Since 1971 The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort has been known for quality golf instruction. John Ericsson, Director of Instruction, leads our PGA staff in the effort to take your game to the next level by offering a wide variety of instruction and performance packages. We can custom fit instruction packages for any experience level.
|Individual 45 Minute Lessons - Private or Semi-Private|
|Description||This private or semi-private lesson period is designed to assist our golfers in improving their performance on the course. At the start of the session, your professional will conduct a brief interview in which the golfer offers a self-evaluation of their game and insights into their desired improvement goals. The coach will then help the player address the goals in a manner that is consistent with the individual player's level of experience, physical abilities and proposed time table.|
|Add Adult||$34 (One Maximum)|
|Add Junior||$25 (One Maximum)|
|Full Evaluation Lessons - Private Only|
|Description||This lesson offering is geared towards the golfer that wishes to make a time commitment to a program to develop their golf performance. In the initial interview, the golfer will make a self-assessment in all areas of their game to include: driving, iron play, approach wedges, short game including putting, mental approach and physical fitness or disability. The instructor will then conduct various tests of flexibility, mobility and stability to determine how those may have an influence on the player's swing tendencies. The player's skills will be tested in the above club or situational categories to determine proficiency. The instructor may then use high speed video or radar launch monitor statistics to help the student learn more about the characteristics of their swing and how it may have an impact on their performance. Following the PGA Professional's assessment, several different courses of action may be advised, from specific areas of practice, to skill development, physical fitness or other lesson programs.|
|Full Evaluation Lesson Series - Private Only|
|Description||A two-hour full evaluation with three additional 45 minute lessons. As an expansion of the above evaluation lesson, this series is for the golfer that desires follow up lessons to guide them through the development and learning process. It is designed as a plan of action to address areas of the game that a player is lacking in proficiency. Each lesson is geared to help the student improve in one area that is fundamental to reaching their desired goals. In addition, our PGA Professionals will offer practice plans that have been proven to be the most effective way to enhance learning and improve your on-course performance.|
|Shorter Lesson Series - Private or Semi-Private|
|Description||This lesson series, which includes three 45-minute lessons, is for players of all skill levels that seek to improve their golf performance. From a beginner or lapsed player looking for a PGA Professional to help them understand fundamental swing motions or when and where to use a certain club, wanting to learn all the different shots required on the course, to an experienced player who wants to improve the quality of their strike, this series offers a lot of flexibility in its curriculum. The golfer is the boss where the desire to learn will be directed by the student.|
|Add Adult||$87 Per Person (One Maximum)|
|Add Junior||$59 Per Person (One Maximum)|
|Video Evaluation Lesson - Private Only|
This 45-minute evaluation is based on high speed video of the students golf swing taken from several angles including down the line and face on. The PGA Professional's role will be to assess the strength and weaknesses of the player's swing positions. Your instructor will identify and explain the root cause(s) of inconsistencies in the swing and club position that cause poor strikes. These specific swing positions will be prioritized as the blueprint for future Micro-lessons.
|Video Micro Lesson - Private Only|
A Micro-Lesson is a 25-30 lesson based on the discoveries made during the video evaluation process. The root cause(s) have been identified, and will now be addressed using real time video feedback to help the student learn new motions and the feel of a more efficient and productive swing. Learning motor skills is done best in short, kinetic bursts of instruction with a focus on very specific motions within the context of the whole swing. This method has been very successful helping golfers with undesirable ball flight patterns. These patters may be the result of poor sequence of motion, changes in posture, too much or little pelvic tilt, weak or improper setup position or other reasons the golfer is not aware of. Unless broken down into a very specific exercise for learning, these ineffective motions are rarely changed in the long term. Micro-Lessons produce tremendous results.