in the Caribbean. Published  multiple articles on swing tips, techniques and travel for African American Golfers Digest, Suburban Golfer News and Bunkershot.com Online Media. Articles  featured personal experiences with some of golf’s greatest legends including reviews on popular resorts and exotic golfing destinations. 

Golf instruction and training were held  at the Edgewater Driving Range, in Edgewater, New  Jersey, Weekquaic Golf Course in Newark, New Jersey, Valley Brook Golf Course in River Vale, New Jersey. “How to Score “ Play and Learn programs held at Rockland County Golf Course in Congers New York, Red Gate Golf Course in the Rockville, Maryland,  Brooklyn Golf Center, Brooklyn, New York  and private consultation at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida, Grand Cypress Academy in Orlando, Florida and Lake of Isles Golf Academy at Foxwoods in  North Stonington, Connecticut.

Our coaching strategies are structured to improve your playing ability while enjoying the Great Game of Golf.