Golf Academy

Feb
24

2017 Lights Out Putting

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

What:

  • A putting lesson like you've never had before!
  • See immediate improvement, simply
  • Be the best putter in your group!

When:

Choice of two sessions:

  • Session 1:  Friday, April 21st from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Session 2:  Friday, May 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort

Cost:

$25 Per Player
$20 with Swan Lake Resort Membership

What you will learn:

  • A putting stroke that feels comfortable to you
  • A practice plan that takes only minutes a week
  • The feel of any green that you putt on
  • Fewer putts per round
  • The confidence that you can make every putt

How to Sign Up:

Call The Academy at 574-935-5680 x722
Call the Golf Shop at 574-935-5680 x753
Email John Ericsson at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com

Why not make every putt?

Beginners...check out our Get Golf Ready Programs!

 

 

 

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Feb
24

2017 Ladies Warm Up Program

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

When:

Wednesday Evenings in April from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • April 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort

Cost:

$99 Per Person for 5 One Hour Group Sessions

$79 for Swan Lake Resort Members

Why:

A fresh start to your season so you can hit the ground running

Includes:

  • Brush up on your full swing, putting and short game
  • An organized, simple plan for constant improvement
  • Practice plans for busy people

How to Sign Up:

Call The Academy at 574-935-5680 x722
Call the Golf Shop at 574-935-5680 x753
Email John Ericsson at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com

 

Bring a friend and enjoy getting a fresh start!

Beginners...check out our Get Golf Ready Classes!

 

 

 

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Feb
24

2017 Distance Wedges

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

What's it about:

  • Ever Wonder how the Pro's on TV hit it so close from 120 yards and in and make it look so easy?
  • How do they hit their ball the exact yardage?
  • The Answer is easy...they have a plan and they know how to execute it

Is this for you?:

  • Tired of hitting a good wedge only to fly the green or have it roll back off the front?
  • Ever take a wedge only to pull it off the green left?  Chunky?  Skinny?
  • Not sure how to hit a 1/2 or 3/4 shot or how far you hit it?

Frustrating, I know!  Let me help.  Let's make that part of your game full proof (you'll never look like a fool again).

When:

Choice of two sessions:

  • Session 1:  Monday, June 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Session 2:  Wednesday, June 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort

Cost:

 

$59 Per Player
$49 for Seniors
$39 for College or High School Team Players

How to Sign Up:

 

Call The Academy at 574-935-5680 x722
Call the Golf Shop at 574-935-5680 x753
Email John Ericsson at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com

 

Learn this simple and easy to learn plan to make you look like the touring pro!

 

 

 

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Feb
24

2017 Driver's Ed Program

Posted on February 24, 2017 by SLRadmin

What's it about:

  • Making the driver the best club in your bag
  • Putting less effort in and getting yards more in return
  • Understanding the simple rules of the driver
  • Learning the secret to being "sneaky long"

When:

Choice of two sessions:

  • Session 1:  Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Session 2:  Wednesday, June 14th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:

Rain or Shine at The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort
Bring your driver and get ready to hit it outta sight!

Cost:

$59 Per Student

What you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of driving performance
  • How to optimize your launch conditions to add yards to your tee ball
  • Set up properly, swing on the best path and angle of attack for you
  • Also, you will get an equipment check to make sure you are on the best settings and best shaft for you

How to Sign Up:

Call The Academy at 574-935-5680 x722
Call the Golf Shop at 574-935-5680 x753
Email John Ericsson at jericsson@swanlakeresort.com

Get Ready To:

Turn in that learner's permit for a Class A Driver's License

 

 

 

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Feb
23

Tyler Nicol Bio Page

Posted on February 23, 2017 by SLRadmin

Tyler Nicol, PGA Apprentice
Assistant Golf Professional

Education:
Calumet College
Major in Business Administration Management

Previous Employment:

  • Lake of the Four Seasons Country Club - Crown Point, IN
  • New England Golf and Tennis Camp - Belgrade, ME

PGA Membership Status:

Currently in Level 1 of PGA PGm Apprentice Program

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Titleist 917
  • Fairway Wood:  Titleist 917 3-Wood
  • Hybrids:  Titleist 917 H2
  • Irons:  Titleist 916 CB's
  • Wedges:  Titleist Vokey SM6
  • Putter:  Ping
  • Ball:  Titleist Pro-V1 X

Shot Shape:
Fade

Favorite Team:
Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite Golfers:
Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Rodgers

Hobbies:
Golf, Table Tennis, Hockey and Pool

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Feb
23

Ryan Steele Bio Page

Posted on February 23, 2017 by SLRadmin

Ryan Steele, PGA
Head Golf Professional

Education:
Methodist College, 2004
Major in Business Administration and Marketing with a concentration in Professional Golf Management

Previous Employment:

  • First Assistant Golf Professional at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club - Batesville, IN
  • PGA Golf Management University Coordinator at PGA of America - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • First Assistant Golf Professional at Harrison Lake Country Club - Columbus, IN

Family:
Wife Kara, Son Micah and Daughter Joanna

Date Elected to PGA Membership:
May 2008

What's In The Bag:

  • Driver:  Cobra Speed Pro D
  • Fairway Wood:  N/A
  • Hybrids:  TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Hybrid/Cobra Baffler Pro 4 Hybrid
  • Irons:  Cobra Forged CB 4-GW
  • Wedges:  Titleist Vokey SM 56 and 60
  • Putter:  Scotty Cameron Red X
  • Ball:  Callaway Chrome Soft

Shot Shape:
Slight Fade off the Tee an Slight Draw into Green

Favorite Team:
Indiana Hoosiers & Chicago Cubs

Favorite Golfers:
Geoff Ogilvy, JB Holmes and Jordan Speith

Hobbies:
Reading and Watching Movies

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May
20

2017 Northern Indiana Girls Prep Camp

Posted on May 20, 2016 by SLRadmin

What:

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

 

When:

Session 1:  Mondays in May (8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Session 2:  Dates TBD

Session 3:  Dates TBD

 

Where:

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort:  Driving Range, Short Game Complex and Black or Silver Course

 

Cost:

$ Per Student

Includes 6 Hours of Instruction with PGA Professional from the Academy with Refreshments During and After Each Session

Areas to be covered:

  • Full Swing (Irons, Hybrids and Fairway Woods)
  • Drivers
  • Short Game (100 Yards and in)
  • Distance Wedges
  • Putting
  • On Course Playing Lesson to include Club Selection, Strategy and Decision Making
  • Mindset and Mental Training for Competition

 

Camp Size:

Enrollment Limited to the first 12 paid applicants per session

 

How to Sign Up:

Call or Stop by The Academy
Academy Phone Number: 574-935-5680 x722
Complete Pre-Camp Golf Questionnaire

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Jun
26

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 www.seemore.com and www.seemoreputtersblog.com 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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Jun
19

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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Apr
01

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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