Golf Academy

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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Aug
22

Debbie and Dave Mannia

Posted on August 22, 2014 by SLRadmin

I would like to take this opportunity to express our experience at the golf academy last week. Debra and I were extremely impressed with the teaching style of John Ericson. His ability to relate to other sports and tie them back to golf was fantastic. John was very keen on observing both the techniques of Debra and myself and not at all hesitant to make corrections to our mistakes. That's great. I felt as though this was a training session that I wish I would of had years ago so I would have enjoyed the sport more. Playing a bad a golf round is not fun, but frustrating. John, likewise focused on Debbie's new skills and got her off on the right track. She likewise is enjoying the golf experience. We both enjoyed the accommodations at the hotel and really found the golf course to be a beautiful and enjoyable experience. I guess I have to say that Swan Lake Golf academy is one of the best kept secrets in Northern Indiana. Trust me, Debbie and I will be returning to your facility in the near future so we can continue to sharpen our golf skills. Hopefully, John will remain on staff. He is a key asset to that academy. See you soon.
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Jul
02

Scoring Clinics

Posted on July 2, 2014 by SLRadmin

Scoring Clinics
 

Join us at The Academy to learn the shots that can improve your scoring.  70% of the game of golf is played from 100 yards and in.  Yet, this is the area where most amateurs spend the least amount of time practicing.  Let our qualified PGA Professional Staff teach you how to Get Up and Down from Anywhere.  During your 5 sessions with us, you will learn:

  • Chipping and Pitching
  • Bunker Shots
  • Specialty Lob and Flop Shots
  • Putting
  • Getting the Ball to Respond on the Green as Intended
  • Angle of Descent and Attack Angles
  • Judging Lies
  • Controlling Distance, Trajectory and Spin

Introductory Video from The Academy at Swan Lake Resort's PGA Director of Instruction, Brian Natzel

Program Dates and Times

Dates (Sundays):  July 27th, August 3rd, August 10th, August 17th and August 24th

Times:  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

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

 

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Mar
25

Jennifer Moran

Posted on March 25, 2014 by SLRadmin

Brian, thank you so much for my awesome lesson. The tips you gave me really helped and I hope to continue to improve on the strategies you taught me. Friday evening after my lesson, I played just horrendous...but my rounds on Saturday and Sunday were pretty good. I scored a 98 twice on Sunday. I have NEVER broken that 100 stroke barrier before and I owe it all to you. Thanks so much!
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Mar
25

Caleb (CJ) Armand

Posted on March 25, 2014 by SLRadmin

Brian, I just wanted to start off by saying that the changes we made in my swing concerning my hands has helped me out tremendously. I went from hitting my 7-iron about 155 yards to hitting it 175-180 now after the changes that we made. The way you taught me the drills to practice and the way you presented to me were very easy to understand. I had told you from the beginning that I had not had any lessons and was looking to take my game to the next level. I feel like the things you have taught me will help get me there. Not only have we worked on my swing, we have also worked on my putting stroke. I have worked very hard at the things you have taught me and I feel like my game is becoming sharper than ever. Putts are dropping more and I'm hitting more fairways and greens. That is what I need to do if I want to make it to the next level. Another thing that has helped me after our lesson together is my accuracy and ability to work the ball in either direction. Hands are a huge factor in the golf swing and I wasn't aware of this until our lesson. Again, my game has improved tremendously and I can't thank you enough. You are one of the best instructors I have had help me.
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Mar
25

David P. Sholl

Posted on March 25, 2014 by SLRadmin

Brian, I really enjoyed your teaching method. I learned more about my golf swing in two sessions that I have in the 45 years of playing golf. I feel it was the best money I ever spent for golf instruction. I really enjoyed the practice drills such as the hockey drill, and the (A) and (H) sand shot drill. I also have used the illustration for the clock to make the downswing. I saw immediate improvement in my driver. I'm now able to work my ball right to left or left to right on command. I like using the video to review my lessons before I go play golf. The changes I have made has me very happy but my playing partners are scratching their heads. I would highly recommend to anyone who is struggling with their golf game to get in touch with you golf academy at Swan Lake Resort. Your teaching principals can help anyone to enjoy the game of golf.
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Mar
25

Vince and Austin Duke

Posted on March 25, 2014 by SLRadmin

Brian, thanks so much for working with Ashton last week. His putting game improved immediately. He really appreciated your help. I also appreciate the fact that you didn't pressure him to "Trade up" in clubs since the ones he has are basically the same as the newer designs. You deserve much credit for putting the golfer's best interest in mind ahead of sales. We'll recommend you and the Golf Academy to others in a heartbeat!
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Mar
25

Sue Folkman and Jim Stockwell

Posted on March 25, 2014 by SLRadmin

Brian, thank you for the great golf lessons last Sunday and Monday. Jim and I both learned a lot about chipping and pitching and will keep practicing. I am trying to keep my left arm straight or extended through the follow through to release the club properly. I played in my women's league last Wednesday and did a lot better. Thanks again for a great weekend. Swan Lake Resort is a great place to spend a weekend. See you next year, with more friends.
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Mar
18

Marty Manich

Posted on March 18, 2014 by marty

"Brian, thank you for all the time you spent with me during my fitting. You exceeded my expectations on time spent, knowledge shared and results. I just love this driver. In the last three rounds, I've hit 8, 9 and 8 fairways. And, some of the ones I missed is because I'm using old lines and landing areas. I'm hitting the ball much further by 15-25 yards. What was a good spot to place the ball is now in the rough. My confidence has also gone up. I'm reaching 400 yard par 4's in 2, never could make some of them. Greens in regulation has also increased from 4-6 to 8-10. My best ever score was an 84 and average was about 92-95. In 3 rounds I've used the new driver, I shot 93, 82 and 86. If I putted better, the 82 could have easily been 79. Thanks again for all of the help. You have convinced me NEVER to buy off the rack clubs. When I'm ready for new clubs, you are my go to guy. Thanks again."
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Mar
18

Brian Gardner

Posted on March 18, 2014 by marty

"Brian, I just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for your instruction earlier this week. Hopefully, with lots of hard work and practice, I can enjoy the sport I love even more. You did a great job of using non golf examples to help explain where and how adjustments needed to be made. I am working my way thru the videos now. I'll keep in touch on progress that I make."
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