Golf Academy

Feb
27

Dave Carlson

Posted on February 27, 2015 by SLRadmin

I wanted to let you know how happy both Hollie and I are with the time spent with you this past Saturday. Your style of teaching is so ideal we both feel great about what we learned and applying it to our game is going to net positive results. Very soon I will contact you again to get on your schedule for a follow up meeting with you. Thanks again Brian.
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Feb
15

Don and Jack Leland

Posted on February 15, 2015 by SLRadmin

Brian Thanks so much for the time you spent with Jack and me yesterday. We truly enjoyed ourselves. You are extremely good at what you do and your knowledge of the swing is THE BEST.. PERIOD... I hope Jack will continue to follow your every command. Sincerely, Don Leland, Father Jack Leland, Ancilla College Men’s Golf Team
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Feb
15

Karl Miller

Posted on February 15, 2015 by SLRadmin

Hi Brian, Was very impressed by your teaching methods and equipment provided at your facility (Swan lake) and your methods of club fitting. It is very nice in this day and age to have some-one like Brian spend “Quality Time” and the caring manor in how you go about your job. This was a great experience thanks to Mr. Brian Natzel. I have owned my own business for thirty year’s and could not have been more satisfied in the hours spent with Brian.
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Feb
15

Drivers Education Class - Hitting the Tee Ball

Posted on February 15, 2015 by SLRadmin

Drivers Education Class - Hitting the Tee Ball

Program Cost:  $119 for adults and $99 for Juniors (Ages 12-18) 
 

Get rid of that learning permit and get a license to smash the ball!!

The Complete Guide to Lauching the Tee Ball

This 3 hour session will focus on the science biomechanics, kinematic sequencing, fitness, swing characteristics, launch conditions and equipment specifications needed to hit your true distance and accuracy potential.

Losing Power and Accuracy?

Hit the big stick further with more confidence
Strategies for hitting fairways and swing keys
Setup and fitness routine
Winning Strategies

 

Program Dates

Dates:  Saturday June 13th and Saturday June 27th

Times:  2:00pm to 5:00pm

 

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Feb
14

Custom Club Fitting

Posted on February 14, 2015 by SLRadmin

 

Characteristics of Properly Fit Equipment

The key to scoring better is certainly a better golf swing. However, proper or improper fit equipment can make a substantial difference in reaching your potential.

  • Get a properly fit putter to your body and posture to help with getting that true roll.
  • Understand the importance of having the correct wedge lofts and bounces for the individual player, course conditions distances, and shot shaping requirements.
  • Get the right transition from Hybrid to Iron and fill in any gaps in yardages that can lead to extra shots.
  • Get the perfect length, lie angle, grip, and shaft in your irons to maximize pin seeking.
  • Learn how the perfect ball can help you maximize distance, backspin, and sidespin.
  • Dial in that Driver Fit by optimizing the highest possible ball speed, optimum launch angle and angle of descent, with optimum spin rates to help you reach your maximum bombing potential.

The Academy has the ability through our suppliers to find the perfect shaft and head combination of any club to achieve these goals.


Custom Club Fitting

Fitting sessions done by certified PGA Professionals using dynamic fitting and FlightScope launch monitor; maximizing the perfect fit and verifying personal specifications.

Custom Club Fitting

Fitting Cost      

With Purchase of Equipment

Ultimate Fit = Entire Bag

$214

$149*

Drivers, Woods, Hybrids and Irons       

$149

$98

Woods and Irons

$105

$70

Driver

$82

$54

Irons

$82

$54

Wedges

$54

$32

One Wedge

$31

$20

Putter

$31

$20

* Includes FlightScope Fitting

 

Current Fitting Carts Available

To find out more about the manufacturer's, you can click on the logo to go to their website.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

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Feb
14

Technology

Posted on February 14, 2015 by SLRadmin

Flightscope Radar Technology

FlightScope uses radar technology for full 3-D flight patterns and launch parameters of all golf shots, from short pitches to 400 yard drives by measuring the entire flight of the ball and giving all the pertinent information for a perfect fit.

 

V1 Sports

V1 Sports (formerly known as Interactive Frontiers) is a sports motion analysis and digital media technology company specializing in the development of video analysis software and advertising vehicles for online and mobile device applications.

Founded in 1995, V1 Sports is a leader in software development and online and mobile applications for the sports training industry. Its V1 Pro Digital Coaching System is the #1 Video Analysis Software in Sports and its V1 Sports apps enjoy worldwide leadership by consumers as the #1 Sports App for Game Improvement. V1 Pro software is used by many of the most respected coaches, instructors, athletes and training facilities around the world.

 

Shaft Optimization Technology

Getting the correct shaft is extremely important. The shaft is the engine of the golf club. The Academy with the help of Mizuno, offers Shaft Optimization by gathering important shaft parameters from real swing data. By measuring swing speed, tempo, toe down, kick angle, and the release factor, we are able to optimize the perfect shaft for the player.

 

Your PGA Professional

Your PGA Professional understands that having statistics in black and white is a tremendous advantage when teaching or fitting, however, your PGA professional also understands the human element. Our highly trained staff will use their eyes, knowledge, ability to communicate, and customer's feedback to help get the proper fit and improved confidence.

 

Club Repair

The Golf Academy specializes in club repair. Our staff offers re-gripping, re-shafting, swing weight and overall weight measurements, loft and lie measurements and bending, shaft frequency matching, and more. If a club needs repair or tweaking, we can do it for a very reasonable fee.

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Feb
14

Teaching Philosophy

Posted on February 14, 2015 by SLRadmin

The first step in training any student is to fully understand the player's own knowledge of the sport, their swing, basic swing mechanics and setup, shot shapes and fundamentals.  This is what we call the "Golfer's IQ".  With each student, we conduct and interview to determine their knowledge of the sport.  We also use this interview to discover each student's strengths, weaknesses, ball flight, club to ball contact, tendencies, short term and long term goals.  We must also determine the age, ability, and desire of each student; desire being the most important and clearly defined.  We must have a clear understanding and agreement before we can make recommendations on what program or plan of attack best fits a special student.

Many sophisticated and somewhat complicated biomechanical movements in a golf swing require the human body to do complex tasks that require timing and efficiency.  A TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Physical Screening will help us diagnose each student's physical abilities regarding mobility and stability.  The more we know about the body's abilities and inabilities, the better we can make a body to swing connection as well as establish the best approach.  This ultimately helps us focus our efforts in a manner that aligns with the physical condition of the athlete.  We now have essentially three ways to manage our time.  

  1. If a student is a perfectly conditioned athlete, which is rare, than we simply work on playing golf.
  2. If a student is not a perfectly conditioned athlete, are they willing to take the time to improve their physical conditioning as it applies to their game?
  3. Are we going to find ways to improve by working around physical abilities?

With the 3rd option, we would still encourage each athlete to take care of their body and still show them the potential that better conditioning can provide.  It would be a disservice not to.

Once a route is chosen, communication becomes the difference between memorizing and truly learning.  Without the understanding of why we should do it, how we are going to do it, and what happens when we achieve it; then why do it in the first place?  Connecting the "What and Why" to the "When, Where and How" is communication.  Communication is simply the glue that connects mechanics to performance, conscious thoughts to athletic movements or ideas into skills.  Communication, along with purposeful, dedicated and motivated repetition that aligns with the desire and ability of the athlete, is the key to learning any motor skill.

Let's align our understanding, desires, physical abilities, communication and practice habits in order to get you on the right track.  We will admit, this isn't always the path of least resistance.  However, our job is to get you down the road to success as fast as possible.  

Brian Natzel, PGA
Director of Instruction
The Academy at Swan Lake Resort

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Sep
30

Dr. Jim Ehlich

Posted on September 30, 2014 by SLRadmin

I really enjoyed our session. All the different training exercises were good and a slight data overload. I worked on the hip motion, inside out swing and more vertical hit (tee behind or in front of the ball. Initially I had problems getting the tee in front of the ball but by Sat it was clicking. I worked a lot on keeping my wrist cocked to avoid casting and now on turning over my left wrist. The timing is coming together. I played Saturday and Sunday and what an amazing difference in distance and accuracy and consistency. It does feel like I am trying that hard to hit 250+ yards drives. As the follow through improves the irons are now drawing with increased distance. The Sand play is a lot better. Unfortunately I have not had much success with your lob shot techniques yet. Thank you very much PS I played Sunday with one of our members who has played with me in the past. After seeing my new game in only a few day;he was asking more details about lessons and the cost. Since it was a gift I only know the package but it seemed reasonable to him. I am curious how much just a half day or full day lessons are without the hotel and greens fees.
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Sep
10

Frank Mingey

Posted on September 10, 2014 by SLRadmin

The experience at Swan Lake was awesome. The instruction from John was great. It has really improved my game. I love the game of golf even more now. I never had a lesson before and therefore really had nothing to practice. Now with the instruction I received, I can go out and practice what I’ve learned and become more efficient at the game. Also the accommodations and food was great. The overall experience was super and I have highly recommended Swan Lake to my friends. Thanks again.
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Sep
02

Johnny and Lauren Glennon

Posted on September 2, 2014 by SLRadmin

We just wanted to take a minute and tell you how much we appreciated the lessons and your teaching style; we learned a ton! Johnny and I have very different personalities and you were great with both of us. I think that is a true testament to your wonderful knowledge of the game and fantastic teaching abilities. In fact, Johnny's game has improved immensely! Anyway, thank you again for your time and patience with us throughout our stay - it's not easy to teach both a fireman AND an attorney at the same time - and we had fun too. We will definitely be in touch to book a fall weekend. In the meantime; take care and enjoy your summer!!
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