Golf Academy


Northern Indiana Girls Prep Camp

Posted on May 20, 2016 by SLRadmin

A comprehensive series of lessons for high school golfers in preparation for the upcoming season.


Tuesday, June 21st
Wednesday, June 22nd
Tuesday, June 28th
Wednesday, June 29th


8:00 AM to 10:00 AM for all sessions


The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort utilizing the Driving Range, Short Game Complex and both Golf Courses.


$75 Per Student


8 Hours of Instruction with PGA Professionals from the Academy (Four 2-Hour Sessions)


What We Will Cover:
Full Swing with Driver, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons
Short Game from 100 Yards and In
Distance Wedges Putting Course
Playing Lesson to include Club Selection Tips, Strategy and Decision Making
Mindset and Mental Training for Competition
Refreshments during and after each session


How To Sign Up:
Call or stop by The Golf Academy
574-935-5680 x722
Fill out Pre-Camp Golf Questionnaire

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SeeMore Putter

Posted on June 26, 2015 by SLRadmin


Putting accounts for over 40% of your strokes

Learn to Putt Like a MAJOR Champion
SPi Certified Staff will be on hand to give putting tips and fittings

Thursday, July 9th
3 PM to 6 PM

Swan Lake Resort
5203 Plymouth LaPorte Trail
Plymouth, IN 46563
574-935-5680 x720

It's that simple. Hide the red dot

"Hide the Red Dot" allows the golfer to set up to the putter consistently every time in relation to the intended target, leading to better set up, better alignment and a better stroke.  Simply line up the black bottom portion of the shaft between the two white lines and cover the signature red dot on the heel of the top line.

SeeMore originally became recognized when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open playing a SeeMore putter in the greatest final round putter performance in U.S. Open history.  The brand was relaunched in 2007 and immediately regained worldwide prominence as Zach Johnson used a SeeMore FGP to win the 2007 Masters.  SeeMore's website at and has many new features about SeeMore's remarkable legacy, technology and tour success.  SeeMore putters are custom made in Franklin, TN.

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Ray & Pat Widuch

Posted on June 19, 2015 by SLRadmin

Everything was great. Our room was the first room by the entrance - quite convenient. Everyone at the hotel went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. John was phenomenal. He took his time and was very patient with us. He thoroughly explained all of the instructions/lessons. I would highly recommend John to anyone who wants to improve their golf game. We are hoping to come back in July to have John fit us for new clubs. The golf courses were in great shape. We thoroughly enjoyed our time playing golf on both courses. I don't know how we got three days in without any rain. Our entire stay was greater than we anticipated.
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Access to Additional Junior Playing Opportunities

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Our PGA Team will compile a list of other playing opportunities available in Indiana for children to play in.  These are not Swan Lake Resort functions, but great opportunities with other great junior golf organizations around the Hoosier State as well as National opportunities.  These will be provided for children at orientation.

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Swan Lake Resort Junior Championship

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

This is the final end of the year championship.  All ages and abilities will be allowed to play.  Number of holes will be determined by age groups and abilities; 3, 6, 9, or 18 holes. Tournament entry $5, $10, $15, $20 accordingly to number of holes played.  Winners in each division will receive the honor of being the Swan Lake Resort Junior Champion. 

  • Date and Time:  Sunday, August 9th at 2:00pm 
  • Deadline for Sign Up:  Friday, August 7th at 5:00pm
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Swan Lake Resort Junior League

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

For Players 14 to 18. Swan Lake Resort will conduct a junior league where players will play 9 holes once a week on Wednesday Evenings.  Schedule will be set by Chad Hutsell, PGA Head Professional.  Fees are $9 per round plus a $25 League Entry Fee!  This is designed to be a competitive opportunity for kids to play golf locally on a weekly basis at Swan Lake Resort.  Students are expected to fully understand how to conduct themselves in a professional manner as these students will be playing on their own without supervision from PGA Professionals or Parents during their round.  Scorecards and scoring will be finalized by our PGA Staff after completion of their round.

  • SLR Junior League Dates:   June 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and August 5th
  • Tee Times Start at 5:30pm
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PGA Junior League

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin



Swan Lake Resort is proud and excited to announce the launch of another season of PGA Junior League Golf in 2016.  For the first time, we will be offering a 16 & Under team in addition to the 7-13 year old team we have fielded in the past.

PGA Junior League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 13 & Under, to play golf.  It utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning the game.  Participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.  

The league has grown tremendously since its inception 4 years ago.  Last year, over 30,000 youth golfers participated nationally.  

For more information, follow the links below.  If you have questions or need further information, you can reach John Ericsson at 574-935-5680 x722.



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Swan Lake Resort Membership and Advancement Program

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Level 1 Advancement Program: $699

Junior Academy Membership for beginners to intermediate players looking to develop the skills necessary for playing the game.  Program includes 10 – 45 minute lessons during a calendar year and 2 – 9 Hole Playing Lessons.  Curriculum will focus on the basics of swing set up and mechanics, types of golf shots, short game, as well as the rules, etiquette, and competition.  Package also includes unlimited use of the driving range and a Swan Lake Resort golfing membership.

Level 2 Advancement Program:  $899

Junior Academy Membership for those beginners to advanced players looking to develop the skills necessary to compete in the sport.  Program includes 12 – 45 minute lessons during a calendar year and 4 – 9 Hole Playing Lessons.  Curriculum will be more focused on biomechanics and golf swing mechanics, kinematic sequencing, short game, shot shapes, specialty shots, course management, and mental approaches to playing competitive golf.  Package also includes an equipment evaluation with recommendations, unlimited use of the driving range, and a Swan Lake Resort golfing membership.

Level 3 Advancement Program:  $1399

Elite Junior Academy Membership for intermediate to advanced players who take the game serious and compete at a high school level or have potential for college placement. Program includes 20 – 45 minute lessons during a calendar year and 6 – 9 Hole Playing Lessons.  Program also includes college combine skills assessment, resume building, video library, full bag equipment evaluation/fitting, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) physical screening, access to professional fitness trainers, Flightscope proficiency exams, gap analysis, ball flight analysis, and access to our PGA Professional network of recruiters and college coaches.  Program also includes unlimited use of the driving range and a Swan Lake Resort golfing membership

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Junior Classes, Private and Semi-Private Instruction

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

Classes:  $25 Each Session – (Classes 4:30 to 6:00)

  • Ages 6-11 (Wednesday Evenings):
    • June 22nd
    • July 6th and 20th
    • August 3rd
  • Ages 12-18 (Tuesday Evenings):
    • June 14th and 28th
    • July 12th and 19th
    • August 2nd

45 Minute Private and Semi Private Lessons:  $57, add one other junior for an additional $25
Our shortest duration for a private or semi private lesson. During this session, your professional will conduct a brief interview to determine what the student’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs are, followed by an evaluation, plan of attack, and a prescription including drills and a practice regiment necessary for improvement.

2 Hour Full Evaluation Private and Semi Private Lessons: $164, add one junior for an additional $59
An in depth interview to help our PGA Professional gain knowledge of a student's current athletic status. Years played, current handicap, strengths and weaknesses, ball flight analysis, playing statistics, areas needing focus, golfers IQ, practicing habits, and the students goals will all be taken into consideration. Then, a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) physical screening will discover the body’s abilities, inabilities, strengths, weaknesses, mobility and stability or biomechanics as they relate to specific golf swing or short game mechanics. Next, high speed video will help to determine swing characteristics. Physical screening results, swing characteristics discovered, and our PGA Professional's observations are all analyzed to diagnose a plan of attack. Prescriptions will include a detailed lesson plan including practicing with a purpose and drills and exercises needed for performance enhancement. Full swing, short game, or a combination of both may be prescribed based on the student's needs.

Small Private and Semi Private Series:  $154, add one other junior for an additional $59
Three (3) 45 Minute Lessons

Full Evaluation Private and Semi Private Lesson Series:  $319, add one junior for an additional $129
A two hour full evaluation lesson with an additional three 45 minute lessons


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Playing Requirements - Junior Play Days

Posted on April 1, 2015 by SLRadmin

For ages 8 to 18: 

During this time golfers will play 9, 6 or 3 hole rounds, based on age and ability to establish a handicap/skills assessment. Juniors will play in groups and will be attended by SLR staff. Golf is Free! Students will be required to play in at least 2 of the 3 available play dates.  After rounds are posted and handicaps established, players will be evaluated and offered appropriate opportunities to continue their advancement based on age and skill level.

  • Weekly Junior Play Dates and Times:  Fridays, May 6th, May 13th and May 20th at 5:00 to 7:30pm
  • If a player cannot participate in at least two of these events, please see our staff for options


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